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PhD opportunities

Postgraduate research funding opportunities are highlighted below. Each award title links through to further information on the research project, eligibility criteria and how to apply.

The Funding website has a searchable database which enables you to identify all funding for which you are eligible or can apply, including opportunities un-related to your academic subject such as music and sports scholarships.

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Deadline
Tue 9th Aug 2022
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Designing materials for controlling fields on the mm scale. (CDT in Metamaterials, PhD in Physics/Engineering)

Home fees plus annual tax-free stipend enhanced by £1000 above UKRI minimum, i.e. £17,062 in year 1. £16,000 project budget for research and training.

The University of Exeter’s Centre for Metamaterials Research and Innovation, with UK Government partner, Dstl, is inviting applications for a fully-funded 4 year PhD studentship. For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend enhanced by £1000 above minimum UKRI rates, i.e. £17,062 in year 1 with annual increments, full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

Deadline
Sun 14th Aug 2022
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“What can the paleo-record tell us about tropical peatlands?” Geography – PhD (Funded)

The studentship will cover Home or International tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. The studentship will cover Home or International tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student will be based in Geography in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

Deadline
Wed 24th Aug 2022
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Are shellfish hotspots for AMR evolution and transmission? [microbiology, evolutionary biology, bio-clinical science, public health, aquaculture] – PhD (Funded)

3.5 year studentship: Home or International tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance of £16,062 per year.

The studentship will cover Home or International tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £16,062 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Biosciences in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

Deadline
Mon 29th Aug 2022
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[Ecology and sustainable management of gulls on offshore platforms], [Ecology, Marine biology, Zoology, Conservation] – PhD (Funded)

For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £16,062 for 4 years full-time.

This award provides annual funding to cover Home tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay Home tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £16,062 per year tax-free stipend. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend.

Deadline
Tue 30th Aug 2022
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Assessing and promoting awareness of the connections between climate crisis and genocide prevention, PhD Studentship (Funded by the QUEX Institute)

Full tuition fees, stipend of £16,062 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £10,715 are available over the 3.5 year studentship

The QUEX Institute studentships are available for January 2023 entry. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend of £16,062 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £10,715 over the life of the studentship. The studentship funding is provided for up to 42 months (3.5 years)

Deadline
Tue 30th Aug 2022
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Modelling the dynamics of neural tube development, PhD Studentship (Funded by the QUEX Institute)

Full tuition fees, stipend of £16,062 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £10,715 are available over the 3.5 year studentship

The QUEX Institute studentships are available for January 2023 entry. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend of £16,062 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £10,715 over the life of the studentship. The studentship funding is provided for up to 42 months (3.5 years)

Deadline
Tue 30th Aug 2022
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Picturing climate migration: critiquing the visual discourse, PhD Studentship (Funded by the QUEX Institute)

Full tuition fees, stipend of £16,062 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £10,715 are available over the 3.5 year studentship

The QUEX Institute studentships are available for January 2023 entry. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend of £16,062 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £10,715 over the life of the studentship. The studentship funding is provided for up to 42 months (3.5 years)

Deadline
Tue 30th Aug 2022
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Sleep, cognition and cerebrovascular functioning across the lifespan, PhD Studentship (Funded by the QUEX Institute)

Full tuition fees, stipend of £16,062 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £10,715 are available over the 3.5 year studentship

The QUEX Institute studentships are available for January 2023 entry. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend of £16,062 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £10,715 over the life of the studentship. The studentship funding is provided for up to 42 months (3.5 years)

Deadline
Tue 30th Aug 2022
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The Link in Quantum Mechanics between Breakdown and Permittivity (CDT in Metamaterials, PhD in Physics/Engineering)

For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £16,062 for 3 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

This award provides annual funding to cover Home tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay Home tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus at least £16,062 per year tax-free stipend. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend.

There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered.
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University of Exeter Alumni Scholarship 2022/23

10% reduction in the first year tuition fee

A tuition fee discount for University of Exeter alumni who start a postgraduate degree with us in 2022/23

There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered.
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University of Exeter Class of 2022 Progression Scholarship

10% reduction in the first year tuition fee

A tuition fee discount for current University of Exeter students completing a degree in 2022 and progressing directly to a standalone postgraduate programme with us in 2022/23

Deadline
Tue 13th Sep 2022
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Accelerating a green transition: Driving positive tipping points in the sustainability of African landscape systems, Global Systems Institute/Geography– PhD (Funded)

For eligible students, the studentship will cover international tuition fees plus a tax-free stipend of at least £16,062 per annum for 3.5 years full-time stud

For eligible students, the studentship will cover international tuition fees plus a tax-free stipend of at least £16,062 per annum for 3.5 years full-time study and a comprehensive research training support grant.

Deadline
Mon 31st Oct 2022
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Digitalisation for Facilitating Sustainable Manufacturing Practices in Industry.

Students will receive a tax-free stipend of £19,000 that covers the 3-year full-time PhD and a tuition fee waiver. The studentship will be pro-rata for part-time students.

Students will receive a tax-free stipend of £19,000 that covers the 3-year full-time PhD and a tuition fee waiver. The studentship will be pro-rata for part-time students. Students are additionally eligible for funding to support their research, development and conference attendance. Due to the nature of the funding, this studentship, including full tuition fees and maintenance allowance, is available to UK/Home candidates only.

Deadline passed
(Tue 12th Oct 2021)
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Fulbright Scholarships: Postgraduate Student Awards - 2022/23 competition

Full tuition fee waiver for one year of Masters / PhD & living stipend

Our UK Partnership award with Fulbright is available for Masters or Doctoral students who are USA or dual USA:UK citizens wishing to study at the University. The award takes the form of a tuition fee waiver for the first year of graduate study (either Masters or PhD) and a living stipend. We also accept scholars in receipt of Fulbright 'Open Awards' (also referred to as the All Disciplines Award).

Deadline passed
(Mon 10th Jan 2022)
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Probabilistic risk estimates for extreme values from numerical model simulations. EMPS College Home fees Studentship, PhD in Mathematics.

Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

Deadline passed
(Thu 17th Feb 2022)
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2022/23 Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships (low and middle income countries)

Visiting scholar tuition fee, approved fares, and personal maintenance

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships are for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to spend up to 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country.

Deadline passed
(Mon 28th Feb 2022)
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COLFUTURO Ayudar Joint Graduate Scholarship-Loan Programme - 2022 call

Tuition fees and living stipend for a maximum of two years

COLFUTURO offers scholarship-loans to provide financial support to Colombian citizens to access high-quality Masters or Doctoral programs abroad. Recipients of Colfuturo funding who have applied to study a Masters degree at the University will be considered for the University's Ayudar Scholarship which provides an annual stipend in line with the UK Research Council recommendations c.£15,609 in 2021/22).

Deadline passed
(Fri 11th Mar 2022)
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Canadian Centennial Scholarships Fund

£5,000

Awards for study for Canadian Students already pursuing full-time, multi-year postgraduate programmes in any field of study in the UK

There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered.
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University of Exeter Alumni Scholarship 2021/22

10% reduction in the first year tuition fee

A tuition fee discount for University of Exeter alumni who start a postgraduate degree with us in 2021/22

Deadline passed
(Fri 20th May 2022)
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Sanctuary Scholarship

Full tuition fee waiver plus annual living cost grant

The Sanctuary Scholarship scheme enables individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able access student finance to study at the University of Exeter.

Deadline passed
(Mon 23rd May 2022)
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Characterising the dynamics around offshore wind farms by combining machine learning and oceanographic techniques. CDT NERC SuMMeR PhD Studentship

Exeter University is a host institution for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (CDT SuMMeR).

Exeter University is a host institution for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (CDT SuMMeR). To view the full range of opportunities available through the CDT visit the Study with CDT SuMMeR page. If you wish to informally discuss any of our projects further, please contact the lead supervisor.

Deadline passed
(Mon 23rd May 2022)
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Factors limiting marine connectivity at a species’ range edge – the case of the pink sea fan, Eunicella verrucose. CDT NERC PhD Studentship

Exeter University is a host institution for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (CDT SuMMeR).

Exeter University is a host institution for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (CDT SuMMeR). To view the full range of opportunities available through the CDT visit the Study with CDT SuMMeR page. If you wish to informally discuss any of our projects further, please contact the lead supervisor.

Deadline passed
(Mon 23rd May 2022)
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Investigating the history of Sussex kelp habitats and their impact on local communities. CDT NERC SuMMeR PhD Studentship

Exeter University is a host institution for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (CDT SuMMeR).

Exeter University is a host institution for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (CDT SuMMeR). To view the full range of opportunities available through the CDT visit the Study with CDT SuMMeR page. If you wish to informally discuss any of our projects further, please contact the lead supervisor.

Deadline passed
(Mon 23rd May 2022)
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Past, present and future benefits from marine biogenic shellfish reef habitats. CDT NERC SuMMeR PhD Studentship.

Exeter University is a host institution for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (CDT SuMMeR).

Exeter University is a host institution for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (CDT SuMMeR). To view the full range of opportunities available through the CDT visit the Study with CDT SuMMeR page. If you wish to informally discuss any of our projects further, please contact the lead supervisor.

Deadline passed
(Mon 23rd May 2022)
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Using an interdisciplinary approach to elucidate pollution impacts and antimicrobial resistant pathogen dynamics across terrestrial, estuarine and marine environments. CDT NERC SuMMeR PhD Studentship

Exeter University is a host institution for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (CDT SuMMeR).

Exeter University is a host institution for the Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Management of UK Marine Resources (CDT SuMMeR). To view the full range of opportunities available through the CDT visit the Study with CDT SuMMeR page. If you wish to informally discuss any of our projects further, please contact the lead supervisor.

Deadline passed
(Tue 31st May 2022)
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Sports Scholarship Scheme

up to £3,000 plus additional support services worth £3,500

Sports scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding sporting ability who show evidence of achievement at international level in their chosen sport.

Deadline passed
(Fri 17th Jun 2022)
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Warm Welcome Full Degree Scholarships 2022/23 (Afghanistan)

Tuition fees and stipend

Warm Welcome Full Degree Scholarships are available for eligible scholars in the UK with links to Afghanistan planning to study full-time for an undergraduate, taught masters or PhD level course beginning in September/October 2022.

Deadline passed
(Tue 28th Jun 2022)
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Protein Choreography of the Molecular Compass. PhD in Biosciences. (BBSRC SWBio DTP)

Tuition fees and an annual stipend allowance at Research Council rates, currently £16,062 per year for 2022-23.

BBSRC SWBio DTP funded CASE studentship available for September 2022 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £16,062 per annum for 2022-23, on a full time basis.

Deadline passed
(Thu 7th Jul 2022)
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All-optical modulation for optical computation and imaging. (CDT in Metamaterials, PhD in Physics/Engineering)

Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £16,062 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship. For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £16,062 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

Deadline passed
(Fri 15th Jul 2022)
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Crystallisation kinetics of new PolyArylEtherKetones (PAEKs) in Additive Manufacturing. PhD in Engineering

Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of £15,609 per year.

This award provides annual funding to cover UK tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. For students who pay UK tuition fees the award will cover the tuition fees in full, plus £15,609 per year tax-free stipend. Non-UK students who pay international tuition fees should note that the award will only provide payment for part of the international tuition fee and no stipend. They are eligible to apply if able to provide the rest of the international tuition fee and the stipend. The studentship will be awarded

Deadline passed
(Fri 5th Aug 2022)
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UKRI iCASE Ordnance Survey Studentship - Statistical Data Science Methods for Identifying Redundancy in Geo-Spatial Data

Home or international tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of £19,062 for 4 years full-time.

This studentship covers Home or International tuition fees and a tax free stipend of £19,062 per year for 4 years