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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
Mon 1st Feb 2021
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Natural biogeochemistry of lithium: resource formation, biorecovery and environmental impacts, Camborne School of Mines – PhD (Funded)

UK student tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,285 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 in September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students who meet the residency requirements outlined by the NERC the studentship will cover home student tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,285 for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency r

Deadline
Mon 1st Feb 2021
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The influence of subsurface microbiology on geoenergy systems, Camborne School of Mines – PhD (Funded)

UK student tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,285 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 in September 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students who meet the residency requirements outlined by the NERC the studentship will cover home student tuition fees plus an annual tax-free stipend of at least £15,285 for 4 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. Students from EU countries who do not meet the residency r

Deadline
Mon 8th Feb 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 – MSc by Research (Funded)

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 MSc by Research 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
Mon 1st Mar 2021
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2021/22 PhD Global Excellence Studentship - College of Humanities

International tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate of £15,009 per year (2019/20 rate)

Exeter’s College of Humanities is offering one fully-funded PhD Global Excellence Studentship (open to International candidates only) for study commencing in September 2021, across any of its areas of research expertise.

There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered.
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University of Exeter Global Commitment Scholarship 2020/21

£2,000 reduction in the first year tuition fee

A tuition fee discount for students starting a postgraduate taught Masters or research degree with us in 2020/21

Deadline
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
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
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.

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

Deadline passed
(Tue 13th Oct 2020)
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Fulbright Scholarships: Postgraduate Student Awards - 2021/22 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).

There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered.
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University of Exeter Alumni Scholarship with the Global Commitment uplift 2020/21

20% reduction in the first year tuition fee

A tuition fee discount for all University of Exeter alumni who start a postgraduate degree with us in 2020/21

There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered.
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University of Exeter Class of 2020 Progression Award with the Global Commitment uplift

20% reduction in the first year tuition fee

A tuition fee discount for current University of Exeter students completing a full degree in 2020 and progressing directly to a standalone postgraduate programme with us in 2020/21

Deadline passed
(Mon 18th Jan 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 (£15,285 for 2020/21)

UKRI Funded studentships available for Autumn 2021 entry. The studentship will provide funding of Home/EU tuition fees and a stipend of £15,285 per annum for 2020-21.

Deadline passed
(Mon 25th Jan 2021)
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CDT in Metamaterials (ICASE PhD studentship): Next generation metasurfaces: tensorial surfaces for novel antenna functionality

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 passed
(Mon 25th Jan 2021)
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CDT in Metamaterials: Beaming light in new directions - metasurfaces for tuneable control of optics

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 passed
(Mon 25th Jan 2021)
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CDT in Metamaterials: Disentangling the Chiral Clutter: Optically Enhanced Rotational Spectroscopy.

Total value around £107,000, which includes £25,000 towards the research project (travel, consumables, equipment etc.), tuition fees, and an annual, tax-free stipend starting at £15,285 per year for UK/EU students

The 3.5 year studentship is funded by the Leverhulme Trust. It is of total value around £107,000, which includes £25,000 towards the research project (travel, consumables, equipment etc.), tuition fees, and an annual, tax-free stipend starting at £15,285 per year for UK/EU students.

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
(Mon 25th Jan 2021)
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Engineering Research PhD Studentships - EPSRC Funded Studentships for September 2021 Entry

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
(Mon 25th Jan 2021)
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Mathematical 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 £15,285 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
(Mon 25th Jan 2021)
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Physics 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
(Mon 25th Jan 2021)
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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 £15,285 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.