Rewarding academic success

Excellence Scholarships

£3,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAA at A-Level (or equivalent: Scholarship equivalence UK and EU 2015 (2) ). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.

Each Scholarship will be worth £3,000 over three years (paid in three equal instalments - with £1,000 paid in the first year, £1,000 paid in the second year and £1,000 paid in the third year).

Merit Scholarships

£2,000 will be awarded to all students who achieve AAB at A-Level (or equivalent: Scholarship equivalence UK and EU 2015 (2) ). Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award.

Each Scholarship will be worth £2,000 over three years (paid in three equal instaments - with £670 paid in the first year, £670 paid in the second year and £670 paid in the third year). 

For further information about European country requirements, please visit the International Section of our website.

 Terms and conditions:

  • Scholarships will be available to all new full-time UK/EU students applying for undergraduate courses at Swansea University (exceptions apply, see below);
  • Each Excellence Scholarship will be worth £3,000 over three years (with £1,000 payable in the first year, £1,000 payable in the second year and a further £1,000 payable in the third year);
  • Each Merit Scholarship will be worth £2,000 over three years (with £670 payable in the first year, £670 payable in the second year and a further £670 payable in the second year);
  • Students starting in 2015 will need to meet the 60% progression requirement at the end of the first year in order to receive the second instalment, but will receive the third as long as they pass the second year;
  • Students starting in 2016 will need to meet the 60% progression requirement at the end of the first and second year in order to receive their second and third instalments; 
  • Achievement of an equivalent grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced qualification is recognised for the purposes of the award;
  • Scholarships will be available in all subject areas (single, joint and combined honours), with the exception of programmes that attract external funding for all or part of the course (e.g. Social Work, Graduate Entry Medicine, Nursing/Midwifery) from the respective professional bodies;
  • Application procedure: Any student who applies and achieves AAA (Excellence) or AAB (Merit) at A-Level or equivalent (excluding A-level General Studies) will automatically be awarded a scholarship;
  • Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate. However, the University accepts no legal liability for errors or omissions and reserves the right to make changes without notice. 

Full terms and conditions are available here:  Scholarship terms and conditions 2