PhD scholarships

We invest heavily in PhD study and the development of our postgraduate community.

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

Applications are now closed for University Postgraduate Committee, Hossein Farmy, China Scholarship Council and ESRC White Rose DTP scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year.

In the interests of fairness late applications will note be accepted.

Results will be issued to applicants as soon as possible as the different funding streams allow. We aim to issue all outcomes by 30 April 2019.

PhD projects are also available throughout the year, many of which are funded.

University of Sheffield scholarships

These scholarships may cover tuition fees, stipend support, research training support funds or a combination of these.

The scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. Applications are assessed on the basis of academic success and qualifications, experience, research background, a clear well-articulated research proposal, the potential impact of the research and a good match with supervisor/department/faculty expertise.

Other projects

The University also directly funds project specific scholarships, such as joint Projects with the A*STAR consortium in Singapore. When available these projects will be advertised in the PhD projects directory.

Research Council scholarships

The UK Research Councils are a major source of financial support for research postgraduates.

Applications for most Research Council Scholarships are made through the University, either through a central process for ESRC DTP Pathway/Interdisciplinary/AQM Awards or via the academic department/ project applications.

Applications for the AHRC White Rose College of Arts and Humanities made via

List of Research Council scholarships

Eligibility for UK, EU and international students

Other funding bodies

Many charities, foundations and trusts provide funding for postgraduate study, from small grants to full scholarships.  Some are for specific subjects area while others have more general eligibility criteria.

Additional funding