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
Banking on cooperation: testing evolutionary theories of human cooperation via microfinance loans Biosciences – MPhil/PhD (Funded) £14,777 Fri 16th Nov 2018 The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for a PhD studentship funded by the Royal Society to commence on 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 4 years full-time. The student would be based in Dr Shakti Lamba’s research group in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall.
Building a model of the HypothalamicPituitary-Gonadal (HPG) axis, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Mathematics studentship (Funded) Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Mon 3rd Dec 2018 BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
Molecular characterisation, modelling and prediction of organelle membrane dynamics in health and disease, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded) Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Mon 3rd Dec 2018 BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
Quantifying the evolution of antimicrobial resistance in mixed species communities, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded) Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Mon 3rd Dec 2018 BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
Role of the fungal cell wall in the interaction of plant pathogens with the host, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded) Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Mon 3rd Dec 2018 BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
Adapting to life in an increasingly acid world: understanding tolerance to acidic waters in populations of trout (Salmo trutta), NERC GW4+ DTP, PhD in Biosciences £14,777 per annum for 2018-19 Mon 7th Jan 2019 NERC GW4+ funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. For eligible students, the studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19.
China Scholarship Council and University of Exeter PhD Scholarship Full tuition fees and Living Allowance Mon 7th Jan 2019 The University of Exeter alongside the China Scholarship Council is pleased to offer fully funded studentship available for September 2019 entry.
How inspiring role models can hamper collective efforts to overcome gender inequality. Self-Funded PhD in Psychology This project is self-funded Mon 7th Jan 2019 The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is seeking applications for a self-funded PhD project in Psychology
PhD Studentships: Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health £19,919 per annum Mon 7th Jan 2019 The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £19,919 per annum for 2018-19.
The physical properties of a marine microbe, its virus, and their environment on the co-evolutionary dynamics, NERC GW4+ DTP, PhD in Physics and Astronomy £14,777 per annum for 2018-19 Mon 7th Jan 2019 NERC GW4+ funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. For eligible students, the studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19.
ESRC SWDTP +3 and 1+3 Studentships: Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM), for 2019 entry £14,777 per annum for 2018-19 Tue 29th Jan 2019 ESRC SWDTP funded studentships available for September 2019 entry. For eligible students, the studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19.
ESRC SWDTP +3 and 1+3 Studentships: Economic and Social History, for 2019 entry £14,777 per annum for 2018-19 Tue 29th Jan 2019 ESRC SWDTP funded studentships available for September 2019 entry. For eligible students, the studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19.
ESRC SWDTP +3 and 1+3 Studentships: Economics, for 2019 entry £14,777 per annum for 2018-19 Tue 29th Jan 2019 ESRC SWDTP funded studentships available for September 2019 entry. For eligible students, the studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19.
ESRC SWDTP +3 and 1+3 Studentships: Global Political Economy, for 2019 entry £14,777 per annum for 2018-19 Tue 29th Jan 2019 ESRC SWDTP funded studentships available for September 2019 entry. For eligible students, the studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19.
ESRC SWDTP +3 and 1+3 Studentships: Management and Business Studies, for 2019 entry £14,777 per annum for 2018-19 Tue 29th Jan 2019 ESRC SWDTP funded studentships available for September 2019 entry. For eligible students, the studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19.
Establishment and Discovery of Novel Ophthalmic Biomarkers in neurodegenerative conditions, Diabetes and Vascular Medicine – PhD (Funded) £14,777 Tue 12th Feb 2019 The University of Exeter’s College of Medicine and Health, in partnership with Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 3 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the College of Medicine and Health at the Wonford si
Sanctuary Scholarship Full tuition fee waiver plus annual living cost grant Fri 17th May 2019 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 and High Performance Programme up to £2000 plus additional support services & coaching Fri 31st May 2019 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.
Alumni scholarships for Doctoral-level study £750-£3,000 dependent on programme and fee status There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. A tuition fee discount is available to suitably qualified University of Exeter alumni starting a postgraduate research degree in the 2019/20 academic year.
University of Exeter Alumni Scholarship £750 - £3000 There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. A tuition fee discount for all University of Exeter alumni who start a postgraduate degree with us in September 2019.
Fulbright Scholarships: Postgraduate Student Awards Full tuition waiver for one year of Masters / PhD & living stipend Tue 1st Oct 2019 Our UK Partnership award with Fulbright is available for master's or doctoral students 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 (of £13,200 in 2019/20). We also accept scholars in receipt of Fulbright 'Open Awards' (also referred to as the All Disciplines Award).
US Department of Education - Federal Student Loan Variable Tue 30th Jun 2020 The federal government offers a number of financial aid programs, including these loans, to help pay for your education.
Marshall Scholarships for graduate study Varies Deadline passed
(Mon 1st Oct 2018)
Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.