Masters students

The majority of awards offered are made available by university departments or colleges; therefore we recommend you use the funding database search in the first instance. In addition to subject-specific funding opportunities, there are a number of schemes available across all subject areas which are listed here:

Postgraduate Global Excellence Scholarship

This year the University is pleased to offer this Scholarship to International fee paying students of outstanding academic ability applying to programmes starting in autumn 2019.

Find out more about our Global Excellence Scholarships.

Merit Scholarships

Our range of merit scholarships reward the very best students based on extra-curricular achievements. The University of Exeter is pleased to offer the following awards:

Endowed scholarships

Endowed scholarships are financial gifts given to the university to help students fund their studies. Often they come with a number of conditions and are subject to an annual funding review. For further details, please see our Endowed Scholarships for Masters students page.

Charitable trusts

Details of charitable trusts and other funding organisations can be found in a number of publications including the Grants Register, published by Palgrave Macmillan, and the Directory of Grant-Making Trusts. These can be found in libraries and university careers services. Most of these organisations would only make a relatively small contribution towards the costs of your studies.

Funding awards for Exeter graduates

The University offers a range of Progression Scholarships designed to help current students who would like to stay on and study for a Masters degree. Most are awarded in the form of a reduction in fees.

There are over 150 Taught Masters programmes to choose from at the University and our fast-track application system means you can apply through the MyExeter student portal and in most cases have a decision on your application within five days.

To find out more about these scholarships and the Masters programmes we offer, please see our Progression Scholarships  page.

Kidderminster Medical Society

Postgraduate Scholarship

An award of £3,000 to help towards the first year of a 4 or 5 year Graduate Entry MBChB at a UK Medical School, see the Society website for further information and how to apply.

Other sources

To help graduates identify possible postgraduate funding opportunities:

Prospects alternative funding pages

Prospects scholarships and award search financial aid

UK government guide to adult learning