The University of Sheffield in the UK offers a small number of University Prize Scholarships to the very best PhD applicants for the 2018/2019 academic year. If you’re among the brightest and best in your field, they want to hear from you.

These scholarships are open to applicants in all subjects. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis – applications are assessed on the basis of academic success and qualifications, experience, research background, a clear well-articulated research proposal, the potential impact of the research and a good match with supervisor/ departmental expertise.

These scholarships fund up to three years full-time or six years part-time study, subject to satisfactory progress. Part-time studentships are paid at 50% of the full-time rate (i.e. £10,000 maintenance per year).

Worth of Award

For new PhD students starting in 2018-19 (after 1st October 2018), the University Prize Scholarships will pay:

  • full tuition fees (UK, EU or Overseas)
  • an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend of £20,000
  • a Research Training Support Grant of £2,500 per year for study visits, conferences, books, consumables and equipment.

Eligibility

  • You should have, or expect to achieve, a first or upper second class UK honours degree or equivalent.
  • You should be applying to start your first year of study on a full-time or part-time PhD with the University.
  • Awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants.

How to apply

  • Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis – applications are assessed on the basis of academic success and qualifications, experience, research background, a clear well-articulated research proposal, the potential impact of the research and a good match with supervisor/ departmental expertise
  • You must apply for admission before your scholarships application will be considered. Please note that some departments may have earlier deadlines for applying for admission.
  • Please check with your intended Department as soon as possible.

Deadline: Applications close by Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Click here for more details and to apply

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