University Prize Scholarships

PhD students; text: Funding the world's brightest PhDs

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

Each year the University offers a small number of University Prize Scholarships to the very best PhD applicants. If you're among the brightest and best in your field, we want to hear from you.

These scholarships are open to applicants in all subjects. You can read about some of our current University Prize Scholarship holders on our scholarship holders page.

Award details

For new PhD students starting in 2018-19 (after 1st October 2018), the University Prize Scholarships will pay:

  • full tuition fees (UK, EU or Overseas)
  • an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend of £20,000
  • a Research Training Support Grant of £2,500 per year for study visits, conferences, books, consumables and equipment.

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 (i.e. £10,000 maintenance per year).

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.
  • 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

You must apply for admission before your scholarships application will be considered.  To apply for admission please click here.  Please note that some Departments may have earlier deadlines for applying for admission.  Please check with your intended Department as soon as possible.

Further Information

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