University of Sheffield

The Fulbright University of Sheffield Award is available for students who wish to pursue a one-year Master’s degree program (or the first year of a longer Master’s degree program) in any discipline at the University of Sheffield.

Ranked in the world top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2020) and a member of the Russell Group, the University of Sheffield is a leading research university with a global reputation for excellence. Academic staff at the University of Sheffield are passionate about tackling the great global challenges of our time. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014), 99% of our research was recognised as world-leading, internationally excellent or internationally recognised, placing us in the top 10% of all UK universities.

More than 28,000 students from over 140 countries, including 200 from the USA, choose to come and study at Sheffield. Our passionate and collegiate community of academics and researchers deliver world-class teaching across a wide range of disciplines in our five faculties: Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, Medicine, Dentistry and Health, and Science.

Outside the classroom, students benefit from Sheffield’s award-winning accommodation, leading sports facilities and a thriving social scene. Our Students’ Union is the hub of all social activities for students, and provides a range of clubs and societies, events, activities and volunteering opportunities. It has been voted the best Students’ Union in the UK for the past three years (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019).

Home to more than half a million people, Sheffield is a vibrant city with a reputation for being friendly and welcoming. It’s also among the top ten most affordable UK university cities (2019 NatWest Student Living Index). Boasting more parks and woodlands than any other UK city, Sheffield is known for its music, art and digital scenes, striking Victorian and modern architecture, champion sport facilities, historic country houses, and rich and varied heritage. 

Grant amount

  • Full tuition waiver
  • £14,000 living stipend

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

In the UK, master's degrees are typically one-year programmes (full-time) and PhDs are three-year programmes (full-time).