Scholarships and fees

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Applications for the 2022/23 academic year are now open for departmental scholarships providing maintenance and tuition fees. These will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and research potential.

White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships 2022/23

ESRC White Rose DTP applications for 2022/23 entry are now open.

The University of Sheffield is part of the ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership - a collaboration between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, York, Sheffield Hallam, Hull, Bradford and Manchester Metropolitan University - and offers a range of ESRC Postgraduate Scholarships.

ESRC-funded postgraduates follow a 3-year PhD programme (known as a '+3') or a 4-year programme consisting of a Masters plus PhD (known as a '1+3') depending on their previous Social Science Research Training.

All the awards cover:

  • tuition fees
  • an annual tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard UK research rate (£15,609 in 2021/22)
  • access to Research Training Support Grant funds to support conference and other expenses.

The application window for applications to these awards for 2022/23 entry will open on November 1st 2021. The deadline will be Wednesday 26th January 2022 at 17:00 GMT. If you have any questions, please contact

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China Scholarship Council

Applications for CSC for 2022 entry are now open.

This scheme provides academically excellent Chinese students with the opportunity to study for a PhD at the University of Sheffield. The scholarships are supported jointly by the China Scholarship Council and the University of Sheffield.

Applications for CSC for 2022 entry will open on November 1st 2021. The deadline will be Wednesday 26th January 2022 at 17:00 GMT.

More information about CSC and how to apply

PhD research topics

Please see our PhD research topics page which are specialities of our research-active staff. We would particularly welcome applications in these research areas.

PhD research topics


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