Postgraduate Funding Opportunities

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We are delighted to invite applications for postgraduate funding. We cannot guarantee funding, but we are happy to offer advice, support, and feedback on funding applications and research proposals.

The list below shows the main sources of postgraduate funding, though others are available and applicants are encouraged to explore them independently.  Again, we are happy to offer advice here.  International applicants are encouraged to investigate funding sources from their home countries.

PhD Funding

The best source of information on postgraduate funding at Sheffield is the University's main Scholarships site.

White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) Studentships

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership of the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. WRoCAH offering at least 48 PhD studentships starting in October 2020 at Leeds, Sheffield and York, through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP2) scheme.

The deadline for applications is 17:00 GMT on Wednesday 29 January 2020.

More information and how to apply


University of Sheffield (UoS) Scholarships

The University also offers a wide range of scholarships of its own, providing either full or partial funding.  All students are eligible to apply for these scholarships, including UK, EU and Overseas students.  Details, deadlines and application forms are on the University Scholarships site. These studentships are intended for new PhD starters only: students already in their first or second year are not eligible to apply.

More information and how to apply


Postgraduate Doctoral Loans

Non means tested loans will be available to students studying postgraduate research courses from September 2018.

More information


Income from Teaching

The Department offers some paid teaching in philosophy to its PhD students. From early in their PhD studies, students are eligible to run tutorials for first-year undergraduates on a range of topics. More senior PhD students can then apply for the opportunity to design and deliver a whole module on the topic of their research. Other students gain some lecturing experience through delivery of one or two lectures for an existing module.


External Funding

Many external organisations offer funding for postgraduate study but have varying eligibility criteria. Find out more about external funding opportunities.

MA Funding

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We're offering 100+ scholarships worth £10,000 each for home and EU students starting a taught postgraduate course in 2020. The scholarships are for students who meet at least one of our widening participation criteria and/or students who achieve a first in their undergraduate degree.

More information and how to apply


PGT International Faculty Scholarship Awards

We're offering 2 awards available for a September 2020 start. Each are worth £10,000 and are eligable to overseas fee paying offer holders. The deadline for applications is Thursday 23rd April 2020 at 17:00 hours (UK time)

Further details can be found on www.sheffield.ac.uk/faculty/arts-and-humanities/graduate-school/international-masters-scholarships

External Funding

Many external organisations offer funding for postgraduate study but have varying eligibility criteria. Find out more about external funding opportunities.

Postgraduate Loans

Postgraduate Government loans of up to £10,000

A Postgraduate Masters Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate masters course.

More information and how to apply

Alumni Rewards

Alumni rewards imageOur graduates can take advantage of a discount on tuition fees thanks to our Alumni Rewards scheme.

Find out more about Alumni Rewards

International Students

International Students are encouraged to contact their country/region team in the International Office, who may be able to offer advice on funding opportunities from their home country or region (as well as general advice and support on coming to Sheffield).

They should also visit the international student funding page.

A diverse range of postgraduate scholarships are also available, depending on your country of origin and the course you're applying for. International students should check the scholarship information on their country page. (For example, Canada, Chile, Egypt, India, MexicoNigeria, USA, and many more.)

Fees

Up-to-date information on tuition fees:

Contact

For more information on postgraduate funding, including support and advice on applying, please contact Jimmy Lenman (PG Funding Advisor) j.lenman@sheffield.ac.uk.