Postgraduate taught courses fees and funding

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Funding your postgraduate course

The funding available varies depending on your fee status, where you live and the course you study. Find out more about the sources of funding that can help you pay for your postgraduate studies:

Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarships

Applications for the Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarships are now closed.

Postgraduate masters loans

If you're a home student studying a masters course you could be eligible for a government loan of up to £10,280.

Scholarships for international students

Funding opportunities offered by the University for international students.

10% discount for Sheffield graduates

Our graduates can take advantage of a 10% discount on tuition fees thanks to our Alumni Rewards scheme.

Pre-registration healthcare courses

Some postgraduate pre-registration healthcare courses have different fee and funding arrangements to other postgraduate courses.

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

The PGDE is funded by the undergraduate support system and has an undergraduate fee.

Other sources of funding

Scholarship Details

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online

This guide is all about alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which can make awards to any student regardless of subject, or nationality.  Simply click 'login' if you are on campus or register using your student email address (ends in  If you are a prospective student please email to obtain a Pin number. You can also obtain the password from

Postgraduate government loans

Loans for all postgraduate taught masters students under 60

Postgraduate doctoral loans

Loans for postgraduate research students

AHRC scholarships

The University of Sheffield is able to offer a number of AHRC scholarships

Arts & Humanities masters fee scholarships

Fee scholarships for arts and humanities masters applicants

Asylum seeker scholarships

Scholarships for students studying postgraduate masters courses

Department of Economics Scholarships

A range of scholarships for students undertaking an MSc in the Department of Economics

Erasmus+ masters loan

Gives graduates access to more affordable loans to study for a masters degree in another country

Future Finance

Future Finance provide loans to students. University of Sheffield students who use this link to access the website will benefit from a discount on the loan administration fee. Further details of eligibility requirements, interest rates and other key terms of the loan are available by visiting the Future Finance website. Please note, we encourage you to look for other sources of funding before taking out commercial loans.

Inderpal Rahal Memorial Trust

The trust applies to women who are from an immigrant or refugee background and who intend to practise or teach law in the UK

Law Society Diversity Access Scheme

Aims to increase social diversity in the legal profession by supporting promising entrants from disadvantaged backgrounds or those who face exceptional obstacles to qualification. Eligible aspiring solicitors must be ready to undertake the LPC in September

Law Society

Funding opportunities for law students

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust

Bursaries of up to £5,000 a year for UK university students who are in financial need. Bring your application form to the Financial Support Team (Level 6, Students' Union) to complete the Institution Declaration

Management School Scholarships

Scholarships for students undertaking an MSc in the Management School

MastersCompare Scholarship

A £5,000 postgraduate scholarship for masters study in the academic year 2018-19, open to UK, EU and international students

Participation Grant

Awards to contribute towards the cost of getting involved in Students' Union-led activities

PGDE funding

Funding information for PGDE students

Professional & Career Development Loans

Professional & Career Development Loan Information (Learner Provider Number 10623)

Research Councils

The website for Research Councils UK

RIBA scholarships and bursaries

Funding available to support students studying architecture

Scholarship Hub

The Scholarship Hub allows you to search for scholarships, grants or bursaries for postgraduate study

Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust

Applicable to mature postgraduate students, studying in the field of medicine, dentistry or veterinary science

Spotcap Fintech Fellowship

£8,000 awarded to one student towards a masters degree or MBA in a 'fintech' related field (e.g. finance, management, business, computer science,

Tuition fees

The latest tuition fees can be viewed on most course pages. You can also use our postgraduate taught fees calculator to work out how much your course will be.

Fee status

The fee you pay will depend on whether you're classed as home or overseas student.

Fee status for home and overseas students

Tuition fee deposits

If you're an international student we'll ask you to pay a deposit towards your course fees.

Postgraduate taught tuition fee deposits

Distance learning courses

Fees for distance learning courses are available from the relevant department.

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