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Full and partial scholarships available for UK, EU and International Students for PhD Study.
Steps for applying for funding
1. Get in touch with the member of staff or academic department you are hoping to work with before you begin. They will be able to discuss your research proposal with you and offer advice on your application.
2. Apply to the PhD programme before making a funding application. You will find essential information on how to apply here.
3. Apply for your chosen form of funding using the relevant application process. These may vary between different schemes so please check carefully the information for each source of funding (below). You do not need to have received an offer (except the China Scholarship Awards) before you submit your funding application but you will need an application number.
PhD Scholarships for 2019 - now closed
|AHRC White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities Scholarships||
Deadline: Now closed
The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. It is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded doctoral studentships for these universities and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme. WRoCAH is able to offer at least 40 AHRC studentships per year to candidates with a place for doctoral study at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield or York.
Eligibility: Full details of eligibility and the studentship application form are available through the WRoCAH website.
Applying: You should apply to WRoCAH funding through the WRoCAH website - please note that this is a separate process to funding applied for through the University.
|University Post Graduate Research Committee Scholarships||
Deadline: Now closed
Award Details: The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers a number of Doctoral Academy Scholarships which may include a range of fees only scholarships to scholarships that cover full fees plus either a full or half maintenance stipend at the standard UK research council rate.
Eligibility: These awards are open to UK, EU and International applicants who are applying to study either full or part-time.
Applying: Full details can be found here.
|Hossein Farmy Scholarship||
Deadline: Now closed
The Hossein Farmy Scholarship is available for students pursuing research relating to mining including historical aspects of mining and the mining industry.
Award Details: The Hossein Farmy Scholarship covers tuition fees at the standard UK rate and provides an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard UK research council rate.
Eligibility: Awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants
Applying:Full details of the Hossein Farmy scholarship, eligibility and how to apply can be found here.
|Joint China Scholarship Council – University of Sheffield PhD programme 2019-20||
Deadline: Now closed
Award details: The scholarship will cover University tuition fees, a grant for living costs and one return flight from China to the UK. Funding for each award will be up to 48 months. Successful candidates will be expected to have submitted their thesis and defended it via oral examination by month 48.
Eligibility: You must be applying to start a new full-time PhD programme at Sheffield.
Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, and the fit of the applicant’s proposed research programme with Sheffield’s identified research priorities:
Candidates should be intending to pursue research in one of the priority academic areas identified by Sheffield and CSC. However, applicants to other study/research areas will also be considered subject to the availability of relevant programmes of study at Sheffield.
Applying: Full details can be found 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||
Full details of the Postgraduate Doctoral Loans scheme have not yet been confirmed. You can find out more here
Please note that international students are eligible to apply for many of the PhD scholarships listed above. Check the eligibility criteria for each section to see if you can apply.
Questions about PhD scholarships?
Get in touch with the postgraduate admissions teams in the relevant department.
Languages and Cultures
Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (SIIBS)
Masters Funding for Arts & Humanities for 2019 entry
|University of Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarships||
Deadline: Monday 13th May 2019.
The University of Sheffield is pleased to offer 100+ scholarships worth £10,000 each for home students starting a taught postgraduate course in 2019.
The scholarships are for students who meet at least one of our widening participation criteria and/or students who achieve a first in their undergraduate degree. If your application is successful you can use the scholarship towards fees or living expenses, the choice is yours.
Eligibility and applying: Full details here
Faculty of Arts and Humanities International (non-EU) Masters Scholarships
Deadline: Friday 26 April at 1700 BST
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities are pleased to offer two scholarships worth £10,000 towards tuition fees for international (non-EU) students starting a taught postgraduate masters programme in September 2019.
University Postgraduate Taught Merit Scholarships
We are pleased to offer merit scholarships to international students starting a taught masters programme in September 2019:
The University offers a range of country-specific scholarships for international students of high academic ability for September 2019 entry.
External Sources of Funding
There are a number of other sources of funding for international students to support postgraduate study.
For graduates of the University of Sheffield, classed as Home or EU for fee purposes, a fee discount of 10% will be applied for Full and Part Time Masters, Certificates and Diplomas - for further information visit the Alumni Rewards page.
PhilSoc Council is delighted to announce that this year's competition for Masters Bursaries is now open. It is intended to support individuals wishing to undertake study in linguistics/philology at Masters level in the academic year 2018-2019. Bursaries of £5000 are available.
The competition includes the Anna Morpurgo Davies Masters Bursary which would be given normally to someone working on Ancient Languages (also non-Indo-European ones).
The application form, which contains details of terms and conditions, the application process, and deadlines, is now here
|Other sources of funding||
There are external funding bodies (charities, trusts etc) who offer support for MA courses. You can search our lists of external funders as a starting point. These pages also contain links to scholarship search sites which you can use to look for other sources of funding.
|Postgraduate Loan Scheme||
If you're a UK or EU student studying a masters course you could be eligible for a government loan of up to £10,609.
Eligibility and applying: Full details of the loan scheme can be found here
If you have any queries about applying for a Masters Scholarship please get in touch here.