PhD Scholarships at University of Sheffield

Deadline: 3 February 2014
Open to: applicants with a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent
Scholarship: full tuition fees, stipend of £20,000, a Research Training Support Grant of £2,500 per year


Each year the University of Sheffield offers a small number of University Prize Scholarships to the very best PhD applicants. If you’re among the brightest and best in your field, they want to hear from you. These scholarships are open to applicants in all subjects.


  • You should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent.
  • You should be applying to start your first year of study on a full-time or part-time PhD with the University in the 2014-15 academic year (i.e. after 1st August 2014, exact start date to be agreed with your supervisor/ department).
  • Awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants.


For new PhD students starting in 2014-15, the University Prize Scholarships will pay:

  • full tuition fees (UK, EU or Overseas)
  • an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend of £20,000
  • a Research Training Support Grant of £2,500 per year for study visits, conferences, books, consumables and equipment.

These scholarships fund up to three years full-time or six years part-time study, subject to satisfactory progress. Part-time studentships are paid at 50% of the full-time rate (i.e. £10,000 maintenance per year).


1. As a first step you should contact an academic department/ supervisor to discuss your proposed research project.

2. Apply for admission as a PhD student. Once you have done this you will receive an application/ admissions number (usually within a few working days). You will need this number to apply for a scholarship, so please ensure that you apply in plenty of time before the deadline.

3. Once you have an application number, apply for a scholarship by completing the scholarships application form. This form will be considered alongside the information and supporting documents (transcripts, references etc) that you supplied with your admissions application. You can use this form to apply for various scholarship schemes (University Prize, Faculty, Harry Worthington, Wolfson, ESRC DTC Scholarships) – please complete it once only, ticking the schemes you wish to be considered for.

4. The closing date for University Prize scholarship applications is Monday 3 February 2014 at 12 noon. Late applications will not be accepted in any circumstances.

5. Your application will be reviewed by scholarship panels, and you will be informed of the outcome after the February deadline, and before the end of May 2014.

If you have any questions about University Prize Scholarships please see FAQs HERE or email

Visit the official website HERE for further details.

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