PhD scholarships

We are committed to giving you as many opportunities as possible to succeed. There are a number of funding opportunities available to students from both the UK and overseas.

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Scholarships typically cover the costs of all or some of your tuition fees, a living allowance and a Research Training and Support Grant. However, this varies depending on the scholarship, so please check carefully the details of each scholarship and the funding that is provided. Awarded scholarships are highly competitive. 


There are a number of scholarships available which include:

What's included and how they're awarded

The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are assessed on academic success and qualifications, experience, research background, a clear well-articulated research proposal, the potential impact of the research and a good match with supervisor/department/faculty expertise.

How to apply

  1. In order to be considered for a scholarship you must firstly apply for a place to study, via the Postgraduate Online Application System.  
  2. Submit the scholarship application: Once you have completed step 1, or if you already have an offer to study with us, you should log into your postgraduate application and complete the additional scholarship section. 

Please note: It is essential that you apply for the scholarship that is most suited to your project and circumstances as once the deadline has passed it is not possible to change this. If you are unsure about which scholarship to apply for, please contact law@sheffield.ac.uk 

If you have any questions about scholarships please see our FAQs or email pgr-funding@sheffield.ac.uk.

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