Engineering and Computer Science scholarships

We have 50 scholarships available, worth £2,500 each, for home students who are starting a postgraduate course in our Faculty of Engineering in 2021.

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 by Monday 23rd August 2021
  • 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

You cannot apply for this scholarship if you have received an SPS 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.

How to apply

Deadline to apply for the scholarship is 13:00 (UK time) on Friday 3rd September 2021.

All applicants will be contacted by Friday 24th September 2021

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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Financial Support Team

For specific questions about fees, bursaries, scholarships and financial support, get in touch:


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

Postgraduate students

Postgraduate taught scholarships

Explore scholarships for postgraduate taught courses starting in 2022, including:

  • 100+ scholarships worth £10,000 each for home fee-paying students
  • 125 scholarships worth 25 per cent of the tuition fee for international students