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
Sports Scholarship and High Performance Programme up to £2000 plus additional support services & coaching Fri 31st May 2019 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.
Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarship - College of Life & Environmental Sciences £5,000 payable as a reduction in the first year international tuition fee. Awards are not recurrent. There is no application for this award. You will be automatically considered. £5,000 awards for International students of outstanding academic quality applying to programmes starting in September 2019
Special Entrance Scholarships Variable Fri 20th Sep 2019 Awards available to students from the counties of Cornwall or Devon who meet the specified conditions.
US Department of Education - Federal Student Loan Variable Tue 30th Jun 2020 The federal government offers a number of financial aid programs, including these loans, to help pay for your education.
FashionForest Scholarship 10,000 DKK (approx. £1,175 GBP) Deadline passed
(Fri 1st Mar 2019)
The FashionForest scholarship is awarded yearly to one or more researchers, students and former students at Danish and foreign educational institutions who are in need of support for a theoretical or practical project in connection to an educational purpose.
The Snowdon Trust Scholarship Full tuition fee waiver plus a maintenance stipend of £15,000 Deadline passed
(Wed 15th May 2019)
The Snowdon Trust supports people with physical disabilities or sensory impairments, to study in the UK. The scholarship will provide a tuition fee waiver of up to a maximum of £15,000 for your STEM masters programme, plus a maintenance stipend of £15,000.
Sanctuary Scholarship Full tuition fee waiver plus annual living cost grant Deadline passed
(Fri 17th May 2019)
The Sanctuary Scholarship scheme enables individuals seeking asylum and refugees who are not able access student finance to study at the University of Exeter.

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