Undergraduate Scholarships

Scholarships are available to help fund your study and enhance your learning experience.

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These schemes are specific to the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering or the Faculty of Engineering.

Use the Student Funding Calculator to help plan your finances: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator


UK/EU Undergraduates

Experience Sheffield Scholarships

Over 150 Experience Sheffield Scholarships worth £3,600 each for home and EU students starting their studies in September 2020. These awards are entirely funded by donations from alumni and friends of the University from around the world. Find out more about Experience Sheffield Scholarships

Global Summer Experience Scholarships

30 awards are available. We pay air fare to an overseas summer school, as well as tuition and accommodation. These awards are for students who a) have a household income of £40,000 or less or b) achieve A*,A,A (or higher) in their A-Levels (or equivalent). Find out more about Global Summer Experience Scholarships


International (non-EU)

International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships 2020

50 scholarships worth 50% of tuition fees for each year (subject to a 60% average) of an undergraduate degree. Learn more about International Undergraduate Merit Scholarships

EEE Academic Achievement Scholarships

Scholarships of £2,000 will be awarded as a one-off payment in recognition of academic excellence to students starting an undergraduate honours degree programme in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 2020. Students will receive a further £1000 upon successful attainment of a 70% average at the end of the first year.

The £2000 scholarship will be processed in October 2020. You do not need to apply. The £1000 payment will be processed in October 2021, following confirmation of your first year grade average.

To be eligible for an academic achievement scholarship you must:

  • Attain A level grades of A*AA or above (equivalent performance in alternative qualifications may also be considered)
  • Have made The University of Sheffield, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, your first (firm) choice in the UCAS application process
  • Commence your first year undergraduate studies in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 2020 
  • Be from the UK or EU (not be classed as an international student for tuition fee purposes
UK Electronics Skills Foundation (UKESF) Scholarships

The UKESF encourages young people to study Electronics and pursue careers in the sector. They also connect the most capable Electronics students at top UK universities with leading employers.

Students studying for an Electronics degree can apply to the UKESF for bursaries and work placements. The bursaries are £1,000 /year and the paid work placements are for either summer work and/or for a whole year. Many leading electronics design companies are involved in the scheme including: ARM, Dialog Semiconductor, Imagination Technologies, Leonardo, Renesas, Rolls-Royce, Socionext and Thales. Students can apply in any year of their course (except final year). The scheme is open to home and EU students. First years need to have 3As at A-level, second and third years need to have achieved at least a 2.1 classification in their end of year examinations.

For more information visit: www.ukesf.org or contact Mr. Eddie Ball (e.a.ball@sheffield.ac.uk).

Engineering Excellence Scholarship 2020 - International Students

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*AA or above (or the equivalent qualification in your country) will receive the Excellence Scholarship.  Please click here for more guidance on qualifications.


To be eligible for an Excellence Scholarship you must:

  • Make The University of Sheffield your first (firm) choice in the UCAS application process for 2020 entry.
  • Be an undergraduate student.
  • Be classed as an International student for tuition fee purposes. 
  • Be taking all pre-requisite 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. 

For more information please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/faculty/engineering/study/scholarships

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 Undergraduate Admissions Officer: a.bertie@sheffield.ac.uk

Excellence Scholarship for NCUK 2nd-year direct entry 2020

£1K to each applicant who achieves an overall 70% - 79.9% and meets all our entry criteria (i.e., B in EAP, minimum of 70% in Maths, and minimum of 60% in all the other modules). Then a further £1K per academic year subject to maintaining a >70% overall average mark in the previous academic year.

£2K to each applicant who achieves an overall 80% - 84.9% and meets all our entry criteria (i.e., B in EAP, minimum of 70% in Maths, and minimum of 60% in all the other modules). Then a further £1K per academic year subject to maintaining a >70% overall average mark in the previous academic year.

£3K to each applicant who achieves an overall >85% and meets all our entry criteria (i.e., B in EAP, minimum of 70% in Maths, and minimum of 60% in all the other modules). Then a further £1K per academic year subject to maintaining a >70% overall average mark in the previous academic year.

Thomas Walker Scholarship for Mature Students

This scholarship was established in the memory of Thomas Walker (BEng 1931, MEng 1933) thanks to a generous legacy from the estate of his late wife Mrs Daisy Eveline Walker.

The scholarship is intended to assist a mature student to return to education to study for a degree in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering.  The scholarship will provide a stipend of £3,000 per year for each year of the degree programme.  For the purposes of this scholarship, a mature student is defined by the University as any student who is over the age of 21 on entry.  We would particularly welcome applications from individuals with dependants and/or caring responsibilities.

For further details, including details of how to apply, please contact Ms Alison Bertie: a.bertie@sheffield.ac.uk.

Anne Bainbridge Scholarships - female students

Anne Bainbridge was the first female graduate of the Department in 1963 and who is passionate about the opportunities that careers in Engineering and Science can offer.  Although she now lives in Australia we were honoured that she flew back to join us in our Centenary celebrations in 2017.

To continue the legacy left by Anne, the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering is offering Scholarships of up to £2,000 to female students who achieve the published academic requirements and commence their first year of undergraduate studies with us in 2020. Women are currently under represented in Engineering generally, and our aim is to redress this imbalance in Electronic and Electrical Engineering. 

To be eligible for a one-off payment of £2,000, a female student must:

  • Be accepted onto an EEE programme with A-level grades of AAA (equivalent performance in an alternative qualification may be considered)
  • Have made The University of Sheffield, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, your first (firm) choice in the UCAS application process
  • Commence your first year undergraduate studies in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 2020

To be eligible for a one-off payment of £1,000, a female student must:

  • Be accepted onto an EEE programme with A-level grades of AAB (equivalent performance in an alternative qualification may be considered)
  • Have made The University of Sheffield, Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, your first (firm) choice in the UCAS application process
  • Commence your first year undergraduate studies in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering in 2020

The awards will be processed in October 2020 and are in addition to other scholarships currently advertised for Home, EU and Overseas students for 2020 entry.  For more information contact a.bertie@sheffield.ac.uk

  • Disclaimer: All details were correct at time of publication and can be subject to change.  Please check with Alison Bertie (a.bertie@sheffield.ac.uk) for the latest details.

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Undergraduate scholarships

We have a range of undergraduate scholarships available to fund talented students starting an undergraduate course in 2020.