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Swansea University Research Excellence Scholarships (SURES) 2022: Fully Funded PhD Scholarships

Swansea University - Various Subject Areas

Closing date: 15 December 2021

Key Information

Funding provider(s): 
Swansea University

Subject area(s): Various subject areas

Project start date: 1 October 2022 (Enrolment open from mid-September)

Supervisors: Selected at shortlisting stage

Aligned programme of study: PhD

Mode of study: Full-time

Project description:

Swansea University is pleased to offer its fourth cohort of fully-funded Research Excellence Scholarships (SURES) for full-time doctoral study, commencing in October 2022.

This year, up to ten SURES awards are available at Swansea University. Each includes tuition fees and a stipend – reviewed annually at the UKRI standard rate – and an annual training allowance to support immersive training experiences such as engagement with industry and international collaborative opportunities. 

Each scholarship is offered for a maximum period of three years; SURES students are expected to submit their theses within this timescale.

Applicants should be aware that faculty-based shortlisting panels are expected to sit in January and February 2022. Please note that shortlisting panels may contact candidates within this period. Interviews are expected to take place in early March 2022.

Projects are available in the areas of: 

Please quote the project code (e.g. RS4-SURES01, RS10-SURES07) for queries and application.


Candidates must have attained, or must be expected to attain, a first-class honours degree and/or a distinction at master’s level.
  • Where applicants have multiple master’s degrees, a distinction must be held in the degree that is most relevant to the intended PhD study.
  • If you are currently studying for a master’s level qualification with an expected award date that is later than 01/10/2022, you should hold a minimum of an upper-second-class (2:1) honours degree.
  • You should be able to demonstrate a pass with a minimum grade average of at least 70% for your part-one master’s degree modules (the taught aspect of your master’s course rather than a research-focused dissertation) and submit your dissertation by no later than 30/09/2022.

NB: If you hold a non-UK degree, please see the Swansea University degree comparisons to find out if you meet the eligibility criteria.

Applicants must be able to begin their course of study in October 2022. As a cohort-based programme, deferral to an alternative enrolment window within the academic year or to another academic year is not permissible.

English Language requirements: If applicable – IELTS 6.5 overall (with a score of at least 6.5 in each individual component) or equivalent that is recognised by Swansea University. Details on the Swansea University English Language entry policy can be found here.

Please note that both the degree and language proficiency entry requirements for SURES are higher than the baseline standard for entry that is stipulated for most of the PhD programmes at Swansea University.

Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is – at this time – open solely to applicants who are eligible to pay tuition fees at the UK (United Kingdom) rate, as defined by UKCISA regulations.

If you have any questions regarding your academic or fee eligibility based on the above, please email, providing details of the scholarship(s) in which you are interested and the accompanying webpage URL.


Each scholarship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees and a stipend of around £15,900 per annum, reviewed annually at the UKRI standard rate.

Additional research expenses will also be available. 

How to Apply

We want all of our applicants to have the opportunity to showcase their unique skills and innovative research ideas.

To apply, please visit the individual scholarship advert page.

For enquiries, please contact  

The deadline for applications is 23:59 (GMT) 15 December 2021.

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Swansea
Funding for: UK Students
Funding amount: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Placed On: 12th November 2021
Closes: 15th December 2021
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