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 2017-18, each Faculty is offering a number of Doctoral Academy and/or Faculty Scholarship awards on a competitive basis. 

Applications for 2017/18 entry are now closed.  Applicants will be notified of their results by 30/4/2017

Award details

Each Faculty can offer a range of 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.


  • 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 2017/18 (after 1st October 2017).
  • 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.

Applications for 2017/18 entry are closed

If you wish to apply for admission please click here

Applications for 2017/18 have now closed. Late applications will not be accepted in any circumstances.

Further Information

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