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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
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
Sun 2nd May 2021
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Manipulating Molecular Machines with Light and femtoNewton Forces 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 Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in September 2021 or before, ideally already in June. For eligible students the studentship will cover 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. We are inviting UK, EU and international applicants for this studentship. The student would be based at the Living Systems Ins

Deadline
Sun 2nd May 2021
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Quantum Correlations for Sensing and Imaging in Biochemical Applications

15,609

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. The studentship will cover tuition fees (UK/EU/International) 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 Physics in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Exeter

Deadline
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
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 24th May 2021
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Machine Learning Predictive Maintenance for Sustainable Urban Drainage. Engineering PhD Studentship (Funded)

Full tuition fees, stipend of £15,609 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 2022 entry. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend of £15,609 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
Mon 24th May 2021
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Sensor to Senses. Management, PhD Studentship (Funded)

Full tuition fees, stipend of £15,609 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 2022 entry. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend of £15,609 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
Mon 24th May 2021
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Single-molecule bioscience with nanostructured photonic device. Physics PhD Studentship (Funded)

Full tuition fees, stipend of £15,609 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 2022 entry. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend of £15,609 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
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).

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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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
(Sun 28th Feb 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
(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