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Formal M4C Application Process

The application process has two stages:  

Once you have completed stage 1 through the DMU admissions portal please email (deadline 3 December 2021)

To apply for a PhD at De Montfort University (DMU), you are required to complete the following documentation via the admissions portal here:

  • Research Proposal - a helpful guide on what your proposal should include can be found here.

  • Certificates and Transcripts  - scanned copies of your most relevant academic certificates and transcripts will need to be provided. Documents that are not in English must be provided with a certified English translation.

  • English Language - applicants who require to evidence their English language will need to produce an UKVI IELTS (Academic) known as a Secure English Language Test (SELT) certificate at 6.5 or equivalent, with no component below 5.5 and shall have been taken not more than two years prior to entry OR a copy of a degree from a majority English speaking country (dated within the last 2 years). We do provide a free English examination for applicants and offer holders which can be used in place of an IELTS.  More information about the DMU Academic Test of English (DATE) can be found here.

  • Passport - scanned copy of your passport will need to be provided.  The copy will be of the picture page that shows your passport number and information of your nationality.

  • References - these will be requested as part of your M4C application

Stage 2: The funding application 

The funding for your Doctoral programme must be applied for through the Midlands4Cities website.   

Click here  for a direct link to the funding web page.

Want some help with your application? 

Midlands4Cities have organised several application writing workshops, one in each partner city area. They will provide practical advice on how to plan your application and structure your research proposal.

You are free to attend any of the workshops - you do not have to go to the one in the city where your potential home university is based. 

Further details are here.

Applications for 2022 are now open.