Funding your PhD
Some of the PhD projects available in Animal and Plant Sciences come with specific funding to cover your tuition fees and living expenses – for example, a project may be funded by a research council or Centre for Doctoral Training. If you apply and are selected for one of these projects, you will be automatically awarded the funding.
If a project does not come with specific funding, that does not mean that there is no funding available. There are several scholarship schemes that you may be able to apply for after you have submitted your application – check the eligibility requirements, application process and deadlines below.
It is a good idea to contact the supervisor of any PhD project you want to apply for, before you submit your application, as they may also be able to advise you on other sources of funding. We also accept applications from students who are applying for funding from other sources, or have funding already – please include any details in your application form.
If you are studying for a PhD full-time, you can earn a small income by assisting with our undergraduate teaching, but you will not be able to earn a high enough income from work to cover your living expenses and tuition fees. However, you may be able to study for your PhD part-time if you are working part-time. Contact the supervisor of any project you are interested in applying for to discuss part-time opportunities.
Faculty of Science Fee Scholarships
Available to UK, EU and international applicants
The Faculty of Science is are currently offering a number of fee scholarships to support excellent home, EU or overseas students wishing to study for a PhD in a range of scientific disciplines. Submit your application by Wednesday 23 January 2019 to be considered.
Scholarships from the University of Sheffield
Scholarships from the University of Sheffield and external sources are available for new PhD students to help cover tuition fees and living expenses.
The University of Sheffield has lots of information and advice about how to fund your PhD on its webpages for postgraduate students. You can find information about tuition fees, check your fee status and use the University of Sheffield's student funding calculator tool.
Postgraduate Doctoral Loans
The UK Government has announced new Postgraduate Doctoral Loans to help with course fees and living costs while you study for a PhD: Learn more