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Undergraduate scholarships 

Chemical Engineering Academic Excellence Scholarship

£4,500 for the top-performing applicant.

One award of £4,500 in the first year only to the student achieving the highest number of UCAS points across their highest-scoring three A levels (or equivalent) including pre-requisite subjects.

Terms and conditions:

• Open to Home/EU students applying in the 2016-17 admissions cycle for a place on one of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2017.
• This scholarship is open to those who apply to and make Sheffield their Firm choice by 30th June 2017.
• Students may be awarded a maximum of one departmental scholarship.
• This scholarship is for the first year of study only.
• This scholarship will be awarded automatically on the basis of results received from UCAS during Confirmation.

Faculty of Engineering Excellence Scholarship

The Faculty of Engineering is offering a number of scholarship awards to international, undergraduate students with established and continued academic excellence. Students meeting the award criteria will receive the award on entry – amount dependent on academic achievement as follows:

  • A*A*A* - £3000
  • A*A*A - £2000
  • A*AA - £1000

Students who maintain excellence throughout their chosen degree programme will receive an additional £1000 award year on year.

For a self-funded student when combined with the University Engineering International Scholarship, a total fee reduction of nearly 20% per year is available, should a student maintain eligibility for the two scholarships until the course finishes.

To be eligible for an Excellence Scholarship you must:

satisfy the stated academic criteria in the relevant department
be an undergraduate student
be classed as an international student for tuition fee purposes
make The University of Sheffield your first (firm) choice in the UCAS application process
begin study in September 2017

After year one a further award of £1,000 per year is available to students who joined us in the first year of the course or who joined year 2 with a Singaporean or Malaysian diploma, subject to maintaining an overall average mark of at least 70%.

Candidates will not have to apply for these scholarships, as they are automatically awarded to all eligible students when they commence their studies in the Department.

Eligible Qualifications are; 

International Baccalaureate

A*AA: 38 points, HL maths, and HL science subject (e.g. HL physics or HL chemistry or HL biology) (both maths and science at 6)
A*A*A: 40 points, HL maths, and HL science subject (e.g. HL physics or HL chemistry or HL biology) (one of maths/science at 7, the other at 6 or above)
A*A*A*: 42 points, HL maths, HL science subject (e.g. HL physics or HL chemistry or HL biology) (both maths and science at 7)

Indian Level 12

Secondary Certificate A*AA: 85 overall, 85 maths, 85 in a science subject (e.g. physics or chemistry or biology)
A*A*A: 90 overall, 90 maths, 90 in a science subject (e.g. physics or chemistry or biology)
A*A*A*: 93 overall, 93 maths, 93 in a science subject (e.g. physics or chemistry or biology)

HKDSE

A*AA: 5* 55 to include compulsory maths, extended maths and a science subject
A*A*A: 5*5*5 to include compulsory maths, extended maths and a science subject
A*A*A*: 5*5*5* to include compulsory maths, extended maths and a science subject

Malaysia Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) A*AA: 12 points
A*A*A: 10 points
A*A*A*: 8 points

Singapore Integrated Programmes H2 to include Mathematics plus Physics or Chemistry

ATAR

A*AA: 94
A*A*A: 96
A*A*A*: 98

Plus the appropriate grades in pre-requisite subjects depending on board – contact the department for more details.

Direct entrants to Year 2

Year 1 at another institution (Chemical Engineering related courses).  As well as meeting the requirements above, students must achieve a first class average in their first year of study. Students will receive £1,000.

Singapore Diploma (Chemical Engineering related courses)

A*AA: cGPA 3.7
A*A*A: cGPA 3.8
A*A*A*: cGPA3.9

Malaysian Diploma (Chemical Engineering related courses)

A*AA: cGPA 3.7
A*A*A: cGPA 3.8
A*A*A*: cGPA3.9

Harley Scholarships

Do you want to study abroad? Travel or spend time doing field work? 

CBE are offering a number of scholarships up to £9000 to distribute amongst sucessful applicants.

To be eligible or a scholarships you must.

  • Be a registered undergraduate in CBE
  • Intend to undertake some form of study or work experience in areas such as Fuel Technology or Environmental Science
  • All applicants must include an element of travelling fieldwork or study abroad
  • Applications are competitive and can be made at any time. Easter study it is advised you apply before the end of February 2017 and for summer study that you apply before may 2017.
  • Upon completion of the scholarship you will be required to submit a written report to the Head of Department.  

For further information please contact Dr Robert Edyvean r.edyvean@sheffield.ac.uk + 44 (0)114222 7506

Meredith Thring Memorial Scholarship

£4,500 for the top-performing applicant who also meets the criteria set out below.

Professor Meredith Wooldridge Thring (1915-2006), Head of Department from 1953-1964, was an inventor, author and engineer known for his work in energy and robotics. Concerned with sustainability and the engineer’s responsibility to improve the world for all its inhabitants, he worked on projects as diverse as the design of a robot firefighter to converting vehicles to run on producer gas made from wood. Professor Thring played a pivotal role in developing the Department, increasing undergraduate student numbers and creating new laboratories and research areas; he was a respected teacher to students from all over the world. 

One award of £4,500 in the first year only to the student achieving the highest number of UCAS points across their highest-scoring three A levels (or equivalent) including pre-requisite subjects and also meets the following criteria:

• Comes from a low-scoring POLAR3 quintile, i.e. quintile 1 or 2, or
• Is a mature student, or
• Is a care leaver, or
• Is the first to university in their family, as recorded on their UCAS application form.

Applicants can check their POLAR3 quintile 

Terms and conditions:

• Open to Home/EU students applying in the 2016-17 admissions cycle for a place on one of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2017.
• This scholarship is open to those who apply to and make Sheffield their Firm choice by 30th June 2017.
• Students may be awarded a maximum of one departmental scholarship.
• This scholarship is for the first year of study only.
• To be considered for this scholarship applicants must complete this web form by 30th June 2017.

Apply now

Harry Brearley Achievement Scholarships

Up to £1,500 for applicants achieving AAA at A level, or equivalent, and meeting the criteria set out below.

Harry Brearley (1871-1948) was a Sheffield metallurgist and the inventor of stainless steel. Brearley experimented with the addition of chromium to steel to produce a new alloy more effective at preventing erosion caused by high temperatures, in the process discovering that the samples were resistant to acid attack. This discovery led to the mass-production of stainless steel for cutlery, the manufacture of which has been a part of Sheffield’s industrial heritage since the 16th century

Awards worth up to £1,500 to applicants who demonstrate academic ability by achieving AAA at A level, or equivalent, including pre-requisite subjects, and who also meet the following criteria:

• Comes from a low-scoring POLAR3 quintile, i.e. quintile 1 or 2, or
• Is a mature student, or
• Is a care leaver, or
• Is the first to university in their family, as recorded on their UCAS application form.

Applicants can check their POLAR3 quintile

Terms and conditions:

• Half the scholarship will be paid during the first semester of year 1, with the second half contingent upon achieving at least a 2:i average at the end of the first year of study.
• Open to Home/EU students applying in the 2016-17 admissions cycle for a place on one of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2017.
• This scholarship is open to those who apply to and make Sheffield their Firm choice by 30th June 2017.
• Students may be awarded a maximum of one departmental scholarship. Should an applicant for this scholarship become eligible for a Departmental Achievement Scholarship as a resulting of achieving A*AA or above, only the Departmental Achievement Scholarship will be awarded.
• This scholarship is for the first year of study only.
• To be considered for this scholarship applicants must complete this web form by 30th June 2017.

Apply now

Global Scholars

The University of Sheffield run the Global Scholars scholarship scheme for UK/EU students. We'll pay your air fare to an overseas summer school, as well as tuition and accommodation while you are there.

To be eligible for a Global Scholars Scholarship you must:

  • achieve A*AA grades at A Level (or equivalent) or higher. You can apply with lower predicted grades but you must get the above or higher to receive the scholarship. If your qualifications are from before 2010 then we'll accept AAA at A Level

For further information and to download an application form visit the University's scholarships page.

Chemical Engineering Academic Achievement Scholarships

Up to £1,500 for applicants achieving A*AA or better at A level, or equivalent.

Awards worth up to £1,500 to applicants who demonstrate academic excellence by achieving A*AA or better at A level, or equivalent including pre-requisite subjects.

Terms and conditions:

• Half the scholarship will be paid during the first semester of year 1, with the second half contingent upon achieving at least a 2:i average at the end of the first year of study.
• Open to Home/EU students applying in the 2016-17 admissions cycle for a place on one of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2017.
• This scholarship is open to those who apply to and make Sheffield their Firm choice by 30th June 2017.
• Students may be awarded a maximum of one departmental scholarship.
• This scholarship is for the first year of study only.
• These scholarships will be awarded automatically on the basis of results received from UCAS during Confirmation.

Masters Scholars

The University of Sheffield run the Masters Scholars scholarship scheme for UK/EU students. We'll pay for you to do a masters straight after your undergraduate course.

To be eligible for a Masters Scholars Scholarship you must:

  • achieve A*AA grades at A Level (or equivalent) or higher. You can apply with lower predicted grades but you must get the above or higher to receive the scholarship. If your qualifications are from before 2010 then we'll accept AAA at A Level
  • meet the entry requirements for the masters course you choose

For further information and to download an application form visit the University's scholarships page.