Additional awards

The University offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries and you can find out more on the PhD Funding pages of the University’s website.

You can also use the searchable funding database to check which studentships and bursaries you may be eligible for.

Funding opportunities

We offer a generous range of funding opportunities to students. The following awards are currently available:

AwardValueApplication deadlineDescription
How inspiring role models can hamper collective efforts to overcome gender inequality. Self-Funded PhD in Psychology This project is self-funded Mon 24th Sep 2018 This 3 year self-funded PhD in Psychology will be based at the University of Exeter Streatham campus.
Social networks, performance and wellbeing, Management PhD (Self-Funded) This project is self funded Mon 24th Sep 2018 The University of Exeter Business School is seeking applications for a self-funded PhD project in Management.
The Paradox of Gender-Conscious Diversity Initiatives: How Accentuating Gender Differences May Perpetuate Workplace Gender Inequality. Self-funded PhD in Psychology This project is self-funded Mon 24th Sep 2018 This 3 year Psychology project will be based at the University of Exeter Streatham Campus
Fulbright Scholarships: Postgraduate Student Awards Varies Mon 1st Oct 2018 Fulbright US Student Postgraduate Student Awards can be applied to any master's or doctoral degree at any recognised UK university, as well as for independent research projects.
Marshall Scholarships for graduate study Varies Mon 1st Oct 2018 Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.
Science for management of the BIOT Marine Reserve: socio-economics of illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries, Biosciences – PhD (Funded) £ 14,553 for 3 years Deadline passed
(Wed 18th Oct 2017)
The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), and with funding from the Bertarelli Programme in Marine Science, is inviting applications for a PhD studentship, to commence in January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Global Education Program Scholarship Fully funded Deadline passed
(Sun 5th Nov 2017)
The Global Education Program (GEP) scholarship is provided by the Russian Government and covers Masters and PhD studies in science, engineering, medicine, education and management in social sphere.
BECAR (Argentina) Fully funded Deadline passed
(Thu 11th Jan 2018)
Postgraduate scholarships offered jointly by Bec.Ar/Universities UK, available for students of Argentinean nationality with a first degree of minimum 4 years. Priority areas are Science, Technology and Innovation. The recipient will be expected to return to Argentina on completion of their studies.
China Scholarship Council and University of Exeter PhD Scholarship Full tuition fees and Living Allowance Deadline passed
(Mon 29th Jan 2018)
The University of Exeter alongside the China Scholarship Council is pleased to offer fully funded studentship available for September 2018 entry.
Cancer Diagnostic Research: Health Economics and Primary Care Cancer Research - Medicine - PhD (Funded) 19,000 for 4 years Deadline passed
(Fri 9th Feb 2018)
he University of Exeter’s Medical School, in partnership with the Cancer Research UK-funded CanTest Collaborative is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.
COLFUTURO Scholarships Loan Programme £20,000 Deadline passed
(Wed 28th Feb 2018)
COLFUTURO offers scholarship-loans to provide financial support to Colombian citizens to access high-quality postgraduate study Masters or Doctoral programs abroad.
Sports Scholarship and High Performance Programme up to £3000 plus additional support services & coaching Deadline passed
(Sat 31st Mar 2018)
Sports scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding sporting ability who show evidence of achievement at international level in their chosen sport. We also encourage applications from students who have achieved at national or regional level for consideration onto our High Performance Programme.
Becas Chile (Conicyt) Fully funded Deadline passed
(Thu 10th May 2018)
Scholarships offered for studies in the UK, available for Chilean nationals (and others with permanent residence in Chile) in all areas except Management/MBA/Commercial Law and where the recipient will be expected to return to Chile on completion of their studies.
Sanctuary Scholarship Full tuition fee waiver plus annual living cost grant Deadline passed
(Tue 15th May 2018)
The Sanctuary Scholarship scheme enables individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able access student finance to study at the University of Exeter.
Bolashak Scholarship Full tuition fee waiver and living expenses Deadline passed
(Fri 31st Aug 2018)
Offered to Kazakh students by the Kazakhstan Ministry of Education across a range of subject areas for both postgraduate Taught and Research programmes. Award is conferred as monthly stipend in addition to the fee waiver.