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.

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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 maths-phd@sheffield.ac.uk or to the director of postgraduate research, Professor Neil Dummigan (n.p.dummigan@shef.ac.uk).

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 are able to offer a limited number of scholarships from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, to start in October 2023. These scholarships cover home level fees and stipend for 3.5 years, 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, the usual application form for a place to study should be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 25th January 2023.


Heilbronn Doctoral Partnership

We have been assigned one scholarship, for a student working in the areas of Pure Mathematics, Probability, Data Science or Quantum Information. It will cover home level fees and stipend for 4 years, and research training and support. For further details, follow the link.

To be sure of consideration, please submit the usual application form for a place to study, no later than 5pm on Wednesday 25th January 2023, and mention in the funding section that you would like to be considered for the Heilbronn Doctoral Partnership.


W D Collins Scholarship

Funded by a bequest from William Derek Collins, Professor of Applied Mathematics from 1974 to 1987, this scholarship is for a student working in applied mathematics. It provides home level fees and stipend for 3.5 years, and research training and support. No separate application for this funding is necessary, but to be considered for the first round of funding offers, the usual application form for a place to study should be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 25th January 2023.


Sheffield-China Scholarships Council PhD Scholarships Programme

Now open for applications for October 2023 entry. Please see the link for further details.
 

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