How to apply

How to apply for Edinburgh Infectious Diseases Ker Memorial Studentship

All applications for the Ker Memorial Studentship should be submitted by 12 noon on Thursday 15 June 2017.

General entry requirements

This studentship is available to UK/EU students only.  All students must meet our entry requirements.

We are looking for candidates who have (or who expected to be awarded), at least a good 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant subject.  Typically candidates will already have a good understanding of the field they propose to study, and at least some hands-on research experience.

All non-UK candidates whose first language is not English must provide a certificate of proficiency in the English Language

To apply to the programme

  1. Complete online form to register contact details

  2. Submit the following documents as a single pdf document.  

  • Completed application form - download form (word file)
  • Standard CV
  • Academic transcript of their current degree course (and any previous degree-level courses if applicable) giving examination grades obtained (which should be submitted in English if possible)

Please send your application by email to Applications incorrectly submitted cannot be accepted. 

All applications must be received by 12 pm on Thursday 15 June 2017.


All applicants should give the names of two academic referees on their application form.  It is the applicant's responsibility to contact each of their referees and ask them to complete and submit the referee form which will be available on this website.

The referee forms should be returned in pdf format directly by the referees by email to


Successful candidates who are based in the UK or Europe will be expected to travel to Edinburgh on Thursday 29 June for interview.  In exeptional circumstances, candidates may be interviewed by Skype. 

If you have any questions please email Hilary Snaith (

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