Undergraduate scholarships

Scholarships are available to help fund your study and enhance your learning experience.

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

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

With the exception of the Harley Scholarship, you may be awarded a maximum of one department scholarship.

The central Univerity of Sheffield also offers scholarships, find out more.  


Harley Scholarships

These scholarships are worth up to £9,000 each and are for current undergraduate students.

To be eligible 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 2022 and for summer study that you apply before may 2022.
  • 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 (or the equivalent qualification in your country) 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 2022 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 dependent on your academic achievement:  A*AA - £1000, A*A*A - £2000 and A*A*A* - £3000. Equivalent qualifications can be found here.

Once in receipt of this scholarship, you will be awarded £1,000 each subsequent academic year subject to maintaining a 70% 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: r.wormald@sheffield.ac.uk

Further details:

  • 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 70% overall average mark in the previous academic year. The scholarship will be withdrawn if you fail to achieve 70% 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 the University of Sheffield International College pathway program 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.


Meredith Thring Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is worth £4,500 and is for students intending to commence their studies in 2022.

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:

• Eligible for both home and overseas fee paying students applying in the 2022 admissions cycle for a place on one of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2022. 
• This scholarship is open to those who apply to and make Sheffield their Firm choice by 30th June 2022.
• 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.


Harry Brearley Achievement Scholarships

These scholarships are worth up to £1,500 each and are for students intending to commence their studies in 2022.

Eligibility

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 2:1 average at the end of the first year of study.
• Open to Home/Overseas students applying in the 2022 admissions cycle for a place on one of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2022. 
• This scholarship is open to those who apply to and make Sheffield their Firm choice by 30th June 2022.
• 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.


Chemical Engineering Academic Achievement Scholarships

These scholarships are worth up to £1,500 each and are for students intending to commence their studies in 2022. 

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.
• Eligible for both home and overseas fee paying students applying in the 2022 admissions cycle for a place on one of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2022. 
• This scholarship is open to those who apply to and make Sheffield their Firm choice by 30th June 2022.
• 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

This scholarship is worth £4,500 and is for students intending to commence their studies in 2022.

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:

• Eligible for both home and overseas fee paying students applying in the 2022 admissions cycle for a place on one of our undergraduate courses starting in September 2022. 
• This scholarship is open to those who apply to and make Sheffield their Firm choice by 30th June 2022.
• 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.