Application Process

Applying to this programme is a two-stage process.

The programme welcomes applications from a diverse range of backgrounds. Applicants will be reviewed on qualifications, experience, and potential to undertake a research degree. We are using an anonymous application process, which means at Stage One shortlisting, the panels will not be able to view any personal data on the candidate.

Stage One consists of completing an online application form to inform us of your qualifications and relevant experience, your motivation for applying and your future career plans.

Applications will be reviewed and successful candidates will be contacted by email and invited to progress to Stage Two.

At Stage Two:

  • you will be invited to interview week commencing Monday 11 December 2023.
  • you will be asked to submit an application via King’s Apply where final checks on academic qualifications, English language requirements and fee status will be made.
  • your references will be requested.

Stage One Application Form and Guidance

You can download a Microsoft Word document that lists all of the questions included in the online application form. You should prepare your answers, using the Microsoft Word document provided prior to completing the online application form. Please do not submit the Microsoft Word document. Applications will only be accepted via the online application form.

It is recommended that you use a laptop or desktop computer rather than a mobile device to complete the application. Click here to view a list of compatible browsers.

You can move back and forth between questions in the application by clicking on the left and right arrows.

You can pause and return to the application at a later date as long as you use the same browser and device.

Please note that you will not be able to change your responses once your application has been submitted.

The online application form is hosted using a tool called Qualtrics.


Applications closed for 2024 entry

Application Q&A Clinic

Interested in pursuing a PhD with the King’s College London MRC DTP?

We are hosting an application clinic webinar on Thursday 12 October starting at 16:00 (GMT).

Applicants are invited to attend the Q&A Clinic if they have any queries regarding the programme and the application process. Please Note questions relating to any of the iCASE projects, should be sent directly to the project supervisors as they will not attend the event.

Register for this webinar by entering your details on this form. After you have registered you will receive an invitation and details of how to join the webinar.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the application process, please get in touch with the MRC DTP Team.