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Fees and funding


The tuition fees for our postgraduate masters programmes are charged based on whether you are classed as a home or international student. You can use the postgraduate taught course fee calculator to calculate the fees for your year of entry.

Sheffield Alumni Discount

Self-funded Sheffield graduates can apply for a 10% discount on fees.*

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Funding information for 2020 now available! 

100 Sheffield Postgraduate ScholarshipsPlease note that to apply for all forms of funding you must first apply to the University for admission to an appropriate programme of study. Your course application should include a supporting statement; two academic references and a BA Transcript of modules undertaken so far.

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The following funding competitions for 2020 are now open.


Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarships

Deadline: 5pm Monday 11 May 2020

The University of Sheffield is pleased to offer 100+ scholarships worth £10,000 each for home students starting a taught postgraduate course in 2020.

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.

Award details: each award is worth £10,000 and can be used towards fees and/or living expenses.

Eligibility: these awards are open to UK and EU domiciled applicants who are not charged international rate fees. Applicants cannot already be qualified at masters level.

More details including full eligibility criteria and how to apply are available on the Postgraduate Scholarship webpage.

International Scholarships

The University of Sheffield is committed to helping high quality applicants from around the world access our postgraduate degree programmes. International applicants can apply to our International Postgraduate Taught Merit Scholarship scheme, which offers 125 scholarships worth 25% of the original tuition fee for self-funding students.

Find out more here. You will also be emailed more details about all studentships that you are eligible to apply for.


External funding

Sources of external funding are also available:


Postgraduate Masters Loans

Government loans are available for home and EU postgraduate students studying masters level courses.

Loans will be to a maximum value of £10,906 over the full course of study (the 2020 rate will be announced soon). Loans are non-means tested i.e. your income will not affect the amount that you receive and all taught Masters programmes will be eligible.

The loans will be administered through the Students Loans Company and will work on a similar basis to undergraduate loans.

Find out more here.

Alternative sources of funding

There are external funding bodies (charities, trusts etc) who offer support for MA courses. Our additional funding for postgraduate study webpage is a useful starting point.

For international students, there are external funding bodies such as the British Council and various international organisations who offer support for MA courses. Our additional sources of funding webpage is a useful starting point.


Alumni rewards

The University of Sheffield is dedicated to rewarding the loyalty of our alumni returning to continue their studies and the following additional support is available specifically for you:


Alumni rewards

Self-funding graduates of the University can benefit from a 10% discount (capped at £1500) on tuition fees.

Find out more and apply here.



* Self-funded students are those not funded by the University i.e. using their own money or funding themselves via a Postgraduate Loan. Please refer to terms and conditions for full details.