How To Apply

We are currently advertising DTP and CASE studentships for October 2019 start. The deadline for applications is the 26th November 2018.

DTP Projects

Supervisors nominate their preferred candidate to go forward for a panel interview in January 2019. If you are not nominated by a supervisor for a panel interview, then we will notify you in due course if your application was not successful.

Week commencing 17th December 2018
Interview day invitations sent to successful applicants

Tuesday 8 January, Wednesday 9 January & Thursday 10 January 2019
Interview Days

Week commencing 21 January 2019
DTP Management Board approves entry to NRPDTP programme and studentship offers. Offer letters sent to successful candidates.

Interviews will assess a candidate’s academic ability, achievement and potential, relevant research experience, initiative and innovation, motivation and commitment to the research project and recognition of development opportunities of the NRPDTP PhD programme.

 

CASE Projects

Supervisors can nominate up to two preferred candidates to go forward for a panel interview in January 2019. If you are not nominated by a supervisor for a panel interview, then we will notify you in due course if your application was not successful.

Week commencing 17th December 2018
Interview day invitations sent to successful applicants

Tuesday 8 January, Wednesday 9 January & Thursday 10 January 2019
Interview Days

Week commencing 21 January 2019
DTP Management Board approves entry to NRPDTP programme and studentship offers. Offer letters sent to successful candidates.

Interviews will assess a candidate’s academic ability, achievement and potential, relevant research experience, initiative and innovation, motivation and commitment to the research project and recognition of development opportunities of the NRPDTP PhD programme.

 

How To Apply

Please follow the steps below.

Step One

Decide which project(s) you wish to apply for and make a note of the full title (including the code).

Step Two

Check your Eligibility.

Step Three

Prepare the following documents to submit with your online Application Form:

1. Official Transcripts (in English) of your Higher Education qualifications.

2. Evidence of your English Proficiency (if English is not your first language). Details of English Language requirements in the Faculty of Science and Faculty of Medicine and Health.

3. Two referees - you will need the contact details and e-mail addresses for your two referees. At least one of these must be an academic reference. Please approach your referees first.  References will not be considered from supervisors on the project you are applying for.

4. Personal Statement - no more than 500 words, outlining how your experience relates to undertaking research study with us.

5. Curriculum Vitae - detailing professional qualifications, publications and research interests.

6. Research Proposal/Statement - instead of submitting a Research Proposal please upload a Research Statement including why you are applying for the project, an outline of your relevant current knowledge and skills indicating how these will help you complete the research and your training needs. Please note that all Research Proposals and/or Research Statements must have been produced by you.

Step Four

Visit the application link and create an account for your application. Read the instructions carefully. Complete the online application form.

Step Five

To apply for more than one project you need to create a new application for each project.

Once submitted you will receive acknowledgement that your application has been received. Your application will be reviewed by the NRPDTP Recruitment Panel and circulated to your preferred Supervisor(s).

You will be kept informed of the progress of your application throughout the application procedure. We will contact you directly if we wish to invite you to one of our Interview Days following supervisor nominations.

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