Scholarships and funding for taught Masters and research programmes

Scholarships

Scholarships

At the University of Exeter Business School, we want to ensure studying for a Masters remains accessible to the brightest minds of the future, regardless of financial background.

We provide £1 million in postgraduate scholarships. Our prompt payment award is worth £1000 towards the cost of your tuition fees. This will be automatically awarded to students who confirm their place within the deposit deadline outlined in their offer letter.

Scholarships are not awarded in conjunction with other scholarships – in the event of you being eligible for more than one award the greater award will be given (this does not include the prompt payment award which applies to all students).

Specific scholarships for September 2021 are as follows:

Scholarships and Awards

A range of full, £10,000 and £5,000 scholarships are on offer in the following subject areas:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • Business and Management

You can apply for one of these scholarships if you:

  • are classified as an International student for fees purposes (including any EU students required to pay International fees); and
  • already hold an offer for an eligible full-time Postgraduate taught degree at the University of Exeter Business School, commencing in September 2021.

All full-time Postgraduate taught degrees in the above areas are eligible, except the following:

  • Ineligible Postgraduate taught programmes – Exeter MBA, MRES programmes and Postgraduate Diplomas.

Closing date: 23rd April 2021. The closing date for applications has now passed.

For more information please see our Funding Database.

Two scholarships of £12500 are available to students who have had an application accepted to one of the Business School MSc programmes for September 2021 entry. These will be awarded to two academically gifted and talented candidates resident in the UK or continental Europe, who would not be able to study without this financial assistance.

This scholarship is funded by donations from a Business School alumnus.

The scholarship requires you to have an English language level of IELTS 7.0 with no section less than 6.0, or equivalent. You will need to provide evidence of funding received during your undergraduate degree.

How to apply
This scholarship is now closed for new applications. The closing date for this award was 30 June 2021 and students will be informed of the outcome by 31 July 2021.

One scholarship of £20,000 is available to students who have had an application accepted to one of the Business School MSc programmes for September 2021 entry. This will be awarded to an academically gifted and talented candidate resident in the UK, who would not be able to study without this financial assistance.

This scholarship is funded by donations from a Business School alumnus. You will need to provide evidence of funding received during your undergraduate degree. 

*Please note Offer holders on MRES programmes or the Exeter MBA are not eligible for this award*

How to apply

This scholarship is now closed for new applications. The closing date for this award was 30 June 2021 and students will be informed of the outcome by 31 July 2021.

To support you through the challenges of the global pandemic, we are pleased to offer international students beginning a standalone postgraduate taught Masters degree (eg MSc, MBA) with the University of Exeter Business School a Future Leaders Award of £2,000 towards the cost of their tuition fees.

The Future Leaders Award is available to international students for all standalone postgraduate taught programmes in the Business School excluding Degree Apprenticeship courses and those delivered by a partner business or other institution.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, you must be classified as an international student for fees purposes (including any EU students required to pay International fees), wholly or partly self-funded, meet the entry requirements for your chosen programme and enrol on this programme in 2021/22. If you hold a conditional offer, you must meet the conditions of your offer by the time you enrol.

There is no need to apply - a separate application is not required. The award will be automatically applied to eligible postgraduate applicants enrolling for study beginning in the 2021/22 academic year.

For more information and to read the full Terms and Conditions for this scholarship please see our Funding Database.

Please note this award is not recurrent for subsequent years of study. It can be held together with a Prompt Payment Reward and with a Global Excellence £5,000 or £10,000 award or an MBA award. 

If you are yet to apply for your chosen University of Exeter Business School programme then please visit our postgraduate study pages where you will find links to our online programme application system.

In recognition of the outstanding contribution our students and alumni make to the university we are pleased to offer Progression Awards of 10% off the full-tuition fee (whether UK or International) to those enrolling on a Masters programme in September 2021.

Current Exeter students, alumni and Inbound Study Abroad students can also take advantage of a fast-track application process.

Please see the University’s Class of 2021 progression Scholarship page for more details.

This award is not recurrent for postgraduate research students.

Additional funding opportunities

The University offers a wide range of scholarships and bursaries and you can find out more on the masters funding pages of the University’s website.

You can also use the funding search to check which studentships and bursaries you may be eligible for.

Postgraduate loans of up to £11,222 are now available. Find out more about whether you are eligible and how you can apply by visiting our postgraduate loans scheme pages.

Scholarships are not awarded in conjunction with other scholarships - in the event of you being eligible for more than one award the greater award will be given.