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
Science for management of the BIOT Marine Reserve: socio-economics of illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries, Biosciences – PhD (Funded) £ 14,553 for 3 years 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 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 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.
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.
Global Excellence Scholarship Up to £5,000 There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. Up to £5,000 dedicated to international students of outstanding academic quality applying to programmes starting in autumn 2018.
Sports Scholarship and High Performance Programme up to £3000 plus additional support services & coaching Deadline passed
(Fri 31st Mar 2017)
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.
International Summer School High Achieving Student Award 500 There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. An opportunity for international students with a GPA equivalent of 3.5 and above to receive scholarship funding towards a course of their choice during the International Summer School
Can productive agriculture also enhance natural capital? Exploring catchment scale approaches to progressive land management, Geography (Physical) – PhD (Funded) £14,553 Deadline passed
(Mon 3rd Jul 2017)
This award provides annual funding to cover UK/EU tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay UK/EU tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £14,553 per year tax-free stipend. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend.
Cornwall Heritage Trust Scholarship £1000 Deadline passed
(Sat 15th Jul 2017)
A one year award of up to £1000 for one or more postgraduate students producing dissertations/theses centred on an aspect of Cornwall's heritage who will be registered for the coming academic year.
EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials: Matched impedance high index materials for antennas 4-year studentship: UK/EU students, includes tuition fees and an annual enhanced stipend (£16,553 for 2017-18) Deadline passed
(Mon 31st Jul 2017)
The studentship is part of the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2). Its aim is to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia.
Banking on cooperation: testing evolutionary theories of human cooperation via microfinance loans £14,553 Deadline passed
(Sun 27th Aug 2017)
This award provides annual funding to cover UK/EU tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay UK/EU tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £14,553 per year tax-free stipend. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend. The studentship will be awarded on the basis of merit for 4 years of full-time study to commence in Fe
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 2017.