NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars

The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is a fast-track, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers. The program is modeled on the British system which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those that students choose to take in relationship to their own interests. Students selected for admission to the program have already developed an advanced scientific background by having engaged in research as undergraduates.

 The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholarship application requires:

  • A personal statement (1,000 words); a description of the program of study; why Oxford and Cambridge, and why the UK
  • four letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts and a complete online application
  • If accepted to program, students must submit their GRE/MCAT scores
  • UT endorsement following campus interview and selection as campus nominee

Note: If selected, candidates will be invited to participate in a national interview process which may include a Sykpe interview and/or an in-person interview.  For more information about preparing for national scholarship interviews, visit the Interview Preparation page.

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