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HetSys PhD Applications

Entry Requirements

We are looking for enthusiastic students from across the physical sciences who enjoy using their mathematical skills and thinking flexibly to solve complex problems. We require at least a 2(i) honours degree at BSc or an integrated masters degree (e.g. MPhys, MChem, MSci, MEng etc.) in a physical sciences, mathematics or engineering discipline.

Funding

From the 2021/22 academic year, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) funding is open to both UK and International research students as detailed on the UKRI website.

Awards for both UK residents and international applicants pay a stipend to cover maintenance as well as paying the university fees and research training support. The stipend is at the standard UKRI rate (for 2020/21 that is £15,285 per annum).

UKRI funding will not cover international fees. However we expect a small number of fully funded international places to be available on a competitive basis. Please watch for updated information on our website.

UKCISA provides information on tuition fees to help you assess your fee status.

We normally expect to have allocated studentships by late Spring for the course starting in October.

  • UK Applicants: HetSys provides funding for the four-year programme to UK students.
  • International Applicants: We expect a small number of fully funded international places to be available on a competitive basis to exceptional students of any citizenship. Applications must be submitted by 21 January 2021, and must include responses to the following questions within the supporting statement:
    • Describe your academic history, skills, expertise, professional experience and awards or publications and how these prepare you for the HetSys training programme (300 words maximum).
    • Describe how your skills and interests match with your chosen PhD project or projects. You might want to consider the significance of the project and any prior engagement with relevant topics (300 words maximum).
  • Self-funded applicants of any citizenship who meet the Entry Requirements are also encouraged to apply.

International applicants may also wish to apply for the Chancellor's International Scholarship.

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Informal Enquiries

For informal enquires use the form below, email hetsys@warwick.ac.uk or call +44 (0)24 7615 1705.

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Application Process

All applications must be made using the central university postgraduate application form.

Please read the postgraduate step by step guide for help with the application process. The course code is P-F343 (PhD - Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems). Please include 'HetSys' for the 'Research Group or area of interest', and add 'HetSys' along with the title of the PhD research project or projects that you are interested in.

In the Research Proposal section of the application form, there is no need to upload a proposal. Instead, please nominate 1-3 projects you are interested in, in order of preference.

Forward the confirmation of your application to hetsys@warwick.ac.uk.

There is no formal deadline by which applications must be submitted, but applicants should note that applications can only be considered once all supporting documentation has been received, and that both places to study and available funding will be limited. Therefore early submission of your application to study is encouraged.