International scholarships

The University of South Wales offers the following 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.

These scholarships are applied for every year of study.

  • International Foundation Year - £1,500
  • Undergraduate degree courses (including top-ups) – up to £1,500 per year
  • Postgraduate degree courses, including Master of Business Administration (MBA) – up to £2,000
  • Chancellors International Development Scholarships (see below)
  • BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Top-Up standard scholarship for 180 credit - £2,250

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 or placement years. Students sponsored by their government or by a company are not eligible for the scholarships.


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
  • Caribbean

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.

*Study in September 2020


BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Top-Up

Students eligible for the Chancellor’s Development Scholarship may be considered for a scholarship of £3,750 for this particular undergraduate programme. Standard scholarship terms and conditions described above apply.


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Scholarships may be withdrawn if conditions of the scholarships are not adhered to.

Self-funding USW international graduates could be eligible for a £6,000 Progression Scholarship. You will be automatically considered for one of these awards if you have graduated from a USW Bachelor award 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.

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.

Applicants sponsored by their government or by a company are not eligible for the scholarships. Applicants must progress onto the next available intake of the Masters award after graduation from the Bachelor award. 

The Early Bird Discount is not available to applicants in receipt of the Fee Discount. Applicants on the top-up to Masters 'Package Fee Scholarship’ are not entitled to the additional Fee Discount. This scholarship would replace the standard International scholarship.

Scholarships may be withdrawn if conditions of the scholarships 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.

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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.

This year, in partnership with the British Council and the GREAT Britain Campaign, the University of South Wales is offering one scholarship to students in both Thailand and China applying for postgraduate courses in any subjects.

Jointly provided by the University of South Wales and British Council, GREAT Scholarships of £10,000 are available for one student from China and one from Thailand.

This scholarship replaces the standard postgraduate scholarships and application deadline is Thursday 14th May 2020 (5pm UK time).

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.

Please note that applicants should be passport holders of China and Thailand.  

For more information on the GREAT Scholarships 2020, please visit the British Council’s website in your country.