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National Institute of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

Goes By: NIH Oxford-Cambridge

Be sure to consult the Fellowship Website for complete eligibility and competition requirements.


NIH Oxford-Cambridge Electronic Deadline
Friday, December 1, 2023
12:00 p.m. ET

About this Fellowship

The NIH, and Oxford and Cambridge Universities in Britain, have established a collaborative graduate program in biomedical sciences for students interested in pursing a Ph.D. program at Oxford or Cambridge. It is also possible to combine the Ph.D. with a MD from a US medical school.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is a highly individualized and accelerated doctoral training program for outstanding students committed to biomedical research careers. NIH Oxford-Cambridge (OxCam) students partner with two Investigators - one at the NIH and another at the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom - to perform a single, collaborative dissertation project. Since the program is based on the British system, OxCam Scholars perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take in relationship to their own scientific interests. As a result, OxCam students are able to complete the doctoral degree in approximately four years. Students are expected to divide the time evenly between the two laboratories, with two years in the NIH laboratory and two years in the UK laboratory.

Students may partner with other scholarship programs, such as the Rhodes, Marshall, or Gates Cambridge.

Award Value

Provides living stipend, health benefits, and travel stipend; also includes tuition at Oxford or Cambridge.

Eligibility Requirements

Requirements Details
Year(s) of Application Senior, Alumni/Non-enrolled, Professional Degree: Health Sciences

Minimum Grade Point Average



US Citizen
Campus Nomination Required No

Last updated: November 28, 2023

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