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. Full time students only.  

International Scholarships

Each successful international applicant will be automatically considered for a Scholarship of up to £4,000. Applicants are NOT required to complete a separate scholarship application form. Scholarship awards will be clearly stated on the offer/admission letter.

Gold and Silver Scholarships for UK/EU applicants

Please note: to be eligible to apply for a Gold, Silver or UK/EU Full Tuition Fee Scholarship, you must have already received an offer from the University and you MUST provide your application number provided in the offer letter.

Bangor Business School operates two scholarship schemes which provide financial support for full-time UK/EU students on all MSc, MA and MBA programmes:

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

The number of Gold and Silver Scholarship awards vary from year to year, but normally a small number of Gold Scholarships and a larger number of Silver Scholarships are available. Students are entitled to apply for both types of Scholarships, but only one will be awarded.

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 Business 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 their reasons for applying for a Bangor Business School 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 three deadlines for application:

  • Interim deadline: 1 March
  • Final deadline: 1 July
  • Deadline for January 2018 applicants: 1 December

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.)

Loyalty fee reductions for Bangor graduates

Bangor graduates who proceed directly on to a full-time Masters degree at Bangor University this September 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.

Other useful information

In addition to the scholarships and fee reduction options outlined above you may also find the following information useful with regards funding your studies with us;

  • You may be eligible for a Postgraduate Access Bursary if as an undergraduate you were in receipt of an Assembly Learning Grant, an Opportunity Bursary, a Foyer Bursary or a Care Leavers Grant.

Further details are found on the Postgraduate Student Finance webpages

 

As you would expect from a university that places great emphasis on student support, Bangor is keen to offer extra help to students. Here are the bursaries and scholarships available for postgraduate students.

Microwave photonics: Waveform Generation and Applications

A fully funded PhD studentship is available for an immediate start in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineer at Bangor University, supported by Bangor University’s Great Heritage fund. The studentship will cover the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a maintenance stipend in line with RCUK rates (provisional £14,553 per annum for full time award holders) for 3 years as well as funding for the research. The primary supervisor will be Dr Yanhua Hong whose research interest are in the experimental and theoretical study of the dynamics of semiconductor lasers.

Closing date for Applications: 15th October 2018 

Further information and application

Price Davies Postgraduate Scholarship

(Y Werin Legacy Fund)

The scholarship shall be of the same value as a University Postgraduate Studentship, subject to available funds. The candidate must pursue a scheme of study for a postgraduate degree in Arts or in Science at Bangor University.

The deadline for applications is 22nd June 2018.

Further information and application

Thomas Ellis Memorial Fund

(Y Werin Legacy Fund)

The scholarship offers up to £1,500 to support talented graduates from Welsh Universities with an interest in language, literature, history and antiquities of Wales.

The deadline for applications is 1st June 2018.

Further information and application

Llewelyn Williams Postgraduate Studentship

(Y Werin Legacy Fund)

The Llewelyn Williams Postgraduate Studentship enables research in Welsh History, including Welsh laws and economic aspects of Welsh life. The scholarship offers up to £7,000 to support talented History, Law and Economics graduates with an interest in postgraduate research in a Welsh University.

The deadline for applications is 1st June 2018.

Further information and application

Gareth Jones Memorial Travelling Scholarship

(Y Werin Legacy Fund)

The scholarship offers up to £2,000 to support talented graduates from Welsh Universities with an interest in Journalism or International Affairs.

The deadline for applications is 1st June 2018.

Further information and application

Women in Science Scholarships

Bangor University is committed to supporting the career development of women in science and for this reason the University’s Women in Science Scholarships are to support graduating women students in continuing their studies. More information...

Graduate Loyalty Discount

Santander Taught Postgraduate Scholarships

The Santander Group will be awarding postgraduate scholarships to Bangor University for master’s students starting in 2018.

A number of scholarships worth £5,000 will be given to master’s students starting their programmes in 2018. 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 11th 2018
Value: £3000

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:

  • 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 and part-time postgraduate Masters courses. Click here for more information.

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

You may find these links helpful in researching how you are going to fund your course:

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
Bangor International Scholarship Up to £4,000 All countries
Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount £1,000 in addition to the Bangor International scholarship All countries
Santander £5,000 Click here for details
Chevening Partnership Scholarship Full fee waiver All countries excluding the USA
Commonwealth Shared Scholarships Tuition fees & living allowance Commonwealth countries

Research/PhD Scholarships

What’s on offer Value Eligible Countries
Bangor International Scholarship Up to £15,000 All countries
Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount £1,000 in addition to the Bangor International 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

ACU

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
Email: acusales@acu.ac.uk
www.acu.ac.uk

Knowlege Economy Skills Scholarships 2 (KESS 2)

Bangor University has a number of KESS 2 PhD and Research Masters scholarships available. The KESS 2 scholarships are part funded from the ESF (European Social Fund) Convergence Programme (West Wales and the Valleys).

KESS 2 PhD Scholarships

KESS 2 PhD scholarships are collaborative awards with external partners. (Applicants need only apply, they do not need to search for partners.)

Value of Award: A stipend of ~ £14,340 for 2017/18 (rising in accordance with inflation for subsequent years). Each scholarship has an additional budget for travel, equipment/consumables and training to support the agreed research project. KESS 2 PhD scholarship holders do not pay fees.

Length: Full-time for 3 years. (Theses must be submitted 6 months after the funded three year study period)

The achievement of a KESS 2 Postgraduate Skills Development Award (PSDA) is compulsory for each KESS 2 scholar. (The PSDA is based on a 60 credit award.)

The KESS 2 Research Masters Scholarships

KESS 2 Research Masters scholarships are collaborative awards with external partners leading to an MRes or MxRes qualification. (Applicants need only apply, they do not need to search for partners.)

Value of Award: A stipend of ~ £11,472 for 2017/18. Each scholarship has an additional budget for travel, equipment/consumables and training to support your research. KESS 2 Research Masters scholarship holders do not pay fees.

Length: Full-time for 1 year. (Research theses must be submitted 3 months after the funded one year study period)

The achievement of a KESS 2 Postgraduate Skills Development Award (PSDA) is compulsory for each KESS 2 scholar. (The PSDA is based on a 30 credit award.)

Further information can be found here.

Fitness Savvy Scholarships

Further information

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust Postgraduate Bursaries

Further information

Activia Training UK Scholarship

Activia are pleased to offer a £1,000 scholarship for college and university students in the UK.

More information

The Global Study Awards

£10,000 awards available in a scheme supported by International Student Identity Card (ISIC), British Council IELTS, and StudyPortals
Further information

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.

FindaMasters.com Scholarship

Masters scholarship on offer from FindAMasters.com. Available for all subject areas at any university currently listed on FindAMasters.com. Dates for 2018 to be confirmed. Register now.

FindaPhD.com Scholarship

PhD scholarship on offer from FindAPhD.com. Available for all subjects at any university currently listed on FindAPhD.com. Dates for 2018 to be confirmed. Register now.

Other Scholarships and Endowments

Career Development Loans

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

Loans

PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk

  • PostgraduateStudentships.co.uk 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.

Postgrad Solutions Bursary

Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply.