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Scholarships and funding

We are committed to giving you as many opportunities as possible to succeed. One of the ways we do this is through the range of scholarships that are available to you through the School as well as the wider University. There are a number of funding opportunities available to students from both the UK and overseas – click on the relevant level of study below to find out more.


Funding for undergraduate students

The University provides information for prospective home and EU undergraduates including details on tuition fees, scholarships, student loans and available sources of financial assistance throughout your studies.

View the 'International students' tab to learn more about funding opportunities for international applicants.

Photo of Stephen GaleStephen Gale Scholarship Fund

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni, we are able to offer the Stephen Gale Scholarship, worth £5,000 each. Scholarships will be awarded on academic merit to support Sheffield Law students who want to study abroad as part of their undergraduate degree, initially at Chinese University of Hong Kong (one of the School’s 60+ international exchange partners).

More information on funding is available on the University's Undergraduate Finance page.


Funding for postgraduate students

To find out the fees for the degree you're interested in, please use the University's Postgraduate Taught Tuition Fees  tool.

Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarships

100+ ScholarshipsWe have over 100 scholarships worth £10,000 available to fund talented new postgraduate students in 2017. 

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. If your application is successful you can use the scholarship towards fees or living expenses, the choice is yours.

Applications for 2017 are now closed.

Postgraduate masters loans

Government loans of up to £10,280 are available to home students studying eligible Masters courses from September 2017.

Please note the following courses are not eligible: Postgraduate Certificate in International Criminology; Graduate Diploma in Law.

Diversity Access Scheme

The Law Society Diversity Access Scheme (DAS) aims to increase social diversity in the legal profession by supporting promising entrants from disadvantaged backgrounds or those who face exceptional obstacles to qualification. It provides awardees with: funding for up to the full cost of your LPC fees; a professional mentor to help answer your questions about starting a career in law; and work experience placements, brokered through the Law Society. 

10% discount for Sheffield graduates

Previously studied with us? Our graduates can take advantage of a 10% discount on tuition fees thanks to our Alumni Rewards scheme.

Scholarships and Funding for international students

View the 'International students' tab for funding opportunities offered by the School and the University of Sheffield.  

More information on funding is available on the University's Postgraduate Finance page.

International students

Funding for international students

We believe in rewarding international applicants who show exceptional academic achievement and potential.
We have over £4.5 million available for international scholarships.

There are a range of options for funding your studies whatever your level of study, ranging from self-funding to receiving a scholarship.


Law International Scholarships

Available to international undergraduate students starting their studies in the School of Law in September 2017, worth £2,000 per year each.

Stephen Gale Scholarship Fund

Worth £5,000 each, scholarships will be awarded on academic merit to support Sheffield Law students who want to study abroad as part of their undergraduate degree, initially at Chinese University of Hong Kong (one of the School’s 60+ international exchange partners).

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LLM Excellence Prize

We are pleased to offer two Excellence Prizes for LLM students from Thailand, each worth £8,000. Applications now closed for 2017-18.

LLM International Scholarship

We are pleased to offer two International LLM Scholarships, each worth £4,000. Applications now closed for 2017-18.

International Merit Postgraduate Scholarships 2017

Worth 50% of the annual postgraduate tuition fee. Visit the University web page to see if you're eligible.

Postgraduate Taught Sheffield Scholarships 2017

Available to international students starting a taught masters programme in September 2017. Worth between £2,000 and £2,500, based on tuition fees.

More information about scholarships for international students.

PhD research

Funding for PhD Research

Finding funding for PhD research is not always easy. That's why the University invests heavily in providing scholarships for the brightest students.

Research degree scholarships

Research ScholarshipApplications for PhD scholarships for 2017 entry have now closed.

The results of the scholarship competitions for 2017/18 will be announced by 30th April 2017 at the latest, and will be available to view through your study application.

PhD Scholarships for 2018 entry will be advertised in November 2017.

For information on further scholarships and funding, please visit Postgraduate research scholarships.

For research tuition fees information, please visit the Postgraduate Research Tuition Fees table.