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NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

Important Dates

National Application Deadline (Application Period): 
Tuesday, December 1, 2020


Open to: 
Graduate students
Eligibility requirements: 
  • U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident


Application Process: 


The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program does not have a campus process. The national deadline is always at the beginning of December. The application process is lengthy and requires many months of preparation.

Should I apply?

Important information, which can help you determine if the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Program is right for you, can be found here:

Additional information on the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program, including application criteria, can be found at:

Additional Information


How the ORC can help

After reading this website and the official NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program website you should attend an information session. Info sessions can be found at

Amount Awarded: 
PhD fees, research costs, health insurance, travel, stipend

About the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

A number of formal collaborative agreements have been established between National Institutes of Health (NIH) and leading PhD programs, including Oxford and Cambridge. The National Institutes of Health-Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. It enables students to undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical investigation involving two mentors--one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland and one at either Oxford or Cambridge University. The projects culminate in the award of a D.Phil or Ph.D. in science from either Oxford or Cambridge.

2 years+