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Admissions FAQs

If you’re from outside the UK, the final application deadline for all courses starting in September/October is 23:59 (GMT) on 25 January 2023.

Studentships for both UK and international applicants are limited, and we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible.

No, all eligible applicants can be considered for a scholarship – please state that you would like to be considered on your application form.
Offers of a scholarship are given to those with (or expecting) a First in their undergraduate degree, and occasionally to applicants with a high 2:1. Entry criteria for the course is a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree or equivalent.
Yes. In 2023 we will invite all shortlisted candidates to attend a recruitment day which will include a talk about life in HetSys and the Training Programme, a campus tour, a chance to meet some of our current staff and students followed by an interview. The interviews are fairly informal and are an opportunity for you to find out more about the project as well as us finding out more about you, your educational background, and your motivations and research interests.
We would recommend participating in one of our Open Days; Hetsys Open Days are an ideal opportunity for you to see the Centre and speak with students and staff. Details of future departmental open days will be forthcoming. If you have questions or would like to arrange an informal chat with one of our staff members in the meantime, please email
Our website has full details of the course structure with links to each of the core and optional modules as well as information on exams, the individual project and qualifications.
Our intake of scholarship-funded students is 10 students a year. In 2021-22 we welcomed our third cohort of students to the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Modelling of Heterogeneous Systems.
Yes, we welcome international students and in the first and second years of the programme, one third of our intake of students came from countries outside the UK. A limited number of studentships are available for international students.
Please contact the Hetsys Administration Team on in the first instance.

If you have any further questions, then please do not hesitate to contact one of the team via email to