Eligibility checklist


Immune and physiological determinants of host heterogeneity in pathogen shedding and spreading (881)

Welcome

What is an eligibility checklist?

This pre-application checklist is a short series of steps that will help you by:

  1. Checking you meet the criteria to apply for the PhD project you selected.

  2. Suggesting funding schemes that you may apply for based on your answers.


Important

Your answers are not recorded - you may exit at any time.

It does not commit you to applying for this PhD project.

What happens after I complete the eligibility checklist?

A summary of the information can be saved or printed.

You will find instructions on applying through the University's online application system - EUCLID.

What if I don't want to complete it yet?

You can continue to browse our PhD projects

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Nationality

Nationality

I am from the

UK or an EU national who has been resident in the UK for 3 years prior to the PhD start date Funding schemes available
EU Funding schemes available
Rest of world Funding schemes available

What can I do if I am not eligible?

PhD projects are sometimes restricted by nationality, for example projects that are only available to UK or EU applicants.

You can browse our PhD projects to find another project.

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If you have a question about your eligibility for this project:

  1. Please check the eligibility criteria listed in the project description carefully
  2. If you still need help, contact our Postgraduate Team: grad.biol@ed.ac.uk

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Academic requirements

Academic requirements

We look for at least a 2.1 honours degree or an MSc or its international equivalent in a relevant subject.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements By Country

Typically, you should have a good understanding of the field you propose to study, and at least some research experience.

English requirements

English requirements

UK Nationals do not need to provide evidence of English language ability.

Before the beginning of your programme you must provide one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language ability:

  1. An undergraduate or master's degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration. Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than three years old at the beginning of your degree programme

    UKVI list of majority English speaking countries
OR
  1. One of the following English Language certificates - Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme

    • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component
    • TOEFL-iBT: total 92 with at least 20 in each section

International Applicants - English Language Requirements

Funding options

Supervisor

Supervisor

You must contact the supervisor to discuss this project if you decide to make an application after completing the eligibility checklist. You don't need to wait for their response before submitting your application.

pedro.vale@ed.ac.uk

Please attach to your email:

    • Two page Curriculum Vitae - including contact details for two academic referees
    • One page supporting statement

Summary

Summary

Project title: Immune and physiological determinants of host heterogeneity in pathogen shedding and spreading (881)

A summary of your answers can be found below.

Download Summary (PDF)

Academic requirements

Academic requirements

We look for at least a 2.1 honours degree or an MSc or its international equivalent in a relevant subject.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements By Country

Typically, you should have a good understanding of the field you propose to study, and at least some research experience.

English requirements

English requirements

UK Nationals do not need to provide evidence of English language ability.

Before the beginning of your programme you must provide one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language ability:

  1. An undergraduate or master's degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration. Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than three years old at the beginning of your degree programme

    UKVI list of majority English speaking countries
OR
  1. One of the following English Language certificates - Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme

    • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component
    • TOEFL-iBT: total 92 with at least 20 in each section

International Applicants - English Language Requirements

Funding options

Supervisor

Supervisor

You must contact the supervisor to discuss this project if you decide to make an application after completing the eligibility checklist. You don't need to wait for their response before submitting your application.

pedro.vale@ed.ac.uk

Please attach to your email:

    • Two page Curriculum Vitae - including contact details for two academic referees
    • One page supporting statement

Next Steps

Next Steps

Apply for this PhD Project

You can apply through the University's online application system, EUCLID - up to three PhD projects can be included in one EUCLID Application.

  1. Download the application guidance.
  2. Download EUCLID Guide

  3. Apply
  4. Apply

What happens after I apply?

If you are shortlisted for a PhD place, we will invite you for an interview in person or a Skype/telephone interview if you are unable to attend in person. Our initial set of interviews will be in February/March.

We do keep applications on hold while we allocate all our different funding, and so it is possible that you will not have a firm decision from us until May.

What if I don't want to apply yet?

You can continue to browse our PhD projects

Browse PhD projects

You can find out more about postgraduate research at the School of Biological Sciences

Postgraduate Research

Questions about the PhD application process

Contact the Graduate School

Email: grad.biol@ed.ac.uk


Questions about the PhD project

Contact the supervisor

Email: pedro.vale@ed.ac.uk