University of Sheffield Research Scholarships

Applications for 2022/23 entry for Research Scholarships in the Faculties of Engineering, Social Sciences, and Medicine, Dentistry and Health are now closed.

EU and EEA students who start their programme from the 2021/22 academic year onwards, and who do not have settled status, pre-settled status (also meeting residency requirements) or indefinite leave to remain in the UK, will be classed as international students and therefore liable for overseas fees.

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 (full-time rate  £15,609 in 2021/22)
  • Fees (UK or Overseas) and a half or partial maintenance stipend
  • Fees only (UK or Overseas)
  • A contribution towards fees and/or maintenance
  • 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 2022/23 academic year.
  • Awards are open to Home and International applicants.

How to apply

For 2022/23 entry, the Faculties of Engineering, Social Sciences, and Medicine, Dentistry and Health will be awarding scholarships 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 expertise.

How to apply for a PhD

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

Applications will be open from November 1st 2021. The deadline will be Wednesday 26th January 2022 at 17.00 GMT

Please ensure that you select a start date in the 2022/23 academic year. This will give you access to an additional Scholarships section of the online application form. All sections of the online application form must be completed and submitted by the application deadline.

Final outcomes will be issued by the end of April 2022.

Further information

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