Departmental scholarships

If a project does not come with specific funding, that doesn't mean that there is no funding available. Apply to work with a supervisor whose research area you are interested in, and if your application is successful, you may be awarded a scholarship from one of the following sources.


Being offered a place and being offered funding are two separate things. It can take a long time after you are offered a place to find out whether funding is available. After our committee has met to decide on the first round of funding offers, individuals who have been made an offer are given time to consider them. If they decline, the funding may be offered to someone else.

Enquiries about funding status should be sent to or to the director of postgraduate research, Professor Neil Dummigan (

We also accept applications from students who are applying for funding separately, or have funding in place already – please include any details in your application form.

EPSRC Studentships

We expect to be able to offer a limited number of scholarships from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, to start in October 2022. These scholarships would cover home level fees, stipend, and research training and support. International students are eligible, though the number of studentships they may be allocated is further limited, but a university scholarship would make up the difference in fees for them.

No separate application for this funding is necessary, but to be considered for the first round of funding offers, applications should be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 26 January 2022.

Studentship in Number Theory and Representation Theory

This year the Faculty of Science is fully-funding a studentship (including Home level fees) in the Number Theory group, under the supervision of Dr Robert Kurinczuk, to start in October 2022. The project title is 'Representations of p-adic groups and the modular local Langlands programme'. For further details see the entry in the Find A PhD Projects Directory. To be sure of consideration for this, please mention it in your standard application, and submit that no later than 26 January 2022.

Joint China Scholarship Council-University of Sheffield PhD Programme

Applications for 2022 entry now open

This scheme provides academically excellent Chinese students with the opportunity to study for a PhD at the University of Sheffield. The scholarships are supported jointly by the China Scholarship Council and the University of Sheffield.

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