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University of Sheffield PhD Scholarships

For 2024 entry, the University of Sheffield are delighted to offer five fully-funded University of Sheffield Research Scholarships for students who are UK National, classified as ‘Home’ for tuition fee purposes and identify as Black or Black British (of African or Caribbean heritage), Asian or Asian British (of Bangladeshi, Pakistani and Indian heritage) or are of multiple ethnic backgrounds including one of the ethnicity groups listed above.

Award details

Awards will cover tuition fees and a stipend at the UKRI rate (currently £18,622 in 2023). Please consult with your chosen department as to whether funding will cover only Home tuition fees or the full International fee, and what support is available for research costs. 

These scholarships fund up to three and a half years full-time or seven years part-time study, subject to satisfactory progress.

Part-time studentships are paid at 50% of the full-time rate.


  • You should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent, and meet any other entry requirements stipulated by your chosen department. 
  • You should be applying to start your first year of study on a full-time or part-time PhD in the 2024/25 academic year.

How to apply

All applicants are required to submit a study application via the Postgraduate Online Application Form

Applicants must select a start date of no earlier than 1st September 2024. Current offer holders with a start date of September 2024 or later will be able to log back into their study applications to access the scholarship form.

Applicants to the Faculties of Arts & Humanities, Engineering, Science and Social Science must ensure that they complete the additional ‘Scholarship Application’ section of the Postgraduate Online Application Form. This section of the form is only accessible to those who select a PhD start date of 1 September 2024 or later. Applicants to the Faculty of Health should visit this page for instructions.

How to apply for a PhD

Further information

If you have any questions about scholarships please see our FAQs or email