If a project does not come with specific funding, that does not mean that there is no funding available. Apply for a project you are interested in, and if your application is successful, you may be awarded a scholarship from one of the following sources.
EPSRC and STFC studentships
Each year, we have a limited number of studentships available from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and the Science and Technology Facilities Council, to cover tuition fees and living expenses. This funding is available to UK students only.
EPSRC studentships are available to students applying for a project in:
- Biological physics
- Inorganic semiconductors
- Materials physics
STFC studentships are available to students applying for a project in:
- Astronomy and astrophysics
- Particle physics and particle astrophysics
To apply for one of these studentships, complete the University of Sheffield's postgraduate online application form and state that you would like to be considered for an EPSRC or STFC scholarship.
Other scholarships from the University of Sheffield and external sources are available for new PhD students to help cover tuition fees and sometimes living expenses.
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