Funding opportunities

Scholarships and bursaries

The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries; find out more on the money matters pages of the University’s Undergraduate Study website.

Information about all awards is available on the searchable funding database that allows you to find all the studentships and bursaries for which you are eligible.

AwardValueApplication deadlineDescription
Special Entrance Scholarships Variable Fri 21st Sep 2018 Awards available to students from the counties of Cornwall or Devon who meet the specified conditions.
Sports Scholarship and High Performance Programme up to £3000 plus additional support services & coaching Deadline passed
(Sat 31st Mar 2018)
Sports scholarships are awarded to students of outstanding sporting ability who show evidence of achievement at international level in their chosen sport. We also encourage applications from students who have achieved at national or regional level for consideration onto our High Performance Programme.
Sanctuary Scholarship Full tuition fee waiver plus annual living cost grant Deadline passed
(Tue 15th May 2018)
The Sanctuary Scholarship scheme enables individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able access student finance to study at the University of Exeter.
Tony Allen Scholarship £1,500 Deadline passed
(Thu 31st May 2018)
A scholarship of £1,500 per year for top performing students who live in one of the South Hams, Teignbridge or Torbay areas of Devon.
The Sara and Nigel Tozzi Scholarship £6,200 Deadline passed
(Fri 15th Jun 2018)
A scholarship of £6,200 per year for top performing students who can demonstrate involvement in voluntary or entrepreneurial activities and who are without independent means or other sources of funding (other than a student loan).

For my dissertation topic, I knew that I wanted to do something unusual, exciting and enjoyable. After talking at length with my tutors, I embarked on a month-long adventure in South Africa. I was able to apply for the Dissertation Award, set up for students doing dissertation research abroad which I won, receiving a financial award to helping towards the costs of the trip. As well as the academic benefits of now writing a dissertation based on something that I enjoy, and being able to apply my degree to real life issues and work, the experience also benefited me personally and expanded my horizons greatly.

Hannah Townsend, Geography graduate, Penryn Campus