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Swansea University International Postgraduate Research Excellence Scholarships 2024

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.


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
  • 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


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

For more information on how to apply for this scholarship, please visit the Swansea University website.