NCUK Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

We are pleased to offer the NCUK Postgraduate Taught Scholarship 2023 to new international students joining the University of Sheffield for a taught masters in September 2023 from an NCUK Study Centre.

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Key information:

  • The scholarship is worth £2,000 for courses in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and Faculty of Social Sciences and £2,500 for courses in the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and Faculty of Science.
  • No additional scholarship application is required, if you meet the eligibility and award criteria below the scholarship will be applied as a tuition fee discount.
  • You must accept your offer from the University of Sheffield before 16:00 (UK time) on 16 June 2023 to receive this award.

Key dates:

  • The deadline for scholarship applications is 13:00 (UK time) on Monday 15 May 2023.
  • Scholarship results will be announced by 16:00 (UK time) on Monday 12 June 2023.

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Eligibility criteria

  • You must hold an offer to study a full-time or part-time postgraduate taught course before 16:00 (UK time) on 16 June 2023.
  • You must accept an offer to study a full-time or part-time postgraduate taught programme at the University of Sheffield before 16:00 (UK time) on 16 June 2023.
  • Your programme must commence at the University of Sheffield in September 2023.
  • Distance learning courses are ineligible for a merit scholarship.
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) courses are ineligible for this scholarship.
  • You must receive an offer for a course studied in full at the University of Sheffield. Masters programmes split between the University of Sheffield and a partner institution are not eligible to apply for a scholarship.
  • All Crossways courses and Erasmus Mundus courses are ineligible for this scholarship.
  • For tuition fee purposes you must be self-funded and required to pay the overseas tuition fee rate.
  • You must not be a sponsored student*.
  • For scholarship purposes all MArch programmes are considered as postgraduate taught programmes and are not eligible for undergraduate scholarships.
  • Anyone studying a Masters/integrated PhD programme is eligible for a merit scholarship in the Masters element of the programme only.
  • You must be studying a pre-masters qualification at an NCUK Centre, in any country.
  • These scholarships are not applicable to any postgraduate courses where the higher clinical fee is applicable, this includes, but is not exclusive to the following courses:
    • DClinDent Orthodontics
    • MClinDent in Orthodontics
    • DClinDent Endodontics
    • MClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry
    • DClinDent Periodontics
    • MMedSci in Diagnostic Oral Pathology
    • DClinDent Prosthodontics    
  • The University of Sheffield reserves the right to review and change scholarship provision.

Award criteria

  • You must commence your programme at the University of Sheffield in September 2023.
  • The NCUK Postgraduate Scholarship 2023 cannot be awarded in conjunction with any of the following scholarships:
    • International Postgraduate Taught Scholarship 2023
    • International Postgraduate Taught Merit Scholarship 2023
    • Sir SY Chung Scholarship 2023
    • MBA Scholarship 2023
  • In the event that you are selected for any of the above scholarships the most valuable award will take precedence.
  • The scholarship can be awarded in conjunction with any available scholarships from the Department or Faculty you will be studying in, subject to not becoming a sponsored student*. Please use the funding calculator to find out if any scholarships are available from your Department/Faculty.
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) courses are ineligible for the International Postgraduate Taught Scholarship 2023.
  • The scholarships will take the form of a tuition fee reduction only.
  • You must be self-funded and classified as overseas for tuition fee purposes.
  • You must study a course in full at the University of Sheffield. Masters programmes split between the University of Sheffield and a partner institution are not eligible for a scholarship.
  • All Crossways courses and Erasmus Mundus courses are ineligible for an automatic scholarship.
  • The scholarship cannot be awarded in conjunction with any funding (full or partial) from an external sponsor**, excluding a loan, which has to be paid back in full.
  • The scholarship is for full-time and part-time students only. Students studying online or via distance learning are not eligible for the scholarship
  • Part-time students will receive the full-time equivalent of the scholarship split pro-rata over the duration of the Masters course, subject to all eligibility and award criteria.
  • These scholarships are not applicable to any postgraduate courses where the higher clinical fee is applicable, this includes, but is not exclusive to the following courses:
    • DClinDent Orthodontics
    • MClinDent in Orthodontics
    • DClinDent Endodontics
    • MClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry
    • DClinDent Periodontics
    • MMedSci in Diagnostic Oral Pathology
    • DClinDent Prosthodontics
  • If you are studying a 2-year Masters programme the scholarship will be available in the second year of your studies subject to successful completion of year 1.
  • The scholarship is not applicable to any years in industry or study abroad years that are compulsory or optional elements of your course.
  • This scholarship cannot be deferred to a future year of entry. If you decide to defer entry to another year you forfeit this award.
  • For scholarship purposes all MArch programmes are considered as postgraduate taught programmes so are eligible for this scholarship.
  • * A sponsored student is defined as being an individual in receipt of a total sum of funds from either the University or an external organisation** that matches or exceeds the original tuition fee required by the University.
  • ** Government or governmental organisation – international, national or regional; research council; charity; private enterprise; or any similar organisation.
  • If you are receiving a loan (which has to be paid back in full) from an organisation to which we offer a discount, you are not able to combine this scholarship with the discount - the most valuable award will take precedence.

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