Research Degree Funding

To undertake a postgraduate research degree you will need to have access to sufficient funds to cover the relevant fees and maintenance. Information is available regarding the levels of fees you should expect to pay and indicative living costs for Sheffield.

You may apply for a place before you are fully qualified or have secured funding for the research, and having an offer of a place may be of assistance if you need to apply to grant giving bodies. We may be able to assist with identifying potential funding sources and providing supporting letters. Please note, however, that an offer of a place is not a guarantee of funding.

There is strong competition for all scholarships. You should possess - or be expecting - a 2i or better BSc, BEng, MEng or MSc in Civil Engineering, Mathematics or appropriate Science subject.

University and Faculty Scholarships

The University offers a number of scholarships, for UK, EU and Overseas students. The deadline for applications to all University Scholarship schemes for October 2013 entry was 01 Feb 2013.

Departmental Scholarships and fee discounts

At a Departmental level, EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant (DTG) funding is available for UK students (and EU students under certain circumstances). The Department funds a number of studentships every year, with applications invited by early Spring for research projects to commence in September/October. The DTG awards a maintenance grant of at least £13,590 per year. [As the grant is free of income tax it is equivalent to a taxed salary of between approximately £14000 and £18000]. Tuition fees and other research expenses are paid by EPSRC.

A limited number of partial fee discounts are currently on offer in the Department. There is no specific deadline for application for these.

When specific funded projects are available, they will be advertised on the University´s PhD Projects Directory, and/or within the web pages of the relevant Departmental Research Group. However, further projects may also be available, and we advise you to contact the relevant members of academic staff.

The University's Centres for Doctoral Training also offer fully-funded four-year PhD programmes.