Undergraduate Students

Image for Alumni Schol WebpageWe understand that your degree brings with it specific costs. That’s why our undergraduate scholarships reflect the particular needs of your discipline, and cover a wide range of subjects. Whether it’s engaging in fieldwork or going on a year abroad, we want to support high-achieving students who are in financial need. Take a look at some of the scholarships that could help you achieve your goals.

Alumni Fund Scholarships

We have a number of scholarships available across all faculties that are worth £3,600 in total.  If you are eligible to be considered for one of these awards, the Financial  Support Team will contact you at your University email address with an invitation to apply.

During 2016-17, the University is offering an additional 42 scholarships of £3,600 each, funded by a donation from the Denise Coates Foundation . The Denise Coates Foundation is a registered charity, which gives grants to a wide range of charities including those which work with young people, communities in the developing world, and other universities.

Individual Department Awards

We also have Alumni Fund scholarships for students where a donor has specified a certain department within the University that they would like to support.  The number and value of these awards vary and we will contact you if we identify you as eligible to apply.  We currently have scholarships available in the following departments:

  • Animal & Plant Science - Up to £2,000
  • Chemistry - Up to £3,600
  • Economics - Up to £1,000
  • French - Up to £3,600
  • Geography - Up to £3,600
  • Law - Up to £3,600
  • Medicine - Up to £3,600
  • Music - Up to £3,600

Faculty of Engineering Alumni Fund Awards (Prospective students)

We have a number of awards that are targeted to offer holders in the Faculty of Engineering.  The awards range from £2,000 - £4,800. If you have received an offer from the University, you will be contacted with an invitation to apply, prior to commencing your studies.

Alumni Fund Study Abroad Scholarship

We have a number of awards available for students who may otherwise struggle with the costs associated with study abroad.  More information will be provided if you attend the Study Abroad & Erasmus Fair that is held each year. The value of the awards vary from £1,000 - £3,000.

Application Process

If your household income indicates that you are eligible for a full or partial means tested maintenance grant from Student Finance, you will be invited to apply for a scholarship. 

We will also take into consideration your personal circumstances, and if you are from an economically deprived area, or an area where it is not usual to progress to Higher Education.

In order to have a broad representation of our diverse student body, faculty/course, gender & ethnicity may be considered when allocating specific awards.

Alumni Fund Scholarship

We will contact you during your first year of study, during early February, with an invitation to complete an on-line application form.

Faculty of Engineering Alumni Fund Award

Please note that the Faculty of Engineering Alumni Fund Awards are awarded to prospective students. If your application is successful, you will be required to provide evidence that you meet the household income eligibility for the specific award. 

Alumni Fund Study Abroad Scholarship

If you are eligible to apply, we will contact you in February, prior to commencing your Study Abroad programme.

Once submitted, your application will be considered by a Selection Panel of senior members of staff and will be treated in the strictest confidence. The decision made by the Selection Panel will be final.

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Support Team; alumni.scholarships@sheffield.ac.uk