The Scholarships team are responsible for the central administration of both College funded and Research funded Scholarships. This administration involves updating student accounts with fee reductions, making regular maintenance payments and providing scholarship support to College staff and Students.

The Scholarships team are not involved with the application process. Any queries regarding applications, outcomes or decisions should be directed to College staff.

New applicants

The University of Exeter has a number of scholarships available to our Students. Scholarships are awarded for a number of different reasons; these may include academic merit, personal achievement and intellectual ability. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship please view our funding database for details of which awards are available and how to apply.

Alternatively you can contact the Doctoral college directly for more information on what funding is available.

Confirmed Scholarships and Returning Students

Once Scholarship awards have been confirmed by College staff, details are passed internally to the Student Funding Team. Student accounts are then updated with fee scholarship information and maintenance payments are created. The Student Funding Team can assist with a number of scholarship queries including payment amounts, payment dates and level of fee scholarship.

Payment Information

Maintenance scholarship payments are paid monthly, unless otherwise advised, and will reach student bank accounts by the 1st of each month.

Once awards have been confirmed and maintenance payments created, you will be able to view a payment schedule via the student statement.

Bank details and Registration

In order for us to process scholarship payments, students must have registered with the University for the applicable academic year and have supplied their bank details. You can add or edit bank details during registration or at anytime after you have registered by logging onto your personal student account. If you do not have a UK bank account, please contact the Student Information Desk and we be in touch to attend your oversees account details.

If we have the incorrect bank details then payments may be paid to an incorrect account. Should this happen, the funds will need to be reclaimed before a payment can be made to your correct account. The timescale of this repayment then rests with the bank. We advise all students to check their bank details are present and accurate by visiting their student record.


If you interrupt or withdraw from your studies, you may need to repay part or all of your scholarship award.
Any possible repayment will be discussed with your college and you will be contacted separately to advise of any balance which needs to be returned to the University.