National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program years for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers which allows scholars to complete an individualized, research-based PhD in approximately 4. The program is based on the British system, in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Selected students will spend half their time at the National Institutes of Health and the remainder at either Oxford or Cambridge in an intensive, research-driven, dual-mentored degree program. Students selected for admission to the program have already developed a passion for science through engagement in summer, job related, or undergraduate research programs. The program provides tuition and stipends support, based on NIH policy, for the duration of the program.


Application Deadline: December

Eligibility Requirements:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent resident
  • Committed to biomedical research careers
  • Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Must qualify for acceptance to the doctoral degree program at the University of Oxford or the University of Cambridge