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An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Graduate Students (MPhil or PhD)- Prospective 

Cambridge has excellent opportunities for those wishing to embark on a career in infectious disease research. The University provides a stimulating and supportive environment for Graduate Students. There is a carefully monitored research supervision system and a wealth of seminars and other research-oriented teaching available to students. In addition the Collegiate system provides excellent pastoral and social benefits.

The Graduate School of Life Sciences holds details of Masters and PhD courses in the sciences, including a comprehensive database of PhD projects.

CID does not accept direct applications from individual students wishing to pursue a PhD.  However do check our Jobs & Studentships page to find any specific currently advertised PhD/Post Doctoral Positions and Fellowships.

Find a supervisor

Potential supervisors for Masters & PhD projects can be identified by searching our directory and the database on The Graduate School of Life Sciences website. 


There are a number of funding opportunities at Cambridge from a wide variety of sources including the Cambridge Trust, Gates Cambridge, Colleges, departments, Research Councils and central University funds. You can find out about a range of funding opportunities from across the collegiate University using the Student Funding Search. For more information about funding sources outside the University, please see the External Funding page.

The Board of Graduate Studies provides details on how to apply for graduate studies at Cambridge.

A select sample of funding schemes are listed below.

EU and UK students

Cambridge home scholarship scheme (CHSS) (graduates only)

The Cambridge Trust source of funding to scholars at Cambridge

The Cambridge Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership

International students

Cambridge Australia Scholarships

Cambridge Trust Scholarships available for African applicants

Gates Cambridge Scholarship


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