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
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.
Causes and Effects of Abrupt Climate Change on Tropical Biodiversity - Geography - NERC GW4+ DTP PhD Studentship £14,553 per annum for 2017-18 Fri 11th May 2018 NERC GW4+ funded studentship available for September 2018 entry. For eligible students the award will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,553 per annum (2017/2018).
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.
Using caffeine and nitrate supplementation to augment adaptation to high intensity exercise training. Sport & Health Science PhD Studentship (Funded) Full tuition fees, stipend of £15,000 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £15,000 are available over the 3.5 year studentship Sat 26th May 2018 The QUEX Institute studentships are available for January 2019 entry. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend of £15,000 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £15,000 over the life of the studentship. The studentship funding is provided for up to 42 months (3.5 years)
How inspiring role models can hamper collective efforts to overcome gender inequality. Self-Funded PhD in Psychology This project is self-funded Sun 10th Jun 2018 This 3 year self-funded PhD in Psychology will be based at the University of Exeter Streatham campus.
Tackling food security with circular agri-food system design. Self-funded PhD in Business This project is self-funded Sun 10th Jun 2018 The University of Exeter Business School is seeking applications for a self-funded PhD project in Business.
The Paradox of Gender-Conscious Diversity Initiatives: How Accentuating Gender Differences May Perpetuate Workplace Gender Inequality. Self-funded PhD in Psychology This project is self-funded Sun 10th Jun 2018 This 3 year Psychology project will be based at the University of Exeter Streatham Campus
Fulbright Scholarships: Postgraduate Student Awards Varies Mon 1st Oct 2018 Fulbright US Student Postgraduate Student Awards can be applied to any master's or doctoral degree at any recognised UK university, as well as for independent research projects.
Marshall Scholarships for graduate study Varies Mon 1st Oct 2018 Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.
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.
COLFUTURO Scholarships Loan Programme £20,000 Deadline passed
(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.
Sports Scholarship and High Performance Programme up to £3000 plus additional support services & coaching Deadline passed
(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.
Economic uncertainty and the robust design of sustainable financial systems, Mathematics – PhD (Funded) £14,777 for 3.5 years Deadline passed
(Fri 6th Apr 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 September 2018 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 £14,553 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Mathematics in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Penry
Postgraduate Research Global Excellence Studentships - PhD (Funded) Full international fees plus research allowance and £14,777 annual stipend Deadline passed
(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 £14,777 pa) for up to 3 years