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:

Founded in 1905, The University of Sheffield is one of the UK´s leading and largest universities, with over 25,000 students from over 115 countries. As a member of the Russell Group, we have a reputation for world-class teaching and research excellence.

The University of Sheffield ranked in the world's top 100 universities and at the forefront of world research. Sheffield is in the UK’s top 10% in the UK for research power and has overtaken Cambridge for engineering research income in the UK. 

We have North American students studying a wide range of disciplines with the following majors proving particularly popular: Archaeology, Law, Medicine, Politics, Journalism, Public Health, English and Philosophy.

Teaching quality assessments rate our teaching very highly across a wide range of subjects, and official research assessments confirm our reputation as a centre for world-class research in many disciplines.  Our work has been further recognised through four Queens Anniversary Prize awards. These awards recognise the outstanding contribution that universities and colleges in the United Kingdom make to the intellectual, economic, cultural and social life of the nation.

Our research partners and clients include Boeing, Rolls Royce, Unilever, Boots, AstraZeneca, GSK, ICI, Slazenger, and many more household names, as well as UK and overseas government agencies and charitable foundations. Our academic partners include leading universities around the world. International partnerships include Worldwide Universities Network (USA, Europe and China) and our partnership with Leeds and York Universities (the White Rose Consortium) creates a combined research power greater than that of either Oxford or Cambridge.
We’ve produced a number of leading figures in the area of research including five Nobel Prize winners, 12 fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 18 fellows of the Royal Society, and many of our alumni have gone on to hold positions of great responsibility and influence around the world.

The University of Sheffield is a founding member of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), which comprises 18 research intensive institutions from nine countries spanning five continents. Its mission is to be one of the leading international Higher Education networks, collaborating to accelerate the creation of knowledge and to develop leaders who will be prepared to address the significant challenges, and opportunities, of our rapidly changing world. WUN's US partners include the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Rochester.

Why Study at The University of Sheffield?

  • Research driven - Sheffield is ranked in the Top 10 in the UK for Research Power. The University of Sheffield also boasts five Nobel Prize winners among former staff and students.
  • # 1 in the UK for student experience in 2014. Sheffield as a unique place to study that gives students an unrivalled rich experience in a city unlike any other in the UK.  That’s why we were voted No. 1 in the UK’s Times Higher Education Student Experience Awards, 2014 - 2105.
  • International leader in teaching and research. International leader in teaching and research. We are currently ranked 69th in the QS World University Rankings
  • Affordable living – Sheffield’s cost of living is approximately 25% lower than London and 10% lower than the national average.
  • Outstanding Students’ Union - Sheffield’s Students’ Union has been voted the best in the UK for the third year running in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2014.
  • A truly International experience - We have a thriving community of over 7,000 international students from over 120 countries.
  • Safety - Sheffield is the fourth largest city in England, and one of the UK’s safest cities 
  • Outstanding facilities. We invest millions to create the right environment for you. That means the best equipment and facilities
  • Employability - Sheffield is ranked in the top 13 Universities targeted by the UK’s top graduate recruiters (2013-14 High Flyers survey).
  • Yorkshire – Sheffield is in Yorkshire which is ranked no 22 in the New York Times 52 Places to go to  in 2014
  • No 1 For Accommodation  according to the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014

Scholarships for US students

In addition to supporting the Marshall Scholarship, we currently offer two merit awards for 50% fee awards for Masters level students and one undergraduate award. We also offer a range of automatic fee discounts for prospective Undergraduate and Masters students from the USA. For further information please visit

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Winners of the Sheffield Marshall Scholarships


Ashton Richardson
US University: Auburn University

Ashton Richardson, of New Orleans, graduated summa cum laude with a degree in animal sciences from Auburn University.  As a linebacker for the Auburn Football team, Ashton was named the Male Scholar Athlete of the Year and was selected for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Bobby Bowden Award. He has conducted research on forage conservation strategies using vaccines, equine orthopedic prosthesis, and the connections between human and animal health disparities. Ashton is currently a veterinary student at Texas A&M University and also serves on the Texas Veterinary Medicine Foundation Board of Trustees. He enjoys mentoring children, exercising, and riding horses.


Alexander Chaitoff
US University: Ohio State University System - Columbus

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.

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.