Before the interview
- Refresh your memory about the research projects you have described in your application.
- The interviewers may want to discuss them with you to gain some idea of your general lucidity and your understanding of the scientific process .
- You should know about the project for which you have expressed a preference and have some questions prepared.
At the interview
You are likely to be asked some or all of the following questions:
- What really interested you about your degree/degree project?
- Why do you want to do a PhD?
- What interests you about the project you have expressed a preference for?
- What do you intend to do after you have completed your PhD?
- How will you cope with the inevitable setbacks during your research?
- How do you cope with pressure and deadlines?
Above all, remember that all students called for interview are going to be highly qualified – so you need to prepare carefully, to ensure your key skills and experience shine through and you stand out from the crowd.