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Cardiff University International PhD Studentships in Neuroscience & Mental Health, UK 2023

Application is now open for the PhD Studentships in Neuroscience & Mental Health at Cardiff University. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Cardiff University and Studentship

Cardiff University, known as Prifysgol Caerdydd in Welsh, is a prominent public research university situated in Cardiff, Wales. Its origins trace back to 1883 when it was founded as the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire. In 1893, it became a founding college of the University of Wales.

In 1988, Cardiff University merged with the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology (UWIST), leading to its designation as the University of Wales College, Cardiff (later known as the University of Wales, Cardiff from 1996). In 1997, the university gained degree-awarding powers, which were initially held in abeyance. It officially adopted the name Cardiff University in 1999, and this became its legal title in 2005, marking its status as an independent university with the authority to confer its degrees.


Cardiff University holds the distinction of being the sole Welsh member of the Russell Group, an association of research-intensive universities in the United Kingdom. The institution boasts a distinguished academic community and a remarkable alumni network that includes three heads of state or government, two Nobel laureates, 15 fellows of the Royal Society, 11 fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering, seven fellows of the British Academy, 21 fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and 34 fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences.

To recognize and support the exceptional talent of international students, Cardiff University School of Medicine is offering International PhD Studentships in Neuroscience & Mental Health in the United Kingdom. This scholarship program is designed to assist students from across the globe who wish to pursue a Ph.D. degree at Cardiff University.

Cardiff University’s vision is to achieve global recognition as a leading center for extensive, interdisciplinary research and scholarly endeavors. This vision will be realized through the vigorous promotion and facilitation of top-tier cross-disciplinary research initiatives and innovative knowledge exchange programs, with a specific focus on advancing the field of advanced manufacturing.

Details about PhD Studentships in Neuroscience & Mental Health at Cardiff University:

Scholarship Sponsor: GW4BioMed2 MRC Doctoral Training Partnership/Cardiff University School of Medicine

Scholarship Value: Stipend

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: PhD

Host Institution(s): Cardiff University, UK


The GW4BioMed2 MRC Doctoral Training Partnership is the source of funding for this studentship. Together with UK tuition costs, it includes a PhD stipend equivalent to the UK Research Council National Minimum (£18, 622 p.a. for 2023–2024, adjusted annually). Up to £5,000 in year funding is also available for further research training and assistance.

Eligibility Criteria for PhD Studentships in Neuroscience & Mental Health

Candidates are advised to meet the following conditions to be qualified for PhD Studentships in Neuroscience & Mental Health at Cardiff University:

  • Eligible Countries: This scholarship is open to international students.
  • Eligible Course or Subjects: The scholarship is available for students applying to the program in Neuroscience and Mental Health, specifically for research focused on deciphering how NLRP3 inflammasome- and STING-driven inflammatory pathways are linked to mental health disorders.
  • Eligibility Criteria: To qualify for this scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

Applicants must have obtained, or are on track to obtain, a first or upper-second-class UK honors degree or an equivalent qualification obtained outside the UK. The degree should be in an appropriate area of medical sciences, computing, mathematics, or the physical sciences. In cases where the applicant holds a lower second-class degree, consideration will be given if the applicant also possesses a Master’s degree. It’s important to review the entry requirements of the home institution for each project of interest before completing the application. Academic qualifications will be evaluated alongside significant and relevant non-academic experience.

  • Admission Requirements: Applicants must also satisfy the entry requirements of their chosen program, typically including a relevant bachelor’s qualification.
  • Language Requirement: If English is not the applicant’s first language, they will need to meet the English language proficiency requirements of the hosting university hosting the PhD program before the start of the program.

Required Documents

The students are required to present the following documents to the university:

  • a copy of your transcript from your seventh term or your final degree
  • A 300-word personal essay outlining the applicant’s exceptional qualifications for the scholarship

Application Procedure for PhD Studentships in Neuroscience & Mental Health

Admission applications must be made via the university portal.

The Application Deadline is: 01 November 2023

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