Want to join us as a PhD student?

📢** Student applications for 2024 are now closed **

The list of 2024 projects are here.

The OneZoo CDT offers fully funded studentships, which include fees, stipends and a Research Training Support Grant (RTSG) of £8,250 to support their project and individual training needs. Each studentship will span a 3.5-year (full time) or 7-year (part time) period.

Details on the student application and recruitment process for a OneZoo CDT studentship can be found below: 

  1. Studentship Applications must be submitted via the online application survey which will be posted soon. Application deadline is midnight on 25th March 2024. 
  2. There will be 2 parts to the application process. 
  • Part 1 is for the studentship as part of the OneZoo CDT and must be submitted via the online survey. 
  • If a student is chosen for a project, they will then also need to apply for admission (Part 2) to the respective Institution by completing their institutional application process. Details for how to do this will be communicated to successful applicants following the interview. 

Studentships are open to UK Nationals and those with ‘Home Fees Status’ and International student applicants (including EU students) – however we are limited to 30% international students per annum by UKRI regulations. For applicants with overseas fee status and UK non-residents only: Cardiff, Aberystwyth and Queens University Belfast will waive the fee difference between home and international studentships for non-UK applicants. International applicants will need to meet the English language requirements of the university by the start of the programme. This will be at least 6.5 in IELTS or an acceptable equivalent. 

After the application closing date, a panel will shortlist candidates on the basis of the application process.   

  • Eligible studentship applications will be forwarded to the supervisors of the chosen projects. Supervisors will score each shortlisted applicant based on a scoring system and nominate suitable applicants for their project. 
  • Applicants should expect to hear back from the OneZoo CDT regarding the outcome of their application at the end of April at the latest.

Whilst applications are closed, why not get to know more about our current students, our partners and our bespoke training programme. Catch up on our latest news here.