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Mathematics Scholarships up to £3,000

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About our Departmental Scholarships

The Mathematics Department of Swansea University offers Mathematics prizes/scholarships worth up to a total of £3000 for students starting their university studies in September 2021. The prizes will be awarded on the basis of a competitive two and a half hour examination which will be taken 24 February 2021. Students should be able to sit the exam in their school or college. If you would like to take the exam, you will need to make Mathematics at Swansea one of your UCAS selections.

These scholarships can be used in conjunction with our Excellence and Merit scholarships, meaning that you could get up to £6000 in total (see below).

If you are interested in taking the scholarship exam, then you should complete and return a Mathematics Scholarship Application to this address:

Department of Mathematics,
The Computational Foundry,
Swansea University Bay Campus,
Fabian Way,
Swansea SA1 8EN

or alternatively email:

You can also download past examination papers: Scholarship past paper 2016 and Scholarship past paper 2017

Note: The University will also award Excellence Bursaries worth £3,000 to students who achieve AAA at A-level (or equivalent) and £2000 to students who achieve AAB at A-level (or equivalent).  For further details please see

Ffion Davies

Ffion Davies from Neath College 2019/2020 Scholarship winner

"Whilst I was a little nervous sitting the Scholarship exam, I came away reassured having experienced some of the work I'd be focusing on in my first year. The results gave me a confidence boost and certainly helped the transition from college to university life. Receiving the bursary was a real honour, has been a significant help financially and made me realise 'you get out what you put it'. I'd like to thank all at Swansea University Maths Department for an amazing first year, I can't wait for next year to begin.”

Bailey Willmott

Bailey Willmott from Merthyr Tydfil College 2018/2019 Scholarshp winner

“Winning the maths scholarship gave me a good confidence boost ready to start university lectures. It also gave me an insight into the sort of topics we would be covering. It was pleasing to gain recognition from the university and receive a financial reward to help kickstart my experience in Swansea!”