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
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) 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 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.
Diamond Jubilee Scholarship Up to 4 years – Home/EU fees Deadline passed
(Sun 15th Jan 2017)
The University is offering the Diamond Jubilee Scholarships to support a high quality Home/EU student to undertake a PhD or doctoral study at Exeter. The award pays the full Home/EU fees for up to 4 years.
Exeter International Excellence Scholarship for Postgraduate Research Full international fees plus research allowance and £14,296 annual stipend Deadline passed
(Sun 15th Jan 2017)
The University is offering 20 Exeter International Excellence Scholarships for Postgraduate Research to top students from around the world. The award pays international fees, a research allowance and stipend (currently £14,296 pa) for up to 3.5 years.
ESRC SWDTC +3 and 1+3 Studentships in Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) 14,296 per annum plus tutition fees for eligible students Deadline passed
(Thu 2nd Feb 2017)
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 2017-18. Your proposed research must be interdisciplinary with supervisors from two different disciplines at two different SWDTC partner Universities. For eligible students the full time studentship will cover fees and an annual Research Council stipend of approximately £14,296.
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.
Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Postgraduate Research Home/EU - Full tuition fees, stipend and research allowance. International - full fees plus research allowance Deadline passed
(Tue 2nd May 2017)
22 fully funded scholarships are available to current University of Exeter students progressing to postgraduate research programmes in 2017.
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
ESRC South West Doctoral Training Partnerships (SWDTP) +3 and 1+3 Industrial Strategy Studentships £14,533 for the 2017/18 academic year plus UK/EU tuition fees Deadline passed
(Thu 1st Jun 2017)
The University of Exeter is pleased to be offering ESRC Industrial Strategy Studentships funded 1+3 or +3 studentships as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership for entry in 2017-18. Within the SWDTP, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences, the College of Social Sciences and International Studies, the Business School, and the College of Humanities are currently inviting applications for ESRC-facing research which directly address one of the 8 challenge areas identified in the Indus
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.