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Overview for Prospective Students

The key components to the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program are:

  • The Student

    • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • Will receive tuition and stipend support, based on NIH policy, for the duration of the program
      (approximately 4 yrs.)
    • Can partner with other scholarship programs
  • The Doctoral Research

    • Self derived and self driven
    • In any area of biomedical research
    • Conducted in both the NIH and U.K. laboratories (time split evenly between both)
    • Has no formal coursework required
      • Courses available if necessary
  • Two Mentors

    • Form a dual collaborative mentorship
      • One mentor at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) intramural campus, Bethesda, MD
      • One mentor at either the University of Oxford OR the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom
  • One Degree

    • Earn a DPhil or PhD from Oxford or Cambridge respectively
    • Average time to completion is just over 4 years (approximately 2 years at each location)
      • Faster than the average PhD program in the U.S.
This Page Last Updated on December 12, 2017
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