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Swansea University, PhD Scholarships in Chemistry 2019/2020

Tuition Fee Reduction Scholarship for International Candidates

Closing date for applications: Applications accepted all year round

Start date of PhD Programme:  1 April 2020

International (non-UK/EU) candidates are invited to apply for a tuition fee reduction scholarship in the Department of Chemistry, College of Science at Swansea University.  

The scholarship is available in the following area of research:


Candidates must have a First, Upper Second Class Honours or a Master’s degree with Merit, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline.  Informal enquiries are welcome by emailing the Chemistry Admission Tutor: Professor Juan Mareque-Rivas:

For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.


This is a  three year partly-funded College of Science scholarship, reserved for International (non-UK/EU) candidates.

The scholarship is worth £9000. The international tuition fees for 2019/2020 are £20,250. Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%. Successful candidates will be required to pay £11,250 per annum. Candidates may be required to pay a bench fee, which should be discussed with the potential academic supervisor. 

How to apply:

Candidates must complete and submit the following documentation.

Please download the research scholarship application form and return it to the College of Science with the following:

  • Academic References – all scholarship applications require two supporting references to be submitted. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline, as their references form a vital part of the evaluation process. Please either include these with your scholarship application or ask your referees to send them directly to
  • Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates – academic transcripts and degree certificates must be submitted along with the scholarship application by the funding deadline. We will be using these to verify your academic qualifications.
  • A recent CV
  • Candidates should use the ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ section of the application form to clearly state the field of research that interests you and explain why it particularly matches your skills and experience.

Please email the documents to  and put ‘COS 7 CHEMISTRY SCHOLARSHIP 2019-2020’ in the email subject header.