Scholarships and Bursaries

There are a wide range of scholarships, bursaries, and grants that you may be eligible for to help fund your studies. Some are offered by the University whilst others are available from Government departments or other organisations. They may all have different names but essentially scholarships, bursaries and grants are very similar and, unlike student loans, they usually do not have to be paid back. However, always check the eligibility criteria and guidance document for each scheme before applying.

To make it easier for you to discover what funding you may be eligible for, we have created a scholarship and bursary finder tool. It takes just a few minutes to complete and asks some simple questions about your circumstances. The results page will provide links to further information about what may be available to you. The finder does not contain a comprehensive list of all the funding available, it is limited to key schemes administered by Sheffield Hallam University, as well as some additional funding available from Student Finance England and/or the NHS. Click on the link below to get started.

Scholarship and bursary finder


Sheffield Hallam University

All Sheffield Hallam scholarships and bursaries are subject to these guidelines.



  • GoGlobal – Financial support to help students engage in international activity while studying at Sheffield Hallam
  • Sir Michael and Lady Morven Heller Bursary – Financial support of between £500 and £2,000 to help students with opportunities outside your course
  • Joyce Spurr Art Travel Fund - Financial support for Fine Art students of between £50 and £200 to help with travel costs for UK exhibitions or art events


International Students

Donor-funded scholarships and bursaries

Health and Social Work

  • NHS Training Grant – Financial support from the NHS Business Services Authority of between £5,000 and £8,000 for students studying certain health courses
  • Social Work Bursary – Financial support for students studying certain social work courses

Teacher Education

Other Organisations

Various other third parties, organisations and charities offer scholarships and bursaries to students. These are often awarded based on academic achievement, specific industries, subject areas, and/or economic hardship. It is worth doing some research to see what you can apply for in addition to your student loan.

If you are applying for funding from another organisation, check the terms and conditions carefully as there may be some additional requirements you need to meet. Sometimes this may be as simple as providing feedback about your time at university or writing a statement about how the funding has helped you during your studies.

For some useful information about applying for scholarships and bursaries as well as a list of the best places to find them, visit Save the Student. If you are studying a postgraduate course you should also visit Prospects.