Engineering and Computer Science Postgraduate Scholarships

We have 15 scholarships available, worth £5000 each, for home students who are starting a postgraduate course in our Faculty of Engineering in 2022.

A male and a female student use a 3D printer in the iForge

The scholarships are for students who achieve a first or 2:1 in their undergraduate degree and/or meet at least one of our widening participation criteria.

If your application is successful you can use the scholarship towards fees or living expenses – the choice is yours.

Eligibility criteria

To apply for a scholarship you have to meet the following criteria:

  • Applied to study a postgraduate programme
  • Already achieved or currently predicted a first-class or 2:1 degree OR from a group that is under-represented among the institution's taught masters population – see the criteria below.
  • Studying a taught postgraduate course full-time or part-time for a maximum of four years.
  • Eligible to pay the home fee rate and not charged international rate fees

If you receive a Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship you will not be eligible to receive an Engineering and Computer Science Postgraduate Scholarship.

Underrepresented group criteria
  • You come from an area where it is unusual for people to go to university. This is defined by the government's classification called Polar 3, to meet this criteria your address must fall into quintile 1 or 2 in the young participation quintile or the Adult HE qualification quintile. You can check your postcode quintile using the POLAR search tool.
    • For criteria relating to your postcode, we used the home address where you lived during your last year of school or college.
  • You are female applying for any postgraduate taught course in the Faculty of Engineering
  • You are from a black and minority ethnic group
  • You have been in care as a looked-after child for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14.
  • You have a disability.
  • You are a carer for an ill or disabled family member.
  • You were/are in receipt of a Maintenance Grant as an undergraduate.
Further information
  • Successful recipients of the scholarship who chose the maintenance payment will receive the award in four instalments. Payment dates will be confirmed before the start of your course.
  • The scholarship can be used towards fees or living costs.
  • You must be starting a new, stand alone postgraduate course to receive the Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship 2022.
  • Students intending to take a Postgraduate Loan are classed as self-sponsored and are eligible to apply for the Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship.
  • Students studying by distance learning are eligible to apply.
  • Students in receipt of other University scholarships that are equal to or higher than the value of their tuition fee are not eligible to receive the Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship.
  • You must not have already achieved a Masters qualification.
  • If you are in receipt of one of the Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Scholarships, you are still eligible for the Alumni Reward discount.
  • If you are in receipt of one of the Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarships, you are not eligible for the Faculty of Engineering Postgraduate Scholarships.

How to apply

Deadline to apply for the scholarship is 13:00 (UK time) on Monday 4 July 2022.

All applicants will be contacted by Monday 22 August 2022.

Selection Process

This is a competitive process and not all applications will be successful.  When reviewing your application, senior members of faculty staff will give regard to the following:

  • Applicant has detailed their strengths and weaknesses and why they would be a good recipient of this scholarship.
  • Applicant has provided a clear rationale for applying for a postgraduate course at the University of Sheffield.
  • Applicant has clearly articulated future ambitions; these goals relate to the postgraduate degree he/she has applied for.

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Sophie, a MSc Advanced Manufacturing Technologies student successfully applied for an Engineering Postgraduate Scholarship and it helped her pay for her tuition fees.

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