Departmental scholarships

If a project does not come with specific funding, that doesn't mean that there is no funding available. Apply for a project 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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It's a good idea to contact the supervisor of any PhD project you want to apply for before you submit your application, as they may also be able to advise you on other sources of funding.

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 and STFC studentships

In recent years, we have been able to offer a limited number of scholarships from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Science and Technology Facilities Council, to cover tuition fees and living expenses. This funding is available to UK students only.

The deadline for 2020 has now passed - more information for students planning to start their PhD in 2021 will be added to this webpage in due course.


Faculty of Science studentships

We have been able to offer a limited number of scholarships from the Faculty of Science to support students pursuing projects in particular areas of mathematics and statistics. In recent years, these areas have included algebraic geometry and quantum cosmology.

The deadline for 2020 has now passed - more information for students planning to start their PhD in 2021 will be added to this webpage in due course.


Other scholarships from the University of Sheffield and external sources are available for new PhD students, to help cover tuition fees and sometimes living expenses.

See our PhD scholarships information

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