Departmental scholarships

In the Department of Psychology, we have one main source of funding 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/EU 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 or the European Union 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.


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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