Student Success Scholarship

The Student Success Scholarship is designed to help you succeed at Sheffield Hallam. It is open to full and part time UK domiciled students who are recognised as having home fee status by Student Finance England/Wales/Northern Ireland or Student Awards Agency Scotland and who meet the eligibility criteria.

The scholarship includes a series of financial awards for individual students, where eligible, from £200 up to £2,000.

The majority of students will receive a smaller award, only students who are in several priority groups will be considered for the largest award of £2,000. Students need to apply each academic year and can only receive the scholarship once per academic year.

This scholarship is subject to these general Bursary Guidelines.


Important Changes for 2020/21

We have made some significant changes to the eligibility criteria and the evidence we will accept that may affect your application to the Student Success Scholarship this year:

  • BAME students have been added to the list of priority groups
  • Student parents now qualify as a priority group if they have one child. Previously parents would only qualify if they had two or more children
  • Students in receipt of the new NHS Training Grant are not eligible to apply. Students in receipt of government funding to study their course, such as the new NHS Training Grant of at least £5,000, are not eligible for the Student Success Scholarship. This is consistent with other courses such as those that attract a teacher training bursary
  • We have increased the range of documents we will now accept as evidence for many of the priority groups, please see the table of criteria and evidence requirements in the guidance document for full details


You must have started a course of study at Sheffield Hallam University for the first time from September 2017 onwards and be paying £9,250 fees. If you started your studies before this time you may be eligible for other schemes which were in place at the time you began your course.

You will not be eligible to apply if you are receiving a government grant or bursary to study your course, such as a Teaching Training Bursary or NHS Training Grant.

Please use this table to determine if you might be eligible to apply for a financial award.

Household Income

Number of priority groups the student falls within


£0 - £42,875

0 - 10


£42,876 - £62,143

1 - 10


£42,876 - £62,143



Greater than £62,143



Care Leavers

Students leaving local authority care and who meet the eligibility criteria, will receive the Care Leavers Package once they have applied to the Student Success Scholarship and have been confirmed as Care Leavers. The package includes a bursary of up to £1,500 for each taught year of study paying full fees. In addition, they receive an award from our Student Success Scholarship of £2,000.


Natural & Built Environment and Engineering Students

Thanks to generous donations from AESSEAL and Europa Capital a limited number of students studying in the Department of Natural & Built Environment and the Department of Engineering may be eligible to receive a small top-up to their Student Success Scholarship. Eligible students will be contacted directly and will be asked to submit a personal statement if they would like to apply for these extra funds. Applications can only be accepted during the first application period.

Applying for an additional payment does not affect entitlement to the main Student Success Scholarship. Payments are made on top of the Student Success Scholarship meaning that a student may receive more than the maximum of £2,000.


How to Apply

Please read the guidance document and gather the evidence you need before applying.

The application form can be found on the Scholarships page in My Student Record

If you are unable to see the Scholarships page, it will probably mean that you are not fully enrolled in the current academic year. If you are unable to see the link to the application form on the Scholarships page and believe you are eligible, please contact Hallam Help.


Can't see the link?

Information on common reasons why you may not be able to see the link can be found here.


When to Apply

There are three application windows in which you can apply throughout the 2020/21 academic year for most students. You can apply more than once but you can only receive the scholarship once per academic year. This means, for example, if you have been awarded the scholarship during the first application window you will not be able to apply again until the next academic year.


Academic year start date

Applications open

Applications close

Payment no later than


September 2020

12 noon on 7 September 2020

5pm on 30 October 2020

30 November 2020


September 2020

1 December 2020

5pm on 29 January 2021

28 February 2021

Opening March 2021

September 2020 or

March 2021

15 March 2021

5pm on 31 May 2021

30 June 2021