Fully-Funded 3-Years SMI Scholarships for UK and EU Students

The department of Sheffield Methods Institute invites applications to two fully-funded 3-year PhD scholarships at the University of Sheffield.

The PhD Studentships funding is available to Home (UK citizens) and EU students that want to commence their PhD degree in September 2020 at the University of Sheffield.

University of Sheffield is a top institution renowned for the excellence, impact and distinctiveness of research-led learning and teaching. In 2014, the department of Sheffield Methods Institute (SMI) was launched as an interdisciplinary department at the University of Sheffield. The Sheffield Methods Institute (SMI) is a department within the Faculty of Social Sciences, with a range of academic staff engaged in interdisciplinary social research using robust quantitative and qualitative methods, and linked with the other social science departments in the Faculty.

Eligibility and Requirements for SMI Scholarships

Eligible Countries: Applications are available only for the UK and EU

Acceptable Course or Subjects: The program is available for 3-year PhD within the Faculty of Social Sciences of SMI. The PhD project should be related to one or more of the SMI’s research themes: Inequality, Social Justice and Inclusion, Mobility and Migration, Participation, and Methods and Methodology.

Acceptable Criteria: To be eligible for SMI Scholarships:

  • students should have a good first degree (at least a 2:1) and an excellent social science Masters-level degree (a mark of at least 65 in the UK system, or equivalent) that comprehensively covers research design and methods such as the MA in Social Research at the SMI.
  • Conditional offers can be made for students currently on such a Masters-level course.

Entry Requirements: If the supervisor agrees, you will work that idea up into a 2-page proposal.

Language Requirement: Applicants must have a strong English language ability to conduct PhD study at Sheffield, UK.


The studentships available are for three year PhD only that commencing September 2020. The rewards include:

  • Full-tuition fees at the Home/EU rate as £4406 in 2020/21
  • An annual maintenance grant for three years at the standard RCUK rate as £15,285 in 2020/21
  • A £2000 Research and Training Support Grant across the three years

In Summary

  • Application Deadline: May 31, 2020
  • University or Organization: University of Sheffield
  • Department: Sheffield Methods Institute (SMI)
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Value of Award: Fully-Funded
  • Access Mode: Online Application
  • Number of Awards: Two
  • Nationality: UK and EU
  • The Studentship award can be taken in the United Kingdom

How to Apply for SMI Scholarships

How to Apply: Interested students are encouraged to take admission at SMI for 3-year PhD through the university’s central PGR admissions system. Before it, applicants make contact with a prospective primary supervisor in SMI that they would like to work with, with a 1-2 page outline of the PhD project that they would like to undertake.

Assisting Documents: Proof of your previous degrees, Academic references, English language certificates, A supporting statement that includes a research proposal, and Curriculum vitae (CV)/resume

Entry Requirements: If the supervisor agrees, you will work that idea up into a 2-page proposal.


Visit Sheffield Methods Institute Scholarships officially webpage for more details.

In conclusion, applications now open for two fully-funded 3-year PhD scholarships at the University of Sheffield for 2020. The aim of this program is to assist Home and EU students commencing PhD degree in September 2020 at the University. The eligibility, requirements, benefits and how to apply for SMI Scholarships have been stated clearly above. Application deadline is May 31, 2020.


by Shared Scholarships Hub

Shared Scholarship Updates is a scholarships information website for all nationalities students, international students. Tlcpost.com is not awarding scholarships.

Our aim is to help interested international students, mostly from developing countries, by sharing current and verifiable scholarships round the world.

Got a question? Email [email protected]

Check Also


UNITEN Global Scholarship 2020

As an international student seeking to further your education in a Malaysian institution without much …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *