The 2021 Darwin Trust of Edinburgh studentship Biomedical and life sciences

The 2021 Darwin Trust of Edinburgh studentship at King’s College London

Deadline : June 13, 2021

Apply for the 2021 Darwin Trust of Edinburgh studentship Biomedical and life sciences at the King’s college London in the united Kingdom. The Randall Centre for Cell and Molecular Biophysics at King’s College London is calling for applications for a PhD studentship in Biomedical and life sciences. This studentship is sponsored and fully funded by The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh. Selected applicants for this programme will to commence their studies in October 2021.

The Randall research center at the School of Basic & Medical Biosciences is located at the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. The faculty is part of the King’s College London, one of the world’s top 31 universities.

Candidates are invited to choose the area of research they wish to study for a PhD. There are three research sections in the Randall Centre, that is, Molecular Biophysics, Cellular Biophysics, and Muscle Biophysics. The PhD  studentship will be largely supervised by internationally renowned academics.


Accepted applicants for the PhD studentship will be eligible for the following benefits

  • The studentship is fully funded by The Darwin Trust of Edinburgh and runs for a duration of 4 years.
  • Selected student will receive a tax-free stipend of £18,916 per year for the whole duration of the studentship.
  • The programme also covers any tuition fee that may be required under this studentship


Candidates for the PhD studentship must meet the following conditions

  • The studentship is dedicated to students from African countries
  • To apply you must have completed at least a first degree in an eligible field
  • The applicant’s degree must be an equivalent of an Upper Second-Class Honours degree in a relevant subject, at minimum.
  • Applicants who do not meet the minimum entrance requirement (Upper Second-Class Honours) may be admitted if they hold an alternative qualification of an equivalent or higher level in a relevant subject.
  • You degree must not have been completed more than five years prior to the closing deadline for applications.
  • Applicants must not have already started a PhD at the time of application
  • You must not be eligible for for UK Research Council studentships.
  • Candidates with evidence of the ability to carry out research will have an added advantage
  • You are required to demonstrate sufficient English proficiency as may be prescribed by the university


Interested qualifying candidates must first choose the area of research they wish to study for a PhD. (Molecular Biophysics, Cellular Biophysics, and Muscle Biophysics).

You must then contact a Supervisor in your chosen research area. Please note that a list of Eligible Group Leaders and PhD projects is available on the programme website.

Up on agreement with your selected supervisor on the proposed project, you may then go ahead and apply for the programme

You application will require you t submit the following documents

  • The candidate’s Academic Transcripts submitted with the online admissions application
  • You must attach copies as proof of your academic qualifications
  • Candidates must also provide proof of of previous employment where applicable
  • You must draft a personal personal statement describing the following aspects
    • Details regarding research experience,
    • Give reasons for doing a PhD programme,
    • explain why you wish to apply for this project and your future career plans.
  • You will be required to provide details and contact information of two supporting references.
  • Lastly, you must provide the name of the selected supervisor and the PhD project proposal agreed up on.

To apply, please click here

For more information about the program, please visit the official site here