The University of Sheffield annual scholarship competition has now launched

Scholarships to fund PhD students starting on 1 October 2019 are now available. The following scholarships are included in this competition:

Use the links above to read about the different schemes, and decide which ones you want to apply to. Check your eligibility and follow the application process below.

How to apply

How to apply to WRDTP ESRC pathway & interdisciplinary awards, WRDTP ESRC advanced quantitative methods awards, University postgraduate research committee scholarships, or China Scholarship Council schemes

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November 2018

Find a supervisor with matching research interests and email them with a summary of your proposed research to find out if they are interested in supervising your project

December 2018 Write your research proposal and prepare the other documents you will need for your application

22 December 2018 - 3 January 2019

Please note: The University of Sheffield is closed over Christmas & New Year, and emails received during this period may not be answered until early January

Deadline: 13 January 2019

Submit your PhD application to the Postgraduate Online Application System. Your application should include:

  • A research proposal of around 2,000 words
  • Two academic references
  • The name of your proposed supervisor
  • Transcripts and certificates from your masters and batchelors degrees
  • Proof of your English language ability
  • A start date of 1 October 2019

AND

  • A completed "scholarship application" section. You will need to provide a summary of your research project, and explain why you are a suitable candidate for a scholarship award. Watch our how to apply video

Please note that applications received after this date may still be put forward for the scholarships, but have a much lower likelihood of success

14 - 23 January 2019 Your supervisor will provide you with feedback on your application. Use this to revise and improve your research proposal
Finaly deadline: 23 January 2019, 5pm
All changes to your online application must be completed by this date
February 2019  University postgraduate research committee (UPGRC) scholarship winners will be announced
March-April 2019 WRDTP and CSC scholarship winners will be announced

How to apply to the WRoCAH AHRC open competition studentships

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November 2018

Find a supervisor with matching research interests and email them with a summary of your proposed research to find out if they are interested in supervising your project

December 2018

Write your research proposal following the guidance laid out in the WRoCAH AHRC student guidance notes, and prepare the other documents you will need for your PhD application

22 December 2018 - 3 January 2019

Please note that the University of Sheffield is closed over Christmas & New Year, and emails received during this period may not be answered until early January

Deadline: 13 January 2019

Submit your PhD application to the Postgraduate Online Application System. Your application should include:

  • A research proposal of no more than 4,000 characters
  • Two academic references
  • The name of your proposed supervisor
  • Transcripts and certificates from your masters and batchelors degrees
  • Proof of your English language ability
  • A start date of 1 October 2019

AND


Please note that applicants can apply for the scholarship without completing this form, but will have a much lower likelihood of success

14 - 23 January 2019 Your supervisor will provide you with feedback on your application. Use this to revise and improve your application
Final deadline: 23 January 2019, 5pm

Submit your studentship application to WRoCAH using their online form

Mid-March 2019 You will be informed by WRoCAH whether your application is being forwarded to the next stage or not
Eligibility

Eligibility

Each scheme has its own eligibility requirements

PhD scholarship scheme eligibility checker

In addition, you will need to meet the eligibility requirements set by the Department of Journalism Studies, which are:

  • A masters degree with a merit or higher (or equivalent), and at least 60% in the research/dissertation module

International students

International students can apply for the  University postgraduate research committee (UPGRC) scholarships, the China Scholarship Council (CSC) schemes, and the WRDTP ESRC advanced quantitative methods (AQM) awards

International students cannot apply for the WRoCAH AHRC open competition studentships or the WRDTP ESRC pathway & interdisciplinary awards


More information

Postgraduate research scholarships FAQs

Central PhD scholarships page

Email: jose.cree@sheffield.ac.uk