Postgraduate Research Scholarships - UK applicants

Here you can find out about:

University of Sheffield scholarships
Research Council scholarships
Other funding bodies

University of Sheffield Scholarships

The University of Sheffield invests heavily in the development of our postgraduate community. University-funded schemes are listed below. Please note that individual academic departments may have different deadlines for PhD applications and you should check the application process for your intended department as soon as possible.

Scholarship Deadline
University Prize Scholarships Applications for 2016/17 are now closed
Faculty / Doctoral Academy Scholarships Applications for 2016/17 are now closed
University of Sheffield Research Resource Development Scholarship Information provided via the PhD Projects directory
A*STAR Sheffield-Singapore Research Attachment Programme Apply via supervisor - see web page for more details
Arts & Humanities Faculty - Masters Scholarships Further information to follow at
Hossein Farmy Scholarship

Applications for 2016/17 entry are now closed

Research Council Scholarships

The UK Research Councils are a major source of financial support for research postgraduates. Awards for UK students normally cover tuition fees and a maintenance allowance. Applications for Research Council scholarships are made through the University, either through a central process or via the academic department - click on the links for details of each Research Council's scholarships and how to apply.

Scholarship Deadline
Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC): White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities Applications for 2016/17 entry are now closed
Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Various
Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Various
Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC): White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Centre Applications for 2016/17 entry are now closed
Medical Research Council (MRC) Various

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

Doctoral Training Centres Various

Other funding bodies

The University are pleased to announce our brand new Wellcome Trust PhD Doctoral Training Centre in Public Health, Health Economics and Decision Science.

The University are once again delighted to be offering 3 Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities.   Applications for 2016/17 entry are now closed

Many charities, foundations and trusts provide funding for postgraduate study, from small grants to full scholarships. Some are for specific subject areas 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.