International Merit Postgraduate Scholarship

Academic year 2023
Amount 25% of the original tuition fee
Sheffield, England


We are delighted to offer 125 International Postgraduate Taught Merit Scholarships in 2023.

Each scholarship is a competitive award worth 25% of the original tuition fee for a postgraduate taught programme starting in September 2023. The scholarships are available to all new international students who meet the eligibility criteria.

Key dates.

  • Scholarship applications are now open.

  • The deadline for scholarship applications is 13:00 (UK time) on Monday 15 May 2023.

  • Scholarship results will be announced by 16:00 (UK time) on Monday 12 June 2023.

Eligibility criteria

Your programme must commence at the University of Sheffield in autumn 2023.

  • Distance learning courses are ineligible for a merit scholarship.

  • You must receive an offer for a course studied in full at the University of Sheffield. Masters programmes split between the University of Sheffield and a partner institution are not eligible to apply for a scholarship.

  • All Crossways courses and Erasmus Mundus courses are ineligible for a merit scholarship.

  • For tuition fee purposes you must be self-funded and required to pay the overseas tuition fee.

  • You must not be a sponsored student*.

  • For scholarship purposes all MArch programmes are considered as postgraduate taught programmes and are not eligible for undergraduate scholarships.

  • Anyone studying a Masters/integrated PhD programme is eligible for a merit scholarship in the Masters element of the programme only.

  • These scholarships are not applicable to any postgraduate courses where the higher clinical fee is applicable. This includes, but is not exclusive to, the following courses:

    • DClinDent Orthodontics

    • MClinDent in Orthodontics

    • DClinDent Endodontics

    • MClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry

    • DClinDent Periodontics

    • MMedSci in Diagnostic Oral Pathology

    • DClinDent Prosthodontics

  • The University of Sheffield reserves the right to review and change scholarship provision.

Award criteria

  • You must commence your programme at the University of Sheffield in autumn 2023.

  • The International Postgraduate Taught Merit Scholarship 2023 cannot be awarded in conjunction with any of the following scholarships:

    • International Postgraduate Taught Scholarship 2023

    • NCUK Postgraduate Taught Scholarship 2023

    • Professor David Locker Scholarship in Social Science, Oral Health and Dentistry 2023 

    • Sir Sze-yuen Chung Postgraduate Merit Scholarship 2023 

    • MBA Scholarship 2023 

  • In the event that you are selected for any of the above scholarships the most valuable award will take precedence.

  • The scholarship can be awarded in conjunction with any available scholarships from the Department or Faculty you will be studying in, subject to not becoming a sponsored student*. Please use the funding calculator to find out if any scholarships are available from your Department/Faculty.


Application will close on 15 May 2023


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