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
Sun 16th Aug 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
Sun 16th Aug 2020
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CDT in Metamaterials: Artificial Magnetic Conductor Surfaces for Conformal Antenna Design

Approximately £129,000, including ~£15,000 research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual taxfree stipend (approx. £19,500 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. £129,000) will cover £15,000 towards the research project (travel, consumables, equipment etc.), tuition fees, and an annual, tax-free stipend of approx. £19,500 per year for UK/EU students.

Deadline
Sun 16th Aug 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
Sun 16th Aug 2020
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CDT in Metamaterials: Effect of Non-Conductive Material Dielectric Permittivity and Geometrical Features on Electromagnetic Surface Wave Propagation

Total value of more than £110,000, including research and travel budget, tuition fees and annual tax free stipend (approx. £17,200 payable to UK or EU students only).

For eligible students (UK/EU nationals only due to industry partner requirements) the 3.5 year studentship(value approx. £114,000) will cover £13,000 towards the research project (travel, consumables, equipment etc.), tuition fees, and an annual, tax-free stipend of approximately £17,200 per year for UK/EU students.

Deadline
Sun 16th Aug 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
Sun 16th Aug 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
Mon 31st Aug 2020
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Drivers of methane emissions in tropical peatlands, Geography Department – PhD (Funded)

£15,285 per annum

The University of Exeter’s College of Life and Environmental Sciences, is inviting applications for a PhD studentship funded by the European Research Council (ERC) to work on the Consolidator project entitled Tropical Peatlands and the Carbon Cycle (TroPeaCC) to commence in February 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary European funded project, TroPeaCC aiming to provide a step-change gain in our understanding of tropical peatland functioning and in understanding

Deadline
Mon 31st Aug 2020
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Innovations in Structural Engineering by Computer Vision, Civil Engineering – PhD (Funded)

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, in partnership with Korea Infrastructure Safety Corporation, is inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD studentship to commence in October 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. For eligible students the studentship will cover UK/EU/International 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 student would be based in Kay Building in t

Deadline
Mon 31st Aug 2020
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Realising Industry 4.0: Joining Machine Learning with Additive Manufacture for Design Optimisation (Funded by the QUEX Institute)

Full tuition fees, stipend of £15,000 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £15,000 are available over the 3.5 year studentship

The QUEX Institute studentships are available for April 2021 entry. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend of £15,000 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £15,000 over the life of the studentship. The studentship funding is provided for up to 42 months (3.5 years)

Deadline
Mon 31st Aug 2020
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Restoring the coastal nighttime environment, PhD Biological Sciences, PhD Studentship (Funded by the QUEX Institute)

Full tuition fees, stipend of £15,000 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £15,000 are available over the 3.5 year studentship

The QUEX Institute studentships are available for April 2021 entry. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend of £15,000 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £15,000 over the life of the studentship. The studentship funding is provided for up to 42 months (3.5 years)

Deadline
Mon 31st Aug 2020
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Towards “Precision Mining” of wastewater: Development of modular electrochemical systems for the in situ upcycling of acid mine drainage into functional nanoproducts. PhD Mining and Mineral Engineering, PhD Studentship (Funded by the QUEX Institute)

Full tuition fees, stipend of £15,000 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £15,000 are available over the 3.5 year studentship

The QUEX Institute studentships are available for April 2021 entry. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend of £15,000 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £15,000 over the life of the studentship. The studentship funding is provided for up to 42 months (3.5 years)

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

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
Mon 31st Aug 2020
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Using deep learning to improve emergency response in natural hazard management. PhD Computer Science. PhD Studentship (Funded by the QUEX Institute)

Full tuition fees, stipend of £15,000 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £15,000 are available over the 3.5 year studentship

The QUEX Institute studentships are available for April 2021 entry. This prestigious programme provides full tuition fees, stipend of £15,000 p.a, travel funds of up to £15,000, and RTSG of £15,000 over the life of the studentship. The studentship funding is provided for up to 42 months (3.5 years)

Deadline
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
Fri 8th Jan 2021
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Co-evolution of social relationships and cognition: a theoretical investigation - PhD (funded) studentship in Biological Sciences

£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 is inviting applications for a PhD studentship fully funded by the Leverhulme Trust to commence in April 2021. 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 Centre for Ecology and Conservation in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the Penryn Campus in Corn

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
(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 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 passed
(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 passed
(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 passed
(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 passed
(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 passed
(Tue 30th Jun 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 passed
(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.