University of Sheffield to offer £2.2m worth of postgraduate scholarships

The University of Sheffield is to offer £2.2m worth of postgraduate scholarships to under-represented groups.

It will offer 220 scholarships, each worth £10,000, over the next year - the fifth highest number in the country.

Funding has been awarded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England which is allocating £50m to provide scholarships for postgraduate students.

The university’s vice-chancellor Professor Sir Keith Burnett said: “Ensuring that talented students from all backgrounds have access to postgraduate education is not only life-changing for those individuals, it is vitally important for the UK.”

The scholarships will be aimed at under-represented student groups, including those from deprived areas and students from a black and minority ethnic background.