International student eligibility for PhD scholarships

Find out if you are eligible as an Overseas student for the University of Sheffield Scholarships, Research Council Scholarships and other potential projects and schemes.


University Scholarships

All international Students are entitled to apply for University of Sheffield Research Scholarships.  

Chinese applicants can apply for the Joint China Scholarship Council - University of Sheffield Award.

Research Council (UKRI) scholarships

Overseas candidates are eligible to apply to Research Council schemes. UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) regulations allow these schemes to issue up to 30% of their awards to Overseas candidates.

PhD Projects Directory

Search for a University of Sheffield PhD via department, supervisor, discipline, research group, funding status or key words.

Other funding bodies

Many charities, foundations and trusts provide funding for postgraduate study, from small grants to full scholarships.  Some are for specific subject areas while others have more general eligibility criteria - see our list of additional funding

Alumni Awards

The University is delighted to offer the Alumni Reward which provides a tuition fee discount to returning international students who have previously completed a full undergraduate degree, Masters or PhD programme at the University.

Further information and an application form can be found on the Alumni rewards web pages.

Further information

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

Apply for a PhD at Sheffield

Visit our Applying Essentials page for guidance on the application process and a link to our online application form.

Find a PhD

Search for PhD opportunities at Sheffield and be part of our world-leading research.