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How To Apply

We offer application opportunities at different stages throughout the academic year, but we are always on the lookout for the best and brightest students from the Medical Imaging community. Read on to learn how to claim your place on our CDT.

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The EPSRC CDT in Medical Imaging accepts applications from those who wish to receive a funded scholarship, those whom already have a funded scholarship from another source and those whom are self-paying. Criteria for each varies slightly and applicants are asked to read the relevant sections below to determine which category best suits them. Information about the funding available is given below for guidance only. For your eligibility to be assessed, you must complete an application to UCL.

In all cases, our Entry Requirements below must be met in order for your application to be considered by the board.

Course entry
requirements

  • Have achieved (or are predicted) a first class or upper second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent international qualifications or experience). A MSc is also preferred, though not essential.
  • Our preferred subject areas are Physical Sciences (Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics). Applicants with degrees in Chemistry or Life Sciences are welcome but applicants must be able to demonstrate strong mathematical skills.
  • Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in medical imaging.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English by UCL. Further details can be found on the following UCL web page.

If you meet these requirements you can apply through one of the approved routes as outlined below.

UCL has dedicated research institutes working hand-in-hand with prestigious partner hospitals in London. By joining our CDT you have the opportunity to access this internationally competitive research environment and make a real impact on patients lives.

Prof Sebastien Ourselin - Centre Director

Interview
Date

All applicants should be aware of the set interview date if making an application for a funded studentship, and must be available should they be called for interview.

Each year we provide a range of funding opportunities for applicants to the CDT, which have slightly different application processes and eligibility requirements.

EPSRC & NIHR BRC Funded Studentships:

The EPSRC funds a generous number of studentships each year, designed to support the brightest minds develop the necessary skills for a successful career in Medical Imaging. Candidates who apply through this route join the CDT and are eligible to join any of our ‘Open’ projects.

Criteria

These scholarships are for UK and EU students only. To be eligible as a ‘Home applicant’ you must generally have settled status in the UK/EU (i.e. no restrictions on how long you can stay) and have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK/EU for 3 years prior to the start of the grant. If you are not a UK or EU national, residing in the UK or EU for full-time education purposes only, does not qualify you for Home applicant status.

What’s provided?

  • Fees: UK/EU fees for 3 or 4 years depending on project
  • Stipend: £16,851 per annum tax free for 3 or 4 years depending on project
  • Project related consumable and travel funds.

How to Apply

Please complete an online application via PRISM using the link below.

Send your application number (received after you complete the online application form), your CV and covering letter to: cdtadmin@ucl.ac.uk

Your covering letter should include the following:

  1. Your motivations for applying to the programme;
  2. How your educational background, skills and experience fit the programme;
  3. If you are not from a Physical Sciences background, demonstrate that you have strong mathematical skills.
  4. Your selection of five open projects, listed in order of preference. View all Projects

Industry and Charity Funded Studentships:

For some specific Industry and Charity funded studentships, we do operate an “apply direct” route. These are advertised and recruited for on an individual basis and candidates will need to write a specific application for their project of interest.

We have projects under this tier available at different stages throughout the year as and when positions become available. Please visit External Projects to view our currently available opportunities.

Criteria:

These scholarships are open to anyone who meets the essential criteria however, funding for fees is limited strictly to home status level. The difference between international fees and home fees would have to be covered by the student or another source of funding. See “additional information for international students”.

What’s provided?

  1. Fees: UK/EU fees for 3 or 4 years depending on project
  2. Stipend: £16,851 per annum tax free for 3 or 4 years depending on project
  3. Project related consumable and travel funds.

How to Apply

How to Apply:

  1. Prepare a covering letter which should cover the following:
    • Your motivations for applying for this studentship.
    • How you educational background, skills and experience fit the programme.
    • Details of 2 relevant references we may contact if invited to interview.
  2. Send your detailed CV and covering letter to: CDTadmin@ucl.ac.uk

Please note: If successful, you will be asked to complete an online application form.

Associated funding opportunities:

The CDT in Medical Imaging forms partnerships with other UCL departments and UK universities to provide additional avenues or research and study. Listed below are our current partnerships.

UCL Institute of Child Health CHR-CRO studentships

The Institute of Child Health (ICH) together with its partner Great Ormond Street Hospital makes up the largest centre for paediatric health research in Europe. ICH has its own prestigious PhD scheme supported by the Child Health Research – Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CHR-CIO). Our CDT has linked up with this scheme to provide the opportunity for more imaging scientists to be trained and engaged with a paediatric focus.

Criteria:

These scholarships are for UK and EU students only. To be eligible as a ‘Home applicant’ you must generally have settled status in the UK/EU (i.e. no restrictions on how long you can stay) and have been ‘ordinarily resident’ in the UK/EU for 3 years prior to the start of the grant. If you are not a UK or EU national, residing in the UK or EU for full-time education purposes only, does not qualify you for Home applicant status.

What’s provided?

  • Fees: UK/EU fees for 3 or 4 years depending on project
  • Stipend: £16,851 per annum tax free for 3 or 4 years depending on project
  • Project related consumable and travel funds.

how to apply

Please complete an online application via PRISM using the link below.

Send your application number (received after you complete the online application form), your CV and covering letter to: CDTAdmin@ucl.ac.uk

Your covering letter should include the following:

  1. That you are applying for the ICH CHR- CRO scholarship.
  2. Your motivations for applying to the programme
  3. How your educational background, skills and experience fit the programme
  4. If you are not from a Physical Sciences background, demonstrate that you have strong mathematical skills