Fees and scholarships

Information on scholarships and our current course tuition fees for study commencing in autumn 2021.

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If you wish to be considered for any of the scholarships listed below, we strongly advise you to submit your application to The School of East Asian Studies by 8th January 2021, 11:59pm. This will allow us time to work with you and ensure your application is of the highest quality, ahead of final submission by the deadlines listed at the links below. 

Current fees

Information about our current tuition fees


ESRC White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

The WRDTP is a collaboration between the universities of Sheffield, York, Leeds, Bradford, Hull, Manchester Metropolitan and Sheffield Hallam.  It offers a range of social sciences studentships within seven thematic interdisciplinary training pathways:

  • Cities, Environment, and Liveability (CEL)
  • Security, Conflict, and Justice (SCJ)
  • Education, Childhood, and Youth (ECY)
  • Data, Communication, and New Technologies (DCT)
  • Wellbeing, Health, and Communities (WHC)
  • Sustainable Growth, Management, and Economic Productivity (SMP)
  • Civil Society, Development, and Democracy (CDD)

All scholarships are available as a +3 (PhD) or a 1+3 (Masters and PhD), in combination with the MA Social Research. This route ensures students meet ESRC training benchmarks for social research methods.

Full scholarship detail and eligibility criteria

Initial enquiries should be made directly to us at the School of East Asian Studies.


AHRC White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities

The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities will be offering at least 48 PhD studentships starting in October 2021 at Leeds, Sheffield and York, through the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTP2) scheme.

Students can make only one application for funding through the Open Competition Studentships scheme. Projects are welcome from all departments, not just Arts & Humanities, so long as the research falls within the remit of the AHRC.

The studentship application form and details of how to apply are available from the WRoCAH website.

To be eligible for funding, applicants for WRoCAH AHRC Studentships must have applied for a PhD programme at one of Leeds, Sheffield or York.


Sasakawa Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship Programme

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation’s Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship Programme was designed to support the development of Japanese studies in the UK.

Scholarships are worth £10,000 and intended to be used for 1 year's study at either taught postgraduate or research postgraduate level.

In order to be considered for a Sasakawa scholarship, please send a letter of application by 8th January 2021 to Megan Morris explaining why you wish to be considered and why you think you are a good candidate.


China Scholarship Council

The 2020 scholarship deadline has now passed.

This scheme provides academically excellent Chinese students with the opportunity to study for a PhD at the University of Sheffield. The scholarships are supported jointly by the China Scholarship Council and the University of Sheffield.

Further details about whether this Scholarship will be offered for 2021 entry will be available soon


For further information or advice regarding any of these scholarships please contact us on seas-pgradmin@sheffield.ac.uk

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