USW Postgraduate Scholarship 2017.18* - February 2018 entry

UK and European Union graduates with a first or upper second class honours degree (or agreed equivalent qualifications**) can apply for a non-means tested scholarship worth £1,500 or £2,000. The scholarship applies to eligible full-time, taught Masters courses at the University of South Wales starting in the February 2018.

Students from countries that are NOT in the EU are not eligible for this scholarship, please visit our International pages for details of scholarships that may be available to you.

To qualify for a scholarship an applicant (Home or EU) will need to fulfil all of the following criteria:

Successful applicants must:

  • Apply for the Postgraduate Scholarship 2017/18 by the relevant closing date:

No later than 4:30pm on Friday 2nd  of February 2018

  • Gain a first class honours degree or an upper second class honours degree. Students with qualifications gained from outside the UK will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis, equivalence will be determined by the University of South Wales whose decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Enrol on an eligible full time course within the appropriate timeframe and be enrolled on a full time eligible course at a University of South Wales campus at time of payment.
  • Be paying the full Home/EU rate of Tuition Fee and studying the full 180 credits. Students undertaking less than 180 credits on a full time postgraduate degree will not be eligible to be considered for the scholarship, this includes students who are exempt from one or more modules due to Accredited Prior Achievement (APA) or Advanced Prior Learning (APL).

Please note: These scholarships are not payable with any other form of support from public funds e.g. directly from any other Welsh Government initiative or objective one funding/convergence.

  How much is the scholarship worth?

  • Graduates with a first class honours degree or an upper second class honours degree issued by the University of Glamorgan, Polytechnic of Wales, University of Wales Newport or University of South Wales may apply for a scholarship of £2,000.

  • Graduates with a first class honours degree or an upper second class honours degree from other Universities may apply for a scholarship of £1,500.

    How is the scholarship paid?

    The scholarship will be paid in two instalments:

  • Following successful enrolment on your course in February 2018 the first payment of £1,000 (£1,500 for University of South Wales graduates) will be allocated towards tuition fees. However, entitlement to retain the first payment of the scholarship is dependent on satisfactory attendance and continuation of fulfilling the scholarship criteria in February 2018, which includes being considered in good financial standing with the University, for example tuition fees do not remain outstanding without a payment plan. The Scholarships Team will confirm eligibility for the first payment in June 2018 by email to your student email address.

  • Following successful completion of your course, within the standard time allowed, the remaining payment of £500 will be paid directly to your bank account by BACS, providing you are still considered in good financial standing with the University.

  • The Scholarships Team will request your bank details by instructions sent to your student email address by the end of February 2018.

How to apply

The application process will open from October 2017 onwards. Once you have been offered a place on an eligible full time course, you will be sent a link by email to apply online. Please allow up to two weeks for the email to be sent.

For further information regarding the Postgraduate Scholarship, please see our Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any queries regarding this scholarship, please contact the Student Money Advice Team.


*University of South Wales scholarships and bursaries are offered on the basis that they are potentially subject to change in the event of changes to the fee and student support regime applicable in Wales. Scholarships are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.The University also reserves the right to limit the number of scholarships and bursaries available.

** All prospective students who have achieved (or are expecting to achieve) a 2:1 or higher in their undergraduate degree, or have already passed a Postgraduate Masters course or PGCE, and intend to study a full time eligible course can apply.