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Undergraduate scholarships 

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 2018 and for summer study that you apply before may 2018.
  • Upon completion of the scholarship you will be required to submit a written report to the Head of Department.  

For further information please contact cbe-ug@sheffield.ac.uk + 44 (0)114222 7506

Engineering Excellence Scholarships 

We are offering a number of scholarship awards to international, undergraduate students with established and continued academic excellence.

The scholarship will be awarded to international undergraduate students who exceed the academic conditions of our standard UCAS offer. Candidates who attain A level grades of A*AA or above (equivalent performance in alternative qualifications may also be considered) will receive the Excellence Scholarship.

To be eligible for an Excellence Scholarship you must:

  • make the University of Sheffield your first (firm) choice in the UCAS application process for 2019 entry
  • be an undergraduate student
  • be classed as an international student for tuition fee purposes
  • be taking all prerequisite subjects for your selected degree

We will offer the scholarship in the form of a cash bursary at the start of your course should you be eligible. The scholarship amount is depended on your academic achievement: A*AA - £1000, A*A*A - £2000 and A*A*A* - £3000. For international qualifications, visit here to confirm the equivalent of A*AA - applicants achieving the equivalent of this should expect to receive the scholarship at the minimum level. Please contact the Department to confirm the exact level of award for higher achievements.

Once in receipt of this scholarship, you will be awarded £1,000 each subsequent academic year subject to maintaining a 69.5% overall average mark in the previous academic year.

If you join us directly in year 2, please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Officer to discuss your eligibility for the scholarship.

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.

If you require further information please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Officer: louise.hall@sheffield.ac.uk

Further details:

The scholarships will take the form of a cash bursary only.
The scholarship will be awarded automatically – no application is required in the first or any subsequent years.
Receipt of the scholarship in subsequent years of study is subject to you achieving 69.5% overall average mark in the previous academic year. The scholarship will be withdrawn if you fail to achieve 69.5% and it will not be reinstated in the following year.
You will not receive the scholarship during any optional or compulsory study abroad periods or year in industry.
Students taking a pathway program such as that provided by the University of Sheffield International College are not eligible for the scholarship.
The scholarship can be awarded in conjunction with other University of Sheffield scholarships as long as the individual does not become fully funded for tuition fee purposes, as a result of the sum of these awards.

Disclaimer: All details were correct at time of publication and can be subject to change.

Excellence Scholarship for NCUK 2nd-year direct entry

£1K to each applicant who achieves an overall 70% - 79.9% and meets all our entry criteria (i.e., B in EAP, minimum of 70% in Maths, and minimum of 60% in all the other modules). Then a further £1K per academic year subject to maintaining a >70% overall average mark in the previous academic year.

£2K to each applicant who achieves an overall 80% - 84.9% and meets all our entry criteria (i.e., B in EAP, minimum of 70% in Maths, and minimum of 60% in all the other modules). Then a further £1K per academic year subject to maintaining a >70% overall average mark in the previous academic year.

£3K to each applicant who achieves an overall >85% and meets all our entry criteria (i.e., B in EAP, minimum of 70% in Maths, and minimum of 60% in all the other modules). Then a further £1K per academic year subject to maintaining a >70% overall average mark in the previous academic year.

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 POLAR4 quintile, i.e. quintile 1 or 2, and

• 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 POLAR4 quintile

Terms and conditions:

• Open to Home/EU students applying in the 2018-19 admissions cycle for a place on one of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2019.
• This scholarship is open to those who apply to and make Sheffield their Firm choice by 30th June 2019.
• 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 and on information provided on the applicant's UCAS form."

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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 POLAR4 quintile, i.e. quintile 1 or 2, and

• 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 POLAR4 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 2017-18 admissions cycle for a place on one of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2019.
• This scholarship is open to those who apply to and make Sheffield their Firm choice by 30th June 2019.
• 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.
• This scholarship will be awarded automatically on the basis of results received from UCAS during Confirmation and on information provided on the applicant's UCAS form.".

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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 2:1 average at the end of the first year of study.
• Open to Home/EU students applying in the 2018-19 admissions cycle for a place on one of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2019.
• This scholarship is open to those who apply to and make Sheffield their Firm choice by 30th June 2018.
• 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.

Academic Excellence Scholarship

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 2018-19 admissions cycle for a place on one of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2019.
• This scholarship is open to those who apply to and make Sheffield their Firm choice by 30th June 2019.
• 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 and on information provided on the applicant's UCAS form."

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