Faculty and Doctoral Academy PhD Scholarships

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The University of Sheffield invests a significant amount of funding each year in order to support the very best postgraduate research students. For entry in 2018-19, each Faculty is offering a number of Doctoral Academy and/or Faculty Scholarship awards on a competitive basis. 

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

Award details

Each Faculty can offer a range of Doctoral Academy  awards which may include:

  • Fees (UK/EU or Overseas) and a full maintenance stipend at the RCUK rate (full-time rate £14,553 in 2017/18)
  • Fees (UK/EU or Overseas) and a half maintenance stipend
  • Fees only (UK/EU 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 years full-time or six years part-time study, subject to satisfactory progress. Part-time studentships are paid at 50% of the full-time rate.

Eligibility

  • 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 with the University in academic year 2018/19 (after 1st October 2018).
  • Awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants.

How to apply

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 expertise.

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

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Further Information

If you have any questions about Faculty Scholarships please see our FAQs or email pgr-scholarships@sheffield.ac.uk.