Research Funding and Scholarships

We are pleased to be able to offer scholarships to prospective research students.

Please Note: You only have to apply once and will be entered automatically for all eligible Scholarships.

Scholarship applications can be made from Monday 5 November 2018. The deadline for 2019 applications is 5pm GMT on Wednesday 23 January 2019. Please note that a candidate's chance of success in their Scholarship application will be greatly enhanced if applications are submitted at an early stage.

Only applications with offers and a strong supporting case from prospective Supervisor(s) will be considered by a departmental panel. Evidence of an interview is mandatory. 

TO APPLY: via the postgraduate application system.

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 by month 48. Applicants must be in receipt of an unconditional study offer (including fulfillment of all English Language requirements) prior to the Scholarship application deadline of 5pm GMT, 23 January 2019.

Full details (including eligibility) can be found here.

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. Help and advice about where to look, depending upon whether you are a UK, EU or international applicant is available here.

Many charities, foundations and trusts provide funding for postgraduate study, from small grants to full scholarships. Please see our external funding page for a list of funding bodies and search sites which may help you to find other scholarships.

External funding bodies