Funding and scholarships

There are dedicated scholarships for chemistry students at the University of Sheffield, to help eligible students fund their studies and enhance their learning experience.

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Ray Charlesworth Scholarships

Undergraduate applicants to the University of Sheffield can apply for an Experience Sheffield Scholarship worth £1,200 each year of their degree. Thanks to a generous endowment made by a former staff member, the late Ray Charlesworth, a number of additional scholarships in this scheme are guaranteed to go to students starting an undergraduate course in the Department of Chemistry.

Students who meet the eligibility criteria for an Experience Sheffield Scholarship, and who intend to study a course in the Department of Chemistry, should complete the standard Experience Sheffield Scholarship application process to be considered for one of the scholarships funded in Ray's memory.

Apply for an Experience Sheffield Scholarship

Chemistry undergraduate research scholarships

In this scheme, some of our undergraduate students can get even more lab experience with a paid summer research placement. Successful students will receive:

  • A paid six-week summer placement in one of our laboratories
  • An extra chance to put your research skills into practice, working with our academic staff
  • Even more work experience to include on your CV

How to apply

Students who are starting an undergraduate degree in the Department of Chemistry and meet the criteria will automatically be offered a placement to complete during the summer immediately before the final year of their course.

You need:

  • AAA or above at A level, or equivalent
  • To maintain an average grade of 70% or higher

Other scholarships at the University of Sheffield

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