Find out about funding opportunities for students starting a PhD in psychology.

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Research council studentships

Each year, we expect to be able to fund PhD students with funding from one or more of the research councils listed below:

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • Economic and Social Research Council
  • Medical Research Council

Tuition fees are paid at the standard UK rate, and a stipend to cover living expenses is provided over three or four years at the research council's standard rate.

Students from outside the UK may also apply for a research council studentship, but they will need to demonstrate that they have funding to cover the difference in tuition fees.

White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership Studentships 2021/22

Nominations are now open for White Rose Social Sciences Doctoral Training Partnership (WRDTP) Studentships commencing in October 2021. If you are interested in studying for a PhD in Psychology, you are eligible for nomination by your supervisor to the WRDTP Studentships.

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Other scholarships from the University of Sheffield and external sources are available for new PhD students to help cover tuition fees and sometimes living expenses.

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