Thinking of applying to the HSST?

Last Updated: 17th September 2020

The Higher Specialist Scientist Training (HSST) programme is a bespoke five-year workplace-based training programme supported by a Doctoral level academic award. Are you thinking of applying? If so, this guidance is for you and will answer all the common questions for applications.

How is the programme financed?

How much will I be paid during the HSST training?

Employers will set the salary for both the direct entry and in service posts that they are providing. Employers will also attract a training allocation of £13,000 per year for each Clinical Scientist in a HEE Local Team commissioned HSST post. This funding will be used by employers to cover the costs of the doctoral training programme and other training costs.

Do I have to contribute to the academic tuition fees?

No; the tuition fees for the academic part of the programme are fully funded.