Entrance Scholarships

The University invites applications for the Scholarships listed below from candidates residing in Cornwall or Devon who also meet the specific requirements of the individual awards and have been offered an undergraduate place at the University (Exeter and Penryn campuses) through UCAS during the 2018/9 application cycle for degrees commencing in September 2019.

About the Scholarship

The University is offering two scholarships to support top performing students who live in one of the South Hams, Teignbridge or Torbay areas of Devon, with a household income of under £25k per year. Applicants must be in receipt of an offer for an undergraduate programme of study from the University of Exeter. The Scholarship is for students who are able to present a demonstrable commitment to their chosen subject of study and will be eligible for means tested support through the Access to Exeter Bursary Scheme. Preference will be given to those applicants who can meet one or more of the following criteria:

Notes for the Guidance of Applicants

1.  Applicants must have accepted an offer for a full-time undergraduate course at the University of Exeter. The offer holder must have made Exeter his/her Firm Acceptance choice of university.

2.  Applicants must be able to demonstrate at the time of application:
a)   commitment to their subject of study
b)   eligibility for support through the Access to Exeter Bursary
c)   (preferred) no parental experience of Higher Education, a non-privileged background or experience of the public       care system

3.  The value of the Scholarship is £1,500 per annum renewable annually (for a period of three years only*) subject to satisfactory academic performance at the University of Exeter.

*this means that a student on a four or five year undergraduate courses would receive funding for the first three years of their course only.

4.  The awarding of the Tony Allen Scholarship is independent of any additional financial support students might be entitled to through the University’s bursary schemes or government grants and loans (means-tested household income may be considered).

5.  Applications will be informed of the outcome of their application by email following the publication of exam results in August 2019. The awarding of the scholarship will be provisional on the student achieving the terms of his/her offer.

How to apply

If you wish to be considered for the Tony Allen Scholarship please complete and return Tony Allen Scholarship Application 2019 and supporting statement:

By email: k.houghton@exeter.ac.uk

The deadline for submission of this application is 15 June 2019.

Please note: The information provided in this application will be treated as confidential, but may be shared with the members of the Tony Allen Scholarship selection panel, including the scholarship donor.

Offered to new students who meet the specific requirements of each scholarship scheme as follows:

  • Ballard Scholarships for males who have been members of the Ballard Institute, Plymouth. If funds available, also available to males from the City of Plymouth or the Borough of Saltash or the Rural District of Plympton St Mary. Up to £85 annually.
  • Devon Scholarships - there are a number of scholarships available each year to those born in the County of Devon or ordinarily resident in the County for at least 3 years prior to an application being made. Amounts payable are at the discretion of the scholarship committee but normally range between £100 and £300 annually.
  • Cedric Hall Mardon Scholarship for sons of officers of the RAF or RAFVR, primarily sons of officers who have died whilst on active service. Up to £100 annually.
  • Charles Read Scholarships offered to individuals under the age of 19 at the time of application whose parents have resided for the preceding 15 years in the Parish of Honiton or, if funds available, the Honiton Parliamentary division of Devon. Up to £100 annually.
  • George Christopher Davie Masonic Scholarshipoffered to children of a Devonshire Freemason who:
    • was resident in Devon when initially admitted to the lodge
    • a subscribing member of the Lodge and resident in Devon for 5 consecutive years (within 2 years of an application being made). Up to £100 annually.
  • Horwill Memorial Scholarship - for applicants who have relatives in employment with, or have retired from, the Post Office in the South West region. Up to £50 annually.

Additional Special Entrance Scholarships 

Other scholarships offered to new students, which are administered independently, are available as follows:

  • CV Thomas Scholarship - for pupils of Truro School. For further information, contact the Headmaster, Truro School.
  • Plymouth Naval, Military and Air Force Scholarship - for children of members of the fighting services in Plymouth. For further information, contact: Area Education Officer, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth PL1 3BJ.

How to apply

Details of the Special and Other Entrance scholarships with attendant application form can be obtained from the Scholarship Administrator, Admissions Office, University of Exeter to whom completed forms (together with supporting documentary evidence certifying the validity of a claim based on residential and/or occupational grounds, e.g. birth certificate) should be returned.

By email: admissions-scholarships@exeter.ac.uk 

Please provide your nine digit Exeter Reference Number when requesting these particulars.

Applicants applying for deferred entry onto degree programmes commencing in September 2020 can submit an application during their GAP year post confirmation of a place in summer 2019, i.e. from October 2019 onwards until the prescribed deadline for the 2020 entry scheme (date to be confirmed).

Scholarships are awarded on the basis of both meeting the specified criteria as detailed above and consideration of UCAS application forms, achievement of grades in GCE A-Level examinations (or examinations of equivalent standing) as determined by the scholarship committee.

Awards are made for one year initially. Scholarships can be renewed annually for the normal duration of a first degree programme, subject to satisfactory progress by the nominated student and recurrent funds being available.

The University reserves the right not to offer scholarships if in the opinion of the interviewing committee no candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

Deadline for the submission of this application is 20 September 2019.