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Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries

We are investing over £5 million in 2017–18 to provide a package of bursaries and financial support to our students including schemes which will mean even more students can access financial support from the University.

"I received a scholarship of £1000 in my first year as a result of my grades at college, which really helped me make the most of my first year. It helped because I was still getting to grips with budgeting and I made a bit of a hash of it. It meant that I could afford to go to the events I wanted to in Sheffield."

Laura Burden, media student

  • Student Success Scholarship

    This scholarship is for new undergraduate students* who started a course in 2017 or later and is dedicated to helping you succeed at Sheffield Hallam. Apply when you get here and you could receive up to a £2,000 financial award, as well as priority access to programmes designed to support your wellbeing, develop your employability and enhance your money management skills.

    The University has identified priority groups for this financial support based on income, course type and personal circumstances.

    Our priority groups are:

    • students with a residual household income (RHI) of up to £42,875

    OR students in one or more of the following groups:

    • students on a high intensity or high cost course, or a course with a high cost placement*[1]
    • students with caring responsibilities*2
    • students who are estranged from their family (under 25)*
    • student parents (with more than one child)*
    • disabled students*
    • transgender students*
    • refugee students*
    • final year students who are paying the tuition fee of £9250*

    In 2018/19 Students leaving local authority care (who are under 25) will automatically receive the maximum reward upon receipt of their application

    Applications will be assessed according to the number of priority groups a student falls within. Those students who meet multiple criteria will be more likely to receive greater awards. As the number of awards is limited, priority will be given to students who are known to be facing higher financial challenges, as defined by the priority groups of the scheme.

    Applications for the scholarship will open on the 24th September and you can apply via shuspace after you've enrolled. You will be informed of the outcome of your application after the scheme closes on the 7th December.

    * Please note that the scholarship is only open to students domiciled in the UK.
    * There is a separate application cycle for eligible undergraduate health students starting in March

    For more information visit

  • High Achievement Scholarship

    We award the High Achievement Scholarship to eligible full-time undergraduate students in recognition of the grades they achieve to get into university. To qualify, you must achieve A level grades ABB or higher, or BTEC grades DDM or higher and make Sheffield Hallam your firm choice.

    Find out more.

  • Performance Athletes Support Programme

    We offer a support and scholarship programme for talented athletes. Scholarships of up to £6,000 are awarded to student athletes in addition to a comprehensive high performance support package.

    Find out more.

  • Care Leaver Bursary

    If you're leaving care, we guarantee to provide you with a bursary package of £1,500 a year. This will either be one payment of £1,500 from the Care Leaver Bursary, or a payment to top up any other bursary award you receive to a maximum of £1,500.

    Find out more.

    "To not have to worry about my living situation and the costs involved in studying has been so reassuring. Because my past has been so unstable, I'm always thinking about the future, that's why I've used the financial support I receive to start saving for when I leave University and go off into the world."

    Ella, media student

    Read Ella's story

  • Funding information for health and social care courses

    For fees and funding information on nursing, midwifery, allied health professions and social work courses please visit our health and social care webpages.

  • Sheffield Hallam Access Agreements

    Each year the university produces an access agreement, detailing the fees we wish to charge, financial support that we will offer to students and our activities to support widening participation. Access agreements are formally approved by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) and you can find a full record of Sheffield Hallam University's access agreements on the OFFA website.

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