Undergraduate scholarships

As well as University bursaries, there are scholarships available to help fund your study and enhance your learning experience.

You can also use our student funding calculator to find out about departmental scholarships you may be eligible for.

Department scholarships

Lots of departments offer scholarships, some of them sponsored by industry. Contact the department running the courses you're interested in to find out if they are offering anything for students starting in your year.

Contact a department via a course listing in our online prospectus

Sports scholarships

Do you compete at an elite level in your  sport? Then you can apply. Our Elite Sports Performance Scheme gives athletes different levels of support, from free gym membership, to an annual £1,000 award. Each year, one first-year application is also selected to receive a year’s free accommodation, in lieu of a monetary award.

External funding

There are organisations outside the University that can help fund your studies. We've listed some of the opportunities available on our undergraduate student funding table.

Additional scholarships

Lloyds Scholars Programme

The Lloyds scheme offers awards for talented students from low-income backgrounds. You also get the chance to take paid work experience with Lloyds.

HSBC care leavers' scholarships

With HSBC, we're co-funding five scholarships for care leavers. You could get all your tuition fees paid – for the whole course – plus £1,000 a year to help with living costs.

A golden opportunityAlumni Fund scholarships

We're offering 150 Alumni Fund scholarships worth £3,600 each for home students starting their studies in September 2017. These are entirely funded by donations from alumni and friends of the University from around the world.

You'll need to be eligible for a maintenance loan from Student Finance of at least £5,256 (household income of below £50,000). You must also have received an academic offer to study a full-time undergraduate course at the University of Sheffield starting in September 2017.

Applications for the Alumni Fund scholarships are now closed for this year.


Sheffield Scholars

These special scholarships are part of our Sheffield Scholars scheme.

Applications for the Global and Masters Scholars are now closed for this year.

Global Scholars

We're giving away 30 places at summer schools in Europe and Asia. We'll pay the air fare, tuition fees and accommodation. To be in with a chance, you have to get A*AA in your A Levels.

Masters Scholars

We're paying for 50 arts and humanities and social sciences students to stay on after their degrees and take their masters. We'll pay the value of a standard masters course fee. To be in with a chance, you have to get A*AA in your A Levels.