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The University of Exeter Business School Finance Scholarship Program

Deadline : January 31, 2020 .  

The University of Exeter Business School is delighted to offer up to 10 fully funded PhD scholarships in Finance. This funded doctoral programme aims to train graduate students so that they can advance knowledge through creative and relevant research leading to societal impact and new findings to be published in world-leading journals.

The programme is offered by the University of Exeter Business School for full-time study. As one of the Russell Group Universities, the University of Exeter is one of the UK’s leading research institutions. For Finance applicants, the first year is designed to equip students with the tools required to understand and conduct research in financial economics: core economic models, econometric techniques and research methods. The second year allows students to specialise in modules covering advanced topics in the fields of corporate finance, asset pricing, and empirical economics. Students will not be allocated PhD supervisors during the MRes.

Upon successful completion of the MRes, which includes writing a research dissertation, and subject to meeting the PhD entry criteria, students will move to a full-time PhD programme under the supervision of leading academics in the field.


For PhD Finance applicants, this award provides full fees and a maintenance stipend for 5 years of study, which includes a:

Two-year MRes Economics .

  • Full tuition fees at UK/EU or International fee rate
  • An annual bursary equivalent to the UKRI stipend rate – £15,009 for 2019/20

PhD (Three Years):

  • Full tuition fees at UK/EU or International fee rate
  • An annual bursary equivalent to the UKRI stipend rate –£15,009 for 2019/20

Additional funding:
There is additional funding available for attending conferences/summer schools and data collection.


  1. A First-Class honours degree in Finance, Economics or closely related subject, or a Merit in a MA/MSc in Finance, Economics or closely related subject, with evidence of excellent research ability. Candidates with strong background in mathematics and quantitative disciplines are encouraged to apply for PhD Finance.
  2. If English is not your first language you will need to meet the English language requirements and provide proof of proficiency.
  3. All applications are considered individually on merit. The University is committed to an equal opportunities policy with respect to gender, age, race, sexual orientation and/or disability when dealing with applications. It is also committed to widening access to higher education to students from a diverse range of backgrounds and experience.
  4. Candidates must satisfy the general admissions requirements of the University of Exeter


Required Documents:

  • Personal statement which details the following:
  • An example piece of written work (preferably course work submitted for any previous degrees) (to be uploaded under research proposal section)
  • Two academic references, one to be from your most recent institution
  • If relevant, proof of your English language proficiency
  • GMAT/GRE test is optional but score may strengthen the case for funding – not more than 3 years old.

You will also be asked to upload verified transcripts of your most recent academic qualification.

All application documents must be submitted in English. Certified translated copies of academic qualifications must also be provided.

To apply,  Click Here

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