University of Exeter PhD Global Excellence Studentship
University of Exeter

All Nationalities
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Scholarship Overview

The University of Exeter invites applications for the University of Exeter PhD Global Excellence Studentship 2021-22 from PhD applicants. The studentship aims to support an excellent project connecting with, or across several disciplines. Selected scholars will get full tuition fees and an annual maintenance grant of GBP 15,285 (2020/21 rate).


  • Full tuition fees
  • An annual maintenance grant of GBP 15,285 (2020/21 rate)


  • A full CV
  • Letter of application
  • Verified transcripts of academic qualifications
  • Research proposal with supervisor agreed in principle
  • Two academic references
  • Proof of English language proficiency

Selection Criteria

Selection will be based on an assessment of the applicant’s academic excellence, research potential, and research proposal.

Terms and Conditions

  • References should be in the form of a letter. Referees must email their references to the university from their institutional email accounts.
  • Referees should email their references to
  • All application documents must be submitted in English. Certified translated copies of academic qualifications must also be provided.
  • The studentship is available for disciplines like Archaeology, Art History and Visual Culture, Classics and Ancient History, Drama, English, Film Studies, History, Modern Languages and Theology and Religion.


To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Have a good first degree (at least 2.1, or international equivalent) in a relevant field of humanities
  • Have obtained or be currently working towards a Master's degree at Merit level, or international equivalent, in a relevant field of humanities
  • Be proficient in the English language
  • Have fee status classed as International

How To Apply

Follow the steps below to apply for the studentship:

Step 1: Click on the 'Apply Now' button below 
Step 2: Login and fill in the required details.
Step 3: Upload the supporting documents.
Step 4: Submit the application.