iCASE Studentships

Industrial CASE studentships (Collaborative Awards in Science and Engineering) allow postgraduate research students to receive high quality research training in collaboration with a commercial or other non-academic partners. The studentships are part-funded by Research Councils together with the partner and include stipend, tuition fees and other project costs.  The partner can specify a research project that will be of importance to them and they must also provide a placement at their premises, and a supervisor, for the student.

The MRC Doctoral Training Partnership (MRC DTP) will award fully-funded MRC iCASE studentships to support research and training in Biomedical and Translational Science.

Our iCASE studentships are available as full-time (or pro-rata as part-time studentships) 4 year PhD’s (0+4).

The iCASE projects available are detailed on the iCASE Projects page.

Each iCASE studentship will receive the following additional support from the industry partner:

  • £2,500 stipend top up per/annum
  • £1,400 consumables top up per/annum
  • A three-month placement with the industry partner


The MRC DTP will award fully-funded iCASE studentships each year; this includes tuition fees, stipend and bench fee.

Stipend: Students will receive a tax-free stipend for each year of study, this rate will be in line with the MRC’s minimum rates. For 2020/2021 this will be £17,285 per annum (exclusive of the stipend top-up from the industry partner)

Bench fees: A generous allowance (£6,700) will be provided for research consumables and for attending UK and international conferences (inclusive of the stipend top-up from the industry partner). MRC DTP iCASE Students will also be eligible to apply for the Flexible Supplement Fund.

Eligibility: The MRC funding available supports Home/EU students within standard research council restrictions. EU students are only eligible for a full studentship if they have lived, worked or studied within the UK for three years prior to the funding commencing. More information can be found on the MRC website.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept applications from non-EU candidates.


The programme is very competitive and applicants must have or be predicted to obtain a high-quality BSc. degree with a 1st or a high 2:1, or a master’s qualification at Merit/Distinction grade.

If English is not your first language you will be required to provide evidence that you meet the minimum English requirements of the Faculty [Band D] as prescribed by the university’s English Language requirements. If you are unable to provide this confirmation before applying any offer you are made would be conditional upon you meeting these requirements prior to enrolment.

You can contact the King’s Admissions Team for further information.

For details on how to apply for an iCASE Studentship, visit our iCASE Studentship Application Process page.