Additional funding for postgraduate study

There are other forms of support and funding on offer to help you with your postgraduate studies at Sheffield.

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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

Aziz Foundation scholarships The Aziz Foundation offers masters scholarships to British Muslims who are committed to making meaningful contributions to society. Scholarships are available in subjects relating to law, media, journalism and policy.
Commonwealth Masters Scholarships

Scholarships for candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries, to undertake full-time taught Master’s study at a UK university.

Commonwealth PhD scholarships Scholarships for candidates from least developed countries and fragile states in the Commonwealth, for full-time doctoral study at a UK university.
Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) offers scholarships to Mexican students wishing to study a postgraduate degree in the UK.

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

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

Innovation Hubs for Gene Therapies Bursaries

A pair of bursaries each for home fee-paying students starting an MSc in Advanced Cell and Gene Therapies, funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and LifeArc.

James Pantyfedwen Foundation Grants towards tuition fees of up to £5,000 for postgraduate (taught and research) students from Wales. Terms and conditions apply.   
Journalism scholarships These awards are available to students studying an MA degree in journalism.

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

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust offers financial support for grocers, pharmacists, commercial travellers and their families who are in financial need. Please note that if you apply The University will be sent an electronic confirmation form which will be verified using data held on your student registration record.

Masters Compare Scholarship £5,000 scholarship from Masters Compare, an online course comparison site.

PGDE funding

Funding information for PGDE students


 Various awards are available to students within each faculty.

RIBA scholarships and bursaries

Funding available to support students studying architecture

Sanctuary  scholarships Scholarships for students studying postgraduate masters courses

Scholarship Hub

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

Snowdon Masters Scholarships

The Snowdon Masters Scholarships is for national and international disabled students applying for a master's programme at any UK institution that starts in 2022.

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,

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Search current funding opportunities from across UKRI, research councils and Innovate UK
Yorkshire Ladies' Council of Education Grants are available for eligible students to support course fees.