University of Sheffield



These Scholarships are for Graduate Study in any subject at either Masters or Doctoral level at the University of Sheffield and will be for up to two years (with a possibility of a third year for doctoral studies). If awarded a Sheffield Marshall Scholarship candidates would be expected to study at Sheffield.

Further information from the University of Sheffield:

International Leader in Teaching and Research

· In 2006 US Publication 'Newsweek' placed Sheffield 9th in the UK, 18th in Europe and among the best universities in the world
· Lowest cost of living for students in the UK, of 24 university towns and cities surveyed
· One of the UK's safest cities according to Government statistics
· Distinguished alumni include five Nobel prizewinners
· State-of-the-art facilities for all - £220 million invested in 2006

The University of Sheffield was founded in 1905. Over the decades we have grown in reputation and size to become an institution of true international standing. Today we are a premier-league, research-led institution with a population of over 23,000 students including more than 3,700 international students from 115 countries.

We have a world-wide reputation for quality, operating at the forefront of research and training. We enjoy close links with industry, commerce and the professions with a record of outstanding success in attracting external research funding. Annual income for pure and applied research is over £160 million.

Our position as one of the UK's leading research and teaching institutions is evident in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), where forty-one out of the our 49 submissions had 50% or more of their work assessed as 4* and 3*. These grades are only awarded to departments who are recognised as world leading or internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour.

The University also maintains very high teaching standards. In the latest Quality Assurance Agency Subject Reviews we received 29 Excellent ratings for our subjects of study, an achievement exceeded by only two UK universities.

Support is available from the full-time International Students' Officer in the Students' Union and from dedicated staff in the Department of Student Services. Numerous national, sporting and social societies all contributed to the Students' Union being voted one of the best in the UK.

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Winners of the Sheffield Marshall Scholarships


George 'Will' Flathers
US University: Virginia Military Institute

GeorgeFlathersGeorge Flathers, of Meadowdean Farm in Rixeyville, Virginia, will graduate in May from the Virginia Military Institute with a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a minor in writing. A Goldwater Scholar, he was the primary researcher on a biomedical project for children born with hearing impairments and led a design team developing a seismic communication device, which is patent pending. George will research avionics and aircraft sensors at the University of Sheffield, working towards an MPhil in Automatic Control and Systems Engineering. Following Sheffield, he will begin Europe-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training with the Air Force.


Alexander Chaitoff
US University: Ohio State University System - Columbus

Alexander Chaitoff

Alexander Chaitoff will graduate from The Ohio State University with degrees in microbiology and political science in May of 2013. A 2012 Truman Scholar, Alex is interested in understanding how social and cultural factors impact the delivery of health solutions to different groups. In addition to working towards this goal by leading various student groups, he co-founded the Pure Water Access Project, Inc. and conducts research at the Ohio State College of Public Health. Alex will be pursuing a Master of Public Health at the University of Sheffield before returning to the United States to attend medical school.