Postgraduate Student Funding Table

Please note that some of the awards below may not be available in the next academic year.

Click on the links below for more information on potential funding opportunities.

Name Description

The 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  If you are a prospective student please email to obtain a Pin number.  You can also access the same information as a PDF guide (PDF, 4.2MB) and can obtain the password from
Postgraduate Government Loans

Loans of up to £10,250 for all postgraduate taught Masters programmes for students aged under 60. 

Postgraduate Doctoral Loans Loans of up to £25,000 for postgraduate research students starting their course in 2018.
PGR Scholarships The University of Sheffield PG Research Scholarships. Listings of what is available from the University as well as links to other funding bodies.
AHRC Scholarships The University of Sheffield is able to offer a number of AHRC scholarships.
Arts & Humanities Masters Fee Scholarships Arts & Humanities Faculty is offering a number of Fee Scholarships for Masters applicants on a competitive basis.
Asylum Seeker Scholarships Scholarships are available for students studying postgraduate masters courses.
The Careers Service PG Funding information provided by The Careers Service.
Erasmus+ Masters Loan The Erasmus+ scheme aims to give graduates access to more affordable loans to study for a Masters degree in another country.
Financial support from the University General Information about Financial Support from the University. This is available to students studying with us who face unexpected hardship (not for fee purposes).
Frank Knox Memorial Fellowships Fellowships will be available for up to 6 graduates, from the United Kingdom, to study for up to 2 consecutive years in one of the Faculties of Harvard. Applications close 26th October 2016. 
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.

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.
Kennedy Scholarships Scholarships for postgraduate study at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Closing date: 26th October 2016.
Law Society Diversity Access Scheme The Law Society Diversity Access Scheme (DAS) 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.
The Law Society Funding opportunities for Law students.
Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust. Please bring your application form to the Financial Support Team (Level 6, Students' Union) to complete the Institution Declaration.
Management School Scholarships A range of Scholarships available for students undertaking an MSc in the Management School.
MastersCompare Scholarship A £5000 Postgraduate Scholarship for Masters study in the academic year 2017/18, open to UK, EU and international students.
Participation Grant Awards to contribute towards the cost of getting involved in Students' Union led activities.
PGDE Funding Funding information for PGDE students.
Professional & Career Development Loans Professional & Career Development Loan Information (Learner Provider Number 10623)
Research Councils The website for Research Councils UK.
Sheffield Postgraduate Scholarship The University of Sheffield is pleased to offer 100+ scholarships worth £10,000 each for home students starting a taught postgraduate course in 2017. We hope to offer a similar award for 2018 entry.
The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Applicable to mature Postgraduate students, studying in the field of Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science.
The Scholarship Hub The Scholarship Hub allows you to search for scholarships, grants or bursaries for postgraduate study.
Other External Funding Bodies This lists external organisations offering funding for postgraduate study. The University is not involved in the selection and award of these scholarships and applications should be made directly to the relevant funding body.