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
Aligning CRISPR-Cas9 gene drives with sustainable agriculture, Sustainable Futures – MPhil/PhD (Funded) £14,777 for 3 years Thu 22nd Feb 2018 This studentship is offered as part of a call between SWBio DTP (BBSRC) and SWDTP (ESRC) for a competition-funded studentship to commence in September 2018.
Climate, disease, and the international coffee market , Sustainable Futures – MPhil/PhD (Funded) £14,777 for 3 years Thu 22nd Feb 2018 This studentship is offered as part of a call between SWBio DTP (BBSRC) and SWDTP (ESRC) for a competition-funded studentship to commence in September 2018.
Executive control and investment decisions: an ecological perspective on planning for the future, Psychology – MPhil/PhD (Funded) £14,777 Thu 22nd Feb 2018 This studentship is offered as part of a call between SWBio DTP (BBSRC) and SWDTP (ESRC) for a competition-funded studentship to commence in September 2018.
COLFUTURO Scholarships Loan Programme £20,000 Wed 28th Feb 2018 COLFUTURO offers scholarship-loans to provide financial support to Colombian citizens to access high-quality postgraduate study Masters or Doctoral programs abroad.
University of Exeter Business School Bateman Family Trust Studentship: Corporate Governance and Stewardship Annual maintenance of £14,553 at 2017-18 rate, plus UK, EU tuition fees for three years Wed 28th Feb 2018 The Exeter Centre for Leadership (ExCL), University of Exeter Business School, has a strong history of leadership and is embarking on an exciting new chapter of growth. ExCL is globally recognised for world-class research and evidence-based insights guiding the leaders of tomorrow. Our specialist areas include Relational Leadership; Leading Change; Governance & Leadership Structures; and Women in Leadership. The Business School holds accreditation from AMBA and EQUIS.
Digital technologies and business model innovations for the circular economy, Engineering Management – PhD 14777 for 3.5 yrs Thu 22nd Mar 2018 The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in Sep 2018 or or as soon as possible thereafter.
Sports Scholarship and High Performance Programme up to £3000 plus additional support services & coaching Sat 31st Mar 2018 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.
Postgraduate Research Global Excellence Studentships - PhD (Funded) Full international fees plus research allowance and £14,553 annual stipend Mon 16th Apr 2018 The University is offering a number of Postgraduate Research Global Excellence Studentships for Postgraduate Research to top students from around the world. The award pays international fees, a research allowance and stipend (currently £14,553 pa) for up to 3 years
The Bob and Sandy Jessett PhD Studentship For eligible UK/EU students, this full time scholarship will cover fees and an annual stipend of at £14,553 for up to three years Mon 16th Apr 2018 For eligible UK/EU students, this full time scholarship will cover fees and an annual stipend of at £14,553 (current research council rate) for up to three years (36 months).
Becas Chile (Conicyt) Fully funded Thu 10th May 2018 Scholarships offered for studies in the UK, available for Chilean nationals (and others with permanent residence in Chile) in all areas except Management/MBA/Commercial Law and where the recipient will be expected to return to Chile on completion of their studies.
Sanctuary Scholarship Full tuition fee waiver plus annual living cost grant Tue 15th May 2018 The Sanctuary Scholarship scheme enables individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able access student finance to study at the University of Exeter.
Science for management of the BIOT Marine Reserve: socio-economics of illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries, Biosciences – PhD (Funded) £ 14,553 for 3 years Deadline passed
(Wed 18th Oct 2017)
The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), and with funding from the Bertarelli Programme in Marine Science, is inviting applications for a PhD studentship, to commence in January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Global Education Program Scholarship Fully funded Deadline passed
(Sun 5th Nov 2017)
The Global Education Program (GEP) scholarship is provided by the Russian Government and covers Masters and PhD studies in science, engineering, medicine, education and management in social sphere.
BECAR (Argentina) Fully funded Deadline passed
(Thu 11th Jan 2018)
Postgraduate scholarships offered jointly by Bec.Ar/Universities UK, available for students of Argentinean nationality with a first degree of minimum 4 years. Priority areas are Science, Technology and Innovation. The recipient will be expected to return to Argentina on completion of their studies.
Cancer Diagnostic Research: Health Economics and Primary Care Cancer Research - Medicine - PhD (Funded) 19,000 for 4 years Deadline passed
(Fri 9th Feb 2018)
he University of Exeter’s Medical School, in partnership with the Cancer Research UK-funded CanTest Collaborative is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in April 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.