How to Apply

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017 crick PHD PROGRAMME are now closed.

Applications for the 2018 programme will open in autumn 2017.

Students interested in applying for the 2018 Crick PhD programme should consult the Crick webpages, where details can be found and applications can be submitted online when the application window opens later in 2017.


The crick is looking for exceptional students to join its unique four-year PhD programme.

The Crick's PhD programme presents a fabulous opportunity for highly motivated and exceptionally talented individuals to embark on their career in biomedical research.

Designed by scientists from the Crick, Imperial and the other partner universities, benefits of this unique student experience include:

  • Carrying out research with world-class scientists in a brand new collaborative and multi-disciplinary research institute that positively encourages creativity;
  • Registering with Imperial College London - a world-class university (ranked 2nd in the world in the recent QS rankings) with extensive experience in research training;
  • Learning from and being inspired by leading researchers at the Crick's labs and at the College; and
  • Access to the vast range of expertise, technology platforms and state-of-the-art facilities, both within the Crick's labs and at Imperial.

The PhD programme will run over four years and is designed to attract the brightest of scientific minds from around the world.

Students who join the 2016 Crick PhD Programme will based in the Crick's state-of-the-art building in St Pancras. Many of the projects available span multiple disciplines and a number of the projects offer the opportunity to undertake multi-disciplinary collaborative research at both the Crick and the College.