Funding

Funding your PhD

Where possible, when you are applying for your PhD, we will try to find funding to cover your tuition fees and living expenses. You may be eligible for funding from one of the sources below, but some funding is not available to students from outside the UK or the European Union.

It is a good idea to contact the supervisor of any project you are interested in applying for, as they may be able to advise you on other sources of funding. We also accept applications from students who are able to fund themselves.

The University of Sheffield has lots of information and advice about how to fund your PhD on its webpages for postgraduate students. You can find information about tuition fees, check your fee status and use the University of Sheffield's student funding calculator tool.

Financial information for PhD study


Current funding opportunities

If you submit your application by 31 January 2017, and you state on your application that would like to apply for one of the funding opportunities below, your project will be considered for our first allocation of funding for the current academic year. If you submit your application after this date, you will be considered for any remaining funding, but please note, all of our funding may be allocated in this first round.

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Graduate Teaching Assistants are PhD students who spend between six and 12 hours each week on teaching during term time. This may include tutorials, marking and lecturing. Graduate Teaching Assistants are paid at standard University of Sheffield rates.

This funding is available to UK/EU students only. Tuition fees are paid at the standard UK/EU rate, and a stipend to cover living expenses is provided over four years at the standard UK research council rate.

To apply for this funding for a PhD starting in 2017, complete the University of Sheffield's postgraduate online application form and state that you would like to be considered for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship.

EPSRC studentships

We expect to be able to fund at least one PhD student from money provided by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, to start in 2017.

This funding is available to UK students only. Tuition fees are paid at the standard UK/EU rate, and a stipend to cover living expenses is provided over 3.5 years at the standard UK research council rate.

To apply for one of these studentships for a PhD starting in 2017, complete the University of Sheffield's postgraduate online application form and state that you would like to be considered for a EPSRC studentship.

School of Mathematics and Statistics Studentships

Each year, we have a limited number of departmental studentships available to cover tuition fees and living expenses.

This funding is available to UK/EU students only. Tuition fees are paid at the standard UK/EU rate, and a stipend to cover living expenses is provided over 3.5 years at the standard UK research council rate.

You can apply for a departmental studentship when you fill in the University of Sheffield's postgraduate online application form to apply for your PhD.

Scholarships from the University of Sheffield

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

Please note: If you intend to apply for a University Prize Scholarship to fund your PhD in Mathematics and Statistics in 2017/18, you must submit your online application before 31 December 2016.

Postgraduate research scholarships