Guaranteed Interview Scheme

During recruitment for 2024 studentships, FoodBioSystems DTP is offering a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates from eligible under-represented ethnic groups. This is an opt-in process.

Applicants can opt in to the GIS during the application process to the DTP as long as they meet the following criteria:

  1. Hold UK home student fee status for 2024 entry (details on UK fees status are available from UKCISA)
  2. Identify as:
    • Black, African, Caribbean or Black British
    • Asian or Asian British
    • Belonging to mixed or multiple ethnic groups
  3. Hold or expect to obtain a minimum of a 2.1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent qualification

Candidates with a guaranteed interview must also provide full written answers to all questions about research and transferable skills in the application form. Assessment of written answers and interview performance are both considered when awarding studentships (please see the information on assessment criteria at the end of the PhD Opportunities page).

Applicants who are apply via the GIS may also be eligible to apply to the DTP Applicant Mentoring Scheme.