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Bonnart Trust PhD Scholarship in UK 2023


The application for the Bonnart Trust PhD Scholarship for the academic year 2023/2024 is now open by Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds for all International Students in UK.  

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds hereby invites all outstanding students to apply for the 2023/2024 Scholarship. The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds has set-up a tertiary scholarship to bolster capacity, expertise and work opportunities related to different sectors. It is intended for tertiary students at the Postgraduate. The university will provide financial support for high achieving candidates. The fellowship comprises a competitive monthly stipend that is initially granted for 2 years and that can be extended for up to another 12 months. Participation in international scientific conferences is also supported. In addition, fellowship holders are offered personal support, seminars to discuss their projects, communication training and alumni meetings, and thus can become part of a worldwide network. Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds has allocated scholarship specifically for the following fields below. 

The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds and its community believe in the potential of youth. We believe that access to education should not be dependent on wealth. Education creates opportunities for youth to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to participate in the economy, achieve upward mobility, and change the world for the better for all in it.

For the Bonnart Trust PhD Scholarship, we are looking for students who will be meeting the admission requirements and other eligibility requirements of the hosting universities stated below.


Eligible courses are: 

  • title and summary of PhD project (max. 1,400 characters including blanks);
  • detailed presentation of a PhD project
  • reasons for wishing to work with a particular group
  • summary of the final experimental thesis (e.g. bachelor, diploma or master thesis) before embarking on the PhD project
  • list of applicant’s publications (if applicable);
  • certificates of all academic qualifications (including grades) and certificates of professional education prior to university (if applicable); in chronological order, the newest on top;
  • photocopies of high school diploma/secondary school leaving certificate (e.g. Abitur, Baccalaureate, A-Levels) and, where applicable, university entrance test (e.g. SAT/ACT, PAU, YGS/LYS, Joint Entrance Examination etc.)
  • letter of recommendation from the supervisor of the PhD thesis

Candidate Requirements 

Eligible criteria are:

  • European and non-European citizens are eligible to apply for the fellowships.
  • The Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) awards PhD fellowships to European citizens working in Europe or overseas, and to non-European citizens pursuing their PhD project in Europe. At the respective deadline (1 February, 1 June, 1 October) the university entrance qualification (secondary school leaving certificate/A-levels/university entrance test that permits to pursue first university studies after finishing school) must not have been achieved more than 8 years ago.
  • The PhD project must be experimental, in the field of basic biomedical research and aimed at elucidating basic biological phenomena of human life and acquiring new scientific knowledge
  • For admission to study the PhD degree program, applicants must have good grades.
  • All applicants must have to meet the English language requirements for the fellowship IELTS 6.5 and IELTS 5.5.


Applications must be submitted online at: 

Kindly attach the following documents: 

Please note you will need to ensure all the below documents are accessible on the device (cellphone, laptop, tablet, etc.) you will be using to apply.  The documents include:

  • The requirement include:
    • Reference
    • Personal Statement
    • CV
    • Results
    • Proof of English Language Qualifications, e.g. IELTS or TOEFL certificate
    • Passport
    • Previous Visas.


  • Completed applications need to be submitted on or before 1 June, 2023. Late applications will not be considered. 

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