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NIH Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program

Overview and Introduction

The National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research careers.

University of Oxford, All Souls Quad

The program is based on the British system, in which students perform doctoral research without required formal courses other than those students choose to take in relation to their own interests.

Students selected for admission to the program have already developed a passion for science through engagement in summer, job-related, or undergraduate research programs.

The NIH OxCam program offers three different tracks. Current U-M undergraduates will typically apply for Track 1. Current medical students will apply for Track 2. Recipients of major UK scholarships (Rhodes, Marshall, Gates) completing biomedical research PhDs will apply for Track 3.


  • Citizenship: A citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • Academics: No minimum GPA, MCAT scores (Track 1)
  • Degree: Bachelor’s degree (minimum)
  • Other:  Requirements vary based on which track you choose. See the UK Canvas for more details.

Application Information

Instructions for Prospective Applicants

Application Summary

1. Personal Statement (9,000 character limit)

2. CV/Resume

3. Additional Information

4. 3 Letters of Recommendation

Please see the UK Canvas Course for more detailed instructions on these components.