Scholarship Overview

  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Scholarship Type: Merit-based
  • Institutions: Swansea University
  • Funded by: Airbus
  • Tuition Type: Full tuition
  • Degree Program: PhD
  • Scholarship Amount: Tuition, £19,237 annual stipend
  • Separate Application Required?: Yes
  • Deadline: 15 April, 2024.

Scholarship Benefits

This scholarship fully funds tuition fees and provides an annual stipend of £19,237 over the course of four years.


Applicants are required to possess an undergraduate degree with at least a 2.1 classification (or a Non-UK equivalent as defined by Swansea University) in Engineering or a closely related science discipline. Eligibility for this scholarship extends to those who are qualified to pay UK tuition fees. However, if you are an international student without a UK degree, you’re encouraged to review our entry requirements comparison chart to see country-specific qualifications. We also invite applications from individuals with degrees in computational science or mathematics. It’s important to be aware that proof of English Language proficiency may be necessary.

For English proficiency, the requirements are an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5, or an equivalent recognized by Swansea University. You can find comprehensive information about our English Language policy, including details about the validity period for certificates, on our website.

The scholarship welcomes applicants of any nationality.

EPSRC ICASE studentships are available to both home and international students. Our cohort can include up to 30% international students; once this cap is reached, we will no longer be able to extend offers to international candidates. We continue to accept applications from international students, who will not incur additional fees beyond the UK tuition rate. Applicants should meet the eligibility criteria set by the UKRI.

Regarding ATAS, some applicants will be required to procure ATAS clearance. You can find more information about eligibility for the ATAS scheme on the UK Government website.

It’s crucial to understand that obtaining ATAS clearance is not a prerequisite during the application stage for the scholarship. Successful candidates will receive guidance on how to apply for ATAS clearance alongside their scholarship course offer when necessary.

How to apply

To submit your application, please apply online and ensure to include the following details:

  • Course Selection: Choose Biomedical Engineering / PhD / Full-time / 3 Years / October. If you’ve previously applied for this program, you might encounter a warning message and the system may block your application. Should this happen, reach out to [email protected] for assistance with your application submission.
  • Start Year: Select 2024.
  • On page 8, under the Funding section:
  • For the question ‘Are you funding your studies yourself?’, choose No.
  • In the field ‘Name of Individual or organisation providing funds for study’, input ‘RS578 – Cryogenic Temperatures’.
  • Please be aware that it’s your obligation to accurately input the specified information. Applications that do not contain these details will not be taken into consideration for the scholarship.

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