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How to Apply for 2017 Consideration


For 2017 Applicants
GRE or MCAT scores are required to apply for the NIH OxCam Program.


Application Due Date, Fee, and Interview Dates

  • Application portal opens August 1, 2016.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically by 11:59 PM EST on December 1, 2016.
  • To apply to the program see the link here:
  • There is no application fee for the GPP application. University partners may have an application fee.
  • 2017 interview dates for the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program are scheduled for February 15, 16, and 17. You must attend all three days.
  • The program will cover your transportation and lodging costs during interviews.

Applications Required for Admissions Consideration and University Choice

Only the NIH GPP application is required for admission consideration to the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program:

  1. Create your account and select “Apply Now.”
  3. Under Partnership Selection:


    1. NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program applicants select: University of Oxford (England)/University of Cambridge (England)/NIH
      • (For students planning to start PhD training in Fall 2017)
    2. MD/PhD Track 1 applicants select: Consortia of Universities - Intramural MD/PhD Partnership
      • (For students planning to start MD/PhD training in Fall 2017)

Application Components


  • “Research Interests” briefly list:
    • Field(s) of research you are interested in (e.g. neuroscience, imaging, immunology, biostatistics)
  •  “Research Experience” include:
    • Research project title and goal
    • Research internships
    • Independent undergraduate research
    • Major accomplishments and findings
    • Research techniques learned
  • “Publications and Presentations” include:
    • Papers with author list and citation
    • Thesis, abstracts, meetings, etc.
  • “Awards & Honors” include:
    • Undergraduate awards and recognitions
    • Dean’s list
    • Research fellowships
    • Community citations
  • “Extracurricular Activities” include:
    • Leadership roles
    • Memberships in professional associations

Additional Information:

  • List any scholarships (Marshall, Rhodes, Gates-Cambridge, NIH Cambridge Trust, Churchill, Fulbright, etc.) that you are in the process of applying for or have already submitted an application to.
  • List potential mentors at the NIH and Oxford and/or Cambridge whose research you are interested in. You can search for NIH faculty members on the individual NIH institute web sites, which can be found through the NIH Intramural Research Program site.

Letters of Recommendation:

  • Requests for letters of recommendation will be sent as soon as the contact information is entered for the individuals you indicate and the application is saved.
    • You do not need to submit your application in order for these requests to be sent.
  • Letter are due by December 7, 2016.
  • Letters must be written and dated within the last 12 months.
  • Only letters uploaded to the on-line application site will be accepted.

Optional: External Funding Opportunities


Questions about application technical issues should be directed to Dr. Pat Wagner (
Questions related to the OxCam Program should be directed to the OxCam Office.


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