Scholarships for students from UAE

The University is pleased to offer a range of scholarships to students from the UAE who show exceptional academic potential and are starting their studies at the University of Sheffield in September 2015.

Undergraduate Scholarships eg BA, BSc, BEng, MEng

Faculty Undergraduate Scholarships

We are pleased to offer scholarships to all international students starting their studies in the Faculties of Engineering, Science, Arts and Humanities and the School of Law in September 2015:

Engineering International Scholarships

Science International Scholarships

Law International Scholarships

Arts International Scholarships

Middle East Merit Undergraduate Scholarships 2015

There are five Middle East Merit Undergraduate Scholarships, available for students from the Middle East.

Each scholarship is worth 50% of the Undergraduate annual tuition fee. This is guaranteed in the first year of study and is available in each subsequent year, excluding any years in industry or years abroad, subject to achieving 60% or above in the previous academic year – this applies to all undergraduate programmes except Medicine and Dentistry. Students of Medicine or Dentistry will only receive the scholarship for the non-clinical years (Medicine years 1 & 2 and Dentistry year 1).

The scholarship will take the form of a tuition fee reduction only.

To be eligible for the scholarships applicants must be self-funding and classed as 'Overseas' for fee purposes AND a national of or permanently domiciled in the Middle East and apply for a study place by Friday 17 April 2015 for entry in September 2015.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the supporting statement. The final decision will be made by an academic panel.

If you wish to be considered for this scholarship you need to apply online, the application link will be distributed to eligible students by email from January onwards.

Applicants cannot apply for the scholarship before being offered a study place at Sheffield. The scholarship will be available only to applicants who have made the University of Sheffield their first or firm choice.

The deadline for applications is Friday 24 April 2015; scholarship results will be announced Friday 29 May 2015.

University of Sheffield GEMS Scholarship 2015

There is one University of Sheffield GEMS Scholarship available for students studying at a GEMS school in the UAE.

This scholarship is worth 50% of the undergraduate yearly tuition fee for each year of study for all undergraduate programmes. Students of Medicine or Dentistry will only receive the scholarship for the non clinical years (Medicine years 1 & 2 and Dentistry year 1) . The scholarship will take the form of a fee reduction.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be self-funding and classed as 'Overseas' for fee purposes AND be a current student at a GEMS school in the UAE. Eligible students who have applied to Sheffield for a study place will be invited to apply for the scholarship and the successful candidate will be selected from those who hold an offer of a study place at the University by Friday 24 April for entry in September 2015.

The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and the supporting statement. The final decision will be made by an academic panel.

If you wish to be considered for this scholarship you need to apply online. The application procedure will open in late January 2015 and the application link will be distributed to eligible students via school counsellors.

The deadline for scholarship applications is Friday 24 April 2015; scholarship results will be announced Friday 29 May 2015.

Other Merit Undergraduate Scholarships 2015

We also offer merit scholarships to students who are studying towards or have taken Advanced Placement qualifications (APs) or the International Baccalaureate (IB).

Click here to read more about these.

Postgraduate research degrees eg PhD, MPhil

The University of Sheffield does not offer research studentships specifically for Emerati students. There are, however, studentships and funding for which students from the UAE can apply

Postgraduate Research scholarships

For information on available scholarships for PhD research programmes, please visit the following web-page:

Postgraduate Research Funding Opportunities

Other Sheffield Scholarships

Alumni rewards

Sibling and Spouse rewards

External organisations

The British Council in the UAE can also provide information on the scholarship and funding bodies in the UAE which support students for UK-based study.

More information from The British Council about funding opportunities

There are a number of external organisations that offer scholarships and funding to international students who wish to study in the UK.

More information about external sources of funding