IMT 2021 timeline updated and summary information about the process

The full timeline for IMT round 1 in 2021 has been updated. This includes the range in which interviews will be held and when you can expect to hear about major stages of the process such as eligibility checking, shortlisting, invitations to interview and offers.


The website is being updated for 2021 recruitment and will be ready in the week before applications open; this has been delayed whilst decisions about how recruitment will operate in light of the pandemic were confirmed. In advance of this an applicant guide will be published with an overview of the process; a news item will be published when this is available.


In the interim we can confirm the following:


  • As per previous years, applicants will apply to the UK as a whole initially and will later be able to rank their preferred programmes; being able to rank as many or as few programmes as they wish.
  • If applications exceed interview capacity, application self-assessment will be used as per previous rounds to shortlist.
  • Interviews will be all held online using Microsoft Teams. Once invitations are released, applicants will self-book onto their preferred slot based on the most convenient date available for them; it will only be necessary to attend one interview.
  • The exact format of the interview is being determined and will be published to the website; hopefully by the time applications open.