Applications for 2022 are now open.
Applications to this programme are made via the NIH in the USA in the first instance, each year. See the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program website, which can be accessed from the link in the right-hand navigation.
The NIH application portal is open from August to December and invitations for interview are sent out in mid-January. Interviews are held in February.
If you receive an offer from the NIH and you would like to study at the University of Cambridge, please submit an application via the University’s Postgraduate Admissions Applicant Portal. You can search for the course by entering National Institutes of Health Oxford/Cambridge Program into the course directory using the link in the right-hand navigation. Alternatively, you can apply directly to the department of your area of research interest, i.e. Psychiatry, Engineering, Chemistry, etc.
Other opportunities for NIH-Cambridge scholarships
The NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Programme collaborates with a number of other University of Cambridge Scholarship schemes, including GATES and the Cambridge Trust. To be considered for these scholarships you must apply to the Cambridge course of your choice on the University application portal, by the funding deadline – in tandem with your NIH application. Your Cambridge application will then be considered by that course administration and – if successful – be nominated for consideration by Gates, Cambridge Trust and other University funding streams. For 2022 applicants the University application portal open on 1st September 2021.
The deadlines for applications to these funding schemes vary and in some cases are earlier than the NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Programme application deadline. Information on funding opportunities at the University of Cambridge can be accessed via the link in the right-hand navigation.
NB: If you are successful at receiving the NIH OxCam scholarship, NIH-Gates or NIH-Cambridge Trust scholarships and wish to accept the offer of a place the Postgraduate Training Office will arrange for any necessary updates to your Cambridge application record.
For reference, the NIH OxCam Scholars – Cambridge Guide April 2021, provides information on how to submit your application to Cambridge. This will be updated in Spring next year.