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Eligibility criteria

University Scholarships

Fully-funded scholarships cover tuition fees (at UK/EU levels) and provide a maintenance stipend at Research Council UK levels (£14,553 for 2017/18), for three years of full-time study commencing in October 2018.

  • 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
  • Part-time scholarships are open to home/EU applicants only
  • Candidates who already hold a PhD offer from Sheffield Hallam University (to start in September 2018) are eligible to apply for a scholarship
  • Currently enrolled PhD students are not eligible
  • International students must provide evidence that they meet the minimum IELTS requirements appropriate for their field of study. These are detailed in the subject specific scholarship opportunities

Graduate Teaching Assistantships

These programmes are designed to develop the next generation of academics. They include training and up to six hours' contact time with undergraduate students each week. These scholarships cover your tuition fees (at UK/EU levels) and maintenance at Research Council UK levels, for three years of full-time study commencing in October 2018.

  • 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
  • International students must provide evidence that they meet the minimum IELTS requirements appropriate for their field of study. These are detailed in the subject specific scholarship opportunities.

White Rose Social Sciences DTP Scholarships

These scholarships are only available for PhDs in Sheffield Institute of Education (SIoE) and the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research (CRESR).

Two types of studentships are available, depending on the level of research training already undertaken. All studentships are available on a full-time or part-time basis.

  • Four-year 1+3 studentships include an integrated masters qualification in social science methods (MRes Social Sciences), followed by the PhD
  • In order to be eligible for a three-year +3 studentship (PhD only), you will need to evidence that you have already achieved the required level of research methods training

Generally, these awards are only available to nationals from the UK and EU and are not open to applicants who are liable to pay academic fees at the international fee rate. UK applicants will be eligible for a full award (paying fees and maintenance at standard Research Council rates). EU applicants are normally eligible for a fees only award, unless they have been resident in the UK for 3 years immediately preceding the date of the award. 

For 1+3 and +3 awards, applicants must hold at least a UK upper second class honours degree or equivalent. Applicants applying for a +3 award must demonstrate that they have already completed the full social sciences research methods training requirements at masters level.

Find out more about ESRC DTP eligibility criteria

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