Scholarships and fees

Scholarships, loans and discounts are available for postgraduate study.

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Department scholarships

These schemes are specific to the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering or Faculty of Engineering.


Masters Scholarship (UK/EU students)

These scholarships are worth £2,000.

Eligibility

You must:

  • Be a UK/EU student for fee purposes.
  • Be applying for any MSc course in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.
  • Achieve a first-class honours degree at undergraduate Bachelors or Masters level.

You do not have to apply for these scholarships separately or before your course starts. If you are eligible the department will automatically allocate them to you at once you start studying with us.


Masters Scholarship (Overseas students)

These scholarships are worth £1,000.

Eligibility

You must:

  • Be an Overseas student for fee purposes.
  • Achieve a first-class honours degree, or equivalent, at undergraduate Bachelors or Masters level. 

You do not have to apply for these scholarships separately or before your course starts. If you are eligible the department will automatically allocate them to you at once you start studying with us.


China-Sheffield Excellence Scholarships (Chinese-domiciled students)

These scholarships are worth £2,000.

Eligibility

You must:

  • Have studied at a Top 100 Project 211/985 university. 
  • Achieve 3.6 GPA / 90%.

China-Sheffield Excellence Scholarship awardees will not be eligible for the department Masters Scholarship. 

You do not have to apply for these scholarships separately or before your course starts. If you are eligible the department will automatically allocate them to you at once you start studying with us.


Departmental Scholarships (UK/EU)

Two scholarships covering full fees for the course are available on the basis of academic excellence or widening participation criteria.

Eligibility

To meet the academic criteria you must:

  • Hold, or be predicted to obtain, a first-class undergraduate degree.

Or to meet our widening participation criteria you must meet:

  • Have been in care as a looked-after child for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14.
  • Have a disability.
  • Be a carer for an ill or disabled family member.
  • Have been, or are in receipt of a Maintenance Grant as an undergraduate.
  • Be from a black and minority ethnic group.
  • Be a woman.
  • Come from an area where it is unusual for people to go to university, as defined by the government as Polar3. 
  • Come from one of the most deprived areas of the country, as defined by the government IMD.

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How to apply 

You must submit a statement of 500 words explaining how receipt of this scholarship will benefit you.

You must include:

  • Your career plans and aspirations.
  • Why your course is the best route to help you achieve these goals.
  • How your course will enhance your contribution to society and the economy.  
  • How your course will help you build on your current skills and abilities and the benefits of this.
  • Which widening participation criteria you fulfil, if applicable.

Please submit applications to cbe-msc@sheffield.ac.uk

Successful applicants are not eligible for any other department scholarships. The closing date for applications is 31 January for September entry.


University scholarships

The University runs several central scholarship schemes for masters students.

Central funding for postgraduate taught course


Useful tools

Student funding calculator - give us a few details and we'll calculate how much money you could get towards your study and living costs, or suggest funding that you may be eligible for. 

Fee lookup tool - use our online calculator to find out how much your postgraduate course will cost.