Postgraduate research scholarships

Funding the world's brightest PhDs

Scholarships to support PhD Study at the University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield invests heavily in the development of our postgraduate community.  The central scholarship scheme for PhD funding at Sheffield for 2018/19 entry are now closed. 
We will release results to all applicants as soon as we are able. If you have not heard an outcome by 30th April 2018, please email pgr-scholarships@sheffield.ac.uk

Scholarships from the University of Sheffield and external sources also available for new postgraduate research students to help cover tuition fees and living expenses and may be available throughout the year.  These include:

Research Council Funding
Other Funding Bodies
Funded Projects

For details on the eligibility requirements for these schemes please see Studentship Eligibility

University of Sheffield scholarships

The University of Sheffield invests heavily in the development of our postgraduate community. Please note that the central scholarship scheme for PhD funding at Sheffield for 2018-19 entry is now closed  In the interests of fairness, late applications will not be accepted.  We will release results to all applicants as soon as we are able.  If you have not heard an outcome by 30th April 2018, please email pgr-scholarships@sheffield.ac.uk

These scholarships may cover Tuition Fees, Stipend Support, Research Training Support funds or a combination of these.

University Prize Scholarships
Doctoral Academy/ Faculty Scholarship
Hossein Farmy Scholarships
China Scholarship Council

These 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/ departmental/ faculty expertise.

Details on eligibility for consideration for these awards can be found in the eligibility information.

Please note that the central scholarship scheme for PhD funding at Sheffield for 2018-19 entry is now closed In the interests of fairness, late applications will not be accepted. We will release results to all applicants as soon as we are able. If you have not heard an outcome by 30th April 2018, please email pgr-scholarships@sheffield.ac.uk 

The University also directly funds project specific scholarships including the University Research Resource Scholarship and A*STAR research attachments.  When available these projects will be advertised in the 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 Awards (which are now closed for 2018/19 entry) or via the academic department.  Applications for the AHRC White Rose College of Arts and Humanities are now closed.

Details of Research Council scholarships can be found on the University's Research Council Support pages.

Details of UK, EU and International Eligibility for Research Council Scholarships can be found in the eligibility page

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.  Please see our external funding page for a list of funding bodies and search sites which may help you to find other scholarships.

PhD projects are available throughout the year, many of which are funded.  Currently available projects are advertised in the PhD projects directory.

Scholarship holders

Scholarship HolderFind out about our current scholarship holders and how University of Sheffield scholarships help them pursue their outstanding ideas.

Students who have been awarded a scholarship can find information relating to their funding on the Research & Innovation Services web pages.

Scholarships FAQs

FAQsQuestions about scholarships? See our FAQs for answers to commonly asked questions.

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