PhD studentships available now for 2019 entry

We are the UK’s fastest-growing, fastest-rising research university.1

And we’re looking for the brightest and best postgraduate researchers to continue with us on our journey.

PhD studentships available this Autumn/Winter 

During Autumn/Winter 2018/19 we will have over 100 PhD studentships available for the start of the 2019/20 academic year.

You can search for PhD studentships available now by following the link or clicking on the button above. Check back regularly as each Research Council confirms awards at different times. 


Additional sources of funding 


Alumni Scholarships

We are pleased to offer suitably qualified UK/EU University of Exeter graduates wishing to study for a PhD in the 2019/20 academic year a £1,000 scholarship towards the cost of their tuition fees. International alumni can benefit from a £3,000 scholarship. Find out more.

Doctoral Loan

The UK Government now offer a loans scheme for UK/EU citizens and those with 'settled status'. Check out our Doctoral Loan webpage for further information. 

Split-site Biomedical PhD studentships

The University of Exeter and Nanyang Technological University Singapore are world leaders in life sciences research. Our new partnership means we are able to offer six split-site Biomedical PhD studentships. Further information.

China Scholarship Council/University of Exeter PhD scholarships

We are offering up to 10 full-time PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for Chinese students starting in the academic year 2019-2020. Find out more.

Search our funding database to find any other doctoral-level funding which may be available to you.


1Between 2006/7 – 2015/16, the University saw the greatest rise in research income compared to all other Russell Group universities