Please check the information on each scholarship for details of how to apply. We recommend that you discuss your research plans with the academic department/supervisor before applying. You will need to apply for admission to the University before applying for a scholarship.
There is one application form for University Prize, Doctoral Academy, Harry Worthington, Hossein Farmy, China Scholarship Council and ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership Awards. Some departments and faculties may also award additional funds through this scheme.
The deadline for these scholarship applications is Wednesday 24 January 2018 at 17.00 GMT.
You must have applied for a place of study in order to submit a scholarship application. Please note that some departments have earlier deadlines for applications onto PhD programmes. Please ensure that you check with your intended department as soon as possible.
You do not have to have a confirmed offer before applying for a scholarship.
Applications for 2018-19 entry will open in November 2017. The deadline for applications is 5pm Wednesday 24 January 2018. We advise you to apply as early as you can within this period. After the January deadline there are more limited scholarship opportunities available.
In order to maintain a fair and transparent process, and ensure that funding is allocated in good time, we cannot accept late applications for the scholarship schemes.
If you have missed the deadline for the main University scholarship applications, we advise you to look into external funding sources which may have later deadlines. You should also speak to the academic department you've applied to, who may be able to advise you on other sources of funding.
If you have been offered a place at the University, the final option is to consider deferring your entry until the next academic year - you should discuss this with your department/supervisor.
You can apply for any number of scholarships for which you are eligible. It is a good idea to apply for as many scholarships as you can to increase your chances of gaining funding. Some scholarships have restrictions on whether you can hold other awards at the same time, so if you are successful in gaining more than one scholarship, you should check whether you can accept both or need to choose between them.
Our website divides scholarships into those available to UK, EU and overseas students. Some scholarships are for specific subject areas or have other eligibility criteria, so you should check the details of each scholarship to ensure that you are eligible before applying.
If you are unsure about your fee status as a UK, EU or overseas student, you should liaise with Admissions as soon as possible in order to verify this so we can consider you for all relevant scholarships - please see the fee status webpages for more information on fee status.
If you are still unsure about your eligibility, please email the Scholarships Team at email@example.com for advice.
Most scholarships are available for both full- and part-time study, but you should check the details of the scholarship(s) you wish to apply for.
Scholarships available to International students are listed on our international applicants information. You should also check the PhD projects directory, since some projects are open to International applicants.
There is further information on funding for international students on the SSiD webpages.
The majority of University and Research Council PhD scholarship schemes are only open to new applicants who have not yet started their PhD. Please check the details of each scholarship scheme - the eligibility criteria will tell you whether you can apply as a current student.
The scholarships on these web pages are for postgraduate research students - mainly PhDs, with some awards for masters courses. Please see the undergraduate information pages for advice on undergraduate funding.
Many students spend time abroad as part of their PhD. Some scholarships include the possibility of additional funding for study visits abroad – please see the information on each scholarship for details.
If you are at an institution in another country, you may be able to get support from the Study Abroad programme. Otherwise, you should speak to your own institution and the department you wish to visit at Sheffield to find out if there is any support available.
No - we only provide scholarships for students studying at the University of Sheffield.
Some sources are listed on this postgraduate funding page, and we also recommend that you speak to the academic department you are applying to since they may be able to advise you about other funding opportunities.
This varies between the different schemes. For scholarships administered by the University, we will indicate on the website when you can expect to hear if you have been successful. We understand that you want and need to know the outcome as soon as possible, and will do our best to make decisions quickly and keep you informed.