Guaranteed Interview Scheme

During recruitment for 2023 studentships, FoodBioSystems DTP is offering a Guaranteed Interview Scheme (GIS) for candidates from eligible ethnic groups. This positive action is in support of low levels of recruitment of these groups to our programme, and 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. Identify as:
    • Black, African, Caribbean or Black British
    • Asian or Asian British
    • Mixed or multiple ethnic groups
  1. Hold or expect to obtain a minimum of a 2.1 degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent qualification
  2. Hold UK fee status for 2023 entry (Details on UK fees status are available from UKCISA)

Written answers from candidates who are eligible for the GIS are also assessed by the Selection Panel reviewers, alongside all other applications, so it is important to complete the application form in full. For more information please see the information on candidate selection 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.