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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Applications for PhD scholarships for study commencing in the 2020-21 academic year are now open. 

These include:

The closing date for these scholarship applications is Wednesday 29 January at 17.00 GMT. In the interest of fairness, late applications will not be accepted.

What's included and how they're awarded

The University of Sheffield Research Scholarships may cover tuition fees, stipend support, research training support funds or a combination of these.  Further information is available here

The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are assessed on the basis of 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 for a place to study.  

  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.  Note the deadline for submitting a scholarship application is Wednesday 29 January at 17.00 GMT.

Further information

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

Further information

PhD scholarships

There are lots of different types of scholarships available, from full awards covering fees, living expenses and research costs to partial fee scholarships.