Funding for international students

Most funding schemes offer partial assistance; funding bodies have strict criteria and competition for awards can be fierce. Therefore it is worth remembering to follow any instructions for how to make an application and make sure you apply before the deadline (which can be over a year before the start of your programme).

If you are seeking financial assistance you should first contact your own Ministry of Education who will be able to advise you on your own government’s schemes for students studying abroad. The British Council in your country should also be able to tell you of any British scholarship schemes for which you are eligible. If there is no British Council office, then contact your nearest British Embassy or High Commission. Some international organisations such as UNESCO and WHO operate scholarship schemes, usually for developing countries. In addition voluntary organisations such as religious bodies and charities sometimes award small bursaries. Contact the appropriate organisations in your own country for more information. You may also wish to visit the British Council scholarships and funding web pages.

As well as searching on these pages, you can also check the Funding database to look for all available scholarships that are offered by the University in each department.

Subject-specific scholarships and bursaries

A number of Colleges offer scholarships for students on specific degree programmes or subjects, and travel bursaries for study abroad. See our list of current subject-specific scholarships.

Subject-specific scholarships and bursaries

A number of Colleges offer scholarships for students on specific degree programmes or subjects, and travel bursaries for study abroad. See our list of current subject-specific scholarships.

Chevening Scholarships

The Chevening Programme, which is funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations, was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from more than 150 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU), and this year the Scholarships will support more than 1500 individuals. There are over 43,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network. Awards are typically for a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities.

Applications for the scholarships must be submitted online. Applicants should read the online guidance and be able to demonstrate how they meet the Chevening selection criteria before submitting an application. Further details of closing dates and priority subject areas (which vary from country to country) are available on the individual country pages.

 Applications for 2015/16 are now open and close on 15th November 2014.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme

The Shared Scholarship Scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UK universities, to support students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study a Masters programme in the United Kingdom. For full details please visit the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme website and for further details on the programmes eligible please check our Shared Scholarship Scheme webpage.

 Applications for 2015/16 are now open and close on 12th March 2015.

Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan

Scholarships, including payment of tuition fees and living expenses, are available to students of high academic quality from Commonwealth countries. You must apply well in advance through the Commonwealth Scholarship Agency in the country in which you have your permanent home. Full details are available on the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan website.

Applications for 2015/16 are now open and close on 17th December 2014.

One Planet MBA - University of Exeter Business School

The following scholarships are available for all One Planet MBA for 2015/16 applicants.

- Applications for scholarships will open in November 2014.
- Closing dates vary so please check carefully. In some instances we offer two closing dates: 31st March 2015 for early applicants, and 31st May 2015 for all other applicants.
- Please note: you need to have received an offer of a place on the One Planet MBA before you can apply for a scholarship.
- For more information about our application process and entry requirements, please click here.

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GREAT University of Exeter Scholarship India

Available to residents from India who accept a place to study on eligible programmes, enrolling in 2015.

  • £6000 - MSc Accounting and Finance, MSc Financial Analysis and Fund Management, MSc Finance and Management, MSc Finance and Investment, MSc Money and Banking, MSc Marketing, and MSc Marketing and Financial Services.
  • £3000 - LLM Master of Laws, MSc Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture, MSc Sustainable Development
    MSc Sustainable Development (Climate Change and Risk Management) and MSc Structural Engineering
  • £4500 - All undergraduate degrees in Mathematics or Engineering

 

The application process varies, depending on your intended programme of study.  Please use the relevant link below.

 

Postgraduate Finance, Business and Management

Please click here to apply for the scholarship.

 

Postgraduate Law

Please click here to apply for the scholarship.

 

Postgraduate Life Sciences

Please click here to apply for the scholarship.

 

Postgraduate Engineering

Please click here to apply for the scholarship.

 

Undergraduate Mathematics and Engineering

Please click here to apply for the scholarship.

 

Please contact Vivienne Fenandoe for further details:

v.i.fenandoe@exeter.ac.uk

 

Application deadline: 30 April 2015

Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship Programme Indonesia The Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship Programme provides funding for lecturers at Indonesian universities and administrative staff at DIKTI and Indonesian state universities to undertake postgraduate study at many leading universities and higher education institutions in the United Kingdom. The programme will fund up to 750 academics to come and study in the UK over the next five years. All academic subjects are eligible for funding under the DIKTI programme. More information on the programme can be found at the Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship Programme homepage.

Global Education Program

Russia The Russian Government international scholarship program is confirmed for 2014-2016 and it will work with about 3000 postgraduate students studying abroad (in the UK). Tuition and living expenses will be reimbursed and the students will have to return to work in Russia.

Please visit the Global Education Program website for full details: http://www.globaledu.ru/ 

 

For any further details please visit the Begin Group blog page, or Russian speakers can view the policy document Russian Government Scholarship 2014-16.

Said Foundation Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon

The University co-operates with the Said Foundation to offer Karim Rida Said Fund Scholarships to Jordanian, Lebanese, Syrian or Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel) nationals who are resident in the Middle East. The scheme is able to provide full or matched funding for taught masters. Candidates must apply to the University if your proposed course is offered.

Further information about the scheme is available from the Said Foundation’s UK Scholarships page.

Applications for 2015/16 are now open; the deadline to apply is 12 December 2014.

The Tullow Scholarship Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Uganda and Mauritania and Uruguay

The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme aims to build capacity in areas where Tullow’s host countries experience significant skills gaps, especially, but not exclusively, around these countries’ oil and gas industries. The Scheme is aligned with Tullow’s aim of supporting long-term socio-economic development in countries where it operates.

Scholarships are available to those who are committed to making a contribution to their own country’s development. The Scheme is managed by the British Council, which has a great deal of experience in running similar programmes.

The following Courses are available to Tullow Scholarship Applicants:

Engineering and technology

MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering

Environment and Geosciences

MSc Environment and Human Health

MSc Energy Policy

Logistics and Supply Chain

MSc Engineering with Management (Supply Chain Logistics)

MSc International Supply Chain Management

MSc Logistics and Supply Chain

Law and legal courses

LLM International Commercial Law

Archaeology

MA Archaeology

MA Landscape Archaeology

Details of the application process may be found at tullowgroupscholarshipscheme.org
WorldWideStudies Ukraine

WorldWideStudies is an educational program of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, aimed at fostering a new generation of Ukrainian professional elites. As part of the program the Foundation implements two projects: WorldWideStudies andWorldWideStudies - engineers of the future.

Project WorldWideStudies offers support to young people of Ukraine to pursue a Masters degree in the following 4 fields: agricultural studies, environment and ecology, law and public administration.

Further details about the two schemes can be found on the WorldWideStudies website via: www.worldwidestudies.org.

USA - Various USA

The University is recognised by the US Department of Education for Title IV financial assistance. The University's Federal School Code list number is G09442. Advice on applications for federal aid is available on our Student Finance pages or may be sought from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website. Disbursement of loan funding is made by cheque to the University on a termly basis.

American citizens may be eligible to apply for a Fulbright Award or Marshall Scholarship to support their Masters or PhD study. Awards are made on a competitive basis. See the relevant website for further information.
Deadline for Fulbright 2015/16 now closed