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 @sheffield.ac.uk).  If you are a prospective student please email funding@sheffield.ac.uk to obtain a Pin number. You can also obtain the password from funding@sheffield.ac.uk.

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

Commonwealth Master’s 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.

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.

Gavin Reeve-Daniels Magazine scholarship This award is available to students studying MA Magazine Journalism. It covers course fees and expenses for two work experience placements.

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

James Pantyfedwen Foundation Grants towards tuition fees of up to £7,000 for postgraduate (taught and research) students from Wales. Terms and conditions apply.   

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.

Management School Scholarships

Scholarships for students undertaking an MSc in the Management School

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

Participation Grant

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

PGDE funding

Funding information for PGDE students

Prizes

 Various awards are available to students within each faculty.

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,
engineering)