Postgraduate Funding

There are various funding opportunities available for postgraduate taught students and postgraduate research students. In addition the Music Department has two scholarships available the Julian Payne and Gladys Hall.

Please note that to apply for a scholarship you will need to have made a course application.  Find out more about our postgraduate courses and how to apply

Funding for postgraduate taught degrees (Masters)

Faculty of Arts and Humanities Masters Scholarships

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities offers a number of Masters scholarships for students undertaking taught or research-based Masters programmes, but who aspire to complete a doctoral research degree on successfully completing their Masters.

Applications for 2019 entry will be opening soon

Who can apply?

Full-time, part-time and distance learning UK, EU and international taught Masters students.

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Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarships worth £10,000

The University of Sheffield is pleased to offer 100+ scholarships worth £10,000 each for home students starting a taught postgraduate course in 2018.

The scholarships are for students who meet at least one of the widening participation criteria and/or students who achieve a first in their undergraduate degree. If your application is successful you can use the scholarship towards fees or living expenses, the choice is yours.

Applications are open for 2019 entry. Deadline: Monday 13th May 2019 at 5pm.

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Postgraduate Government loans of up to £10,000

Loans are available to students studying eligible Masters courses.

The loans are intended to be a contribution to the costs of studying a postgraduate Masters course.

Who can apply?

Full-time, part-time and distance learning UK Masters students under the age of 60.

Applications are now open for 2019 entry.

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Alumni rewards for international students and their family

Rewards worth £1,500 per year of study are available for University of Sheffield graduates and siblings, spouses, sons and daughters of University of Sheffield graduates for all years of study.

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Alumni rewards for Home/EU students

As a graduate of the University you can benefit from an automatic 10% discount on tuition fees.

There is no need to apply for this discount, it will be applied automatically.

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Department of Music scholarships

Julian Payne

Tuition fee scholarships of £3000 are available for Department of Music Masters students commencing in 2019/2020.

Apply now for 2019 entry

Who can apply?

Full-time, part-time, distance-learning, UK, EU and International Master of Arts (MA) students within the Department of Music.

Please note that the Julian Payne award cannot be combined with another award received from the University of Sheffield. Applicants who have been successful for multiple awards will be asked to choose which award they will accept.

Gladys Hall

Continuation tuition fee scholarships of £750 are available for current PhD students within the Department of Music.

Applications for 2019 entry will be opening soon.

Who can apply?

Full-time, part-time, UK, EU and international continuing PhD students within the Department of Music.

Students in all years of the PhD are welcome to apply, with the exception of those who will be writing up during the 2019/20 academic year or have already received the award on two occasions during their period of study.

Funding for postgraduate research (PhDs)

If you are considering applying for a scholarship please get in touch with the department and a potential supervisor well in advance of the deadlines to prepare your application and receive feedback. We expect applicants to send a draft research proposal, CV and motivation to a potential supervisor in December 2018, and to make an application for a PhD within the department by the . Find out how to apply for a PhD.

WRoCAH AHRC Studentships

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. It is responsible for the distribution of AHRC-funded doctoral studentships for these universities and for the coordination of a doctoral training programme. WRoCAH is able to offer over 50 AHRC studentships per year to candidates with a place for doctoral study at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield or York.

Applicants for an AHRC studentship must have applied for a place of study in an eligible School, Department or Centre and may only apply for funding at one of Leeds, Sheffield or York.

Visit our PhD funding webpages for more information.

Postgraduate research scholarships

Scholarships from the University of Sheffield and external sources are available for new postgraduate research students to help cover tuition fees and living expenses. These include:

  • University of Sheffield Scholarships
  • Research Council Funding
  • Other Funding Bodies
  • Funded Projects

Applications are now open for 2019.

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Postgraduate Doctoral Loans

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

Who can apply?

The loan is available to UK nationals, or individuals with settled status in the UK, who are ordinarily resident in England.

Applications are now open for 2019.

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