International scholarships

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:

  • Africa*
  • Latin America
  • South Asia
  • South East Asia
  • Central Asia and Turkey
  • Caribbean
  • Lebanon
  • Norway

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Scholarships may be withdrawn if conditions of the scholarships are not adhered to.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 2021-22. 

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.

Chevening logo


What Chevening scholarships are available?

We are pleased to accept applications for the following Chevening Awards:

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.

If you are looking to find out more from those students who have been awarded a Chevening scholarship in the past, here are some profiles here:

OTGONTSETSEG BISHKHORLOO - 
MSC IN SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

MUHANNED KALASH - 
MSC GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

SHARIF KHOSHNAW - 
MSC RENEWABLE ENERGY AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

MABEDI LETSHOLO - 
MSC PROJECT MANAGEMENT

KUDAKWASHE MAGURA -
MSC ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT

KOEMHONG SOL -
MA LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (EDUCATION)

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.

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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.

GREAT

In partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, University of South Wales is offering 2 scholarships to students in Pakistan applying for postgraduate courses in computing, engineering, science, life sciences, education and creative industries. 

The GREAT Scholarship of £10,000 is jointly provided by the University of South Wales and British Council.

This scholarship replaces the standard postgraduate scholarships and application deadline is Thursday 14th May 2021 (5pm UK time).

If you are eligible, you will be automatically considered for a scholarship on the basis of your standard application to USW and the supporting evidence that you provide such as your statement of purpose. You do not need to make a separate scholarship application for the GREAT scholarship. If you are selected for the GREAT scholarship, we will contact you to let you know. We anticipate that this will be towards the end of May 2021, depending on the volume of eligible applications received.

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.

Please note that applicants must be passport holders of Pakistan.

For more information on the GREAT Scholarships 2021, please visit Study UK and the British Council website in Pakistan.

GLOBAL WALES POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME 2021

Study in Wales are pleased to confirm a prestigious new scholarship programme for international students wishing to study at a Welsh University in 2021. The Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2021 is the first scholarship of its kind in Wales and is funded by the Global Wales Programme – a partnership between the Welsh Government, Universities Wales, The British Council and HEFCW. 


The University of South Wales is proud to be part of this new scholarship scheme.

Scholarship Amount:

£10,000

Number of Scholarships:

Three scholarships are available under this scheme through the University of South Wales.

Eligible Countries:

Vietnam, India, the USA and countries of the European Union and payment will be via a tuition fee discount. View the full list of countries here. 

Study Level:

Postgraduate Taught – A one year Masters course studied on a full time basis beginning in September 2021. 


Click here to view eligibility, terms and conditions:

• Award of this scholarship is also 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 2021 before applying for the scholarship, click here 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. Applicants will be responsible for funding the remainder of the tuition fees and living costs.

• 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.


Deadline:

Applications for the Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship programme must be received by:

20 June 2021 at 23.59 (BST)

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.

Contact:

Global Wales Scholarship:
E: [email protected]

University of South Wales International Office:
E: [email protected] 

Please refer to our tuition fees and living costs pages to fully understand how these scholarships will affect your overall costs.


Study in Wales is delighted to confirm a new joint scholarship programme with British Council India, for students from Telangana wishing to study at the University of South Wales in February 2022. The University of South Wales is proud to be part of this new scholarship scheme.

 

Scholarship Amount:

£5000. Payment will be via a tuition fee discount.

 

Number of Scholarships:

Two scholarships are available under this scheme through the University of South Wales.

 

Study Level:

Postgraduate Taught – to study a one year postgraduate programme at USW (excludes MBA Global) in February 2022.

 

Am I eligible?

Applicants must:

  • Be an Indian citizen
  • Have been born AND/OR have studied in the State of Telangana
  • Have equivalent to a 2:2 awarded undergraduate degree 
  • Be classed as an overseas citizen for fee paying purposes
  • Hold an offer to study a one-year postgraduate course at USW starting in February 2022 (excludes MBA Global).

 

Terms and conditions:

·       Award of this scholarship is also 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.

·       The scholarship is a partial scholarship for students studying an eligible full-time postgraduate one year Masters programme and the £5,000 scholarship will be deducted from the relevant tuition fee. Successful students will need to demonstrate that they will be able to cover the balance of their tuition fees and living costs.

·       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?

If any applicants would like to be considered they need to send a brief essay (no more than 1 page long) giving reasons why they think they should be considered for a scholarship to study their course at USW in February 2022. Candidates should demonstrate a clear understanding of how their course will support their career aspirations. This needs to be sent to Monday 6th December 2021.

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 a reserve candidate.

 

Contact:

University of South Wales International Office:
E: [email protected] 

Please refer to our tuition fees and living costs pages to fully understand how these scholarships will affect your overall costs.

 

 For more information, please visit: https://www.studyinwales.ac.uk/global-wales-british-council-india-scholarship