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Funding and scholarships for students

Funding for international students

Most funding schemes offer partial assistance; funding bodies have strict criteria and competition for awards can be fierce. Therefore it is worth remembering to follow any instructions for how to make an application and make sure you apply before the deadline (which can be over a year before the start of your programme).

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Financial assistance

If you are seeking financial assistance you should first contact your own Ministry of Education who will be able to advise you on your own government’s schemes for students studying abroad. The British Council in your country should also be able to tell you of any British scholarship schemes for which you are eligible. If there is no British Council office, then contact your nearest British Embassy or High Commission. Some international organisations such as UNESCO and WHO operate scholarship schemes, usually for developing countries. In addition voluntary organisations such as religious bodies and charities sometimes award small bursaries. Contact the appropriate organisations in your own country for more information. You may also wish to visit the British Council scholarships and funding web pages.

Subject-specific scholarships and bursaries

Our faculties offer subject and programme specific scholarships for international students (some of which are also nationality-specific). Please use the Funding Database to search by subject. 

Subject-specific scholarships and bursaries

Our faculties offer subject and programme specific scholarships for international students (some of which are also nationality-specific). Please use the funding database to search by subject.

University of Exeter - Green Futures Scholarships

We will be offering Green Futures Postgraduate Taught Scholarships for study on selected Masters programmes in 2024/25, including two Jusoor-Exeter Scholarships. These awards will be available to support exceptional candidates from low and lower middle-income countries to pursue their academic and career goals - combining education for sustainable development with global citizenship to deliver equitable and sustainable Green Futures around the world. Details will be available soon.

Chevening Scholarships

The Chevening Programme, which is funded by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and partner organisations, was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international scheme. Chevening Scholars come from more than 160 countries and territories worldwide. There are over 55,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network. Awards are typically for a one-year Masters degree, in any subject and at any of the UK’s leading universities. 

Chevening offers a unique opportunity for future leaders and influencers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. The University of Exeter is delighted to host Chevening Scholars.

Applications for the 2024/25 Chevening scholarships, including our Chevening/University of Exeter Politics Scholarship are open and close on 7 November 2023.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme

The Shared Scholarships scheme is a joint initiative between the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and UK universities, to support aspiring students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study a Masters programme in the UK. 

The 2024/25 Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Scheme will open later in the year.

Commonwealth Scholarships for Masters and PhD study 

Scholarships are available to students of high academic quality from certain Commonwealth countries. You must apply well in advance through the Commonwealth Scholarship agency in the country in which you have your permanent home or through the relevant non-governmental organisation or charitable body. Applications for 2024/25 are open and close on 17 October 2023. Details are available on our Funding database and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s website for both Masters and PhD awards.    

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University of Exeter - GREAT Scholarships January 2024

Bangladesh, mainland China, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, the University of Exeter is offering up to 18 £10,000 scholarships for students from these countries applying for an eligible Masters programme commencing in January 2024.

www.exeter.ac.uk/study/funding/great/form/

ANID

(BECAS Chile)
Chile

ANID (the National Research and Development Agency) provides full scholarships for Chilean students to pursue their postgraduate studies.  Scholarships cover tuition fees, living expenses and airfare across Masters and PhD programmes.

You will need an offer letter from Exeter and complete a scholarship application via ANID.

Colfuturo-Ayudar Colombia

COLFUTURO is a Colombian non-profit foundation established in 1991 with the support of the National Government and some of the most important private sector companies in the country. COLFUTURO awards take the form of a scholarship loan of up to USD $50,000 for a maximum of two years. Students may be awarded scholarships for 80% of the loaned amount, provided they accomplish certain requirements.

The University has partnered with COLFUTURO to consider their Masters level scholars for an additional award: the Ayudar Scholarship which provides a living stipend. This award is intended to support the development of Colombian students who will use the expertise gained from completion of a University of Exeter taught Masters degree to make a positive social, cultural, business or environmental impact in Colombia.  

For more information and how to apply for Colfuturo funding, visit the COLFUTURO website

For details of the University’s awards please use our Funding database search

Application deadline: 29 February 2024

 

University of Exeter Ghana Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

Ghana

These scholarships have been created to provide the opportunity for more students from this country to become part of our community of learners and develop their academic skills for the future.

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Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme Hong Kong

The HKSES aims to support local students to pursue studies in world renowned universities outside Hong Kong. All awardees will receive a non-means-tested scholarship to cover their tuition fees, subject to a ceiling of HK$300,000 per annum, whichever is lower.

In addition, a means-tested bursary will be granted to students who may need additional support to pursue their study, subject to a ceiling of HK$200,000 per student per annum for covering living and other study-related expenses.

Eligible students who intend to apply for the HKSES are welcome to submit their application through the HKSES online application system.

Please visit the Education Bureau for more information: https://hkses.edb.gov.hk

University of Exeter Indonesia Global Leaders Scholarship

Indonesia These scholarships aim to ensure that students from this country are represented among the University’s diverse academic and cultural profile, contributing to and enriching all aspects of their chosen Masters programmes.

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Bolashak International Scholarship Kazakhstan

The University of Exeter hosts Bolashak Scholars on our Masters and sometimes PhD programmes. The Bolashak International Scholarship covers full tuition fees and living costs for postgraduate students studying an eligible subject. 

Please visit the Bolashak Scholarship website for more details: www.bolashak.gov.kz/ru/

FUNED Mexico Mexico

FUNED (Fundación Mexicana para la Educación, la Tecnología y la Cienciais) is a non-profit private foundation that grants loans of up to $30,000 towards tuition fees, including 10% scholarship, for Mexican nationals pursuing overseas Masters programmes. 

The University of Exeter is delighted to have an agreement with FUNED which offers a 20% tuition fee discount to FUNED scholars.

You will need an offer letter from Exeter and scholarship applications are submitted via FUNED  Please see the FUNED website for further information and full eligibility criteria.

University of Exeter Nigeria Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

Nigeria These scholarships have been created to provide the opportunity for more students from this country to become part of our community of learners and develop their academic skills for the future.

 

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University of Exeter Pakistan Global Leaders Scholarship

Pakistan These scholarships aim to ensure that students from this country are represented among the University’s diverse academic and cultural profile, contributing to and enriching all aspects of their chosen Masters programmes.

 

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PRONABEC Scholarship Peru

Full details of the postgraduate scholarship can be found through the PRONABEC website.

Applicants will be required to apply for their degree programme through the normal University of Exeter postgraduate application process 

Said Foundation Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Lebanon

The University co-operates with the Said Foundation to offer scholarships to Jordanian, Lebanese, Syrian and Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel) nationals who are resident in the Foundation’s target countries. The Foundation will consider Syrians residing elsewhere due to current circumstances in this country. The scheme provides full scholarships for taught masters courses. Candidates must apply directly to the Foundation.

Further information about the scheme is available from the Said Foundation’s UK Scholarships page.

 

 

 

Jean Monnet Scholarship recipients

Turkey

The University of Exeter offers scholarships in principle to Jean Monnet Scholarship awardees intending to study a postgraduate taught programme with us, to top up the tuition fees element of the award.  

Jean Monnet

For enquiries, and to send in your PDS form for completion, please email: isrscholarships@exeter.ac.uk
USA - Various USA

The University is recognised by the US Department of Education for Title IV financial assistance. The University's Federal School Code list number is G09442. Advice on applications for federal aid is available on our Student Loan pages or may be sought from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) website. Disbursement of loan funding is made by cheque to the University on a termly basis.

American citizens may be eligible to apply for a Fulbright Award or Marshall Scholarship to support their Masters or PhD study. Awards are made on a competitive basis. See the relevant website for further information.
Further details can be found on the relevant website.

University of Exeter Vietnam Global Leaders Scholarship

Vietnam

These scholarships aim to ensure that students from this country are represented among the University’s diverse academic and cultural profile, contributing to and enriching all aspects of their chosen Masters programmes.

January 2024 entry

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There are several scholarships available to students wishing to study on our three-week International Summer School. These include:

  • Six Fulbright Scholarships for US students. These full scholarships focus on the aim of Sustainability within our future, in various areas across the programme. 
  • A variety of partial scholarships based on your home institution. Please contact your home institution Study Abroad representatives or our ISS team to find out more. 

For more information about any scholarships or fees for our programmes, please contact iss@exeter.ac.uk

Global Excellence Scholarships

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

These 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.

A final round of the Global Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2023/24 is open until 30 October 2023 for Postgraduates students applying to start in January 2024*

*Awards may vary from year to year.

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