Bangor Law School

Scholarships, Studentships & Bursaries

Scholarships, Studentships and Bursaries are funded by both the University and our individual academic schools. In addition the International Education Centre also supports international students through a range of awards for international students.

International Scholarships

Each successful international applicant will be automatically considered for a Scholarship of £2,500 or higher. Applicants are NOT required to complete a separate scholarship application form. Scholarship awards will be clearly stated on the offer / admission letter.

MA / MBA - Gold & Silver Scholarships for UK/EU applicants

Bangor Law School operates two scholarship schemes which provide financial support for full-time UK/EU students on MA and MBA degrees delivered jointly by the Law School and Bangor Business School:

  • Gold Scholarships (£5,000 per annum)
  • Silver Scholarships (£2,000 per annum)

To be eligible to apply, candidates must have already received an offer from the University. You MUST provide your application number provided in the offer letter.

All applicants will be advised by email of the outcome of their application for entry onto an academic programme. UK/EU applicants who have been made an offer of entry will receive the Bangor Law School Scholarship application pack in that same email message. The pack will include:

  • details of the Gold and Silver scholarship scheme
  • details of how to apply
  • a scholarship application form

Applicants are required to give details of their academic achievements, personal achievements and give their reasons for applying for a scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded on the strength of applications received. Whilst academic achievement is a key criterion, a broad view of each candidate's academic, work experience and life achievements will be considered. PLEASE NOTE: your application form will NOT be accepted without a CV.

There are two deadlines for application:

  • Interim deadline: 1 March
  • Final deadline: 1 July

Download the application form (PLEASE NOTE: you must include a copy of your CV with your application form. Applications without a CV will NOT be accepted.)

Further information:

Loyalty Award

Bangor graduates who proceed directly on to a full-time Masters degree at Bangor University will automatically be entitled to a discount on the tuition fee. For Home/EU graduates this discount will be £500, while for International graduates the discount will be £1,000.

Further information for International applicants

International applicants may be eligible for further financial support from external sources. Please visit the British Council’s webpages for further information.

Visit the Bangor University pages for information about other postgraduate funding opportunities offered by the University.

As you would expect from a university that places great emphasis on student support, Bangor is keen to offer extra help to students. Bursaries and scholarships worth over £3.7M are available for new and returning students in September 2015.

Bangor Graduate Loyalty Discount 2015

UK/EU 2015 Bangor graduates starting a full-time Masters degree at Bangor University this September will automatically be entitled to a £500 discount on the tuition fee for eligible Masters courses. More information...

Santander Taught Postgraduate Scholarships

The Santander Group will be awarding postgraduate scholarships to Bangor University for master’s students starting in 2015.

A number of scholarships worth £5,000 will be given to master’s students starting their programmes in 2015. More information...

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Masters Scholarship for Welsh medium study

For more information about the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Masters Scholarship scheme click here

Closing date: July 14th
Value: £3000

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol PhD Research scholarship

A scholarship in Behaviour Change Psychology and Language Planning is available. The ability to speak and write Welsh fluently is essential.

More information...

Postgraduate Access Bursary

Students may be eligible for the Postgraduate Access Bursary if as an undergraduate they were unemployed before attending University or in receipt of one of the following in 14/15:

  • Welsh Government Learning Grant / Maintenance Grant
  • an Opportunity Bursary
  • a Foyer Bursary
  • a Care Leavers Grant
  • Job Seekers Allowance / Income Support

Students must be able to provide evidence that they were in receipt of these grants, bursaries or benefits.

The maximum bursary of £500 will be awarded to a student who as undergraduate received the maximum grant entitlement or were unemployed.
£250 will be awarded if they as undergraduate received a partial grant.

For more information please contact the Money Support Unit.

Postgraduate Widening Access Bursaries

These awards are aimed specifically at widening access to full-time taught postgraduate Masters courses. Click here for more information.

Women in Science Scholarship 2015/16

Bangor University is committed to supporting the career development of women in science and for this reason the University’s Women in Science Scholarship has been introduced to support a graduating woman student in continuing her studies. This bursary is for a taught masters degree in one of the Colleges of: Health and Behavioural Sciences, Physical and Applied Sciences, and Natural Sciences.

What’s included?

Payment of tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate masters or for two years if studying part-time. The value of the bursary for 2015–16 will be £8,000.

Please go to the University’s Athena SWAN web page for more information.

Closing date for applications is Friday the 5th of June. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

LEA Awards

As a general rule local authorities offer no support for postgraduate study, while others consider only certain courses, such as the PGCE.

It is a good idea to contact your local education authority early in the year to find out what they will fund. Your chance of obtaining funding improve if the course is vocational but you will need to present a good case for an award.

Useful links

Awards for International Students

The scholarships outlined below are available for both January intake and September intake courses.

Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

What’s on offer Value Eligible Countries
Merit Scholarship Up to full tuition fee waiver All countries
Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount £1,000 in addition to the Merit scholarship All countries
British Council GREAT Scholarship Up to £6,500 India
Santander £5,000 Latin America, Spain & Portugal
Commonwealth Scholarship (MSc Tropical Forestry only) £12,000 + Commonwealth countries
Chevening Partnership Scholarship Full fee waiver All countries excluding the USA
Tullow Group Scholarship Full fee waiver & monthly stipend Ethiopia, Ghana, Guyana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mauritania, Suriname, Uganda, Uruguay

Research/PhD Scholarships

What’s on offer Value Eligible Countries
Merit Scholarship Up to £15,000 All countries
Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount £1,000 in addition to the Merit scholarship All countries
China Scholarship Council Full tuition fee waiver China

Other Sources of Funding

There are many government and non-government organisations that provide scholarship schemes enabling international students to source funding to study at a UK university. Students should contact the Ministry of Education or Education Department in their country, as they should have details of scholarship opportunities for students wishing to study overseas. They will also be able to advise the government’s conditions for studying abroad. Students should also contact the British Council office in the country of origin, which should have details of British scholarship schemes. If there is no British Council office in the country, then the nearest British Embassy or High Commission should be contacted.

Please see below for other scholarship and funding options in your country

What’s on Offer Eligible Countries
King Abdullah Scholarship Scheme Saudi Arabia
Boleshak Scholarship Scheme Kazakhstan
Fulbright Commission USA
Commonwealth Scholarships Commonwealth Countries

Help and information


The Association of Commonwealth Universities publish a guide to scholarships, fellowships and research grants available for students from countries worldwide to study in countries worldwide. It’s a very useful reference book and is available from:

Publications Sales, Association of Commonwealth Universities,
John Foster House,
36 Gordon Square,
London, UK WC1H 0PF

Tel 00 44 20 7380 6700
Fax: 00 44 20 7387 2655

The Global Study Awards

9 x £10,000 awards available in a scheme supported by International Student Identity Card (ISIC), British Council IELTS, and StudyPortals
Round 1 deadline: November 30th 2015
Round 2 deadline: June 30th 2016
Further information

UK and International Sources of Funding

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is all about alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject or nationality.

The Alternative Guide Online contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application. To assist our students, Bangor University has purchased a licence to the Guide, and so it’s free for all Bangor students and staff to use! Login Now!

If you are a prospective student who has applied to Bangor University, please email to get an access PIN. £5000 Scholarship

£5,000 Masters scholarship on offer for 2015 from Available for all subject areas at any university currently listed on Two £500 runners-up scholarships will also be awarded. Register now. £5000 Scholarship

£5,000 PhD scholarship on offer for 2015 from Available for all subjects at any university currently listed on Two £500 runners-up scholarships will also be awarded. Register now.

Other Scholarships and Endowments

UK Research Councils

Career Development Loans

Many students finance their postgraduate studies with the assistance of a Career Development Loan. The independent website offers some advice on the advanatages and disadvantages of these and how to use them most cost effectively  - click here for more information.

Loans was founded by people who struggled to fund their education wishing to help others finance theirs.

  • is a website that brings together all the different types of funding for intending postgraduates in one place, so you can view funding from general sources alongside university opportunities and funding.

The Educational Grants Advisory Service (EGAS)

  • EGAS provides information and advice on funding for post-16 education
    They can help:
    * Individuals who wish to enter post-16 education or training who are resident in the UK
    * Residents of the European Economic Area (EEA) studying in the UK
    * Overseas students in the UK who are coming to the end of their course
    They cannot help:
    * Overseas students, from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), who are making contact with them from their country of origin.
    * Anyone who wishes to study outside the UK.

The Graduate Junction

  • The Graduate Junction is a new website providing Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral researchers working in any field all over the world with an easy way of making contact and communicating with other researchers who share their research interests no matter which department, institution or country they work in.

Postgrad Solutions Bursary

Postgrad Solutions Ltd is offering 13 UK Postgraduate Study Bursaries, each to the value of £500. Find out more about the UK Postgraduate Study Bursaries. More information...

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