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Admissions FAQs

Note: UK students welcome to apply. The application window for overseas students has closed.

Studentships are limited, 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. Scholarship funding is not available to those who already have a PhD.
Yes. We will be conducting interviews on 21st and 22nd of March. If you are shortlisted we will be in touch to arrange a time. For overseas applicants we can arrange an online 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 up to10 students a year. In 2023-24 we welcomed our fifth 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