Have your work recognised internationally in the Undergraduate Awards

Undergraduate AwardsThe University of Sheffield is now an affiliate of The Undergraduate Awards (UA); the world’s largest academic awards programme.

The Undergraduate Awards invites you to submit your best coursework and get recognised as the top student in your field. Cited as the ultimate champion for high-potential undergraduates, The Undergraduate Awards is the world’s only pan-discipline academic awards programme, identifying leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework.

UA has 25 different categories and is open to all students in their penultimate year, final year or 2015 graduates. Submission is free and is as simple as filling in a form online. You can submit up to 3 pieces of coursework across the 25 categories.*

The deadline is 14 June 2016. If you have any questions, you can email UA directly at info@undergraduateawards.com.

The University of Sheffield will be holding an information presentation, giving more detail about the awards, and offering advice on abstract writing for your submission. If you are interested in this, please complete this online form


Who is UA for?

UA is open to all penultimate and final year students, as well as 2015 graduates, of all disciplines.

What do I apply with?

Individual undergraduate coursework which received a 2.1 or higher (A-grade).

How do I apply?

If you would like to submit your work to The Undergraduate Awards you can do so here on the UA website.

If you are not ready to submit your work just yet, you can simply register your details on the UA Form and upload your paper at a later date. Once registered, your place will be saved until 14 June 2016.

Why should I apply?

As a winner, you are recognised as one of the most impressive students in your field; you become part of a network of outstanding Undergraduate Award Winners from around the world; your winning paper is published in our academic journal, and you receive a ticket to the exclusive UA Global Summit in Dublin. Shortlisted students who are in the top 10% of all submissions are also recognised for their excellence, which can be a significant catalyst when pursuing further studies or your chosen career.


*There are a small number of courses at the UoS where there may be issues surrounding ownership of coursework – intellectual property rights. Please check with your supervisor if you think this might apply to you.