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
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 £15,609 per year. Mon 31st Jan 2022 EPSRC Funded studentships available for September 2022 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £15,609 per annum for 2021-22.
Supply Chain Analytics project, Business and Management and Computer Science – PhD (Funded) For eligible students the studentship will cover home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £16,909 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. Tue 1st Feb 2022 The University of Exeter’s Business School, in partnership with Vendigital, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £16,909 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the INDEX offices in London.
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 (£15,609 for 2021/22) Wed 2nd Feb 2022 UKRI Funded studentships available for Autumn 2022 entry. The studentship will provide funding of Home tuition fees and a stipend of £15,609 per annum for 2021-22.
TWICEASGOOD project (Twice as Hard, Half as Good? Women Candidates’ Experience of Sexism on the Campaign Trail, Politics -PhD (ERC Funded) UK or International rate tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate of £15,609 per year (2021/22 rate) Mon 7th Feb 2022 UK or International rate tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate of £15,609 per year (2021/22 rate)
Digitalisation for Facilitating Sustainable Manufacturing Practices in Industry: An Exploration of the Facets related to Design, Decision-Making and Management Practices UK rate tuition fees and a tax-free stipend of £20,422 per year. Mon 14th Feb 2022 The PhD is funded by the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and the Business School and the successful candidate is expected to commence the PhD by 31st March 2022. The studentship will be for a period of up to 3 years (36 months) of full-time study and will include a tax-free stipend of £20,422 per year and direct payment of full UK rate tuition fees. Additional funds are also available to support students research, development and conference attendance.
COLFUTURO Ayudar Joint Graduate Scholarship-Loan Programme - 2022 call Tuition fees and living stipend for a maximum of two years Mon 28th Feb 2022 COLFUTURO offers scholarship-loans to provide financial support to Colombian citizens to access high-quality Masters or Doctoral programs abroad. Recipients of Colfuturo funding who have applied to study a Masters degree at the University will be considered for the University's Ayudar Scholarship which provides an annual stipend in line with the UK Research Council recommendations c.£15,609 in 2021/22).
Canadian Centennial Scholarships Fund £5,000 Fri 11th Mar 2022 Awards for study for Canadian Students already pursuing full-time, multi-year postgraduate programmes in any field of study in the UK
University of Exeter Alumni Scholarship 2021/22 10% reduction in the first year tuition fee There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. A tuition fee discount for University of Exeter alumni who start a postgraduate degree with us in 2021/22
Sanctuary Scholarship Full tuition fee waiver plus annual living cost grant Fri 20th May 2022 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 Scheme up to £3,000 plus additional support services worth £3,500 Tue 31st May 2022 Sports scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding sporting ability who show evidence of achievement at international level in their chosen sport.
University of Exeter Alumni Scholarship 2022/23 10% reduction in the first year tuition fee There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. A tuition fee discount for University of Exeter alumni who start a postgraduate degree with us in 2022/23
University of Exeter Class of 2022 Progression Scholarship 10% reduction in the first year tuition fee There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. A tuition fee discount for current University of Exeter students completing a degree in 2022 and progressing directly to a standalone postgraduate programme with us in 2022/23
Fulbright Scholarships: Postgraduate Student Awards - 2022/23 competition Full tuition fee waiver for one year of Masters / PhD & living stipend Deadline passed
(Tue 12th Oct 2021)
Our UK Partnership award with Fulbright is available for Masters or Doctoral students who are USA or dual USA:UK citizens 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. We also accept scholars in receipt of Fulbright 'Open Awards' (also referred to as the All Disciplines Award).