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Bursaries for Wellcome Trust Advanced Courses and workshops

The Wellcome Trust subsidises all courses and workshops, so there are no tuition fees. The ‘course fee’ for the UK courses (held at Hinxton) covers on-site accommodation and food for the duration of the course. Bursaries are available to assist with UK course fees, but not travel costs.

We are committed to building scientific capacity in low- and middle-income countries and are expanding the number of courses and workshops run outside of the UK (‘overseas’ courses). There is no fee for these courses and bursaries are available for travel, sustenance and accommodation. Please see below for full details.

Bursaries can be applied for during the online application process for each course.

UK Courses (held at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton)

A limited number of bursaries are available for each course. These are awarded by the selection committee according to merit.

The bursary usually covers 50% of the course fee, though in exceptional circumstances an application for the total course fee may be considered. Where there are many bursary applications, the selection committee may issue smaller amounts. We cannot assist with travel costs.

Applicants will be notified of a bursary award along with their place on the course, usually within one month of the application deadline.

We will reject incomplete applications. Both the application form and sponsor’s letter must be received before the application deadline. The decision of the selection committee is final.

Overseas courses (held outside the UK)

A number of bursaries are available for each overseas course. These are awarded by the selection committee according to merit. There is no course fee.

The bursary will cover travel, accommodation and sustenance. The maximum award for travel (in economy/second class) will be £750.

We will reject incomplete applications. Both the application form and sponsor’s letter must be received before the application deadline.

Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK T:+44 (0)20 7611 8888