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Application Criteria

Our international scholarships are partial scholarships. This means that you must make sure you can cover the outstanding amount for fees and living expenses yourself.

Who can apply?

You can apply for an International Scholarship if you meet all of the following criteria:

  • you are an international student (classified as 'overseas fee status')
  • you have an offer to study a degree course at one of our campuses (September and January intakes only)
  • you are not currently enrolled on a UWTSD University course

How can I apply?

How are International Scholarships awarded?

International Scholarships will be awarded on the basis of the following:

  • Academic merit (your previous grades)
  • What you expect to gain from your UWTSD degree course
  • What you expect to do after you complete your degree (future goals)

What documents do I need to submit?

You must submit all of the following documents as part of your online application:

  • offer email (conditional or unconditional)
  • Academic Reference (from previous teacher or employer)
  • Personal Statement (maximum 500 words)
  • Academic transcript (if your final transcript is not available submit your most recent transcript; we will make a decision based on the grades you provide, not your expected grades)

What happens after I apply?

  • You will receive a confirmation email as soon as you submit your application
  • If any supporting documents are missing, you will receive 'chasing emails' (remember, we must receive all of the required supporting documents or your application will not be processed)
  • We will email all applicants with a final decision.

If you receive a partnership discount on fees you will not also be able to apply for the following Scholarships.

Who to Contact?

International Registry:

Wales Global Academy International Scholarships

We are pleased to be providing scholarship opportunities to students from across the world.
There is a range of international scholarships available, so please consult the information below for current opportunities and eligibility criteria.

If you meet any of our eligibility criteria you will automatically be considered for one of the below International Scholarships.  You don’t need to complete another form, simply apply for your course and if you receive a Conditional Offer from the University any relevant international scholarship will be applied automatically.

Students are only entitled to one of the scholarships listed below.
Multiple scholarships will not be awarded.

All Wales Global Academy International scholarships are only available to self-funded international students applying for a place of study on an on-campus full time course.

2021/2022 and 2022/2023 Wales Global Academy International Scholarships

UWTSD 200 Year Anniversary Scholarship — up to £3,000

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is celebrating 200 years of Higher Education in Wales in 2022 and its role in shaping a nation. The bicentenary celebrations will commemorate the establishment of St David’s College, Lampeter in 1822 and mark its place as the birthplace of higher education in Wales. As part of those celebrations, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David is proud to offer a special 200 year anniversary scholarship to international students who commence their degree or Masters level studies with the University in academic year 2021 and 2022. Scholarships of up to £3000 will be available.

UWTSD Wales Global Academy Alumni Scholarship — up to £3,000

UWTSD are offering a scholarship of up to £3000 for Alumni of the University who are seeking entry onto one of our postgraduate courses. To be eligible, you must have completed a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course awarded by UWTSD or University of Wales and studied for at one of our main UK campuses or overseas collaborative partners.

UWTSD Commonwealth Country Scholarship — up to £3,000

To recognise the close links that exist between the UK and Commonwealth Countries and to celebrate the fact the University’s Royal Patron is HRH the Prince of Wales,  the University will offer a scholarship of up to £3000 for International students from a commonwealth country applying for a Master’s level course.  

UWTSD Wales Global Academy International Doctoral College Scholarship — up to £5,000

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has a strong history in the provision of PhD and Professional Doctoral courses. The UWTSD Wales Global Academy International Doctoral College sponsorship recognises the talent of outstanding international doctoral level research students from across the world through the provision of a scholarship of up to £5000 for successful international candidates accepted onto doctoral level research programmes.

The Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship — Apply direct through the Global Wales website 

Find out more about this incredible opportunity for International students from USA, India, Vietnam and the EU.

The Global Wales Postgraduate Scholarship offers scholarships, each worth £10,000 — to study a full-time masters programme in Wales.  See our Postgraduate scholarship page for more information.

Other Funding - when you have enrolled as a student. 

  • International Distance Learner bursaries
      - for assistance with tuition fees if studying by distance
  • Exceptional Circumstances Fund
     - Assistance for students experiencing unexpected financial costs

Please visit our International Scholarships and Bursaries section to find out more.

Campus contact when you arrive in Wales:

Carmarthen CampusLampeter CampusSwansea Campus
Delyth Lewis Lynda Lloyd-Davies Sharon Alexander
University of Wales
Trinity Saint David
University of Wales
Trinity Saint David
University of Wales
Trinity Saint David
Carmarthen Campus Lampeter Campus Swansea Campus
SA31 3EP SA48 7ED SA1 6ED
Tel: 01267 676 830 Tel: 01570 424 722 Tel: 01792 481 123