Through the University’s Development Trust, we offer opportunities for undergraduate students to engage in medical research during their Summer breaks.

One of these opportunities is the HOTSTART Scholarship Programme, started recently to allow students to embark on 8-10 week paid projects following the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of the MBChB.

Applications are usually invited between November and January for projects commencing in the Summer of that year.  Students are usually informed of these by School email.  Applicants will be asked to send in a CV, including their course marks to date, and may specify the area of research that they are interested in.

Projects may be in a clinical setting (e.g. in the hospital) or non-clinical (e.g. in the labs of the Institute of Medical Sciences or the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health).

Places are limited for both of these research scholarship programmes which are very popular among the students. Students do not need prior research experience for these programmes.


Medical Students interested in the HotStart programme are invited to contact Professor Phyo Myint.

Medical Science students (BSc or MSci) interested in the Hotstart programme should contact Dr Jenny Gregory or Dr Ian Fleming or visit our HotStart & Externally Funded Summer Studentships page.