The British Research Council is sponsoring qualified students for the Swansea University ESPRC Scholarship, a fully funded opportunity at the UK-based university.

The Swansea University ESPRC Scholarship covers the full cost of tuition fees for the selected student and an annual stipend of £19,237 for four years.


To be considered for the Swansea University ESPRC Scholarship, you must:

  • hold an undergraduate degree at 2.1 level (or Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University) 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)
  • meet the English Language proficiency requirements of Swansea University


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

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • CV
  • Degree certificates and transcripts (if you are currently studying for a degree, screenshots of your grades to date are sufficient)
  • 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.
  • Two references (academic or previous employer) on headed paper or using the Swansea University reference form
  • Evidence of meeting English Language requirement (if applicable).
  • Copy of UK resident visa (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of EDI form submission (optional) 

Method of Application

To apply for the Swansea University ESPRC Scholarship, follow the procedures below;

  • Click on the button below to visit the scholarship application page
  • Proced to complete your application online with the following information:
  • 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 where staff will be happy to assist you in submitting your application.
  • Start year – please select 2024(or 2025)
  • 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‘
  • Please note that applications received without the above information listed will not be considered for the scholarship award. 

Click Here to Apply

Application Deadline: June 19, 2024.