BAFTx Scholarships

BAFTX Scholarships

The British American Foundation of Texas (BAFTX) was established to help provide financial assistance and educational opportunities to academically-gifted students in the United Kingdom and the United States.

It offers a number of dedicated scholarship programmes to Swansea University students participating in the University's reciprocal exchange programmes with Texas A&M University, the University of Houston and the University of Texas at Austin.

Scholarship value and eligibility

Scholarship value:

  • Students going to Texas A&M University (3 scholarships available): $5,300
  • Students going to University of Houston (1 scholarship available): $5,052
  • Students going to UT Austin (1 scholarship available): $4,737

Scholarships are only open to students studying Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths or Business programmes.

In order to be eligible, students will need to demonstrate: 

  • Academic Excellence and
  • Financial Hardship

How to Apply

 Please click on the relevant link below to make your application for a BAFTX scholarship:

The closing date for applications is 31st March.

PLEASE SEE THE GUIDANCE NOTES BELOW AND PREPARE THE MATERIALS YOU NEED BEFORE STARTING YOUR APPLICATION.  

How to Apply - Required Information

Students wishing to apply for a BAFTX Scholarship will need to complete the online application relevant to their chosen Texas university (see links above).

In advance of completing their application, students should gather the following supporting information:

  • Average mark for the year converted to GPA (70%+ =  GPA 4.0; 60-69% = GPA 3.0-3.33)
  • The income and occupation of each parent and the Gross Income of the household in which they normally live
  • Reference from Academic Tutor on University headed paper
  • Academic Transcript signed by Academic Tutor (transcript is available from Academic Services)
  • Student Loan Company Student Finance Notification of Entitlement Letter (upload in place of FAFSA statement)
  • Passport style picture to upload electronically
  • National Insurance Number (upload in place of SSN)

The closing date for applications is 31st March  

How to Apply - Supporting Materials

In order to complete their application, students will also need to prepare and upload: 

  • A budget outline for costs whilst studying in Texas (download BAFTX Scholarship Budget Outline Guidance Notes )
  • Resume / CV
  • Details of any voluntary / community work
  • Details of extracurricular activities undertaken
  • An essay of no less than 1,000 words on one of the following topics:
    • Explain a situation in which you were directly involved that did not go according to plan and, as a result, how you responded to the new situation.
    • Describe an ethical dilemma you experienced firsthand. How did you manage and resolve the situation?
    • Describe a situation where, due to your background, beliefs, or life experiences, you felt at odds in an environment. How did you react to and overcome the differences?

Swansea University BAFTX Scholars 2014

Swansea University BAFTX Scholars 2014

Swansea University BAFTX Scholar 2013

Swansea University BAFTX Scholar 2013