Award details

Postgraduate Research Global Excellence Studentship - PhD (Funded) Ref: 2461

About the award

The University of Exeter is offering up to three fully funded Postgraduate Research Global Excellence Studentships, along with a number of scholarships of up to £5,000, payable as a reduction of the international tuition fee for the first year of study. The award values and number of awards vary on a subject-by-subject basis.

Information for Fully Funded Studentships

  • Successful applicants will have their tuition and bench fees paid by the University for up to 3.5 years (42 months)
  • A research allowance will be provided and a stipend to support living costs will be paid at current UK research council levels, currently £14,553 per year

The awards are available to students in the following STEMM subject area's at the University of Exeter and at all campuses.

Computer Science
Medical Imaging
Medical Sciences
Mining & Minerals Engineering
Natural Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
Renewable Energy
Sport & Health Sciences

Awards will be granted to the strongest applicants based on an assessment of the applicant’s:

  • academic excellence
  • research potential
  • research proposal

Applicants will be expected to have identified and approached a potential supervisor and to have supervison agreed in principle. To help find an appropriate supervisor please use the Research Expertise search function on our Postgraduate Study pages

  • Applicants would be expected to start their studies in September 2018 with some flexibility possible dependent on the project.
  • Recipients are expected to commit to engagement beyond their doctoral studies through examples of public engagement, accessing skills development training and opportunities, career development etc. Continued funding would be dependent on satisfactory evidence of this engagement having taken place.

This award is only open to applicants whose fee status is classed as International. Therefore, this award is not open to Home or EU students. Click here for further information about fee status.  Please note that this studentships is only open to applicants who will start their study in September 2018, not those who have already started.



Application deadline:31st January 2018
Value:Full international fees plus research allowance and £14,553 annual stipend
Duration of award:per year
Contact: Doctoral College

How to apply

Applicants must fulfil the standard entry requirements for their programme of study. Details of these can be found on the Postgraduate Study pages

    Applicants will be required to include the following with their online application:

  • A Letter of Application,
  • CV
  • Research Proposal with a supervisor agreed in principle
  • Transcript
  • 2 References
  • IELTS or equivalent (if from a non english speaking country)