PhD Studentships

Exeter is a centre for world-leading research across the Social Sciences. Our departments are consistently placed at the top of national and international rankings.

Exeter offers PhD students exceptional support:

  • A teamed approach to supervision combining research expertise from across our disciplines and access to a personal research mentor
  • A dedicated Graduate Research School, a single point-of-contact for all programme and practical needs
  • A framework of research and career development opportunities across the University and through our network of partners
  • A well-established postgraduate research culture including annual conferences and journal publications
  • Funding opportunities for individual research needs

Applicants may apply to any awards for which you are eligible and which fit your personal research interests. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us.

More funding may be available, search our funding database.

AwardValueApplication deadlineDescription
Banking on cooperation: testing evolutionary theories of human cooperation via microfinance loans Biosciences – MPhil/PhD (Funded) £14,777 Fri 16th Nov 2018 The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for a PhD studentship funded by the Royal Society to commence on 1 January 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 at least £14,777 for 4 years full-time. The student would be based in Dr Shakti Lamba’s research group in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall.
Building a model of the HypothalamicPituitary-Gonadal (HPG) axis, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Mathematics studentship (Funded) Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Mon 3rd Dec 2018 BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
Molecular characterisation, modelling and prediction of organelle membrane dynamics in health and disease, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded) Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Mon 3rd Dec 2018 BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
Quantifying the evolution of antimicrobial resistance in mixed species communities, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded) Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Mon 3rd Dec 2018 BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
Role of the fungal cell wall in the interaction of plant pathogens with the host, BBSRC SWBio, PhD in Biosciences studentship (Funded) Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £14,777 per year for 2018-19 Mon 3rd Dec 2018 BBSRC SWBio DTP funded studentship available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £14,777 per annum for 2018-19, on a full time basis.
China Scholarship Council and University of Exeter PhD Scholarship Full tuition fees and Living Allowance Mon 7th Jan 2019 The University of Exeter alongside the China Scholarship Council is pleased to offer fully funded studentship available for September 2019 entry.
Alumni scholarships for Doctoral-level study £750-£3,000 dependent on programme and fee status There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. A tuition fee discount is available to suitably qualified University of Exeter graduates 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.
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.
Fulbright Scholarships: Postgraduate Student Awards Varies Deadline passed
(Tue 9th Oct 2018)
Fulbright US Student Postgraduate Student Awards can be applied to any master's or doctoral degree at any recognised UK university, as well as for independent research projects.