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
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.
Social and Behavioural Life and Environmental Science Research PhD Studentships - EPSRC DTP Funded 3.5 year studentship: UK/EU tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate. Current rate of £14,777 per year. Mon 7th Jan 2019 EPSRC 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.
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.
Development of novel transgenic fluorescent biosensor bivalves (oyster and mussel) for detecting oxidative stress - PhD (Funded) 3.5 year studentship: UK/EU tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate. Current rate of £14,777 per year. Wed 30th Jan 2019 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 £14,777 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.
Postgraduate Research Global Excellence Scholarships - University of Exeter Business School - PhD 1 x International Tuition fee waiver. For the successful applicant, this award will be recurrent for 3 years. Mon 4th Mar 2019 The University of Exeter Business School is offering a Global Excellence Tuition Fee scholarship for International students of outstanding academic quality applying to study a PhD programme, starting in September 2019.
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.
Cornwall Heritage Trust Scholarship £1000 Thu 15th Aug 2019 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.
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.