Call for PhD students to participate in a 4 month University of Cape Town exchange - deadline 17th November 2017

A final call for 2017 applications for the Newton/RCUK PhD partnership scheme is open to PhD students within Medical Sciences. There is an opportunity for 7 University of Oxford PhD students to visit the University of Cape Town on a 4 month exchange visit, with an equivalent  opportunity for University of Cape Town PhD students to visit the University of Oxford. The scheme will cover the costs of these exchange visits, a stipend, a contribution to research and bench fees or equivalent and additional partnering activities.

The Oxford PI of the scheme is Professor Helen McShane, the Jenner Institute. Selection criteria will include: quality of application, impact of project and future pathway for both student and partnership. Preference will be given to students with excellent projects and those who do not have current funding for such an exchange. Preference may also be given to students who are closely linked with Historically Disadvantaged Institutions in South Africa.

This is a really exciting opportunity for both students and departments at UOXF/UCT and students are highly encouraged to apply. Travel to Cape Town University can be made until June 2018. If you have any questions please email

Closing deadline: 17h00, 17th November 2017.

Download application form here.

University of Oxford application forms should go to Jennifer McNulty by 17h00 on 17th November 2017.

University of Cape Town application forms should go to, Michelle Fisher by 17h00 on 17th November 2017.