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Postgraduate funding opportunities

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
Thu 30th Sep 2021
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Marshall Scholarships for graduate study 2022

Varies

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.

Deadline
Tue 12th Oct 2021
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Development of advanced optical tools for early detection and diagnosis of oesophageal cancer, PhD-funded

Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 4 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 1st January 2022. For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

Deadline
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
Fri 15th Oct 2021
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Investigating the role of low-oxygen adapted Prochlorococcus in ocean biogeochemical cycles, Biological Oceanography, Marine Science, Biogeochemistry – PhD (Funded)

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 Life and Environmental 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. The student would be based in Geography in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

Deadline
Mon 18th Oct 2021
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The role of wildflower habitats in promoting pollinator populations in botanical gardens and public open spaces: a network approach, [Biosciences] – MbyRes (Funded, 2 years)

Home tuition fees, project costs and a tax-free stipend of £2,000.

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with the Eden Project and the Garfield Weston Foundation, is inviting applications for an MbyRes studentship to commence as soon as possible. The student would be based in Biosciences in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Penryn Campus in Cornwall.

Deadline
Thu 28th Oct 2021
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Reducing plastic waste in the Galapagos Islands and Eastern Pacific, Environmental Sciences, Marine Biology, Conservation – PhD (Funded)

Home or International tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 4 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 PhD studentship funded by the College and philanthropic donations, including from the Galapagos Conservation Trust, to commence in January 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover Home or International tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Biosc

Deadline passed
(Mon 25th Jan 2021)
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Computer Sciences Research PhD Studentships - EPSRC Funded

3.5 year studentship: UK/EU tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate. Current rate of £15,285 per year.

EPSRC Funded studentships available for September 2021 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £15,285 per annum for 2020-21.

Deadline passed
(Thu 15th Apr 2021)
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Clearing confusion from concussion in sports, Motor control and biomechanics – PhD (Funded)

Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,285 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University and the Football Association Wales, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in May 2021 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 £15,285 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Sport and Health Scien

Deadline passed
(Fri 30th Apr 2021)
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Using the Vsimulator to understand the motion sensitivity and balance function in participants with Meniere’s disease, Medical Science – PhD (Funded)

Home tuition fees in full, plus at least £15,285 per year tax-free stipend

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 £15,285 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 but no stipend.

Deadline passed
(Sun 9th May 2021)
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Identifying novel insulin secretion disorders caused by mitochondrial dysfunction to highlight fundamental pathways within the β-cell, Biological and Medical Sciences – PhD (Funded)

17,000

RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, Exeter The University of Exeter’s College of Medicine and Health is inviting applications for a PhD studentship funded by Diabetes UK to commence in September 2021 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 £17,000 for 3 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the College of Medicine and Health at the RILD Building, RD&E

Deadline passed
(Sun 16th May 2021)
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Improving ecotoxicological risk assessment by understanding how freshwater chemistry influences chemical bioavailability, uptake and toxicity in fish, PhD (funded) studentship in Biosciences

Funding will be provided for 3 years and 10 months.

Funding will be provided for 3 years and 10 months. During this time you will work on your research project but will also receive a unique and outstanding training in pollution science and transferrable skills.

Deadline passed
(Fri 21st May 2021)
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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 31st May 2021)
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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
(Wed 2nd Jun 2021)
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Biologging Marine Predators in the UK and Overseas, Biosciences - PhD (Funded) Studentship

£15,609 for 4 years full-time or pro rata for part time study

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) and British Antarctic Survey, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2021 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 4 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would

Deadline passed
(Sun 11th Jul 2021)
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Defining the genetic causes of neonatal and early onset diabetes, Biological and Medical Sciences– PhD (Funded)

Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,609 for 3 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study

The University of Exeter’s College of Medicine and Health is inviting applications for a PhD studentship to commence in September 2021 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 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the College of Medicine and Health at the RILD Building, RD&E Hospital Wonford, in Exeter.

Deadline passed
(Fri 13th Aug 2021)
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2021/22 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
(Sun 29th Aug 2021)
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UKRI Centre for Doctoral Training in Environmental Intelligence: Data Science & AI for Sustainable Futures

UK/EU tuition fees together with a yearly stipend at UKRI rates (£15,609 for 2021/22)

UKRI Funded studentships available for Autumn 2021 entry. The studentship will provide funding of Home tuition fees and a stipend of £15,609 per annum for 2021-22.

Deadline passed
(Tue 31st Aug 2021)
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CDT in Metamaterials: Spin Qubits in 2D Materials

Approximately £119,000, including ~£17,000 research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £17,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only).

Approximately £119,000, including ~£17,000 research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £17,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only).

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

There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered.
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University of Exeter Class of 2021 Progression Scholarship

10% reduction in the first year tuition fee

A tuition fee discount for current University of Exeter students completing a degree in 2021 and progressing directly to a standalone postgraduate programme with us in 2021/22