Master & Ph.D Postgraduate scholarships in the humanities for international prospective students

at University of Sheffield in United Kingdom

Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities

The University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities has been given a substantial grant to enhance postgraduate research, thanks to the Wolfson Foundation, a charity that awards grants to support and promote excellence in the fields of science and medicine, health, education, and the arts and humanities.

Sheffield is one of only nine universities across the UK selected to take part in a pilot funding programme of postgraduate scholarships. Sheffield has been selected due to its track record in research excellence and proven success in attracting promising postgraduate students.

The Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities will be available in three disciplines – history, literature and languages. The scholarships will be awarded to outstanding students who demonstrate the potential to make an impact on one of these fields and to be future academic leaders. They will be awarded solely on merit to students aspiring to an academic career.

The Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarships in the Humanities pay:

  • tuition fees
  • an annual, tax-free maintenance stipend of £15,000
  • a Research Training Support Grant (amount to be confirmed) for study visits, conferences, books, consumables and equipment.

These scholarships fund up to three years full-time or six years part-time study, subject to satisfactory progress.


  • You should have a strong academic record, including a first class or upper second class undergraduate degree and a Masters degree in a field of study relevant to your research (or equivalent qualifications).
  • You should be applying to start your first year of study on a full-time or part-time PhD with the University in the 2012-13 academic year (i.e. after 1st August 2012, exact start date to be agreed with your supervisor/ department) in a subject covered by the disciplines of history, literature and languages.
  • Awards are open to UK, EU and international applicants.


Applications for 2012-13 entry are now open. Please see the Application Process page for details.

Closing date: 3 February 2012.

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