Scholarships and bursaries

In the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, we want to recognise the hard work and achievement of our undergraduate students. That’s why both the Department and the Faculty of Engineering have scholarships for undergraduates that acknowledge and encourage academic excellence.


Below are the details of the scholarships available through the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering and the wider university.

Scholarships for home fee paying students by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering

We offer a number of Academic Achievement Scholarships to home fee paying students entering in 2024.

Academic Achievement Scholarships

Scholarships of up to £3,000 will be awarded in recognition of academic excellence to students starting on an undergraduate honours degree programme.

Are you eligible? You must:

  • achieve the following standard in A Levels or the equivalent in other qualifications, in subjects relevant to the course:
Qualification Awards (£)
AAA £2,000
A*AA and above £3,000

Accepted subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Biology, Design & Technology, Geology.

For other subjects, qualification types or to confirm eligibility please contact Dr Kathy Christofidou.

  • be from the UK (not be classed as an overseas student for tuition fees purposes)
  • have made The University of Sheffield your first (firm) choice in the UCAS application process
  • not have industrial sponsorship for the first year of the course
  • continue on a programme of study owned by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering throughout the first year

The Scholarship will be paid in a two installments: the first at the beginning of the Autumn semester 2024 and the second at the beginning of the Spring semester 2025. Applicants deferring entry are eligible for consideration for this award; payment will automatically be deferred until October 2025.

Faculty scholarships for overseas fee paying students

The Faculty of Engineering offers scholarships of up to £3,000 to overseas fee paying students with established and continued academic excellence who are starting an undergraduate degree with a department within the Faculty.

Find out moreYou can also take a look at our overseas student funding table for other potential funding opportunities.

If you require further information please contact Louise Mason, our Undergraduate Admissions Officer:

University bursaries for home fee paying undergraduate students

Students can apply for cash support from the University in the form of a bursary (free money that doesn't have to be paid back). You will receive the same amount for each year of your course, including a year spent studying abroad should you choose to do this. The size of the bursary is dependent on household income, postcode and grades.

To see if you are eligible, visit the funding calculator.

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