Scholarships, funding and tuition fees

At the University of Exeter Business School we want to ensure we attract the very brightest minds and talent from all over the world, regardless of financial background. That’s why this year, we have over £500,000 worth of scholarships available to outstanding MBA candidates.

Our Better World Scholarships are awarded by the MBA Programme Director to students who can demonstrate outstanding academic merit or financial need and a commitment to the ethos of the programme. We have up to £500,000 worth of scholarships available. To be considered for a scholarship, all you need to do is apply for The Exeter MBA. If you are a suitable candidate, we’ll make you an offer. No complications. Please note these scholarships are awarded entirely at the discretion of the Business School.

A number of academic excellence scholarships are available for all applicants in possession of a good GMAT score, as follows.  Please note these scholarships are subject to availability:

  • Score of 600 - 649 awarded scholarship of £2,000 
  • Score of 650 - 700 awarded scholarship of £3,000
  • Score of 700 or over awarded scholarship of £6,000

The Colfuturo-Ayudar Scholarship is a joint award combining a Colfuturo loan/scholarship with an Exeter award funded by a generous donation to the University. It is intended to support the development of Colombian students who will use the expertise gained from the Exeter MBA to make a positive social, business and environmental impact. The award covers the full cost of international tuition fees plus a substantial subsistence allowance.

To apply for the Colfuturo-Ayudar Scholarship please make an application to the Exeter MBA allowing sufficient time (up to 2 weeks) to process your application, as all eligible applicants are invited to interview by Skype before any decision is made. Then you can submit your scholarship application to Colfuturo between 8th January - 28th February 2019.

To be eligible for funding you must:

  • Be from Colombia
  • Meet the Exeter MBA entry requirements and have a conditional offer of a place on the programme
  • Apply for the Colfuturo funding - applications open during the convocatoria period 8th January - 28th February 2019.  More information can be found here.

The Exeter MBA is pleased to be able to offer a bursary of GBP £5,000 (five thousand pounds), per year, from September 2015, for the next five years thanks to the Trevor and Dominica Yang Exeter MBA Bursary.

The Bursary will be available to candidates who can demonstrate: 

  1. ordinary residency from Hong Kong or mainland China; and
  2. financial need.

Preferential consideration will also be given to applicants with a specific interest in sustainability and sustainable business.  Applicants interested in being considered for this bursary should have an offer of a place on the Exeter MBA programme. 

Please complete a statement up to 750 words outlining why you should be considered for this award, including significant management, professional and/or sustainability achievements you would like us to take into consideration.  Please complete the online application form here.

The deadline for applications is 31st May 2019

Two full fees scholarships are available to students who have had an application accepted to one of the Business School MSc programmes or The Exeter MBA programme for September 2019 entry. These will be awarded to an academically gifted candidate resident in the UK and continental Europe, who would not be able to study without this financial assistance.

This scholarship is funded by donations from a Business School alumnus. 

The scholarship requires you to have an English language level of IELTS 7.0 with no section less than 6.0, or equivalent. For full details please see our Funding Database website.

How to apply

The closing date for this award is 30 June 2019.  Applicants will be notified of the outcome no later than the 31 July 2019.

Please note, you can apply for more than one scholarship, but if you are awarded more than one, the greater award will be given. A bursary can be awarded in addition to a scholarship.

Postgraduate loans

Postgraduate loans for up to £10,609 are also available to UK applicants

Tuition fees

Sept 2019 start

All students: £30,000

Full-time MBA students

Fees are to be paid either in full, at the start of the programme, or in two equal instalments.

  • 50% at the beginning of Term 1 (September)
  • 50% at the beginning of Term 2 (January)

Executive MBA students

Fee are to be paid either in full at the start of the programme, module by module, or annually. Please visit the payment deadlines and penalties for non payment to find out more.

Ex-armed forces and independent professionals

We offer special terms to former armed forces Officers and freelance consultants to facilitate their professional development and/or transition into their new career. Please contact the MBA Admissions team for more information.