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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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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.

We (CID) do 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. 

Funding Opportunities

There are many 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 use our Cambridge Funding Search page to find out which type of funding you might be eligible for, and how and when to apply. We also operate a Graduate Funding Competition to co-ordinate some of these funding opportunities and make the process easier for you as an applicant.

How to Apply

It is easy to apply for funding at Cambridge. Eighty per cent of the funding awarded to applicants last year was from competitions that just require you to complete the funding section of the Graduate Application Form (via the Applicant Portal); you will be able to check using our funding search for options that you aren't automatically considered for. 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)

Wellcome Trust 4-year PhD Programme in Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

The Cambridge Trust source of funding to scholars at Cambridge

The Cambridge Medical Research Council Doctoral Training Partnership


International students

Cambridge international scholarship scheme (CISS) (graduate)

Cambridge Australia Scholarships

Cambridge Trust Scholarships available for African applicants

Gates Cambridge Scholarship


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