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Student Success Scholarship

How to apply for a Student Success Scholarship.

We want your time at Sheffield Hallam University to be a success, and we know that might mean helping you with your finances. The Student Success Scholarship is our way to support you.

What you could get

The scholarship offers awards between £550 and £2,100. Most students get awards from the lower end of this scale, but if you belong to several of the priority groups below, you could be considered for the full amount.

You can only receive one award per year, and need to reapply each academic year.

Care Leavers Package

If you meet the criteria for the Student Success Scholarship and are also leaving local authority care, you could receive an extra bursary of up to £1,500.  

Who can apply

You can apply for the Student Success Scholarship if you:

  • are a fully enrolled, full or part-time undergraduate student,
  • are paying £9,250 in tuition fees, or the part-time equivalent,
  • have a household income of £62,311 or less,
  • have been means tested by a UK student finance body, such as Student Finance England,
  • have shared your household income with us in your maintenance loan application.

You are not eligible for this scholarship if:

  • you receive a PGCE/Initial Teacher Training Scholarship/Bursary
  • you receive an NHS Training Grant or Social Work Bursary
  • it would negatively affect your eligibility for another scholarship/bursary

Your tuition fee payments can be self-funded or through a student loan.

Although you need to be means tested, you don't have to take out a maintenance loan to be eligible. If you can't be means tested, let us know by contacting Hallam Help.

Priority groups

The priority groups for these scholarships are:

  • students studying a high-cost course
  • students with caring responsibilities
  • students who are estranged from their family
  • care leavers
  • students from minority ethnic backgrounds
  • student parents
  • students with a disability
  • transgender students, including non-binary genders
  • students who have refugee status
  • final year students

How to apply

If you are eligible to apply, you will see the Student Success Scholarship application form in My Student Record. Go to the scholarships section to start your application.

For more advice on your application, or if you cannot see the application form, read our guidance document and frequently asked questions


There are three application periods in each academic year, but you can only receive one scholarship per year.

The windows for 2022–23 are:

  • 7 September 2022 – 21 October 2022
  • 5 December 2022 – 27 January 2023
  • 6 March 2023 – 26 May 2023

You must submit your application by 5pm on the closing date. We will respond to your application about a month after the application window closes.

Get help

For help applying for a scholarship, please contact:

Student Funding Team

0114 225 2222

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