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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
Tue 31st May 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
Tue 31st May 2022
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Disentangling the Chiral Clutter: Optically Enhanced Rotational Spectroscopy. (CDT in Metamaterials, PhD in Physics)

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 Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials, with industry partners QinetiQ, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship. The studentship can commence in early 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 £16,062 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

Deadline
Tue 31st May 2022
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Efficient Graph Optimization with applications to bioinformatics. EMPS College Home fees Studentship, PhD in Computer Science

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 as soon as possible. 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
Tue 31st May 2022
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Hydroacoustic Metamaterials for Focusing and Filtering of Underwater Sound. (CDT in Metamaterials, PhD in Physics/Engineering)

Salary from Atlas Elektronik UK plus generoury budget supporting reseach project project

The University of Exeter’s Centre for Metamaterials Research and Innovation, with industry partner, Atlas Electronik UK, is inviting applications for a fully-funded 4 year PhD studentship. The successful applicant will be employed full-time on band 3 in a permanent position by Atlas Elektronik UK from September 2022.

Deadline
Tue 31st May 2022
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mm-wave imaging for cancer detection. (CDT in Metamaterials, PhD in Physics)

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 Centre for Doctoral Training in Metamaterials, with industry partners QinetiQ, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship. The studentship can commence in early 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 £16,062 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

Deadline
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
Tue 31st May 2022
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Using Complex Networks and Machine Learning to Detect Situational Inauthentic Behaviour Online. EMPS College Home fees Studentship, PhD in Computer Science.

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 to commence in September 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 £16,062 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. Students who pay international tuition fees are eligible to apply, but should note that the award will only provide pa

Deadline
Wed 1st Jun 2022
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Monitoring the stormwater overflow performance of decentralised stormwater management interventions. CEMPS Phd Engineering Studentship.

For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £20,000pa for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £20,000pa for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in Engineering in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter

Deadline
Wed 8th Jun 2022
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Development of carbon negative building materials. EMPS fees Studentship, PhD in Engineering.

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 PhD studentship to commence in July 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
Thu 9th Jun 2022
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What does the future hold for European shelf seas ecosystems?

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, 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.

Deadline
Fri 10th 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
Mon 20th Jun 2022
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Nutrient impacts on reef endolithic communities and parrotfish feeding, Geography – MSc by Research (Part-Funded)

For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus project costs for up to 2 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study

For eligible students the studentship will cover Home tuition fees plus project costs for up to 2 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study

Deadline
Thu 30th Jun 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
Thu 30th Jun 2022
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Exploring the molecular and synaptic effects of genetic risk variants associated with schizophrenia [Neuroscience / Bioinformatics / Transcriptomics] – PhD (Funded)

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.

The University of Exeter’s College of Medicine and Health is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in January 2023 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 £16,062 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study.

Deadline
Thu 30th Jun 2022
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Novel single-cell omics and microfluidics approaches to tackle antimicrobial resistance, [Biosciences] – PhD (Funded)

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.

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
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

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 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
(Mon 31st Jan 2022)
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Social and Behavioural Life and Environmental Science Research PhD Studentships - EPSRC DTP Funded

3.5 year studentship: UK/EU tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate. Current rate of £15,609 per year.

EPSRC Funded studentships available for September 2022 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £15,609 per annum for 2021-22.

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 13th May 2022)
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Rheology of 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 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
(Fri 20th May 2022)
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Warm Welcome In-Year Scholarships (Afghanistan)

Maintenance costs for the remainder of 2021/22 / current course of study

Warm Welcome In-Year Scholarships are available for eligible scholars in the UK with links to Afghanistan currently enrolled on a UK higher education course

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.