Postgraduate Student Funding Table

This page lists funding opportunities for current University of Sheffield postgraduate students. If you are a prospective postgraduate student applying to the University then you may want to consider the opportunities listed on our prospective postgraduate funding page.

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

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. 

A PDF version of the guide is available to download from the website.

Postgraduate Government Loans

Loans for 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.
The Careers Service PG Funding information provided by The Careers Service.
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. 
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.
The Law Society Funding opportunities for Law students.
Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust offers financial support for grocers, pharmacists, commercial travellers and their families. Please note that if you apply The University will be sent an electronic confirmation form which will be verified using data held on your student registration record.
Participation Grant Awards to contribute towards the cost of getting involved in Students' Union led activities.
PGDE Funding Funding information for PGDE students.
RIBA scholarships and bursaries Funding available to support students studying architecture.   
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.