Funding your Postgraduate study

PGR Funding

There are a number of funding opportunities available from the University and external funders for prospective postgraduate research students. Please follow the links below for more information.

University funded

Name Description Deadline
Faculty Scholarships

These scholarships fund a PhD student to complete a research project within the Faculty, covering a stipend (at the RCUK rate) and home/EU fees only.

Recruitment for the Faculty Scholarships 2019 entry has now closed.

Deadlines vary across departments, please check project listings for details. 
University of Sheffield Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Collaborative Studentships Collaborative studentships with key commercial and other external partners. Open to UK and EU candidates only. These studentships fund collaborative projects between the University and industry. Projects available under this scheme will be uploaded to our projects page as they arise. Please ask your prospective supervisor for information on how to apply. Applications all year round.
Other University funded
You can find out about all the funding available through the University via our Scholarships page University Scholarships

Are you a Masters student in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health?

This year our best Masters students are eligible to compete for a Home/EU rate scholarship to study a PhD with us. If you are on a Masters course in any of our departments, or you graduated last year and you are on track for/have a Distinction or Merit, the supervisor you wish to study with can nominate you for a scholarship by contacting the Graduate School. The application window is now open.

PGT Funding strip

Some courses offer bursaries which are competitively awarded to the brightest applicants. Please contact your prospective department, course lead or administrator to see if any funding is available for your course. You can find out all about funding available through the University for PGT courses on our PGT finance page.

Funding for all PG students

  • External Funding
    You can find out about all the funding available through external bodies such as charities, research councils and industry via our External Funders page
    If you are applying for Postgraduate Research study, please speak to your prospective supervisor if you would like to apply for funding via an external body.

European funding

The European Funding Guide is looking for adventurous and open-minded students to apply for one of eight “Dream NEW” Scholarships, worth 7,500 € each. These scholarships enable students to study for one semester at any one of eight world-class universities in New Zealand – a country known for its excellent forward-thinking education system, breathtaking landscapes and open-minded people. Find out more at Dream NEW

You can find more than 12,000 additional scholarships here: European Funding Guide 

PGR fees look up link
PGT Fees look up link

If your department lists a scale of funding, contact your prospective supervisor for further information.