PhD studentships available now for 2018 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 100 funded PhD awards across all our subject areas.
Doctoral Training Centres and Partnerships
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.
China Scholarship Council
The University of Exeter is proud to offer up to 10 full-time PhD scholarships in collaboration with the China Scholarship Council (CSC) for Chinese students starting in the academic year 2018-2019. Find out more.
Global Excellence Scholarships
More than £1.5 million worth of scholarships dedicated to international students of outstanding academic quality applying to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes starting in autumn 2018. Find out more.
We are pleased to offer University of Exeter graduates progressing directly from undergraduate to postgraduate study in 2018 a £1,000 scholarship towards the cost of their tuition fees. Find out more.
98 per cent of our research is of international quality and world-leading research and impact in all subjects (REF 2014)
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