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How to Apply

How to Apply

The DCAT Vacation Studentship Scheme is very popular. Students are selected based on academic performance and a personal statement and 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). 

Your Application

If you are interested in applying for the scheme, you should submit the following to in January 2019 (final date to be confirmed).

  • An application form (not available yet for 2019)

  • 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 list of the projects available for summer 2019 will be available in January 2019. 

Please note the final deadline for applications in January 2019 has still to be confirmed. 

Please direct any queries regarding the application process to