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University scholarships

Application deadlines for University PhD scholarships vary throughout the year and opportunities will be advertised here.

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 faculty for advice.

Vice-Chancellor's scholarships

Our fully-funded Vice-Chancellor's scholarships cover

  • tuition fees (at UK/EU levels)
  • a maintenance stipend at Research Council UK levels (£14,777 for 2018/19)
  • a research expenses budget of £500 per year to support research costs and conferences

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

We also offer fees-only scholarships for part-time study, covering part-time tuition fees (at UK/EU levels) and a research expenses budget of £250 per year to support research costs and conferences.

Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA)

These programmes are designed to develop the next generation of academics, providing structured opportunities for development and experience in learning, teaching and assessment. The scholarships cover

  • tuition fees (at UK/EU levels)
  • a maintenance stipend at Research Council UK levels (£14,777 for 2018/19)

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

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.

While teaching experience is desirable for GTA applicants, successful candidates will have the opportunity to develop their higher education teaching skills through training, practice and mentoring.

Eligibility

  • 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.
  • Candidates who already hold a PhD offer from Sheffield Hallam University (to start during or after September 2019) are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
  • Currently enrolled PhD students are not eligible.

Conditions of Award of University scholarships (PDF, 75KB).

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