University of Sheffield Research Scholarships

Information about University of Sheffield Research Scholarships including deadlines and how applications are assessed.


Applications for the University of Sheffield Research Scholarships for 2023-24 entry to the Faculties of Engineering, Social Sciences, and Medicine, Dentistry & Health are now closed. The Faculties of Arts & Humanities and Science are not offering these scholarships for 2023-24 entry.

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 expertise.

Award details

Faculties can offer a range of University of Sheffield Research Scholarships which may include all or some of:

  • Fees (UK or Overseas) and a full maintenance stipend at the UKRI rate (currently £17,668 for 2022/23)
  • Fees (UK or Overseas) and a half or partial maintenance stipend
  • Fees only (UK or Overseas)
  • A contribution towards fees and/or maintenance stipend
  • Access to Research Support funds for conference and other expenses

These scholarships fund up to three and a half years full-time or seven years part-time study, subject to satisfactory progress.

Part-time studentships are paid at 50% of the full-time rate.


  • You should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent.
  • You should be applying to start your first year of study on a full-time or part-time PhD in the 2023/24 academic year.
  • Awards are open to Home and International applicants.

How to apply

All applicants are required to submit a study application via the Postgraduate Online Application Form

Applicants must select a start date of no earlier than 1st September 2023.

Applicants to the Faculties of Engineering and Social Science must ensure that they complete the additional 'Scholarship Application' section of the Postgraduate Online Application Form. This section of the form is only accessible to those who select a PhD start date of 1 September 2023 or later. Applicants to the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health should visit this page for instructions.

How to apply for a PhD

The central scholarship deadline is 5pm GMT on 25 January 2023. Some departments have earlier internal deadlines by which they need to have received your application. Please ensure that you have consulted your department so you are aware of their deadline

Further information

If you have any questions about scholarships please see our FAQs or email

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