Student Success Scholarship

The Student Success Scholarship is designed to help you succeed at Sheffield Hallam. It is open to Full & Part Time UK domiciled students who are recognised as having Home Fee status by Student Finance England/Wales/NI or SAAS and who meet the eligibility criteria.

The scholarship includes a series of financial awards for individual students, where eligible, from £200 up to £2000, as well as priority access to a support package designed to support your wellbeing, develop your employability and enhance your money management skills.

Please note: Most students will receive a smaller award based on the number of priority groups they are in and only students who are in several priority groups will be considered for the largest award of £2,000. Students can only receive one payment per academic year, this means that if you have applied in the first semester and have received a payment, you will be unable to apply again until September 2020.

Read the full guidelines

Please note this Scholarship is subject to the Bursary Guidelines.


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.

Please use this table to determine if you might be eligible to apply for a Financial Award.

Residual Household Income Number of priority groups the Student falls within Eligibility?
£0-£42,875 0-9 Yes
£42,876-£62,143 1-9 Yes
£42,876-£62,143 0 No
Greater than £62,143 N/A No

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

How to apply

Students can apply for the Student Success Scholarship by using the link on the 'Scholarships' tab in My Student Record

If you are unable to see the link on that page but believe you are eligible, please contact Hallam Help who will point you in the right direction.
All applicants will be sent details of the non-financial support package which has been designed to support your wellbeing, develop your employability and enhance your money management skills.

Applications for the Student Success Scholarship open as follows:

Course start date Applications open Applications close Payment date (no later than end of)
September (2017 onwards) 23 September 2019 22 November 2019 24 December 2019
September (2017 onwards) 6 January 2020 6 March 2020 31 March 2020
September (2017 onwards) or March (2018 onwards) 16 March 2020 29 May 2020 30 June 2020

Additional payments for students in NBE & Engineering

Thanks to generous donations from AESSEAL and Europa Capital a limited number of students studying in the Department of Natural & Built Environment (NBE) 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 of September to November.

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.