UCL Institute of Cardiovascular Science


How to apply

Application Documents

The relevant documents for a complete application:

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

The application form can be downloaded  

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

You should include details of two academic referees. If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to contact your referees and ask them to provide us with a completed reference form.

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 February 2021. Individuals who have not received an invitation to interview must consider their application unsuccessful. This is a highly competitive programme - approximately 10% of applicants are shortlisted, and 5% of applicants are successful. In the 2021 intake we will be offering 3 places on the programme.

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.