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Postgraduate funding

Securing funding for your postgraduate study is vital to realising your ambitions. As a member of the Russell Group, we attract funding to support postgraduate study and research from all major research councils through a number of high profile Doctoral Training Partnerships, and via a multitude of philanthropic sources, as well as investing heavily ourselves.

Opportunities include fully-funded PhD studentships across all disciplines, and generous scholarships for our taught postgraduate programmes. These awards are normally advertised during the Winter and Spring months.

In order to aid your search for postgraduate funding opportunities at Exeter, we have developed a web-based funding search facility which enables you to search for all relevant funding opportunities by subject area and level of study.

You may also be interested in exploring the links on our Masters students funding page and PhD students funding page.

Many awards are competitive and merit-based so if you are considering applying for a funding scheme, we recommend investigating options early.

Alternative funding sources

Many students are using innovative, alternative measures to secure funding for their postgraduate degrees. These can include crowdfunding services such as www.studentfunder.com, www.indiegogo.com, or www.hubbub.net. It may be worth researching the options available via these services to see if they would suit your needs.

Our students have also had success securing funding from a range of local philanthropic sources, from parish churches to city councils; many local bodies offer scholarships, grants, or bursaries of some kind, and it's worth researching all opportunities.

Postgrad.com's Funding Guide provides advice and guidance for funding postgraduate study.

The Department for Education provides information on funding for postgraduate teacher training programmes, such as a PGCE.