Arts & Humanities PhD Fee Waiver Scheme 2017/18

College of Arts & Humanities Fee Waiver Scheme 2017/18

The College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce its second call for the PhD Fee Waiver Scheme, for PhD programmes starting in 2017/18. Research in the College of Arts and Humanities spans a wide range of discipline areas, often combining cross-disciplinary research and expertise. We invite applications from candidates with outstanding research potential in all areas covered by the research interests of our eight academic Schools and seven Research Centres. Amongst the College’s key collaborative research themes are bilingualism and translation, Celtic Studies, creative practice & practice-based research, cognitive linguistics, digital economies, early and contemporary music, medieval and early modern studies, and media & persuasive communication. Further information about the research activities in the individual academic Schools can be found here.

As a PhD student in Bangor, you would be part of a lively and close-knit scholarly environment. The College of Arts & Humanities is home to a thriving community of postgraduate researchers who benefit from being part of the College’s Graduate School and the University’s Doctoral School, which provide excellent opportunities for professional and academic development. Established in 1884, Bangor University benefits from its stunning geographical location between the Snowdonia National Park and the North Wales coast, and has excellent transport links to London (3 hours by train), the north west of England and the Midlands, and the Republic of Ireland.

What is the Fee waiver?       

Fee waivers will be granted to excellent students based on merit and promise without any obligations beyond successfully completing their PhD, along with an expectation to complete the PGCertHE. The College will make a maximum of 8 awards. The fee waiver will be available for three years per student, subject to satisfactory completion of the first year’s probationary period and review. Fee waivers will only be granted subject to a successful PhD application to the University. The proposed project must be directly related to at least one of the research areas in the College and must be supported explicitly by a prospective supervisor or team of supervisors. Interdisciplinary research proposals will be particularly welcome.

Am I eligible to apply?           

To be eligible, prospective students must fulfil the conditions for doctoral study at Bangor University. Applicants must have completed or be on course to completing a relevant MA or MArts with an average grade of 2:1 or Distinction. The successful candidate will be expected to take up his/her studies at Bangor in the autumn of 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

This PhD Fee Waiver Scheme ONLY applies to those not already in receipt of any other funding support. Students who are already registered for a PhD course at Bangor University are not eligible. The Scheme is open only to UK and EU students (where the status of EU students may be subject to change in the future).  Part-time PhD students can also participate in the scheme.

How to Apply: 

A full application for study to the University’s Postgraduate Research Programmes must be submitted using the University's Postgraduate On-Line Application Form, indicating ‘CAH Fee Waiver’ when prompted and identifying the School to which they are applying.

Candidates must also submit a completed Fee Waiver Application form. This must be sent to the Postgraduate Admissions Administrator ( Each application for a fee waiver must be authorised and approved by the relevant Head of School.

The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd of June 2017