Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholarships and Bursaries

The information below is for students starting in 2018.

Even though the cost of living for students at the University of Sheffield is among the lowest in the country, you may still be able to benefit from the extra financial assistance that we can provide. The Department offers achievement and excellence scholarships, and the University offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help fund your study and enhance your learning experience. 

Academic Achievement Scholarship (UK/EU students)

Academic Achievement Scholarships (UK/EU students)

The Department of Computer Science is offering a number of Academic Achievement Scholarships to UK and EU students entering in 2018.

Scholarships of £1,000 will be awarded as a one-off payment in recognition of academic excellence to students starting on an undergraduate honours degree programme within the Department of Computer Science in 2018. Students will receive a further £1000 upon successful attainment of a 70% average at the end of the first year.

The £1000 scholarship will be paid automatically in October 2018. You do not need to apply. The £1000 payment will be made in October 2019 following confirmation of your first year grade average.

To be eligible for an academic achievement scholarship you must:

  • Attain A level grades of A*A*A (or above) including an A* in Mathematics, or BTEC D*D*  (or above) plus an A* in A level Mathematics, or equivalent performance in IB. 
  • Have made The University of Sheffield your first (firm) choice in the UCAS application process
  • Commence your undergraduate studies in the Department of Computer Science in 2018.
  • Be from the UK or EU (not be classed as an international student for tuition fees purposes)

Please contact our admissions team for further information.

Computer Science Excellence Scholarship (overseas students)

Computer Science Excellence Scholarship

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*A*A 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 2018 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*A*A - £1000, A*A*A* - £2000

Once in receipt of this scholarship, a further £1,000 per year reduction is then available 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 admissions team

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.
EpiGenesys Scholarship

Victoria Hawthorn: our first Epigenesys scholar

Victoria Hawthorn

Victoria Hawthorn was the first recipient of an industrial scholarship funded by EpiGenesys. She completed her A-levels at the Watford Grammar School for Girls, obtaining A grades in Mathematics, Physics and Geography.

Victoria says: "The scholarship has made a big difference. I didn't have a laptop at home - we have one PC for all of us - so it's meant that I can buy my own laptop. Without the scholarship I would need to have taken a part-time job, so it's meant that I can focus on my studies and spend more time on my course."

University Scholarships

The University offers a number of scholarships for undergraduate students. 

Scholarship Challenge

We're looking for talented students with the potential to influence the world around them for the better. If this is you, just answer the following question for your chance to be awarded one of 25 scholarships of a year’s free accommodation at the University of Sheffield:

How would you use the influence and expertise you will gain at the University of Sheffield to change something in your community?

To apply for this scholarship, you need to have received an academic offer to study a full-time undergraduate course at the University of Sheffield starting in September 2018.

The deadline to submit your application is 5pm on Friday 16 March.

Alumni Fund scholarships

We're offering 150 Alumni Fund scholarships worth £3,600 each for home students starting their studies in September 2018. These are entirely funded by donations from alumni and friends of the University from around the world.

You'll need to be eligible for a maintenance loan from Student Finance and have a household income of below £50,000. You must also have received an academic offer to study a full-time undergraduate course at the University of Sheffield starting in September 2018.

The deadline to submit your application is 5pm on Friday 16 March.

Global Scholars

We'll pay your air fare to an overseas summer school, as well as tuition and accommodation while you are there.

To be in with a chance, you have to get A*AA in your A Levels (30 awards are available) or you'll need to have a household income of £40,000 or less (another 30 awards are on offer).

To apply for this scholarship, you need to have received an academic offer to study a full-time undergraduate course at the University of Sheffield starting in September 2018.

The deadline to submit your application is 5pm on Monday 12 March.

Further details and how to apply

Sheffield Bursary Scheme

This money is from the University and it doesn’t have to be paid back. It’s in addition to Government funding. You'll receive this bursary for each year of your course, including a year spent studying abroad should you choose to do this.

We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for the Sheffield Bursary Scheme. You don’t need to apply for it. If you’re eligible, we'll email you in October and you will receive the awards detailed below. The first instalment will be paid by the end of October.

You will have a choice of taking your bursary as a direct payment or a fee waiver (reducing the amount of tuition fee loan required).

You will need to be eligible for the full support from Student Finance (tuition fee loan and maintenance loan) to be considered for the University of Sheffield Bursary Scheme

Find out more

Postgraduate Scholarships

Postgraduate Scholarships

The University offers a number of scholarships and bursaries for postgraduate students.

More information about PGT Scholarship opportunities

PhD Funding

PhD Funding 

The University of Sheffield and the Department of Computer Science offer a wide range of funding opportunities for PhD students. 

More information about PhD funding opportunities

Questions?

If you have further questions about scholarships and bursaries, please contact us:

Undergraduate admissions team

Postgraduate taught (MSc)

Postgraduate research (PhD)

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