UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science


Study at ICS


How to apply

Application Documents

The relevant documents for a complete application:

  • Application form
  • Reference form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Degree Transcripts (scanned copies of originals)

Please complete the application form and submit this with an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a copy of any degree transcripts. Applications are now closed. 

You should request an independent reference from two academic referees. Send a reference form to them, to complete and submit. 

Please read all of the guidance notes for completing the application form and use the submission checklist.  Incomplete applications cannot be considered.  Only applicants invited for interview will be contacted beyond the submission deadline.

How to Submit the Application

Please send all relevant documents via email to bhf4yr@ucl.ac.uk 

Use 'UCL BHF 4-year PhD application: [YOUR NAME]' in the subject field.

Should you be unable to submit your application documents electronically, please send them to the postal address noted in the application form. 


Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview at UCL in January 2019.  Individuals who have not received an invitation to interview must consider their application unsuccessful, and should review the ICS web pages periodically for other PhD studentship opportunities that may become available throughout the year.

Contact Information

Download programme information (PDF)

Thank you for considering UCL and the British Heart Foundation Cardiovascular Biomedicine 4-year PhD studentships programme at UCL.  For the 2019 intake cohort, there were over 60 eligible applications for the 4 studentships available in that round.