Postgraduate research scholarships

Funding the world's brightest PhDs

Scholarships to support PhD Study at the University of Sheffield

Scholarships from the University of Sheffield and external sources are available for new postgraduate research students to help cover tuition fees and living expenses.  These include:

University of Sheffield Scholarships
Research Council Funding
Other Funding Bodies
Funded Projects

For details on the eligibility requirements for these schemes please see Studentship Eligibility

University of Sheffield Scholarships

The University of Sheffield invests heavilly in the development of our postgraduate community.   University Schemes are listed below. The central scholarship scheme for PhD funding at Sheffield for 2017/18 is now open with a scholarship application deadline on Wednesday 1st February at 17.00.  Please note that some departments, particuarly in the Pure and Medical Sciences, may have separate deadlines for PhD projects applications.  You should contact your intended department as soon as possible to check the application process and timeline.

University Prize Scholarships
Harry Worthington Scholarships
Doctoral Academy/ Faculty Scholarship
Hossein Farmy Scholarships
China Scholarship Council

These scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis - applications are assessed on the basis of academic success and qualifications, experience, research background, a clear well-articulated research proposal, the potential impact of the research and a good match with supervisor/ departmental/ faculty expertise.

Details on eligibility for consideration for these awards can be found in the eligibility information

The closing date for these University schemes is Wednesday 1st February at 17.00. Late applications will not be accepted in any circumstances.

Applications for entry are now open via the postgraduate application system.

The University also directly funds project specific scholarships including the University Research Resource Scholarship and A*STAR research attachments.  When available these projects will be advertised in the Projects Directory.

Research Council Scholarships

The UK Research Councils are a major source of financial support for research postgraduates.  Applications for most Research Council Scholarships are made through the University, either through a central process or via the academic department.  Applications for the AHRC White Rose College of Arts and Humanities must be made direct to WRoCAH.

Details of Research Council scholarships can be found on the University's Research Council Support pages.

Details of UK, EU and International Eligibility for Research Council Scholarships can be found in the eligibility page

Other Funding Bodies

Many charities, foundations and trusts provide funding for postgraduate study, from small grants to full scholarships.  Some are for specific subjects area while others have more general eligibility criteria.  Please see our external funding page for a list of funding bodies and search sites which may help you to find other scholarships.

Project Funding

PhD projects are available throughout the year, many of which are funded.  Currently available projects are advertised in the PhD projects directory.

Scholarship holders

Scholarship HolderFind out about our current scholarship holders and how University of Sheffield scholarships help them pursue their outstanding ideas.

Students who have been awarded a scholarship can find information relating to their funding on the Research & Innovation Services web pages.

Scholarships FAQs

FAQsQuestions about scholarships? See our FAQs for answers to commonly asked questions.

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