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Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarships 2024/25 **Round 2**

About the award

Undergraduate Global Excellence Scholarships have been created to support students wishing to develop their academic potential and contribute to our thriving University community of students and staff from over 150 countries.

Global Excellence Scholarships recognise high academic achievement and assist scholars in accessing our exceptional teaching and learning, whilst taking advantage of all that University life offers to support their ambitions for the future.

Scholarships available:

Awards of £7,500 are being offered by the following departments: 

Faculty Departments/subject areas
Environment, Science and Economy
  • Computer Science 
  • Earth and Environmental Science 
  • Ecology and Conservation 
  • Economics  
  • Engineering 
  • Finance and Accounting  
  • Geography 
  • Mathematics and Statistics 
  • Management  
  • Natural Sciences
  • Physics and Astronomy 
Health and Life Sciences
  • Biosciences
  • Clinical and Biomedical Sciences
  • Health and Care professions
  • Health and Community Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Health and Sports Sciences
Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Arab and Islamic Studies
  • Archaeology and History
  • Classics, Ancient History, Religion and Theology
  • Communications, Drama and Film
  • English and Creative Writing
  • Humanities and Social Sciences, Cornwall
  • Languages, Cultures and Visual Studies
  • Law
  • Social and Political Sciences, Philosophy and Anthropology

All campus-based Undergraduate degrees in the above areas are eligible, except the following:

Ineligible Undergraduate programmes - all Flexible Combined Honours; BMBS Medicine; Degree Apprenticeships; Dual LLB/Juris Doctor (JD) with the Chinese University of Hong Kong; LLB Law (for Brickfields Asia College only); Legal Practice Course (LPC); Graduate Law LLB.

Entry requirements

You can apply for one of these scholarships if you:

  • are classified as an International student for fees purposes (including any EU students required to pay International fees in 2024/25); and
  • already hold an offer for an eligible Undergraduate degree at the University of Exeter, commencing in September 2024.

If you are yet to make your programme application then please visit our Undergraduate study pages.  

Scholarship recipients are selected on:

  • Academic merit, based on the information you have supplied in your UCAS application.  Applicants will typically be expected to demonstrate that they have achieved or are able to achieve the equivalent of GCE A level grades AAB or International Baccalaureate 34 points. For the Business School, the expectation is higher, set at GCE A level grades A*AA or equivalent.  See our Entry Requirements pages for further guidance.
  • The ability to demonstrate the following as part of the application process: academic ambition; future career ambitions; a genuine need for the scholarship and how this will support your ambitions; a sense of social responsibility and willingness to engage with the Exeter community. 

How to apply

To be considered for one of these scholarships, once you have your offer, please apply using the webform here  

A personal statement (of no more than 300 words) is required as part of the form, responding to the following questions:

1. What is your interest in your chosen programme of study and what are you hoping to learn?
2. What are your future ambitions and how will your studies help you to achieve them?
3. What would being awarded a Global Excellence Scholarship mean to you – what difference would it make?
4. As a Global Excellence Scholar, how might you act as an ambassador for the University?

**The deadline for Round 2 of the Global Excellence Scholarships 2024/25 scheme has been extended from 26 April 2024 to 24 May 2024. Please apply promptly after receiving a programme offer. Eligible candidates who apply by the original deadline of 26 April 2024 will receive their decision notification by 25 May 2024 as planned. Eligible candidates who apply between 27 April 2024 and 24 May 2024 will receive their decision notification no later than 15 June 2024.***

These scholarships are awarded as a reduction in the first-year International tuition fee. They are not recurrent for subsequent years of study. Please read the full Terms and Conditions for this scholarship scheme here


Application deadline:24th May 2024
Duration of award:for 1 year
Contact: Admissions Scholarships