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
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.
Improving the diagnosis of cow’s milk protein allergy in children. Self funded Medical Studies PhD. This project is self funded Mon 3rd Jun 2019 Prescription data suggest cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) may be mis-/over-diagnosed in children. This self funded PhD project will investigate the accuracy, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of symptom awareness tools and diagnostic tests for CMPA.
The financial impact of cancer diagnosis to individuals’ and their families, PhD Medical Studies, Self-Funded This project is self-funded Mon 3rd Jun 2019 Self-funded PhD opportunity in Medical Studies.
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 Mon 3rd Jun 2019 This self funded project examines whether diversity initiatives highlighting gender differences may paradoxically justify gender stereotypes and hurt women’s underrepresentation in traditionally male domains (e.g., leadership, science, tech, engineering, and math)
Digital technologies and business model innovation for the circular economy, Engineering Management – PhD (Funded) £15,009 Thu 20th Jun 2019 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 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time study. The student would be based in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.
Development and application of novel methodology for spiropyran synthesis, Organic Chemistry – Masters by Research (Part-funded) £10,000 for 1 year full-time, or pro rata for part-time study Sun 30th Jun 2019 The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for a part-funded Masters by Research studentship to commence in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of £10,000 for 1 year full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Biosciences in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.
MRes Management - PhD Pathway The scholarship is for a max of 4 years, includes: MRes (Year 1): Full tuition fees at UK/EU or INT fee rate an annual bursary equivalent to the UKRI stipend rate – £15,009 for 2019/20 PhD (Years 2 to 4) Full tuition fees at UK/EU or INT fee rate. Mon 1st Jul 2019 The MRes Management (PhD pathway) provides an opportunity to undertake a research preparation Masters before progression to the PhD in Management. Your initial scholarship will apply to the MRes stage (Year 1). On successful completion of the MRes and submission and acceptance of a suitable research proposal and the availability of appropriate supervision, you will move on to the PhD programme for which you will receive funding (years 2-4).
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 Sun 15th Sep 2019 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.
How inspiring role models can hamper collective efforts to overcome gender inequality. Self-Funded PhD in Psychology This project is self-funded Deadline passed
(Mon 7th Jan 2019)
The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is seeking applications for a self-funded PhD project in Psychology
FashionForest Scholarship 10,000 DKK (approx. £1,175 GBP) Deadline passed
(Fri 1st Mar 2019)
The FashionForest scholarship is awarded yearly to one or more researchers, students and former students at Danish and foreign educational institutions who are in need of support for a theoretical or practical project in connection to an educational purpose.
UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Environmental Intelligence: Data Science & AI for Sustainable Futures UK/EU tuition fees together with a yearly stipend at UKRI rates (£15,009 for 2019/20) Deadline passed
(Sun 31st Mar 2019)
UKRI Funded studentships available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of Home/EU tuition fees and a stipend of £15,009 per annum for 2019-20.
Becas Chile (Conicyt) Fully funded Deadline passed
(Wed 8th May 2019)
Postgraduate 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 Deadline passed
(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.