How to apply

Recruitment 2021

Applications for EASTBIO studentships are invited for PhD projects soon to be made available across the Doctoral Training Partnership. Projects are listed on FindaPhD.

Student eligibility guidance:
From 2021 entry, UKRI studentships are open to students worldwide and will cover tuition fees at the UK rate, plus a stipend to support living costs. The proportion of international students appointed through the EASTBIO DTP is capped at 30%.  All students must meet the eligibility criteria as outlined in the UKRI guidance on UK, EU and international candidates.

Message from the EASTBIO Management Group:

“We understand that our applicants may have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in a variety of ways and we are prepared to take such effects into consideration during our recruitment decisions.”

Deadline 6th of January 2021 
We encourage early applications and enquiries.
For a recruitment timeline see visual, on the right.

To apply for an EASTBIO PhD studentship, follow the instructions below:

1) Check FindaPhD for our available projects and contact potential supervisors before you apply. Please note that all our projects will go live by the 9 November 2020.

2) After you have discussed the projects of interest to you with the project supervisors, download and complete our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion survey and then fill in the EASTBIO Application Form and submit to each institution hosting your proposed projects (max of 3 projects) as per the instructions in the project adverts.

3) Send the EASTBIO Reference Form to your two academic/professional referees, and ask them to submit as specified on the project adverts.

4) All EASTBIO (online) interviews will be in the week 8-12 February with awards made the following week. 

If you have further queries, please contact the local administrative contact at the institution hosting the project or projects you are applying; details per institution, below: