PhD studentships available now for 2017 entry

The University of Exeter is at the forefront of universities worldwide and we are looking for talented researchers to join us on our journey of success.

From now and into early next year, we are making available up to 200 funded PhD studentships across all our subject areas.

Many studentships will be made available through our Doctoral Training Partnerships and Centres, but in addition, funded PhD places will also be made available through our academic colleges.

We are particularly committed to encouraging new ideas and nurturing talent at the University of Exeter, and boast a high number of postgraduate and early career researchers. This makes the University of Exeter one of the very best places to pursue a PhD.

Our Doctoral College brings together institution-wide support and training for all of our postgraduate researchers. The Doctoral College works across all six Academic Colleges to ensure that you have an outstanding start to your research careers.

Scholarship opportunities for Postgraduate Research 

As well as supporting specific research areas the University has two scholarships that are open to all applicants. The Exeter International Excellence Scholarships for Postgraduate Research provides 20 fully-funded scholarships for international fee paying students in any discipline. The Diamond Jubilee Scholarships are funded by the Exeter’s supporters in celebration of 60 years of the University.

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Postgraduate Research 

We are delighted to be offering up to 22 scholarships for current University of Exeter students progressing to PhD programmes in 2017, from a taught masters, MbyRes or science, technology, engineering, medicine and mathematics undergraduate programme. Find out more about the Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Postgraduate Research here.

Why Exeter?

World-leading research

98 per cent of our research is of international quality and world-leading research and impact in all subjects (REF 2014)

Ranked in the UK top ten* and top 1% of universities worldwide**

Exeter received £29 million in research awards from the Research Councils in 2015-16, more than doubling the £13m in funding it received the previous year

At the forefront of global collaboration, actively supporting our staff and students to build working relationships with counterparts overseas

An exceptional PhD experience

Exceptional support through our Doctoral Training partnerships, academic colleges and university-wide Doctoral College

A dynamic and engaging atmosphere: 30% of academic staff are early career researchers

Fantastic campuses within easy reach of the coast, moorland and countryside of Devon and Cornwall

* The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017
** THE World University Rankings 2016-2017