Up to 60 University of Sheffield Studentships 2009 [UK]

University of Sheffield Studentships: Up to 60 University Studentships available for entry in 2009-10
The University of Sheffield, one of the top-ranked research-led universities in the UK is pleased to announce a major investment in the development of our postgraduate community. 60 University Studentships are available to students wishing to undertake postgraduate study in any Faculty of the University. The Studentships will provide tuition fees at the UK/EU rate, a maintenance grant of either £6,645 or £13,290 per annum, and a Research Training Support Grant.

Deadline for studentship applications to academic departments: 27 February 2009 except applicants wishing to be considered for an AHRC studentship: 31 March 2009

Studentships are available as follows:

  1. Faculty of Arts & Humanities: one-year Masters and three-year research degrees

  2. Faculty of Engineering: three-year research degrees

  3. Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health: three-year research degrees

  4. Faculty of Science: three-year research degrees

  5. Faculty of Social Sciences (including Architectural Studies and Law): one-year Masters and three-year research degrees


The Studentships are available to applicants who will register on their first year of study with the University in 2009-10 on a full-time programme of postgraduate study. Awards are tenable for either one year (Masters) or three years (PhD), with the latter renewable subject to satisfactory progress.

Awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants. International applicants are only eligible providing they can demonstrate that they have sufficient funds to cover the difference between the UK and international students tuition fee.

Please note that in order to be considered for a University of Sheffield or AHRC studentship, you must first apply to the University for admission to an appropriate programme of study. Students hoping to apply for funding should ensure that they have an offer of a place on a postgraduate course of study well in advance of the final deadline.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should:

  1. Complete an application for admission as a postgraduate student. Details of how to apply for admission can be found by following the link on the right. Applications for admission should be submitted as soon as possible. You can find a listing of all academic departments within the University by clicking on the link ‘Departments and Services’ at the top of this page.
  2. Download the University Studentship Application Form and Departmental Statement from the download box on the right.
  3. Read the notes of guidance carefully.
  4. Arrange for two academic references to be completed.
  5. Send all Studentship application material (i.e. the Studentship Application Form, two Studentship Reference Forms, and degree transcripts where appropriate) to the academic department in which you intend to study by Friday 27 February 2009 (or 31st March for Arts and Humanities applicants) at the latest. Details of departmental contacts can be found by clicking on the link on the right.

Following receipt of all relevant application material, the academic department will provide a supporting statement for each application that they wish to put forward to the Faculty Studentships Panel for consideration. The Studentship Application Form, Studentship Reference Forms, Transcripts and Departmental Statement will be submitted to the Research Office by the academic department by Tuesday 31 March 2009 at the latest.

Further Scholarship Information and Application