Postgraduate funding 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
Mon 20th May 2019
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Next Generation High Performance Refractories Based on Engineered Aggregates, Engineering – PhD (Funded)

£14,777 per year for 3.5 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a PhD studentship fully-funded by Jiangxi Bofeng Refractory Co. LTD and the College to commence in June 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover full (both UK and international) tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the College o

Deadline
Mon 20th May 2019
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Novel Preparation of Micro/Macro Porous Ceramics for Demanding Applications, Engineering – PhD (Funded)

£15,009 per year for 3.5 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 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 £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus in

Deadline
Mon 20th May 2019
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Using genetics to improve the prediction of large for gestational age babies in women with gestational diabetes - PhD Medical Studies (Funded)

£17,000 year 1

The University of Exeter’s College of Medicine and Health is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in October 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 £17,000 for 3 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the RILD Building at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Campus, College of Medicine and Health, Exeter.

Deadline
Wed 22nd May 2019
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Microplastics as a vector of disease to aquaculture species, Biosciences– PhD (Funded)

£14,777

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with Cefas and AXA XL, is inviting applications for a fully-funded AXA Ocean Risk Scholarship, PhD studentship to commence in September 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 3.5 years full-time.

Deadline
Sat 25th May 2019
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PhD in Complex Systems and Infectious Diseases - COM – PhD (Funded)

£15,009 per year for 3.5 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 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 £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the College of Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

Deadline
Fri 31st May 2019
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Cluster randomised trials methodology, Medical Statistics – PhD (Funded)

£15,009 per year for 3 years

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Allied Health and Research Care (CLAHRC) for the South West Peninsula at the University of Exeter’s College of Medicine and Health is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in October 2019. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,009 for 3 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study (minimum 60% fte for up to 5 yea

Deadline
Fri 31st May 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (ICASE PhD studentship): Tensorial Impedance Surfaces for Antennas

The studentship is of value around £110,000, which includes £25,000 towards the research project (travel, consumables, equipment etc.), tuition fees, and an annual, tax-free stipend of approximately £16,500 per year.

This iCase PhD studentship is of value around £110,000, which includes £25,000 towards the research project (travel, consumables, equipment etc.), tuition fees, and an annual, tax-free stipend of approximately £16,500 per year. The successful applicant will join the CDT in Metamaterials to receive enhanced technical and transferable skills training.

Deadline
Fri 31st May 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (PhD studentship): All-dielectric beam control using dynamically-tuneable metasurfaces

Approximately £105,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only).

For eligible students (UK/EU nationals only due to industry partner requirements) the 4 year studentship(value approx. £105,000) will cover £13,000 towards the research project (travel, consumables, equipment etc.), tuition fees, and an annual, tax-free stipend of approximately £16,500 per year for UK/EU students.

Deadline
Fri 31st May 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (PhD studentship): Chalcogenide-based memory and logic for flexible electronics applications

Approx. £70,000 for 42 months (pro-rata for part-time study): covers UK/EU tuition fees, an annual tax-free stipend at £15,000 per year, plus £1,500 RTSG.

This PhD studentship is part of the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2). Our aim is to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia. This 3.5 year PhD studentship will cover UK tuition fees, an annual tax-free stipend at approx. £15,000 per year, plus a Research and Training Support Grant (RTSG) of £1,500.

Deadline
Fri 31st May 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (PhD studentship): Design and Manufacture of Broadband 3D Multilayer Metamaterials for Microwave and mm-wave Application

Approximately £105,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only).

This PhD studentship is part of the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2). Our aim is to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia. Our studentships are of value approximately £105,000, which includes fees, a budget for research consumables, travel and training, and a tax-free stipend (UK/EU students only).

Deadline
Fri 31st May 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (PhD studentship): Dynamically-tuneable optical metasurfaces for laser implosion fusion applications

Approximately £105,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only).

This PhD studentship is part of the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2). Our aim is to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia. Our studentships are of value approximately £105,000, which includes fees, a budget for research consumables, travel and training, and a tax-free stipend (UK/EU students only).

Deadline
Fri 31st May 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (PhD studentship): Experimental topics in the manipulation of sound using metamaterials and metasurfaces

Approximately £105,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only).

For eligible students (UK/EU nationals only due to industry partner requirements) the 4 year studentship(value approx. £105,000) will cover £13,000 towards the research project (travel, consumables, equipment etc.), tuition fees, and an annual, tax-free stipend of approximately £16,500 per year for UK/EU students.

Deadline
Fri 31st May 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (PhD studentship): Leaky Wave Acoustics

Approximately £105,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK or EU students only).

This PhD studentship is part of the EPSRC Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2). Our aim is to undertake world-leading research, while training scientists and engineers with the relevant research skills and knowledge, and professional attributes for industry and academia. Our studentships are of value approximately £105,000, which includes fees, a budget for research consumables, travel and training, and a tax-free stipend (UK/EU students only).

Deadline
Fri 31st May 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials (PhD studentship): RF and mm-wave imaging using optical modulation

Approximately £105,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £16,500 per year payable to UK students only). Subject to funding.

For eligible students (UK nationals only due to industry partner requirements) the 4 year studentship(value approx. £105,000) will cover £13,000 towards the research project (travel, consumables, equipment etc.), tuition fees, and an annual, tax-free stipend of approximately £16,500 per year for UK students. Subject to funding.

Deadline
Fri 31st May 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials: "Hands-on" molecules: using microwave metamaterials as analogues of molecular systems

self-funded applicants only. Approx. £68,000 (UK/EU) - £120,000 (International); Scholarship opportunity for international applicants: www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/money/fundingsearch/awarddetails/?id=3425

This exciting 3.5 year project is for self-funded students only. You need to be able to cover at least fees (UK/EU approx. £4,320 per year; International approx. £23,700 per year) and your living expenses (minimum of £15,000 per year is recommended) to take up this opportunity. Scholarship opportunity for international applicants: www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/money/fundingsearch/awarddetails/?id=3425

Deadline
Fri 31st May 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials: Evaluation of spin-orbit torques in thin film magnetic materials and their use in driving topological structures

self-funded applicants only. Approx. £68,000 (UK/EU) - £120,000 (International); Scholarship opportunity for international applicants: www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/money/fundingsearch/awarddetails/?id=3425

This exciting 3.5 year project is for self-funded students only. You need to be able to cover at least fees (UK/EU approx. £4,320 per year; International approx. £23,700 per year) and your living expenses (minimum of £15,000 per year is recommended) to take up this opportunity. Scholarship opportunity for international applicants: www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/money/fundingsearch/awarddetails/?id=3425

Deadline
Fri 31st May 2019
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EPSRC CDT in Metamaterials: Imaging at the tip of a needle: realising multimode fibre based micro-endoscopes

self-funded applicants only. Approx. £68,000 (UK/EU) - £120,000 (International); Scholarship opportunity for international applicants: www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/money/fundingsearch/awarddetails/?id=3425

This exciting 3.5 year project is for self-funded students only. You need to be able to cover at least fees (UK/EU approx. £4,320 per year; International approx. £23,700 per year) and your living expenses (minimum of £15,000 per year is recommended) to take up this opportunity. Scholarship opportunity for international applicants: www.exeter.ac.uk/postgraduate/money/fundingsearch/awarddetails/?id=3425

Deadline
Fri 31st May 2019
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Low Temperature Sintering of Monolithic Ceramics and Ceramic Composites – PhD (Funded)

£14,777

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The studentship will cover UK/EU tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £14,777 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

Deadline
Fri 31st May 2019
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Sports Scholarship and High Performance Programme

up to £2000 plus additional support services & coaching

Sports scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding sporting ability who show evidence of achievement at international level in their chosen sport. We also encourage applications from students who have achieved at national or regional level for consideration onto our High Performance Programme.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Jun 2019
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Development of hybrid electrochemical systems for the upcycling of acid mine drainage into functional nanoproducts, PhD in Mining and Minerals Engineering - Self-Funded

This project is self-funded

Self-funded PhD opportunity in Mining and Minerals Engineering. Please note that in addition to PhD Tuition Fees, bench fees may be applicable.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Jun 2019
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Development of novel nitric oxide-releasing polymers for medical devices. Self funded Medical Studies PhD

This project is self funded

Nitric oxide (NO), generated from acidified nitrite, kills bacterial pathogens in humans. This self funded project aims to determine the efficacy of NO released by this mechanism from the surface of polymers (e.g. silicon), in preventing the growth of bacterial biofilms.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Jun 2019
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Ecologies of innovation for Smart Distribution Networks. Self-funded PhD in Renewable Energy

This project is self-funded

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is seeking applications for a self-funded PhD project in Renewable Energy

Deadline
Mon 3rd Jun 2019
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Fate of engineered nanomaterials in waste water treatment plants. Self funded PhD in Mining and Minerals Engineering

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is seeking applicants for a self funded PhD project in Mining and Minerals Engineering.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Jun 2019
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Improving mesh generation for high-order simulations. Self-funded PhD in Engineering

This project is self-funded

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is seeking applications for a self-funded PhD project in Engineering

Deadline
Mon 3rd Jun 2019
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Improving the diagnosis of cow’s milk protein allergy in children. Self funded Medical Studies PhD.

This project is self funded

Prescription data suggest cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) may be mis-/over-diagnosed in children. This self funded PhD project will investigate the accuracy, effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of symptom awareness tools and diagnostic tests for CMPA.

Deadline
Mon 3rd Jun 2019
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John Oldacre Foundation PhD Studentships in the Sociology and Politics of Agriculture and Food Systems

UK/EU tuition fees, an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate of £15,009 (for 2019/20 entry) per year, pro rata and a generous research allowance.

We are looking for PhD proposals on the debates on livestock agriculture or productivity in UK agriculture or any social science issue related to the changing role of agriculture and the countryside.

Deadline
Sat 15th Jun 2019
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Using Complex networks and Machine Learning to Model Epidemic Spreading in Cattle Herds, Computer Science – PhD (Funded)

£15,009 per year for 3.5 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The studentship will cover UK/EU/International tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Computer Science in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streath

Deadline
Thu 20th Jun 2019
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Digital technologies and business model innovation for the circular economy, Engineering Management – PhD (Funded)

£15,009

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time study. The student would be based in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

Deadline
Fri 28th Jun 2019
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Preparing for Fusarium Wilt of Banana in Colombia (Biosciences) – PhD (Funded)

£15,009 per year for 4 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, in partnership with Primafruit Ltd., is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 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 £15,009 for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

Deadline
Sun 14th Jul 2019
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Understanding how time-dependent changes in biogeochemistry, microbiology and mineralogy of mine waste can contribute to, or limit the impact of, environmental metal pollution – PhD (Funded)

£15,009 per year for 3.5 years

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 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 £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

Deadline
Thu 15th Aug 2019
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Anning Morgan Bursary

£2,000

Available to any person resident in Cornwall during their post-graduate studies and undertaking a programme at the Penryn or Truro Campus. Students must be in receipt of an offer for 2019 entry in order to be considered.

Deadline
Thu 15th Aug 2019
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Cornwall Heritage Trust Scholarship

£1000

A one year award of up to £1000 for one or more postgraduate students producing dissertations/theses centred on an aspect of Cornwall's heritage who will be registered for the coming academic year.

Deadline
Sun 15th Sep 2019
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Alumni scholarships for Doctoral-level study

£750-£3,000 dependent on programme and fee status

A tuition fee discount is available to suitably qualified University of Exeter alumni starting a postgraduate research degree in the 2019/20 academic year.

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

£750 - £3000

A tuition fee discount for all University of Exeter alumni who start a postgraduate degree with us in September 2019.

Deadline
Tue 1st Oct 2019
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Fulbright Scholarships: Postgraduate Student Awards

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

Our UK Partnership award with Fulbright is available for master's or doctoral students 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 (of £13,200 in 2019/20). We also accept scholars in receipt of Fulbright 'Open Awards' (also referred to as the All Disciplines Award).

Deadline
Tue 30th Jun 2020
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US Department of Education - Federal Student Loan

Variable

The federal government offers a number of financial aid programs, including these loans, to help pay for your education.

Deadline passed
(Mon 24th Sep 2018)
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Interacting with real objects in virtual reality. Sport and Health Sciences PhD (Self funded)

This project is self-funded

A self funded doctoral project to develop a series of virtual reality object interaction experiments in order to understand how good we are at doing tasks in virtual reality, and what the consequences are of practising sporting tasks in virtual reality before trying them in the physical world

Deadline passed
(Mon 1st Oct 2018)
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Marshall Scholarships for graduate study

Varies

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

Deadline passed
(Mon 7th Jan 2019)
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Can charring help us better understanding energy fluxes in structural fires and their effect on the structural integrity of timber Geography - PhD (Self-Funded)

This project is self funded

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is seeking applicants for a self-funded Geography PhD project.

Deadline passed
(Mon 7th Jan 2019)
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Forests, peat, and fires: understanding the drivers of past fire in Amazonian forests. Self funded PhD - Geography

This project is self-funded

This self-funded Geography PhD is a 3-4 year project. The project will evaluate the timing and source of fire and pyrogenic carbon in old-growth forests through analysis of a combination of peat, vegetation, soil, and/or charcoal data from Amazonia

Deadline passed
(Mon 7th Jan 2019)
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Impacts of light pollution on protected areas, Environment & Sustainability Institute, PhD (Self-Funded)

This project is self-funded

This self funded project will investigate the loss of the nighttime in protected areas as a consequence of light pollution from artificial lighting. It will determine the threat this evolutionary novel pressure poses to species of global conservation concern.

Deadline passed
(Mon 7th Jan 2019)
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Molecular characterisation, modelling and prediction of organelle membrane dynamics in health and disease - Biosciences - PhD (Self-Funded)

This project is self-funded

This multi-disciplinary project combines cutting-edge biological, biophysical and modelling approaches to understand the mechanisms, principles and functions of organelle membrane dynamics in health and disease.

Deadline passed
(Fri 1st Mar 2019)
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FashionForest Scholarship

10,000 DKK (approx. £1,175 GBP)

The FashionForest scholarship is awarded yearly to one or more researchers, students and former students at Danish and foreign educational institutions who are in need of support for a theoretical or practical project in connection to an educational purpose.

Deadline passed
(Sun 31st Mar 2019)
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Antimicrobial Resistance Research: Linking Restoration of Natural Capital to Reduction in Selection for and Dissemination of AMR in Aquatic Systems

4 year studentship: UK/EU tuition fees and an MRC 'Plus' rate of stipend of £17,000 (2019/20)

This studentship is funded through Medical Research Foundation National PhD Training Programme in AMR. It consists of full UK/EU tuition fees, as well as a Doctoral Stipend matching the MRC ’plus’ rate £17,000 (2019-20)

Deadline passed
(Sun 31st Mar 2019)
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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 (£15,009 for 2019/20)

UKRI Funded studentships available for September 2019 entry. The studentship will provide funding of Home/EU tuition fees and a stipend of £15,009 per annum for 2019-20.

Deadline passed
(Mon 15th Apr 2019)
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Using Machine Learning and Complex Networks to Model Scientific Echo Chambers, Computer Science – PhD (Funded)

£15,009

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,009 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Computer Science in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Strea

Deadline passed
(Wed 8th May 2019)
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Becas Chile (Conicyt)

Fully funded

Postgraduate scholarships offered for studies in the UK, available for Chilean nationals (and others with permanent residence in Chile) in all areas except Management/MBA/Commercial Law and where the recipient will be expected to return to Chile on completion of their studies.

Deadline passed
(Fri 17th May 2019)
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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.