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