Humanities and Social Sciences Scholarships 2024 at Swansea University

Are you a high-achieving student with a passion for Humanities and Social Sciences? Swansea University offers a remarkable opportunity for international students aiming to pursue a PhD or Professional Doctorate. The Swansea University International Postgraduate Research Excellence Scholarship (SUIPRES) is designed to support outstanding international applicants demonstrating exceptional academic performance.

Key Information About Scholarship

The SUIPRES is a prestigious and competitive scholarship scheme open to overseas PhD and Professional Doctorate applicants eligible for the international tuition fee rate. This scholarship aims to attract top-tier students from around the globe to Swansea University’s esteemed Humanities and Social Sciences programs.

Sponsorship of Scholarship

The SUIPRES scholarship offers the following benefits:

  • Tuition Fee Reduction: The scholarship covers the difference between the international and home tuition fee rates for the duration of the PhD/Professional Doctorate program. This means successful candidates will pay fees aligned to the UK rate, currently £4,786 for 2024/25, subject to an annual increase of approximately 3% in line with UKRI regulations.
  • Financial Support: While the scholarship significantly reduces the tuition burden, applicants must ensure they have sufficient funds to cover the remaining tuition fees and living costs throughout their study period.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the SUIPRES scholarship, applicants must:

Program Requirements: Apply for an eligible PhD or Professional Doctorate program at Swansea University within the Humanities and Social Sciences disciplines, including:

    • Ancient History, Ph.D.
    • Applied Linguistics, Ph.D.
    • Classics, Ph.D.
    • Development Studies, Ph.D.
    • Egyptology, Ph.D.
    • Philosophy, Ph.D.
    • Politics and International Relations, Ph.D.
    • Social Policy, Ph.D.
    • Sociology, Ph.D.

Academic Excellence: Achieve or expect 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). Excellence beyond academic qualifications must be demonstrated as part of the application.

International Status: Be classified as an international student and eligible to pay the international rate of Swansea University tuition fees.

Application Process

To apply for the SUIPRES scholarship, follow these steps:

  1. Program Application: Apply for an eligible PhD or Professional Doctorate program at Swansea University.
  2. Scholarship Indication: Indicate within your program application that you wish to be considered for the SUIPRES scholarship here:
  3. Supporting Statement: In your application’s supporting statement, outline your academic track record and other relevant activities that demonstrate excellence (e.g., prizes awarded, outreach activities, teaching experience).
  4. Confirmation: If awarded, the scholarship information will be included in your offer letter from Swansea University.

Deadline October 2024 Enrolment: Application closing date – 15th July 2024.

Dr. Philip Morgan

(Associate Editor) Dr. Philip Morgan is a postdoctoral fellow and lead author at He earned his Master's and Ph.D. from Stanford before pursuing research in the U.S. on a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship. Leveraging his diverse academic background, Dr. Morgan creates informative articles on scholarships, internships, and fellowships for international students. His expertise and passion empower students to achieve their academic goals through international education opportunities.

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