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.

Scholarship/BursaryValueApplication deadlineSummary
Sanctuary ScholarshipFull tuition fee waiver plus annual living cost grant Tue 15th May 18 The Sanctuary Scholarship scheme enables individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able access student finance to study at the University of Exeter.
Digital Bystanders and the Future of Policing: towards a ‘Citizen Forensics’. Self-funded PhD in PsychologyThis project is self-funded Sun 10th Jun 18 The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is seeking applications for an self-funded 3-3.5 year PhD project in Psychology.
Anning Morgan Bursary£2,000 Wed 15th Aug 18 Available to any person resident in Cornwall and studying at the Penryn Campus during their graduate year. Students must be in receipt of an offer for 2018 entry in order to be considered.
Postgraduate Research Global Excellence Studentships - PhD (Funded)Full international fees plus research allowance and £14,777 annual stipend Deadline passed The University is offering a number of Postgraduate Research Global Excellence Studentships for Postgraduate Research to top students from around the world. The award pays international fees, a research allowance and stipend (currently £14,777 pa) for up to 3 years