This Scholarship is 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 the University of Sheffield.

The following Information has been provided by the University of Sheffield.

General Information

Founded in 1905, The University of Sheffield is one of the UK’s leading universities with over 28,000 students from over 140 countries. As a member of the prestigious Russell Group, we have a reputation for world-class teaching and research excellence. The University of Sheffield is ranked in the world's top 100 universities (QS World Rankings 2020) and in the world's top 50 most international universities (Times Higher Education 2019).

We welcome students from the USA and we are proud to be a partner university in the Marshall scholarship programme. Popular courses among our students from the USA include Archaeology, Music, Politics, Public Health, English, Education, Engineering and Philosophy.

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Fast facts:

- We are ranked in the top 50 subjects in the world (QS World Subject Rankings 2019) for Civil & Structural Engineering, Architecture, Library and Information Management, Archaeology and Development Studies.

- Our Triple Crown accreditation places us in a global elite of business schools. Fewer than 100 business schools worldwide are accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS - the three largest and most influential business school accreditation bodies.

- In the UK, the Students’ Union is the centre of student life. It’s the social hub of student life, an organisation run by students for students. We have over 400 student societies including everything from football and ice hockey, to acapella and beatboxing, debating, baking and even a Quidditch Society. You can also get involved in volunteering opportunities, events and activities to suit every taste as well as a wide range of support services. Our Students’ Union has been voted the best in the UK for 10 years in a row (THE Student Experience Survey 2018).

- We guarantee to offer you student accommodation on campus, providing you meet a few simple conditions. All of our accommodation is within walking distance of our main campus buildings and you’ll benefit from 24/7 security, free wi-fi and our programme of Residence Life events and activities.

Life in

Sheffield - a friendly, vibrant city in the north of England.

We are proud that people from all over the world call Sheffield home. It is a thriving, diverse city with a reputation for being friendly, welcoming and safe. Our central location makes us the ideal city to explore the rest of the UK. Travel to Manchester by train in 45 minutes and London in just 2 hours. Student discounts are available on buses and trains.

Famous for being a green city, there are more than 200 parks, gardens and areas of woodland throughout the city, including the Sheffield Botanical Gardens which is just a short walk from our main campus. You get the best of both worlds, you can enjoy fast-paced city life and be in the middle of the countryside in less than 15 minutes. A third of the city of Sheffield is inside the Peak District National Park - one of the UK’s most popular centres for climbing, mountain biking and hiking. You can also visit historic homes such a Chatsworth House and estate, which regularly features on film sets including Pride and Prejudice and The Duchess.

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Student Profiles

Ashton Richardson - Marshall Scholarship Winner

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.

Rory Wilson MA Philosophy

‘I really do love the pride Sheffield has in its industrial history. It’s consistently reflected throughout the buildings and just the energy of the city. I found the people of Sheffield to be very friendly, somehow just really connected with the city. The biggest highlights for me have been the connections made. It’s easy to spend a philosophy degree reading and writing, locked away all day, but the Philosophy Department here offers a wide range of opportunities to get involved.’

Kendel Glapion MSc Entrepreneurship

‘I wanted to be able to get out of my comfort zone by pursuing a masters in a new country. I was able to learn more about another country’s culture while continuing to learn about myself and in doing so grow as a person. The community of Sheffield and the University were so supportive and welcoming.’