Closing date: 15 July 2024

Key Information

The Swansea University International Postgraduate Research Excellence Scholarship (SUIPRES) is a competitively awarded scholarship scheme open to overseas PhD and Professional Doctorate applicants, who are eligible for the international rate of tuition fees and can demonstrate excellence in academic achievement.

Eligibility

To apply for this scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be applying for an eligible PhD or Professional Doctorate programme at Swansea University. Click here for the full list of eligible courses
  • Have achieved, or be expecting to achieve, a 1st class or 2:1 UK undergraduate degree (or equivalent international qualification, and/or a Distinction in a UK master's degree (or international equivalent)
  • Be classed as an international student, and eligible to pay the international rate of Swansea University tuition fees

Please note that these are minimum entry requirements; excellence must be demonstrated beyond academic qualifications as part of your application for your chosen course.

  • The scheme is not available to current PhD/Professional Doctorate students (including returning or transfer students)
  • The scheme is not open for master’s level courses
  • Candidates who are fully sponsored by a third party are not entitled to receive a SUIPRES scholarship

Funding

The SUIPRES Scholarship covers the difference between the International and the Home tuition fee rate for the duration of the PhD/Professional Doctorate programme.

Successful candidates will be charged fees aligned to the UK rate per year. This is currently £4,786 for 2024/25, increasing annually in line with UKRI (United Kingdom Research and Innovation) regulations, usually at a rate of 3% per year.  

The scholarship is offset against your tuition fees, and the scholarship value will be deducted from your tuition fees.

Applicants must confirm that they have sufficient funds to cover the remaining fees for the whole period of registration, as well as to cover their living costs. 

How to Apply

To apply for a SUIPRES scholarship, you will need to:

  • Apply for an eligible PhD or Professional Doctorate programme. Click here for the full list of eligible courses
  • Within your application, please indicate that you would like to be considered for a SUIPRES scholarship.
  • To demonstrate excellence, please outline in your supporting statement your academic track record, as well as other activities that may be relevant (prizes awarded, outreach activities, teaching experience, etc). 

You will be informed whether a SUIPRES scholarship will be awarded within your offer letter.

Informal enquiries are welcome; please contact the relevant department below:

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences: pgr-cultureandcom@swansea.ac.uk or pgr-socialsciences@swansea.ac.uk
Faculty of Science and Engineering: scholarship-scienceengineering@swansea.ac.uk
Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science:  pgr-medicinehealthlifescience@swansea.ac.uk