PhD scholarships

There are several funding options available to support PhD study in the School of English, both from the University of Sheffield and from external funding bodies.


PhD scholarships and funding

AHRC White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities Scholarships

AHRC White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities Scholarships

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) distributes AHRC-funded doctoral studentships and coordinates a doctoral training programme. The competition is announced around the end of October each year. Please visit the WROCAH website for more information.

Help with applying to WROCAH 

Please take advantage of the pre-application guidance and support that are available to students applying for WRoCAH funding to study with us.

University Scholarships

Information about University of Sheffield scholarships is provided here.

Other Funding Bodies

Many charities, foundations and trusts provide funding for postgraduate study, from small grants to full scholarships. Some are in specific subject areas while others have more general eligibility criteria. Please see our external funding page for a list of funding bodies and search sites which may help you to find other scholarships.

PhD Project Funding

PhD projects are available throughout the year, many of which are funded. Currently available projects are advertised in the PhD projects directory.

Postgraduate Doctoral Loan Scheme

Government loans have been available for postgraduate students studying doctoral level courses. Loans are non-means tested i.e. your incoming will not effect the amount that you receive and are available to students studying either part-time or full-time. Funding PhD study through a student loan is a big commitment and we would strongly recommend talking about this option with your proposed supervisor.

International Students

Rewards are available for all University of Sheffield graduates. Students must be self-funding and classified as overseas for fee purposes. Find out more here.

Tuition fees

Find out about PhD fees here

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