Fees and funding



WRoCAH AHRC Open Competition

Student-led projects.

Details about the competition

The deadline for 2024 entry is now live.

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 2024 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.

Escafeld Chorale Associate Soloist

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

Escafeld Chorale Sheffield   

Sir Henry Coward Organ Scholarship

Post: Senior Organ Scholar .
Duties: rehearsals and choral services at Sheffield Cathedral; residency in Sheffield throughout the choir terms.
Value: £7000 
Eligibility: All applicants holding an offer to study at the University of Sheffield.
Enquiries: james.mitchell@sheffield-cathedral.org.uk

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.

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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  are available to doctoral students studying postgraduate research courses.

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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