Fully Funded EPSRC and Swansea PhD Scholarship at Swansea University

The Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) in partnership with Swansea’s Faculty of Science and Engineering has announced a scholarship opportunity for students aiming to get a PhD in Chemistry at the University. The subject areas of this research are Polymer and Glyco, Chemistry, Biomaterials and Antimicrobials.

Swansea University is a research-led university that has been making a difference since 1920. The University community thrives on exploration and discovery, and offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life.

Our stunning waterfront campuses make us a desirable location for students and staff from around the world, and our multicultural community provides a global perspective, enabling those who join us to develop skills and knowledge that set them on successful and enriching careers.

Swansea University, established in 1920, is known for its research excellence, outstanding student support, and high-quality teaching. Located on the scenic southwest coast of Wales, the university boasts two campuses, both with stunning seafront views. It offers a wide array of undergraduate, postgraduate, and research degrees, with several programs including opportunities for work and study abroad. The diverse academic community at Swansea includes students from over 130 countries.

The university is ranked among the top 26 UK universities and is 15th in the UK for course satisfaction (Guardian University Guide 2023). Its commitment to tackling real-world problems through pioneering research sets it apart. Swansea’s Employability Academy, which has received high commendation, connects students with graduate recruiters and is dedicated to enhancing their employment prospects post-graduation.

Swansea’s vibrant city center, near both campuses, offers a variety of restaurants, cafes, museums, and cultural attractions. The city is ranked as the sixth safest place to study in the UK (Complete University Guide 2023). Surrounded by beautiful beaches, students can easily access the city center by walking, bus, or cycling, with Santander Cycles providing 55 bikes for hire along the main cycle route. The city is rich in charm and character, featuring numerous art galleries and museums.

Study Programme: PhD in Chemistry

Eligible Countries: All Students

Country Host: UK

Scholarship Reward: Fully Funded, stipend

Eligibility Criteria for the Scholarship

  • Candidates must hold a UK bachelor’s degree with a minimum of Upper Second Class honours or overseas bachelor’s degree deemed equivalent to UK honours (by UK ECCTIS) and achieved a grade equivalent to UK Upper Second Class honours in chemistry or a related subject
  •  OR master’s degree with a minimum overall grade at ‘Merit’ in chemistry or a related subject (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University) (see country specific qualifications).
  • Candidates may need to provide evidence of your English Language proficiency.

Benefits of the Scholarship

  • This scholarship covers the full cost of UK tuition fees and an annual stipend at £19,237.
  • Additional research expenses will also be available.

IMPORTANT: Due to funding restrictions, this scholarship is open to applicants eligible to pay tuition fees at the UK rate only, as defined by UKCISA regulations. 

Required Documents

  1. CV
  2. Degree certificates and transcripts (if you are currently studying for a degree, screenshots of your grades to date are sufficient)
  3. A cover letter including a ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ to explain why the position particularly matches your skills and experience and how you choose to develop the project.
  4. Two references (academic or previous employer) on headed paper or using the Swansea University reference form. Please note that we are not able to accept references received citing private email accounts, e.g. Hotmail. Referees should cite their employment email address for verification of reference.
  5. Evidence of meeting English Language requirement (if applicable).
  6. Copy of UK resident visa (if applicable)
  7. Confirmation of EDI form submission (optional)

Application Process

Applicants should complete the online application with the following information:

  1. Course choice – please select Chemistry / PhD / Full-time / 3 Year / October (or January) In the event you have already applied for the above programme previously, the application system may issue a warning notice and prevent application, in this event, please email [email protected] where staff will be happy to assist you in submitting your application.
  2. Start year – please select 2024 (or 2025)
  3. Funding (page 8) – ‘Are you funding your studies yourself?’ – please select No

‘Name of Individual or organisation providing funds for study’ – please enter ‘RS627 – Patchy sweet bullets’

For further information and to access the online application form, please CLICK HERE to visit the official website

Application Deadline

June 19, 2024

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