Fees and funding



WRoCAH AHRC Open Competition

Student-led projects

Details about the Project

Open Competition is now closed. 

WRoCAH AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDAs)

CDA2330 – Are you a singer? Facilitating the use of voice for people with respiratory conditions through singing and choir participation

CDA2301 – Making Micromusics_ Musical Summarisation for Sonic Branding

Defined projects with external collaborating partner organisation.

Details about the studentship

Deadline: 8th March 2023

Charles Bryars Organ Scholarship

The Charles Allan Bryars scholarship is earmarked for doctoral research related to the organ. Eligibility criteria: to support the current study of postgraduate organists, who through their research are contributing to organ-related scholarship in the department and beyond. 

£17,000 towards course fees.

Details and apply for 2023 entry.

Gladys Hall

The Department offers continuation tuition fee scholarships for current PhD students via the Gladys Hall Scholarship scheme. These awards are allocated on a competitive basis.

Value: £TBC

Eligibility: Students who are self-funded can apply for this award, including full-time, part-time, UK or international continuing PhD students within the Department of Music. Anyone can receive a maximum of two awards across the duration of their studies. The awards are not available for students in their fourth year (seventh/eighth year for part-time students), or to students who are beyond this point having been granted an extension. If part-time, the award will be spread across two years or halved if taken up for only one year.

To Apply: Applications should be made via this Google Form. Please be aware that input from your primary supervisor is required.

Escafeld Chorale Associate Soloist

Frequency: one award is available, maximum tenure two years.
Duties: rehearsals and performances in solo roles with Escafeld Chorale.
Value: £400
Eligibility: All current Music students at the University of Sheffield.
Assessment: Audition.

Escafeld Chorale Sheffield   

Sir Henry Coward Organ Scholarship

Frequency: one award is available.
Duties: Postholder fulfils the conventional duties of an organ scholar at Sheffield Cathedral.
Value: £TBC
Eligibility: All applicants holding an offer to study Music at the University of Sheffield.
Assessment: Audition. 
Enquiries: music@sheffield-cathedral.org.uk.

Hossein Farmy scholarship

The Hossein Farmy Scholarship covers the cost of the UK tuition fees and provides an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend at the standard UK Research Council rate.

Details about the scheme

Details for 2023 entry will be made available later in the year.

China Scholarship Council

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.

Deadline passed for 2023 entry.

More information

Other funding bodies

Many charities, foundations and trusts provide funding for postgraduate study, from small grants to full scholarships. Some are in specific subject areas while others have more general eligibility criteria. Please see our external funding page for a list of funding bodies and search sites which may help you to find other scholarships.

PhD project funding

PhD projects are available throughout the year, many of which are funded. Currently available projects are advertised in the PhD projects directory.

Postgraduate doctoral loans

Loans worth up to £25,000 are available to doctoral students studying postgraduate research courses from September 2018.

International students

Please note that international students are eligible to apply for many of the PhD scholarships listed above. Check the eligibility criteria for each section to see if you can apply.

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