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This money is from the University and it doesn’t have to be paid back. It’s in addition to Government funding. You'll receive this bursary for each year of your course, including a year spent studying abroad should you choose to do this.

We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for the Sheffield Bursary Scheme. You don’t need to apply for it. If you’re eligible, we'll email you in October and you will receive the awards detailed below. The first instalment will be paid by the end of October.

You will have a choice of taking your bursary as a direct payment or a fee waiver (reducing the amount of tuition fee loan required).

Three award areas

The Sheffield Bursary Scheme is split into three main areas. You may be eligible for more than one of these.

1. Some of the bursary is based on your household income
You'll automatically receive this bursary if your household income is £42, 875 or less.

£0–£25, 000 £1, 500 £25, 001–£30, 000 £1, 250 £30, 001–£35, 000 £1, 000 £35, 001–£42, 875 £750
Household income Bursary per year of study
City regions

2. You can get an extra £1, 000 based on household income and where you live
If your household income is £25, 000 a year or less and you live in one of the country’s most deprived areas (as defined by the government) you'll receive £1, 000 a year on top of any other financial support you receive.

3. You can get £500 depending on where you live and what grades you get
If you live within the Sheffield City Region, in an area where it’s not common for people to go to university, and you achieve ABB (or higher) at A Level or equivalent, you'll receive £500 a year on top of any other support you're entitled to. This award does not take household income into account.


If you live in one of the devolved nations you will not be eligible for either of the postcode dependent awards (points 2 and 3 above).

We reserve the right to reclaim any financial support awards that students are no longer eligible for.

Students on a part-time programme of study will be assessed for a pro rata bursary.

Support for care leavers, estranged students and those students with caring responsibilities

The University is committed to supporting students with additional responsibilities or particular circumstances at home. Bursaries of £4, 500 per year of study are available, regardless of where you live and household income.

If applicable, these awards are instead of the University of Sheffield Bursary Scheme.

The following students are eligible:

If you care for an ill or disabled family member.

Students who are estranged from their parents or guardian.

Bursaries for part-time students

Additional opportunities

We have a number of additional awards to help you make the most of opportunities, develop skills and gain experience during your time at University.

Who's eligible?
Students with a household income of £42, 875 or less.

How do I apply?
We'll write to all eligible students once you’ve started your course to give you more information about these schemes and tell you how to apply.

Global Opportunity

In 2016 the University is offering students the chance to apply for one of three Global Opportunities:

  • A Study Abroad scholarship worth £3, 000 to support you with your costs during your year abroad.
  • A place at a summer school at one of our overseas partner institutions. This award covers the cost of your tuition fee, travel to and from the summer school and your accommodation.
  • A volunteering scholarship that enables students to participate in volunteering opportunities abroad.

Participation grant

We're working with our Students’ Union to provide students with grants of between £100–£250 to help with the costs of taking part in societies and other Students’ Union led activities.

Volunteering and work experience grant

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