Fully-funded PhD Studentship available - apply now!

The Department is pleased to advertise a fully-funded PhD studentship on the theme of Blue-Green Infrastructure.

It is fully funded for Home or EU applicants plus the standard Research Council maintenance award (£14,296 per annum in 2016/17) for three years. We also welcome applicants from overseas students who are able to self-fund the difference between the Home and Overseas fees levels.

Find out more here.

Fees and funding

Information on the fees currently charged by the university to PhD students can be found on the University's Student Services website.

The amount of fees paid depends on whether you are classified as a home or an overseas student. The University's webpages provide information on the criteria used to make this classification.

As well as paying your fees, you will also need funding to pay accommodation and other living costs. The University´s Student Services website provides possible sources of funding for postgraduate research.

Scholarship opportunities

University of Sheffield Scholarships - Doctoral Academy Awards

We will be putting forward candidates for doctoral scholarships open to UK/EU students.  Jointly funded by the ESRC and the UoS Doctoral Academy, these offer fees+maintenance to UK students, and fees only to EU students.   See our 'Research Areas' page for topics we are particularly interested in funding.

Other ESRC White Rose Social Science DTP Scholarships

In previous years there have been a range of other ESRC-funded scholarships for UK/EU students.  Details are still being worked out, and will be posted as soon as we have them.

University Prize Scholarships

University Prize Scholarships cover the cost of tuition fees (UK, EU, Overseas) and provide an annual, tax free maintenance stipend of £20,000 as well as an annual Research Training Support Grant of £2,500.

These are very competitive - if you have a stellar academic record then this is the funding to go for.

Hossein Farmy Scholarship

The Hossein Farmy Scholarship covers tuition fees and an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard UK research council rate (£14,057 for 2015-16).

Other applications

We are of course welcoming applications from candidates with other sources of funding.  Details of the University application process are here; and of fee levels for 2017/18 here.