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
The Jonathan Young Scholarship Up to £1,000 Fri 28th Oct 2016 A maximum of £1000, awarded to one or more students, to finance travel in support of studies or research during the academic year 2016/17, excluding normal travel to and from the University.
University of Exeter Business School Studentship: Democratic participation in research and innovation ‘grand challenges’: exploring the goals, dynamics and governance of participation in the innovation of assisted living technologies The full time studentship will cover UK/EU fees and an annual stipend of approximately £14,057 (2015/2016 rate) for up to three years Deadline passed
(Thu 4th Feb 2016)
'Democratic participation in research and innovation ‘grand challenges’: exploring the goals, dynamics and governance of participation in the innovation of assisted living technologies' About the award Applications are invited for a fully funded 3 year PhD studentship linked to the Norwegian Research Council funded ‘Assisted Living ‘ project (https://hioaresponsibleinnovation.wordpress.com/projects/the-assisted-living-project/) , with an anticipated start date between March and October 201
EPSRC DTP studentship: Energy System Change and Energy Storage £14,057 per annum plus UK/EU fees for eligible students (2015-16 rates) Deadline passed
(Mon 15th Feb 2016)
Professor Catherine Mitchell, Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences Dr Bridget Woodman, Geography, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
EPSRC DTP studentship: Markets for Future Power Networks £14,057 per annum plus UK/EU fees for eligible students (2015-16 rates) Deadline passed
(Mon 15th Feb 2016)
Professor Catherine Mitchell, Geography, College of Life and Environmental Sciences Dr Bridget Woodman, Geography, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Sports Scholarship up to £2000 plus additional support services & coaching Deadline passed
(Thu 31st Mar 2016)
For students of outstanding sporting ability who show evidence of achievement at international level in their chosen sport.
Fully-Funded Studentship in the Quantitative Analysis of the Environment-Energy Nexus £14,057 plus tuition fees Deadline passed
(Fri 6th May 2016)
PhD Studentship in the Optimal Spatial Design of Policies with Environmental Impacts
Commonwealth Scholarships for PhD and split-site PhD study Tuition fees plus living and other allowances for up to 36 months Deadline passed
(Mon 27th Jun 2016)
The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship schemes for international study in the world. The University of Exeter is one of a number of prestigious UK universities who part-fund these scholarships to attract talented Commonwealth PhD students to the UK.
Cornwall Heritage Trust Scholarship £1000 Deadline passed
(Thu 30th Jun 2016)
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.
Disinvestment and Death Spirals – governance issues for future energy systems The studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of £14,296 for 3.5 years. Deadline passed
(Thu 21st Jul 2016)
The Energy Policy Group (EPG) at the University of Exeter has a fully funded 3.5 year PhD which is part of the Innovation and Governance for Future Energy Systems (IGov2). This is an extension of a 4 year Innovation and Governance for a Sustainable, Secure and Affordable Energy System project (IGov, www.exeter.ac.uk/igov). The studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of £14,296 for 3.5 years. The student would be based in the EPG in the College of Life and Environmental Sc
The Cultural Evolution of Social Hierarchy: An Experimental Investigation For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of £14,296 for 3 years. Deadline passed
(Wed 31st Aug 2016)
The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust to commence in January 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of £14,296 for 3 years.The student would be based in the Human Biological and Cultural Evolution Group, Department of Biosciences at the Cornwall Campus in Falmouth.
Engineering PhD Studentship in Water and Environmental Systems: Investigation of cascading effects and feedbacks between hazards in cities 3 year studentship: UK/EU tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate of £14,296 per year Deadline passed
(Wed 21st Sep 2016)
This PhD is a part of the H2020 project RESCCUE - Resilience to cope with Climate Change in Urban areas (www.resccue.eu).