Research excellence scholarships and awards

As part of Swansea’s commitment to supporting the very best researcher talent we offer a number of fully funded PhDs across disciplines through our flagship programmes, the Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships (SURES) and Swansea University Strategic Partner Research Scholarships (SUSPRS).

Both scholarships offer a number of fully funded PhD places to researchers wanting to develop their ideas, alongside providing excellent supervision and equipping doctoral researchers with the skills to complete their thesis within three years.

SURES recognises excellent academic achievement and aims to attract the very best research talent from across all subject areas to Swansea University.

SUSPRS offers joint partnership PhDs with the student usually spending 50% of their time with the partner institution.

The scholarships cover tuition fees and an annual stipend, and an allowance to support immersive training experiences, engagement with industry, international collaborative opportunities and cohort building.

As part of our excellence portfolio we recognise and celebrate academic attainment through the James Callaghan awards, providing current Swansea research students funding to further their research.