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
Tue 14th Apr 2020
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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
Tue 14th Apr 2020
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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
Thu 30th Apr 2020
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Asymmetries between feedbacks in warming and cooling climates – PhD (Funded)

£15,285

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 2020 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 £15,285 for 3.5 years full-time, or pro rata for part-time study. The student would be based in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sci

Deadline
Thu 30th Apr 2020
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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
Thu 30th Apr 2020
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CDT in Metamaterials: Artificial Magnetic Conductor Surfaces for Conformal Antenna Design

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
Thu 30th Apr 2020
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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
Thu 30th Apr 2020
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CDT in Metamaterials: Laser implosion fusion for clean energy generation

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 UK's 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
Thu 30th Apr 2020
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CDT in Metamaterials: Making the world sound better – acoustic metamaterials for manipulating sound in air and underwater

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
Thu 30th Apr 2020
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CDT in Metamaterials: Miniaturised helical antennas for superdirectivity

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
Thu 30th Apr 2020
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CDT in Metamaterials: New metasurfaces for acoustic control

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 UK's 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
Thu 30th Apr 2020
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CDT in Metamaterials: Quantum Nano-photonics – the science and technology of new sources of light

£15,009 per year for 3.5 years plus £1,687 RTSG

The 3.5 year studentship will cover £1687 towards the research project (travel, consumables, etc.), tuition fees for UK/EU/International students, and an annual, tax-free stipend of approx £15,009 per year.

Deadline
Thu 30th Apr 2020
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CDT in Metamaterials: Smaller, Lighter, More Energy Efficient – using metamaterials and 3D printing to push antennas to the limits

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 UK's 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
Thu 30th Apr 2020
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Tidal Industry Energiser Project (TIGER) - PhD (Funded)

£15,009

The University of Exeter is one of the research institutes engaged in a £40m EU-funded research demonstration project, titled TIGER (Tidal stream Industry enerGisEr pRoject). The College wishes to recruit a PhD student under the supervision of Prof Philipp Thies on this project. This PhD studentship is funded by the University of Exeter, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences and will support the fundamental research in the field of Reliability Engineering, Component testing and Performa

Deadline
Fri 1st May 2020
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Colciencias (Colombia)

Fully funded

The University and Colciencias have agreed an MOU to promote long-term collaboration between the two organisations with the purpose of encouraging Colombian students to pursue Doctorate level studies.

Deadline
Fri 1st May 2020
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Safety and Security of Advanced Systems, Computer Science – PhD (Funded)

£15,009

The University of Exeter’s College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is inviting applications for two fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in as soon as possible. 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 the Department of Computer Science in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campu

Deadline
Mon 18th May 2020
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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
Sun 31st May 2020
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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 30th Jun 2020
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Light Waves meet Molecular Machines: Feynman’s Dream of Nanotechnology - 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 2020 or before. 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. We are inviting international applicants for this studentship. The student would be based at the Living Systems Institute in the College of Engineering

Deadline
Tue 30th Jun 2020
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Nanochemistry - Functional ‘Smart’ Nanoparticles and their Sensing Applications - PhD Physics (Funded)

£15,009

The University of Exeter’s Living Systems Institute is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in November 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 at the Living Systems Institute in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at the Streatham Campus in Ex

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.

There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered.
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Class of 2020 Progression Award

10% reduction in 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 course in September 2020.

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

10% reduction in first year tuition fee

A tuition fee discount for all University of Exeter alumni who start a postgraduate degree with us from September 2020.

Deadline passed
(Tue 8th 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 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
(Wed 30th Oct 2019)
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Commonwealth PhD Scholarships 2020 (for least developed countries and fragile states)

Tuition fees, approved fares and stipend

Commonwealth PhD Scholarships are for candidates from the least developed countries and fragile states in the Commonwealth, put forward by various nominating bodies, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.

Deadline passed
(Fri 1st Nov 2019)
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Said Foundation Scholarships

Varies

The Said Foundation offers around thirty postgraduate scholarships to nationals from Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine and Syria who are also permanent residents in these target countries.

Deadline passed
(Wed 6th Nov 2019)
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2020/21 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 6th Jan 2020)
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China Scholarship Council and University of Exeter PhD Scholarships

Full tuition fees and Living Allowance

The University of Exeter alongside the China Scholarship Council is pleased to offer fully funded studentship available for September 2020 entry.

Deadline passed
(Mon 2nd Mar 2020)
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2020/21 PhD Global Excellence Scholarships - College of Life and Environmental Sciences

3 x 50% International Tuition fee waivers. For successful applicants this funding will be recurrent for 3 years.

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences is offering a number of PhD Global Excellence Scholarships for International applicants starting their postgraduate research degree in September 2020. The scholarships are available for full-time students only.

Deadline passed
(Mon 2nd Mar 2020)
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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 £15,009 per year.

EPSRC Funded studentships available for September 2020 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £15,009 per annum for 2019-20.

Deadline passed
(Mon 2nd Mar 2020)
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Engineering Research PhD Studentships - EPSRC Funded Studentships for September 2020 Entry

3.5 year studentship: UK/EU tuition fees and an annual maintenance allowance at current Research Council rate. Current rate of £15,009 per year.

EPSRC Funded studentships available for September 2020 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £15,009 per annum for 2019-20.

Deadline passed
(Mon 2nd Mar 2020)
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Mathematical 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 £15,009 per year.

EPSRC Funded studentships available for September 2020 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £15,009 per annum for 2019-20.

Deadline passed
(Mon 2nd Mar 2020)
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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 £15,009 per year.

EPSRC Funded studentships available for September 2020 entry. The studentship will provide funding of fees and a stipend which is currently £15,009 per annum for 2019-20.

Deadline passed
(Fri 6th Mar 2020)
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3-year Wellcome Trust funded GW4 Clinical Academic Training PhD Programme (GW4-CAT) Medical, Veterinary and Dental Graduates

Clinical Salary

Funding Funding offered will cover clinical salary, PhD fees and associated project consumables. A budget will also be available for training and travel costs for the duration of the PhD.

Deadline passed
(Sun 8th Mar 2020)
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Canadian Centennial Scholarships for current Canadian Postgraduates studying in the UK

£5,000.00

Awards for study for Canadian Students who have already commenced their multi-year studies in the UK

Deadline passed
(Tue 31st Mar 2020)
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GeoNetZero Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT): UK legacy mine waste: a new Critical Metal resource for the Green Economy?

4-year studentship: Tuition fees (UK/EU) and an annual stipend at the national UKRI level

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) entitled GeoNetZero is a new program of PhD research and training created to address key areas in Geoscience and its role in the Low Carbon Energy Transition and Challenge of Net Zero. There are 17 positions available across the UK.

Deadline passed
(Tue 31st Mar 2020)
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GeoNetZero Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT): Magmatic to hydrothermal semi-metal fluxes in the Caledonides of the British Isles

4-year studentship: Tuition fees (UK/EU) and an annual stipend at the national UKRI level

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) entitled GeoNetZero is a new program of PhD research and training created to address key areas in Geoscience and its role in the Low Carbon Energy Transition and Challenge of Net Zero. There are 17 positions available across the UK.

Deadline passed
(Tue 31st Mar 2020)
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GeoNetZero Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT): Trace-element Geochemistry for Regional Mapping and Lithium Prospectivity in Ireland

4-year studentship: Tuition fees (UK/EU) and an annual stipend at the national UKRI level

The Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) entitled GeoNetZero is a new program of PhD research and training created to address key areas in Geoscience and its role in the Low Carbon Energy Transition and Challenge of Net Zero. There are 17 positions available across the UK.