Funding your PhD
Some of the PhD projects available in Chemistry 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 successfully apply for one of these projects, and you meet the eligibility requirements, 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. Apply for a project you are interested in, and if your application is successful, you may be awarded a scholarship from one of the following sources. Check the eligibility requirements and deadlines below, and if you wish to be considered for one of these scholarships, please tell us in your application form.
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 separately, or have funding in place already – please include any details in your application form.
Graduate Teaching Assistantships
Available to UK applicants only
Graduate Teaching Assistants are PhD students who work as demonstrators in undergraduate laboratories for around two days each week during the undergraduate semesters. They complete their PhD over four years, instead of the standard three years, and funding is provided to cover their tuition fees and living expenses.
You can apply for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship when you fill in the University of Sheffield's postgraduate online application form to apply for your PhD.
University of Sheffield scholarships
Scholarships from the University of Sheffield and external sources are available for new PhD students to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. Details of what is available and how to apply are given on the University of Sheffield's webpages for postgraduate students.
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