Scholarships and fees

Scholarships, loans and discounts are available for postgraduate study.

Fees and funding

It's important to find out how much the fees are for your course and get advice on funding your studies.

We recommend using the University's online support:

Guidance on postgraduate taught tuition fees 2019/2020:

Sheffield is one of the top 10 most affordable university cities in the UK. It is estimated living in Sheffield for 12 months (September to August) will cost £12,180. Below is a suggested outline of how this will be spent:

  • Accommodation and food
  • Books and equipment
  • Insurance
  • Local transport costs

Students with dependents will need to budget for additional expenses. You should budget £680 per month for each dependent (spouse or child).

Further information on living costs can be found here: www.sheffield.ac.uk/ssid/finance


Postgraduate masters loans

Loans of up to £10,906 are available to students studying eligible taught masters courses from October 2019. There is no minimum loan request amount and you can amend the amount of loan requested up to one month before the end of the academic year. 

Are you eligible?

  • You must be under 60 years old
  • You must not already hold a masters qualification, an equivalent level qualification or a higher level qualification
  • You must have been resident in England for three years on the first day of your course and be a UK national, or have settled status in the UK

How will the loans be paid?

  • The Student Loans Company will pay your loan directly to you in three instalments per year of study 
  • Repayments will be calculated as 6% of income above £21,000
  • The loans will attract interest of RPI+3%. This interest will accrue from the date of the first loan instalment

For further information and to apply visit postgraduate loans.


Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarships (SPS)

If you're a UK/EU student starting a postgraduate masters course in 2020, you could receive one of 100 postgraduate scholarships worth £10,000.

To be eligible you must meet all the set criteria, including:

  • Studying a taught postgraduate course full-time or part-time for a maximum of four years
  • Domiciled in the UK or European Union (EU) and not charged international rate fees
  • Not already qualified at masters level, or higher
  • Must be self-funding - courses fully funded by the NHS or the Initial Teacher Training bursary, or courses that are eligible for undergraduate funding such as integrated masters are not eligible

Applications are open until Monday 11th May 2020. For further information, click here.


Scholarships for international students

The department has been attracting high calibre international students for many years and, along with the University, we are committed to rewarding applicants of exceptional promise and high academic standing. 

Just select your home country from the following list to see which scholarships are available to international postgraduate taught course students.

Guillermo Zavala (MMet Advanced Metallurgy student) was awarded a Postgraduage Merit Scholarship. Read more about GuillermoMaria Graciela Vazques García (MSc(Eng) Aerospace Materials) was awarded a British Chevening Scholarship.

Read more about Maria

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Top in the Russell Group

We are the top-ranked Russell Group university for Graduate Prospects in Materials Science and Engineering. (The Times Good University Guide 2020)

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Postgraduate taught scholarships

Explore scholarships for postgraduate courses starting in 2020:

  • 100+ scholarships worth £10,000 each for home students
  • 125 scholarships worth 25 per cent of the tuition fee for international students