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MRC PhD Studentships 2023/2024 for African Students at London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine


The London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC LID) is a partnership between St George’s, University of London (SGUL) and London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

MRC LID brings together two outstanding specialist schools to provide integrated skills training to develop a cohort of biomedical and public health scientists with world-class expertise in areas of strategic importance to UK and global medical research.

MRC LID has made widening participation and cultivating a supportive, inclusive, and diverse community of future scientific leaders core aspects of our approach to developing the DTP. MRC LID Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

MRC LID is overseen by the board of management, which comprises academics from both institutions.


MRC LSHTM studentships cover fees (at UKRI fee rate), research, travel and other expenses.


Applicants must hold, or expect to obtain before September 2023, an undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualifications gained outside the UK) in a relevant area. Ideally, the DTP would expect applicants to hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours undergraduate degree. Where applicants hold a 2.2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent), they should very clearly show their relevant prior experience and skills and their suitability to undertake a PhD, in their application to provide a competitive comparison.

Those applying for +4 Studentships should also preferably hold, or expect to obtain, a relevant Master's or have a combination of relevant qualifications and experience demonstrating equivalent ability and attainment. This may include a period of employment or internship in a relevant environment. Both transcripts and employment history will be reviewed.

Some projects have more specific requirements. These are outlined in the project’s detailed information via links from the Projects List.


  • 15th January 2023

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