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
Cancer Diagnostic Research: Health Economics and Primary Care Cancer Research - Medicine - PhD (Funded) 19,000 for 4 years Sat 23rd Dec 2017 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.
Systemic Innovation for Circular Economy Buildings and Construction - Exeter Business School- EPSRC DTP funded PhD Studentship 3.5 year studentship: UK/EU tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate. Current rate of £14,553 per year. Wed 10th Jan 2018 EPSRC Funded studentship available for September 2018 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,553 per annum for 2017-18.
BECAR (Argentina) Fully funded 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 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.
ESRC SWDTP +3 and 1+3 Studentships in Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) £14,553 per annum plus tutition fees for eligible students Tue 30th Jan 2018 The College of Social Sciences and International Studies is pleased to be offering ESRC funded 1+3 or +3 studentships as part of the interdisciplinary pathways of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership for entry in 2018-19. Your proposed research must be interdisciplinary with supervisors from two different disciplines at two different SWDTP partner Universities. For eligible students the full time studentship will cover fees and an annual Research Council stipend of approximately £14,553.
COLFUTURO Scholarships Loan Programme £20,000 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.
University of Exeter Business School Bateman Family Trust Studentship: Corporate Governance and Stewardship Annual maintenance of £14,553 at 2017-18 rate, plus UK, EU tuition fees for three years Wed 28th Feb 2018 The Exeter Centre for Leadership (ExCL), University of Exeter Business School, has a strong history of leadership and is embarking on an exciting new chapter of growth. ExCL is globally recognised for world-class research and evidence-based insights guiding the leaders of tomorrow. Our specialist areas include Relational Leadership; Leading Change; Governance & Leadership Structures; and Women in Leadership. The Business School holds accreditation from AMBA and EQUIS.
Sports Scholarship and High Performance Programme up to £3000 plus additional support services & coaching 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 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 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.
University of Exeter Progression Scholarship £1000 There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. A £1000 tuition fee discount for all University of Exeter students who progress directly from an undergraduate degree to a postgraduate degree in September 2018.
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.