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 open for University Postgraduate Committee, Hossein Farmy, China Scholarship Council and ESRC White Rose DTP scholarships for the 2019-20 academic year. The deadline for applying is Wednesday 23 January at 17.00 (GMT).

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.

How to apply

Applications for University funded PhD Scholarships are submitted through the University's Postgraduate Online Application Form.

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