Postgraduate Scholarships

Swansea University International Scholarships

Applications for a range of scholarships for 2018/19 entry are now open. Scholarships on offer will result in a discount in tuition fees and cannot be used in lieu of a deposit.

Applications are now open for our International Merit (up to £2,000) and International Excellence (up to £6,000*) scholarships.

*£4,000 for the first year and £2,000 in Year 2 subject to performance.


To be eligible to apply for an International Merit or Excellence Scholarship:

  • Applicants must have applied for and received an offer to study at Swansea University.
  • Applicants must be enrolling on an eligible course at Swansea University for the first time in September 2018
  • Applicants must be self-funding 

How to Apply: 

Download and complete Scholarship Application Form Scholarship 2018

Please return your completed application form to by 30th August 2018


International Postgraduate Scholarships

The Mak Family Scholarship

One scholarship of £15,000 is available to assist new postgraduate Hong Kong students with their tuition fees, enabling them to study their degree abroad in the UK. This prestigious award has been generously donated to Swansea University by Mr Allan Mak, a Hong Kong-based alumnus of the University. The successful recipient will demonstrate a high standard of academic performance and be willing to act as an International Student Ambassador for the International Development Office and the Development and Engagement Office.

To be eligible, you must be:

1. A permanent resident of Hong Kong
2. Classed as an overseas student for fee purposes
3. Be applying to be a new student to the university as a Postgraduate Taught (Master) student and in receipt of an offer (either conditional or unconditional) 

Download Application Form:  Mak Family Scholarship

Eira Davies Scholarship

The Eira Francis Davies Scholarship is a full tuition fee scholarship, and will be awarded to female students ordinarily resident in a developing country as listed* who are admitted to pursue a postgraduate course within the College of Human and Health Sciences. 

International Postgraduate Alumni Awards

The scheme is open to all International Swansea Alumni candidates applying for a Taught Master’s or Research degree in any subject area.

The definition of ‘alumni’ is candidates who have successfully completed a ‘full’ degree programme at Swansea University and includes students who have qualified with a Bachelor degree applying for a Taught Master’s programme and Taught Masters’ students applying for MPhil/PhD. 

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government's global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The scholarships are awarded to outstanding scholars with leadership potential. Awards are typically for a one year Master’s degree at universities across the UK.

International and EU Scholarships

Erasmus+ Master Loans

Erasmus+ Master Loans allow students to apply for financial support for their master's studies abroad. Loans are offered by participating banks and student loan agencies on favourable conditions to mobile students, including better than market interest rates and up to two years to allow graduates to get into a job before beginning repayment. You can find more information about the Erasmus + Master Loans at 

Fulbright Commission

The Fulbright Awards Programme is the only organisation that offers scholarships to incoming American students for academic work in any subject, at any accredited UK university.

American Association of University Women

The largest source of funding for graduate women in the US. 

Canadian Centennial Scholarships Fund

The Canadian Centennial Scholarships Fund is open to applications from all Canadian graduate students studying for full-time, multi-year graduate programmes in the UK.


Music Scholarships

Music Scholarships at Swansea University


Our Music Entrance Scholarships are designed to enable talented musicians to continue to develop their skill and musicianship in a supportive environment. These scholarships are open to new undergraduate students studying any subject and are tenable for the duration of the scholar's undergraduate degree.

Two kinds of music scholarships are available:

  • University Instrumental Scholarships
  • Joint Choral Scholarships, held in conjunction with St Mary’s Church

The scholarships have a nominal value of £1000 per year, comprising:

  • Regular individual lessons in the scholar’s instrument or voice
  • A bursary of £300 per year, to support the purchase of sheet music, exam fees, etc

To apply and to find out more information please visit

Science Scholarships

The College of Science has a number of International Postgraduate Scholarships available to new non-UK/EU students for September 2018 entry.

To be eligible to apply for a Science International Postgraduate Scholarship:

  • Applicants must have applied for one of the courses listed below
  • Applicants must be from one of the countries listed on the application form

The following postgraduate programmes are eligible:

School of Law Scholarships

Our Inspiring Futures Scholarships are available to offer holders of a School of Law taught master's programme commencing in Autumn 2018.

In addition to the financial contribution, scholarship recipients will benefit from opportunities to gain career-enhancing skills. Recipients will be encouraged to:

  • Work with the School’s marketing team to help promote the scholarships and School;
  • Join one of the student societies linked to the School, or to become a course representative for their degree programme;
  • Contribute to the development and running of the School’s Graduate Centre.