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University scholarships

Application deadlines for University PhD scholarships vary and will be specified on the scholarship advert.

Scholarships may be attached to projects defined by the supervisor (possibly with external collaborators) or available for you to develop your own idea within our research priorities.

We strongly recommend that in all cases you contact a prospective supervisor to discuss your research proposal before submitting your application form. Potential supervisors can be found through the staff lists on the department and research centre websites, or by contacting the relevant area for advice.

PhD Studentships

The Department of Natural and Built Environment within the College of Social Sciences and Arts at Sheffield Hallam University intends to appoint one Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) on a 3.5 year fixed-term studentship from February 2021. Apply by 12 noon Thursday 19th November 2020. (DOCM, 80KB)

University scholarships

Unless specified otherwise, our University scholarships cover

  • tuition fees (at UK/EU levels)
  • a maintenance stipend at Research Council UK levels (£15,009 for 2019/20)

Scholarships are normally offered for three years of full-time study or five years of part-time study (part-time paid at 50%).

We may also offer fees-only scholarships for part-time study, covering part-time tuition fees (at UK/EU levels) only.

Some of our scholarships are Graduate Teaching Assistantships. These programmes are designed to develop the next generation of academics, providing structured opportunities for development and experience in learning, teaching and assessment. As part of their academic development, GTA scholarship holders will receive training in teaching and learning and will undertake up to 180 hours' teaching-related activity per academic year. This activity forms part of the scholarship holder's training and there is no additional payment for it.


General eligibility criteria for University scholarships are below, but these may differ for individual scholarships and you are advised to confirm the eligibility criteria for the specific scholarship you are applying for.

  • All applicants should hold a strong undergraduate degree (2.1 or above) and/or a relevant Masters qualification (or expectation of the same).
  • University scholarships in most disciplines are open to home, EU and international applicants. However, scholarships pay fees at home/EU levels only, and international students will be expected to provide the difference between the home/EU and international fees from another funding source.
  • International students must provide evidence that they meet the minimum IELTS requirements appropriate for their field of study. These will be indicated in the individual scholarship opportunities.
  • Currently enrolled PhD students are not eligible to apply for a scholarship.

Conditions of Award of University scholarships (PDF, 71.6KB) (PDF, 75KB).
Overview of the Graduate Teaching Assistant scheme for applicants (PDF, 142.5KB) (PDF, 146KB)

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