The First-year National Scholarship Programme award is available for students who are pursuing a degree for the first time at the University of Sheffield. The award is worth £6,000. The student can decide to use the award in different ways. This includes as a first year fee waiver, so that they only have to pay tuition fees of £3,000. They can also decide to take a first year university accommodation waiver and a payment to themselves, although payment varies depending on the cost of the accommodation. Finally they can take the full amount of the award as a payment to themselves. The scholarship does not have any strings attached and does not need repaid.
Applicants must be permanent residents of England. However, care leavers and young carers are entitled to this scholarship award regardless of where they live. Applicants must have never studied at university level before.