PhD Scholarships

Our departmental scholarship opportunities for PhD students.

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Current PhD scholarships 

Multimodal Intelligent Neural Interfaces for Early Detection and Treatment of Post-stroke Dementia

Supervised by Dr Mahnaz Arvaneh and Dr Dan Blackburn you will work in Brain-computer Interface group at University of Sheffield. Our group is uniquely multidisciplinary and diverse, integrating exceptional research programs that span bioengineering, data science and clinical, experimental and computational neuroscience. The research vision of our group is to develop brain-directed therapies and tools for improving human’s cognitive and physical performance.  

You will participate in a highly interdisciplinary project and interact and collaborate with system engineers, computer scientists, neuroscientist and medical doctors. You will receive broad range of training in our team, including EEG data recording and processing, statistical analysis, machine learning on biological data, ethics in research and data management, as well as scientific writing and presentation. You also have the opportunity to gain unique skills on commercialising biomedical devices.

Applicants with either an undergraduate honours degree or MSc (Merit or Distinction) in engineering, neuroscience, cognitive science, computer science are encouraged to apply. If you are interested in this research, and are unsure about whether you have the right background, please get in touch. The project can be adjusted based on your interests and experiences.

Deadline for applications is Friday 13 January 2023. 

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MSc Conversion Prize PhD Scholarships

The Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield invites applications for three and a half year funded MSc to PhD Scholarships open to UK / EU / international applicants.

The scholarships will cover University tuition fees and a grant for living costs. Applicants must be registered on a Postgraduate Taught Masters programme in the Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering and in receipt of an unconditional study offer (including fulfilment of all English Language requirements) prior to the scholarship application deadline above.

The deadline is Wednesday 25 January 2023 for 2023 entry. 

To apply for this scholarship complete the Postgraduate Online Application Form and indicate in the funding section you wish to apply for this scholarship.

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Department Prize PhD Scholarships

The Department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield invites applications for three and a half year funded Prize Scholarships open to UK / EU / international applicants.

The scholarships will cover University tuition fees and a grant for living costs. Applicants must be in receipt of an unconditional study offer (including fulfilment of all English Language requirements) prior to the scholarship application deadline above.

The deadline is Wednesday 25 January 2023 for 2023 entry. 


China Scholarship Council Scholarships

This scheme provides academically excellent Chinese students with the opportunity to study for a PhD at the University of Sheffield. The scholarships are supported jointly by the China Scholarship Council and the University of Sheffield.

The scholarship will cover University tuition fees, a grant for living costs and one return flight from China to the UK. Funding for each award will be up to 48 months. Successful candidates will be expected to have submitted their thesis and defended it via oral examination within this time. The fees are provided by the University of Sheffield.

Applicants must be in receipt of an unconditional study offer (including fulfilment of all English Language requirements) prior to the scholarship application deadline above.

The deadline is Wednesday 25 January 2023 for 2023 entry. 

China Scholarship Council Scholarships


Other university funding opportunities

The University of Sheffield invests heavily in the development of our postgraduate community. There are many other University funded schemes available. There is help and advice about where to look, depending upon whether you are a UK, EU or international applicant. 

PhD Scholarships.

Some charities, foundations and trusts provide funding for postgraduate study, from small grants to full scholarships. There is a list of funding bodies which may help you to find other scholarships.

Additional postgraduate funding