Current fees

Information about our current tuition fees can be found here.

Continuation/write up fee
If you go beyond your normal period of registration (3-years) and require more time to write-up your research, a continuation fee is charged instead of a tuition fee. You are required to pay the continuation fee at the beginning of your writing up year and will be refunded any overpayment, on a pro rata basis, if you submit before the end of the 12 month period

There are a number of additional fees which could apply to you throughout your studies depending on your circumstances. More information about these fees (including the continuation fee) can be found here.


Please note that in order to be considered for a University of Sheffield, AHRC or ESRC scholarship, you must first apply to the University for admission to an appropriate programme of study.

Fee Scholarships
The School is allocated a number of fee scholarships on an annual basis. See the University´s central web pages for prospective postgraduates for details.

For further information on postgraduate bursaries, scholarships and other financial assistance and how to apply please see the University Postgraduate Research pages

If you have any further questions, please contact Katherine Gallagher (

Please note that the closing date for most of the scholarships will be 2 February 2016 at 5pm.  You will need to have applied for your PhD (and received an application number) by this date in order to apply for a scholarship.

ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre Scholarship

The University is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Centre, a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York - and through this is able to offer a range of ESRC Postgraduate Scholarships.

For 2016 entry we are able to offer 1 general ESRC scholarship either as a +3 (PhD) scholarship or a 1+3 (MA + PhD) scholarship. The 1+3 would involve the new Faculty of Social Sciences Masters in Social Research which is being introduced for 2016. This course will provide a combination of Faculty and Departmental training. Please check back for further information which will be added when the course is approved.

Further information on the White Rose DTC can be found online White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Centre  

AHRC Scholarship

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. It is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded studentships for these universities and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme.

For 2016 WRoCAH is able to offer 2 AHRC studentships to candidates with a place for doctoral study at the University of Sheffield.

Application information can be found here 

Sasakawa Foundation Scholarship

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation’s Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship Programme was designed to support the development of Japanese studies in the UK.

Through this programme we are able to offer up to 2 Masters or PhD scholarships for 2016 entry. Each Scholarship is worth £10,000. Although scholarships are for one year’s study only, successful candidates will however be nominated again for the duration of their degree (up to a maximum of three years).

Please note that successful nomination for subsequent years cannot be guaranteed.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, please send a letter of application to explaining why you wish to be considered and why you think you are a good candidate.

Applications for all but the AHRC and Sasakwa scholarships are to be made through the University application system. Upon receipt of an offer of a place, students will be notified that they can apply for funding and the scholarships section of the PGR application system will become available within their account.