Oxford Application Procedure

Application Procedure for all candidates - Overseas, Self funded and Studentship

Before submitting a full application for a position on the programme, all candidates are required to send a copy of their most recent CV via e-mail to the Academic Administrator at onbicdt_enquiries@dtc.ox.ac.uk to assess your suitability for the course.

If advised to submit an application, all applicants are required to follow the University guidelines on the admissions process. The fastest, most efficient and preferred method of application is via the secure online application form.  If however, you wish to apply using a paper application form, you are able to download this, together with the accompanying Notes of Guidance from the main University website here.

The Code for the EPSRC-MRC ONBI CDT programme of study is R9_1 (Biomedical Imaging - EPSRC & MRC CDT).

The main gathered fields for October 2018 entry are: noon (UK time) on 17 November 2017; noon (UK time) on 19 January 2018; and noon (UK time) on 9 March 2018. (The University's gathered field application dates can be found at "Application Deadlines" in the Application Guide by the university Graduate Admissions Office). The applications web site usually opens on 1 September prior to these dates. Please be aware that for an application to be considered all elements of the application, including all transcripts and references, must be in place by the stated deadline. Note also that most of the funded studentships will be deployed to those who apply to the November and January gathered fields. Note also that interviews for those who are shortlisted may be in Nottingham or Oxford, regardless of which university you apply to.

Note that if you wish to apply for a prioritised "Route A" industry-linked project then you should indicate this clearly in your Personal Statement, including making clear which projects you are interested in (up to a maximum of two). If no application route is declared then we will assume that you wish to apply as a "Route B" applicant, in which no specific project is declared.

Home and EU Students

In order to apply for a Studentship and place on the programme, it is essential that Home/EU candidates enter the correct Source Code on the application form.

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Please note that Oxford University has imposed an application fee, details of which are found in the Notes of Guidance. This fee is payable for each application made and is non-refundable regardless of the outcome of the application.

Overseas Applicants

Please be aware that we are unlikely to be able to offer funding to overseas (non EU) applicants; however there are a number of scholarship opportunities that you can apply for separately. It is highly recommended that you apply for these as early as you can, even before submitting your application to the programme. Further details and specific deadlines can be found at: