Prospective students can approach individual supervisors directly at any time of the year. In this case, your initial email should contain your curriculum vitae and names and addresses of referees. If you meet our entry criteria and a supervisor confirms that he or she is able to supervise you, you may then decide to apply for a NDM Prize Studentship or other funded programmes. However, you may also decide to bring or seek independent funding to meet the fees and living expenses. Your prospective supervisor may be able to advise you on sources of additional funds. Under these circumstances you will need to complete an online University application form - please read our guidance on how to apply. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview involving senior members of the department.
Clinicians wanting to study for a D.Phil. may apply for a personal Clinical Training Fellowships at the MRC (MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowships), CRUK or Wellcome Trust (Wellcome Trust PhD Programmes for Clinicians) or other specialist research charities. You will need to discuss the suitability of such an application with your prospective supervisor. This would be an alternative to applying for the already funded programme of Wellcome Trust Training Fellowships for Clinicians. Clinicians may also register for the degree of Doctor of Medicine (D.M.). Clinicians in training are counted as University employees.
International students who have sufficient funds to cover their living expenses and fees at the Home/EEA rate are encouraged to apply as there may be funding available to cover the difference between International and Home/EEA rates including Clarendon Fund awards and some partial NDM bursaries.
Further information for international students, including sources of funding, can be found at the University Website.