The University of South Wales offers a range of generous scholarships for self-funding international students. You will be automatically considered for one of these awards when we receive your application. You do not need to make a separate application and confirmation of the scholarship will be included in your offer letter.
All scholarships are applied for every year of study at the University.
You will receive confirmation of any scholarship award with your offer letter. Applicants must pay the minimum deposit stipulated in the offer letter by the date stated on the Acceptance Form in order to secure their scholarship.
The scholarships do not apply to English language courses, DBA or placement years. Students sponsored by their government or by a company are not eligible for the scholarships.
International Office Scholarships worth up to £2,000 are available for students who are self-funding their studies.
You will be automatically be considered for one of these awards when we receive your application.
Undergraduate (including top-ups): up to £1,500
Postgraduate: up to £2,000
There are a number of countries which qualify for the Chancellors International Development Scholarship. Please click below to read more about this scholarship.
International Development Scholarships of £2,500 are available for students from the following regions, for undergraduate and postgraduate courses:
- Latin America
- South Asia
- South East Asia
- Central Asia and Turkey
Please visit our Chancellors International Development Scholarship page to see if you are eligible to receive this scholarship.
This scholarship replaces the standard undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships. Higher National Diploma students and Foundation Degree students are not eligible for the Chancellor’s International Development Scholarship.
* We also offer a £2,800 undergraduate scholarship for Nigeria and Ghana
How it works
You will be automatically considered for a scholarship when you make your application. You do not need to make a separate scholarship application. You will receive confirmation of a scholarship with your offer letter.
Scholarships and discounts do not apply to sponsored students or those studying a placement year or English language programmes.
Scholarships may be withdrawn if conditions of the scholarships are not adhered to.
Our Undergraduate and Postgraduate EU Scholarship scheme offers a scholarship on the international tuition fees for EU students joining us in academic year 2023-24.
All EU students will qualify for this award and the scholarship awarded will ensure that the tuition fees paid do not exceed the amount being paid by Home students for the duration of study
Self-funding USW international graduates who have successfully completed a top-up degree or any other undergraduate degree involving a minimum of one academic year of on campus studies could be eligible for a Progression Fee Discount of £6,000.
You will be automatically considered for one of these awards if you have graduated or are due to graduate from a USW Bachelor award when we receive your application. You do not need to make a separate application and confirmation of the fee discount will be included in your offer letter.
Applicants must pay the minimum deposit stipulated in the offer letter by the date stated on the offer letter in order to secure their scholarship.
In order to be eligible for the discount, applicants must progress onto one of the next two available intakes of the Masters award after graduation, i.e September or February.
Applicants sponsored by a government, company or any third party organisation are not eligible for the discount.
The Early Bird Discount is not available to applicants in receipt of the Progression Fee Discount and the discount would replace the standard International scholarship.
Discounts may be withdrawn if conditions of the discounts are not adhered to.
Chevening Scholars come from more than 150 countries and territories worldwide (excluding US and EU) and there are over 44,000 Chevening alumni around the world who together comprise an influential and highly regarded global network.
Awards are typically for a one year Master’s degree at universities across the UK.
Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and partner organisations. The programme awards scholarships to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study one year postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.
What Chevening scholarships are available?
We are pleased to accept applications for the following Chevening Awards:
- Chevening Award – There is no cap on the number of awards available
- Chevening/USW Partnership Award – 3 awards available
Please visit the Chevening website for the application timeline.
What do the scholarships cover?
All Chevening Awards cover tuition fees and living costs for a one year postgraduate course.
Who can apply for a Chevening Scholarship?
Chevening Scholarships are for talented professionals who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields, including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia.
Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual, and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Chevening Scholarships are available to students from more than 150 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU).
Which courses areas are eligible?
All one year postgraduate courses are eligible however the course and field of study should relate to your current or future career goals. You should also visit the Chevening website to check which subject areas are a priority for your country.
Should I be holding an offer at USW before I apply for a Chevening scholarship?
You are encouraged to apply for your chosen courses of study before or at the same time as applying for a Chevening Scholarship. Acceptance onto a course at a UK university is considered an asset by the Chevening selection committee at any stage of the selection process. View our courses and apply for your place at USW.
Please visit the Chevening website for further details about eligibility criteria. Please refer to the guidance on the website before applying, including the frequently asked questions. You should also refer to the apply web page on the Chevening website which contain guidance for applicants from your country, including priority subject areas.
The Commonwealth Scholarships is an international programme under which member Commonwealth governments offer scholarships to citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. Nearly 30,000 individuals have benefited from Commonwealth Scholarships since the programme began in 1959. Around 900 scholarships are awarded in the UK each year.
Alumni of Commonwealth Scholarships form a community with wide interests and high achievements. The vast majority of award holders have returned to make a significant contribution to their home countries, in many cases at the highest level, making the award scheme one of the largest and most prestigious in the world.
What do the scholarships cover?
A Commonwealth scholarship includes airfare from your home country to the UK, full tuition fees and living costs, thesis grant and warm clothing allowance for your course at USW.
Who can apply for a Commonwealth scholarship?
Applicants must be citizens of developing Commonwealth countries. Select your country on their website for more information.
Which courses areas are eligible?
All subject areas are eligible, although the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s selection criteria give priority to applications that demonstrate the strongest relevance to development.
Should I be holding an offer at USW before I apply for a Commonwealth scholarship?
You are encouraged to apply for your chosen courses of study before or at the same time as applying for a Commonwealth Scholarship. You can apply for your place at USW here.
How do I apply?
Please visit the Commonwealth Scholarship website for further details about when you can apply, eligibility criteria and how to apply for these awards.
GLOBAL WALES POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME 2022
Study in Wales are pleased to confirm a prestigious new scholarship programme for international students wishing to study at a Welsh University in 2023. The Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2023 is funded by the Global Wales Programme – a partnership between the Welsh Government, Universities Wales, The British Council and HEFCW, funded by Taith.
The University of South Wales is proud to be part of this new scholarship scheme.
Payment will be via a tuition fee discount and is non-transferable. No cash alternative will be offered.
Number of Scholarships:
Three scholarships are available under this scheme through the University of South Wales.
Vietnam, India, the USA, Canada and countries of the European Union. View the full list of countries here.
Postgraduate Taught – A one year Masters course studied on a full time basis beginning in September 2023.
Eligibility, Terms and Conditions:
• Award of this scholarship is subject to the Eligibility Criteria as published on the Global Wales Scholarship website. It is important that you read these fully before submitting your application.
• You must have submitted an application to study at the University of South Wales for a Master’s programme starting in 2023 before applying for the scholarship, click to apply to study at the University of South Wales.
• Students studying for a PhD, MPhil, Masters by Research, Graduate Diploma in Law, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Erasmus programmes are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
• The scholarship is for students following an eligible full-time PG 1 year Masters programme and the £10,000 will be deducted from the relevant tuition fee. Due to strict UK Visas and Immigration regulations, you must be able to show you have sufficient funds to cover the remainder of your tuition fees, as well as adequate living expenses. You will need to be able to demonstrate this in order to obtain a visa to enter the UK. You can find out more about the UK Visas and Immigration here.
• Successful candidates will have their tuition fee levied at enrolment. Candidates must confirm acceptance of their scholarship, accept an offer of a place on a course and pay the deposit detailed in their offer.
• Scholarship holders, having accepted an award, are reasonably expected to co-operate in the University of South Wales recruitment activities and automatically agree to their names and details being released by the University’s International Office for marketing purposes.
How to apply?
Complete the application form on the Study in Wales website. You will need to include your University application number with your scholarship application. Applications submitted with invalid application numbers will not be considered.
Applications for the Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship programme must be received by:
31st May 2023 (UK time)
The successful applicant will be notified by email after the deadline has passed. If you receive an offer of a scholarship, you will be asked to review and sign a scholarship contract. Failure to return this documentation by the deadline set will result in the University offering the scholarship to someone else.
Global Wales Scholarship:
Email: [email protected]
University of South Wales International Office:
Email: [email protected]
Please refer to our tuition fees and living costs pages to fully understand how these scholarships will affect your overall costs.