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
Marshall Scholarships for graduate study 2022 Varies Thu 30th Sep 2021 Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.
Fulbright Scholarships: Postgraduate Student Awards - 2022/23 competition Full tuition fee waiver for one year of Masters / PhD & living stipend Tue 12th Oct 2021 Our UK Partnership award with Fulbright is available for Masters or Doctoral students who are USA or dual USA:UK citizens wishing to study at the University. The award takes the form of a tuition fee waiver for the first year of graduate study (either Masters or PhD) and a living stipend. We also accept scholars in receipt of Fulbright 'Open Awards' (also referred to as the All Disciplines Award).
South West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership AHRC PhD Studentship UK tuition fees for eligible students and a maintenance grant of £15,285 (2020/21) Deadline passed
(Mon 25th Jan 2021)
UK tuition fees for eligible students and a maintenance grant of £15,285 (2020/21)
Sanctuary Scholarship Full tuition fee waiver plus annual living cost grant Deadline passed
(Fri 21st May 2021)
The Sanctuary Scholarship scheme enables individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able access student finance to study at the University of Exeter.
Sports Scholarship Scheme up to £3,000 plus additional support services worth £3,500 Deadline passed
(Mon 31st May 2021)
Sports scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding sporting ability who show evidence of achievement at international level in their chosen sport.
2021/22 Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships (low and middle income countries) Visiting scholar tuition fee, approved fares, and personal maintenance Deadline passed
(Fri 13th Aug 2021)
Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.
UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Environmental Intelligence: Data Science & AI for Sustainable Futures UK/EU tuition fees together with a yearly stipend at UKRI rates (£15,609 for 2021/22) Deadline passed
(Sun 29th Aug 2021)
UKRI Funded studentships available for Autumn 2021 entry. The studentship will provide funding of Home tuition fees and a stipend of £15,609 per annum for 2021-22.
University of Exeter Alumni Scholarship 2021/22 10% reduction in the first year tuition fee There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. A tuition fee discount for University of Exeter alumni who start a postgraduate degree with us in 2021/22
University of Exeter Class of 2021 Progression Scholarship 10% reduction in the first year tuition fee There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. A tuition fee discount for current University of Exeter students completing a degree in 2021 and progressing directly to a standalone postgraduate programme with us in 2021/22