Scholarships and funding for taught Masters and research programmes

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 therefore have £1 million in postgraduate scholarships available. We are offering every student a prompt payment discount worth £1,000 each. These 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 discount which applies to all students).

Specific scholarships are as follows:

Merit-based Scholarships

20 x £7,500 awards available for international applicants who achieve the equivalent of a UK first class Bachelor degree or Masters at 60% looking to study one of the following full-time Business School Masters programmes for 2020:

  • MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management,
  • MSc Accounting and Finance,
  • MSc Economics/Behavioural Economics/Econometrics,
  • MSc Financial Economics,
  • MSc Financial Technology,
  • MSc Business Analytics,
  • MSc Accounting and Tax,
  • MSc Finance and Investment,
  • MSc Finance and Marketing,
  • MSc Management,
  • MSc Marketing,
  • MSc Human Resource Management,
  • MSc International Tourism Management.

The scholarship is awarded as reduction in 2020 tuition fees, no cash alternative is available.

How to apply

There is no separate application required; scholarship recipients will be selected from eligible international fee offer holders on academic merit, based on the information you have supplied in your programme application. Awardees will be expected to demonstrate that they have achieved or are able to achieve the equivalent of a UK 1st class degree or Masters degree at 60%+

For full details please see our Funding Database.

20 x £5000 awards available for international applicants who achieve the equivalent of a UK upper second class Bachelor degree looking to study one of the following full-time Business School Masters programmes for 2020:

  • MSc Management
  • MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management
  • MSc Financial Technology (FinTech)
  • MSc Business Analytics
  • MSc Economics
  • MSc Economics and Econometrics
  • MSc Financial Economics
  • MSc Behavioural Economics and Finance

This award will be automatically allocated to outstanding applicants applying for the first time for 2020 entry (deferred offer holders or applicants applying for deferred entry are not eligible).

Closing date: 30 June 2020 

If you are offered a Postgraduate Global Excellence Scholarship you will receive an e-mail notification following receipt of your University offer. If successful, to accept the award you must make the University of Exeter offer your first choice by returning your deposit by the deadline identified in your offer letter.

How to apply 

For more information on country specific variants of the scholarships please see our Funding Database.

A limited number of full and partial tuition fee scholarships will be awarded to the most talented students who have had an application accepted to one of the Business School MSc programmes.

The scholarships are competitive and require you to have the equivalent of a 2:1 UK degree (or above) and an English language level of IELTS 7.0 with no section less than 6.0, or equivalent, if from a non-anglophone country. You will also need to submit an application form with a 1500 word essay on a topic dependent on your intended programme of study.

How to apply

Applications open on 1st September 2019 and the closing date for this scholarship is 31 March 2020

For full details on the application process please visit our Funding Database.

Two full fees scholarships are available to students who have applied and been offered a place on the MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management programme for September 2020 entry. These will be awarded to one International student and one student from the UK or European Union.

Entry requirements

This programme is open to budding entrepreneurs holding a 2:2 degree or above in a business or related subject. The scholarship requires you to have an English language level of IELTS 7.0 with no section less than 6.0, or equivalent, if from a non-anglophone country.

How to apply

The closing date for this scholarship is 30 April 2020.

For full details on the application process please visit our Funding Database

Five scholarships of £10,000 will be awarded to the most talented students from India who have had an application accepted to one of the Business School MSc programmes for September 2020.

The scholarships are competitive and require you to have the equivalent of a 2:1 UK degree (or above) and an English language level of IELTS 7.0 with no section less than 6.0, or equivalent, and submit an application form with a personal statement of up to 500 words outlining your academic interests, any prior relevant experience and reasons for choosing the University of Exeter and your programme of study.

Students must be graduates of a recognised university in, and be a resident of India. All scholarship awards are conditional on payment of the tuition fee deposit as specified in your offer letter and registration with the University of Exeter. You will need your Exeter student number to submit your application. 

How to apply

Scholarships are offered on a rolling basis but all applications must have been received by the 31st May 2020. Applicants will be notified of the outcome within one calendar month and by no later than 30 June 2020.

For full details please see our Funding Database website

Two full fees scholarships are available to students who have had an application accepted to one of the Business School MSc programmes for September 2020 entry. These will be awarded to an academically gifted candidate resident in the UK and 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.

How to apply

The closing date for this award is 30 June 2020.  Applicants will be notified of the outcome no later than the 31 July 2020.

For full details please see our Funding Database website.

MRes / PhD Scholarships

We are delighted to offer up to 10 fully funded PhD scholarships and annual bursaries for our MRes to PhD programmes. Students will study either our MRes Economics (two years) or MRes Management (one year) programmes and subject to meeting our PhD entry criteria, will then move to a full-time PhD programme in either Accounting, Economics, Finance or Management.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for funding to support your MRes to PhD you can fill out our funding application form via the links below. Please note, we will consider all MRes scholarship applicants for a place on the programme, whether or not their funding application is successful. Therefore a separate programme application is not required.

The closing date for these awards is CLOSED.  

We are delighted to offer up to four fully funded PhD scholarships and annual bursaries for our MRes to PhD programmes. Students will study either our MRes Economics (two years) or MRes Management (one year) programmes and subject to meeting our PhD entry criteria, will then move to a full-time PhD programme in either Accounting, Economics, Finance or Management. 

Alongside the MRes and PhD programmes, you will also be employed as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant in the Business School which will ensure that you graduate from the Business School as a highly skilled researcher and educator.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for funding to support your MRes to PhD you can fill out our funding application form via the links below. Please note, we will consider all MRes scholarship applicants for a place on the programme, whether or not their funding application is successful. Therefore a separate programme application is not required.

The closing date for these awards is CLOSED.  

Current Exeter students and alumni 

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 home/EU or international) to those enrolling on a Masters programme in September 2020.

Current Exeter students, alumni and Junior Year Abroad (JYA) students can also take advantage of a fast-track application process.

Please see our Masters funding page for more information.

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 £10,906 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.