The scheme is open to all Non-EU 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 for example:
- students who have qualified with a Bachelor degree applying for a postgraduate Taught or Research programme
- a Taught Masters’ student applying for Research programme.
The following candidates are NOT eligible for an Alumni Bursary:
- Exchange students
- Visiting/Associate students (including English Language students)
- The College, Swansea University Foundation/Pre-Master’s Programme students
- CELTA students, GDL and LPC students
- Students qualifying with an ‘exit’ qualification
- Students upgrading from MPhil to PhD.
|Fee Level||Bursary Amount||Academic Criteria|
||£5,000 per year
||£3,000 per year
||Second Class, First division
||£1,000 per year
||Second Class, Second division
|Taught Masters to Research Degree
||£3,000 per year*
||*Subject to satisfactory progress
Admissions will advise applicants on their offer letter if they are eligible for the award.
- Non-EU Alumni only will be eligible.
The Non-EU Alumni Bursary is only available to students who have met the minimum academic requirement for an award (see above table for details).
Alumni Bursaries are available for both full and part-time study. For students studying part-time, the award will be made on a pro-rata basis.
- Students must have satisfactorily completed the original degree programme that they were admitted to at Swansea University (excludes ‘fall-back’ qualifications).
Terms and Conditions:
- Students must normally be privately funded*. The Alumni Bursary cannot be taken in conjunction with any scholarship from a student’s national government or other sponsor.
- The Alumni Bursary may only be used to offset tuition fees.
- A reduced tuition fee will be levied at enrolment for the duration of the programme of study, subject to satisfactory annual progression.
- Alumni Bursaries are non-transferable.
- Employees of Swansea University will not be eligible.
- The Admissions and Recruitment Committee may use whatever means of assessment it thinks most appropriate in order to determine which candidates are worthy of recommendation to Senate for the award of an Alumni Bursary.
- Alumni Bursary holders, having accepted an award, may be contacted by the University’s Public Relations Office.
- If it is deemed necessary for an Alumni Bursary holder to suspend their studies, the Bursary will be held on University account and carried forward to the year of resumption of studies and the student will be expected to pay their personal contribution on a pro-rata basis.
- With the approval of the Vice-Chancellor or nominee, if an Alumni Bursary holder’s progress is deemed to be unsatisfactory, the Bursary may be withdrawn. If the student feels that such a withdrawal is unjustified, s/he may appeal in writing, using the University’s formal appeal mechanism.
- Senate reserves the right to make, amend, withdraw, suspend or cancel without notice these and such other Regulations as may be in force from time to time and such decisions shall be final.
*Students in receipt of a part-scholarship (up to 50% of full tuition fee) may be considered for an alumni award.