Funding for research degree programmes

There are a variety of ways you can help fund your postgraduate studies at the University of Exeter. These web pages provide information about funding opportunities available within your our College. You are also encouraged to visit the University’s Funding website which includes helpful information about funding and a funding database providing details of all funding opportunities offered by the University.

Support for funding bids

The Graduate Research School can provide advice and support if you need help in applying for funding. Please contact us for more information.

Funding awards

AwardValueApplication deadlineDescription
The Organisational Dynamics of Energy Demand Reduction: Working with Local Authorities - Geography - EPSRC DTP funded PhD Studentship 3.5 year studentship: UK/EU tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate. Current rate of £14,553 per year. Wed 10th Jan 2018 EPSRC Funded studentship available for September 2018 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,553 per annum for 2017-18.
South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership AHRC PhD Studentships £14,553 plus UK/EU tuition fees for eligible students Thu 11th Jan 2018 £14,553 plus UK/EU tuition fees for eligible student
China Scholarship Council and University of Exeter PhD Scholarship Full tuition fees and Living Allowance Mon 29th Jan 2018 The University of Exeter alongside the China Scholarship Council is pleased to offer fully funded studentship available for September 2018 entry.
ESRC SWDTP +3 and 1+3 Studentships - Arab and Islamic Studies/ Area Studies £14,553 stipend per annum plus tuition fees at current Research Council rate for eligible UK/EU candidates Tue 30th Jan 2018 The University of Exeter is pleased to be offering ESRC funded 1+3 or +3 studentships as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership for entry in 2018-19. Within the SWDTP, the College of Social Sciences and International Studies is currently inviting applications for ESRC-facing research in the disciplines of: • Arab and Islamic Studies • Education • Law • Politics • Sociology
ESRC SWDTP +3 and 1+3 Studentships - Education £14,553 stipend per annum plus tuition fees at current Research Council rate for eligible UK/EU candidate Tue 30th Jan 2018 The University of Exeter is pleased to be offering ESRC funded 1+3 or +3 studentships as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership for entry in 2018-19. Within the SWDTP, the College of Social Sciences and International Studies is currently inviting applications for ESRC-facing research in the disciplines of: • Arab and Islamic Studies • Education • Law • Politics • Sociology
ESRC SWDTP +3 and 1+3 Studentships - Law/ Socio-Legal Studies £14,553 stipend per annum plus tuition fees at current Research Council rate for eligible UK/EU candidates Tue 30th Jan 2018 The University of Exeter is pleased to be offering ESRC funded 1+3 or +3 studentships as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership for entry in 2018-19. Within the SWDTP, the College of Social Sciences and International Studies is currently inviting applications for ESRC-facing research in the disciplines of: • Arab and Islamic Studies • Education • Law • Politics • Sociology
ESRC SWDTP +3 and 1+3 Studentships - Politics £14,553 stipend per annum plus tuition fees at current Research Council rate for eligible UK/EU candidates Tue 30th Jan 2018 The University of Exeter is pleased to be offering ESRC funded 1+3 or +3 studentships as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership for entry in 2018-19. Within the SWDTP, the College of Social Sciences and International Studies is currently inviting applications for ESRC-facing research in the disciplines of: • Arab and Islamic Studies • Education • Law • Politics • Sociology
ESRC SWDTP +3 and 1+3 Studentships - Sociology £14,553 stipend per annum plus tuition fees at current Research Council rate for eligible UK/EU candidates Tue 30th Jan 2018 The University of Exeter is pleased to be offering ESRC funded 1+3 or +3 studentships as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership for entry in 2018-19. Within the SWDTP, the College of Social Sciences and International Studies is currently inviting applications for ESRC-facing research in the disciplines of: • Arab and Islamic Studies • Education • Law
ESRC SWDTP +3 and 1+3 Studentships in Advanced Quantitative Methods (AQM) £14,553 per annum plus tutition fees for eligible students Tue 30th Jan 2018 The College of Social Sciences and International Studies is pleased to be offering ESRC funded 1+3 or +3 studentships as part of the interdisciplinary pathways of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership for entry in 2018-19. Your proposed research must be interdisciplinary with supervisors from two different disciplines at two different SWDTP partner Universities. For eligible students the full time studentship will cover fees and an annual Research Council stipend of approximately £14,553.
ESRC SWDTP +3 and 1+3 Studentships in Security, Conflict and Human Rights £14,553 per annum plus UK/EU tutition fees for eligible students Tue 30th Jan 2018 The College of Social Sciences and International Studies is pleased to be offering ESRC funded 1+3 or +3 studentships as part of the interdisciplinary pathways of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership for entry in 2018-19. Your proposed research must be interdisciplinary with supervisors from two different disciplines at two different SWDTP partner Universities. For eligible UK/EU students the full time studentship will cover fees and an annual Research Council stipend of approximately £14,553
ESRC SWDTP +3 and 1+3 Studentships: Sustainable Futures £14,553 plus UK/EU tuition fees for eligible students Tue 30th Jan 2018 The University of Exeter is pleased to be offering ESRC funded 1+3 or +3 studentships as part of the South West Doctoral Training Partnership (SWDTP) for entry in 2018-18. Within the SWDTP, the College of Life and Environmental Sciences is currently inviting applications for ESRC-facing research in the discipline of Sustainable Futures.For eligible UK/EU students the full time studentship will cover fees and an annual Research Council stipend of at least £14,553 (2017-18 rate) for up to three years (+3
Disease Management and the Biosocial Communities of the Livestock Farm - Medical Sciences, PhD (MRC Funded) Full payment of tuition fees to the value of £4,195 per annum. A maintenance stipend of £14,553 per annum. Wed 31st Jan 2018 Full payment of tuition fees to the value of £4,195 per annum. A maintenance stipend of £14,553 per annum.
Wellcome Trust Health and Wellbeing Studentships - PhD (Funded) Year 1: £19,919; Year 2: £21,542; Year 3: £23,298 Wed 31st Jan 2018 Year 1: £19,919; Year 2: £21,542; Year 3: £23,298 (2017/2018 rates)
University of Exeter Business School Bateman Family Trust Studentship: Corporate Governance and Stewardship Annual maintenance of £14,553 at 2017-18 rate, plus UK, EU tuition fees for three years Wed 28th Feb 2018 The Exeter Centre for Leadership (ExCL), University of Exeter Business School, has a strong history of leadership and is embarking on an exciting new chapter of growth. ExCL is globally recognised for world-class research and evidence-based insights guiding the leaders of tomorrow. Our specialist areas include Relational Leadership; Leading Change; Governance & Leadership Structures; and Women in Leadership. The Business School holds accreditation from AMBA and EQUIS.
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.