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How to Apply

How to Apply

The DCAT Vacation Studentship Scheme is a very popular scheme. Students are selected based on academic performance and a personal statement. Students can be from any academic year (although 4th year medical students are not eligible to apply due to timetabling constraints), and many have no previous experience of research. For more information on how to apply, please click here.

Your Application

If you are interested in applying for the scheme, you should submit the following to by midnight on 25th January 2018.

  • A brief CV (1-2 pages), outlining work and any research experience (please include your complete academic performance)

  • A 300 word personal statement indicating why you would like to undertake a vacation studentship. If you have discussed a specific project with a supervisor and wish to apply for DCAT funding, please highlight this in your personal statement. Please note, that having an agreed project with a supervisor does not guarantee a vacation studentship!

  • A completed application form

For a list of the projects available for summer 2018, please click here. To download a copy of the application form, please click here.

Please note the deadline for applications is midnight on 25th January 2018. 

Please direct any queries regarding the application process to Ms Victoria Borthwick, the DCAT Administrator at