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.

Undergraduate degree Courses – £1,500 per year
Postgraduate degree courses – £2,000
Master of Business Administration (MBA) – £1,500
Chancellors International Development Scholarships

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 IFP, English language courses or placement years. Students sponsored by their government or by a company are not eligible for the scholarships.

You may also be interested in finding out more about:

Chevening Scholarships
Commonwealth Scholarships

USW Chevening and Commonwealth scholarship news
March 2017 – Chevening scholars discover Welsh Black Gold
February 2017 – A warm welcome to our Chevening and Commonwealth scholars!
November 2015 – Dr Ben Calvert welcomes our Chevening scholars

Chancellors International Development Scholarships

Undergraduate International Development Scholarships of £2,500 are available for students from the following countries:

  • Bangladesh
  • Brazil
  • Cameroon
  • Colombia
  • India
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Mexico
  • Nepal
  • Nigeria
  • Russia
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • Uganda
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

This scholarship would replace the standard £1,500 undergraduate scholarship and is available only for those students studying a full undergraduate degree. Higher National Diploma students and Foundation Degree students are not eligible for the Chancellor’s International Development Scholarship.

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, the IFP, or English Language Programmes.

Scholarships may be withdrawn if conditions of the scholarships are not adhered to.

International scholarships for BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Top-Up

Please note that the standard international scholarship for the 180 credit BSc (Hons) Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Top-Up is £2,250. 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.

Other Scholarships


The University of South Wales is a popular destination for Chevening and Commonwealth scholars and we are delighted to support these scholarship programmes.

Chevening Scholarships


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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.

The Chevening programme was established in 1983 and has developed into a prestigious international programme. 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 and there are more than 1,500 scholarships available for September 2017.

Since 1985, 34 Chevening scholars have enrolled at the university from the following countries:

Malaysia 5
Bahrain 4
Barbados 3
Nigeria 2
Botswana 2
Haiti 1
Mongolia 2
Ukraine 1
Croatia 1
Namibia 1
Jamaica 1
Pakistan 1
Dominican Republic 1
Oman 1
Algeria 1
Zimbabwe 2
Indonesia 1
Kurdistan 1
Cambodia 1
Libya 1
Vietnam 1

Scholar Profiles
Read about the experiences of some of our Chevening scholars:
Koemhong Sol, Chevening Scholar from Cambodia, MA Leadership and Management
Oyuntugs Batbaatar, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, MSc Safety, Health and Environmental Management
Marita Van Rooyen, Namibia, MA Documentary Photography
Edgar Bennett, Jamaica, MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting
Mabedi Letsholo, Botswana, MSc Project Management

What scholarships are available?
We are pleased to accept applications for the following Chevening Awards:

Applications for September 2017 are now closed. Application for September 2018 will open in August 2017 – please visit the Chevening website for updates.

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 160 countries and territories worldwide (excluding the USA and the EU).

Guidance for applicants based in Pakistan and Nigeria or Ghana.

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 check your country webpages 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. You can apply for your place at USW here.

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 country webpages on the Chevening website which contain guidance for applicants from your country, including priority subject areas.

Commonwealth Scholarships


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This 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.

We look forward to receiving a Commonwealth scholar from Bangladesh in September 2016.

Applications for September 2017 are now closed. Application for September 2018 will open in summer 2017 – please visit the Commonwealth Scholarships website for updates.

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.

Guidance for applicants based in Pakistan and Nigeria or Ghana.

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.

Please visit the Commonwealth Scholarship website for further details about the eligibility criteria and how to apply for these awards.