Round 2 applications have closed.
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Please read Current Opportunities and Entry Requirements (below), then follow the instructions below to apply online.
You must include: a CV, copies of certificates/transcripts (where relevant), and a Personal Statement. The personal statement should include a brief statement of your research interests, how they relate to the Horizon CDT’s research themes and why you are applying to this particular programme. Please keep this statement to a maximum of 2 pages length.
You do not need to identify a supervisor or include a research proposal with your application as the project will be formulated during the first year. However if you are interested in a specific theme, please indicate this on your application.
After the closing date, applications are reviewed by a shortlisting committee and candidates notified by email regarding the outcome of the shortlisting meeting. Successfully shortlisted candidates are then invited to an academic interview at the CDT.
Following a successful academic interview, the CDT will then seek to “match” candidates with a theme and external partner. If the candidate passes the partner interview, a formal offer of a studentship will then be made. Partner interviews are usually carried out via Skype.
We are unable to consider applications that don’t meet our entry requirements.
The minimum entry requirement is a 2.1 undergraduate degree. For non-native English language speakers an IELTS average score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any element is required.
Unfortunately, due to our funding restrictions, we cannot consider international applicants unless they can provide evidence in the application that they have already secured funding for all 4 years.
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