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.  

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.

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 31 August 2019.

Further information and application

Application form.

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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019.

Further information and application

Gender Equality Scholarship

Bangor University is a member of the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter and as such committed to gender equality and diversity, and to creating and promoting an inclusive culture for staff and students at all levels. The University’s Gender Equality scholarships are to support graduating students in continuing their studies at Bangor - particularly in areas where our student numbers show an underrepresentation of women or men at postgraduate level in certain areas. These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in any discipline. One scholarship per College will be awarded

 

What’s included?

Payment of tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters or for two years if studying part-time.

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

Closing date for applications is Friday 28th of June 2019. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham.

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

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:

Scholarships and Bursaries in our academic Schools

The following academic schools are also offering scholarship/bursaries.

Business

School Excellence Scholarships 2019

Rewarding Academic Achievement – students who start an undergraduate degree course (BA, BSc, BMus, LLB) in one of the Academic Schools below in September 2019 will be eligible for an MA Scholarship.

  • Bangor Business School,
  • School of History, Philosophy & Social Sciences
  • School of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics
  • Bangor Law School
  • School of Music & Media
  • School of Welsh and Celtic Studies

These scholarships will be available to UK and EU students who:

  • have graduated from an undergraduate programme in one of these Schools
  • achieved a 1st class degree
  • go on to successfully apply and subsequently register for full-time study on a one-year taught Masters (MA, MMus, MSc, & LLM) course based in one of the Schools above.

Students who graduate with a 1st class degree will automatically receive a 50% tuition fee waiver for the Masters course.

For more information please contact:

Aimee Pritchard Robinson 
Email: cahb@bangor.ac.uk
Tel: 01248 388418

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

 

Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Artificial Intelligence machine learning and advanced computing PhD

Two fully-funded 4-year PhD scholarships are available to start in October 2019 in the area of Artificial Intelligence machine learning and advanced computing.  The PhDs are suitable for graduates with a keen interest in AI algorithms for data analytics, visualisation and image analysis. Further information here.

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. These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the College of Physical and Applied Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences. A total of three scholarships will be awarded.

What’s included?

Payment of tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters or for two years if studying part-time.

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

More information on the WiS scholarships 19/20 coming soon. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

Education and Human Development

Funding is available for postgraduates starting Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses in the following subjects:

  • Up to £20,000 for mathematics, physics, chemistry, Welsh or computer sciences
  • Up to £15,000 for modern foreign languages
  • £3,000 for graduates with a first-class degree, a Masters or a PhD to teach all other main secondary subjects and primary
  • A £3,000 supplement for graduates with a first-class degree, a Masters or a PhD undertaking primary PGCE studies with subject specialism in English, Welsh, mathematics or science.

For full details have a look at the Discover Teaching Teacher Training Incentives pages.

Teacher Training Incentives

Graduates with certain degrees may be eligible for incentives of up to £20,000 if they want to train to be a teacher in Wales.

Priority subjects are:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Welsh
  • Computer science
  • Modern foreign languages.

Full details here.

History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

There are no awards available at the moment.

 

Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Welsh Medium Research Scholarship: Bilingualism

Qualification Type: PhD

Application deadline: 24 May 2019

Funding amount: The studentship includes the full cost of standard  tuition fees plus a maintenance grant (around £15,000 per annum) for the three year duration of the award.

Hours: Full-time, commencing 01 October 2019

Bangor University is offering a PhD research scholarship in the field of Bilingualism. This scholarship is funded by Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and Bangor University.

The scholarship is available for a period of three years for research work leading to a doctorate. The Scholarship is financially equivalent to postgraduate scholarships awarded by the Research Councils.. The successful student will also be expected to undertake some Welsh medium teaching work in the School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics as a condition of the Scholarship.

Important: This is an advertisement for a PhD Research scholarship in Bilingualism, for which the ability to speak and write Welsh fluently is essential.

Where can I find more information?

For full details regarding this scholarship, including full project details, please follow this link

Enquiries about the project should be directed to: Dr Thora Tenbrink (t.tenbrink@bangor.ac.uk / 01248 382263).

School Excellence Scholarships 2019

Rewarding Academic Achievement – students who start an undergraduate degree course (BA, BSc, BMus, LLB) in one of the Academic Schools below in September 2019 will be eligible for an MA Scholarship.

  • Bangor Business School,
  • School of History, Philosophy & Social Sciences
  • School of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics
  • Bangor Law School
  • School of Music & Media
  • School of Welsh and Celtic Studies

These scholarships will be available to UK and EU students who:

  • have graduated from an undergraduate programme in one of these Schools
  • achieved a 1st class degree
  • go on to successfully apply and subsequently register for full-time study on a one-year taught Masters (MA, MMus, MSc, & LLM) course based in one of the Schools above.

Students who graduate with a 1st class degree will automatically receive a 50% tuition fee waiver for the Masters course.

For more information please contact:

Aimee Pritchard Robinson 
Email: cahb@bangor.ac.uk
Tel: 01248 388418

Law

School Excellence Scholarships 2019

Rewarding Academic Achievement – students who start an undergraduate degree course (BA, BSc, BMus, LLB) in one of the Academic Schools below in September 2019 will be eligible for an MA Scholarship.

  • Bangor Business School,
  • School of History, Philosophy & Social Sciences
  • School of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics
  • Bangor Law School
  • School of Music & Media
  • School of Welsh and Celtic Studies

These scholarships will be available to UK and EU students who:

  • have graduated from an undergraduate programme in one of these Schools
  • achieved a 1st class degree
  • go on to successfully apply and subsequently register for full-time study on a one-year taught Masters (MA, MMus, MSc, & LLM) course based in one of the Schools above.

Students who graduate with a 1st class degree will automatically receive a 50% tuition fee waiver for the Masters course.

For more information please contact:

Aimee Pritchard Robinson 
Email: cahb@bangor.ac.uk
Tel: 01248 388418

LLB Law (2-Year Graduate Conversion Degree) – Scholarships

UK/EU applicants to the two-year LLB Law degree scheme will be automatically considered for a scholarship worth £3,000 per year of study (i.e. two years of full-time study). Applicants need not apply for this scholarship – you will receive confirmation of the award via email.

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.

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.

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: law.pg@bangor.ac.uk

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.

Music and Media

School Excellence Scholarships 2019

Rewarding Academic Achievement – students who start an undergraduate degree course (BA, BSc, BMus, LLB) in one of the Academic Schools below in September 2019 will be eligible for an MA Scholarship.

  • Bangor Business School,
  • School of History, Philosophy & Social Sciences
  • School of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics
  • Bangor Law School
  • School of Music & Media
  • School of Welsh and Celtic Studies

These scholarships will be available to UK and EU students who:

  • have graduated from an undergraduate programme in one of these Schools
  • achieved a 1st class degree
  • go on to successfully apply and subsequently register for full-time study on a one-year taught Masters (MA, MMus, MSc, & LLM) course based in one of the Schools above.

Students who graduate with a 1st class degree will automatically receive a 50% tuition fee waiver for the Masters course.

For more information please contact:

Aimee Pritchard Robinson 
Email: cahb@bangor.ac.uk
Tel: 01248 388418

School of Music Postgraduate Bursaries

The School of Music has a limited number of School of Music and external Bursaries for students in all postgraduate areas, which are open to UK, EU and overseas students. These generally range in value up to around £1,000, though a few exceed this. They are available on a competitive basis. To apply for a bursary, you should send a letter with your application indicating that you would like to be considered. Priority will be given to applicants who have sought funding from other sources (even if unsuccessfully), and you may be asked to provide evidence of this (for example, rejection letters) before an award is made.

Parry Williams Studentship

For over a decade, the Parry Williams fund has supported excellent undergraduate and postgraduate students in Music. This award is named after David Parry Williams (1900-1996), the first Head of School of Music at Bangor; by a generous gift from his daughter, the late Ann Lloyd Jones.

Approximately every 3 years, a PhD scholarship is advertised., and several smaller bursaries of £1,000-2,000 are awarded annually, and

The closing date for applications this year has now passed – please contact us for more information about future scholarships

CAH Graduate School Doctoral/MPhil Travel Bursaries

MPhil or PhD postgraduate students in the College of Arts and Humanities at Bangor University may be eligible to apply for a travel bursary award during the period of registration in order to attend an academic conference or to make a visit to a relevant academic archive/library.

Each application is assessed on its own merits, and the bursary or bursaries awarded to any single postgraduate will not exceed the sum of £150 in total within any academic year. All enquiries should be directed to the College postgraduate administrator.

Other types of funding

The School of Music has an excellent track record in obtaining funding for research students. Over the years, we have won a number of grants for collaborative research projects with external partners (companies, industries, societies and orchestras) through KTP (Knowledge Transfer Partnership) and KESS (Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships).

For more information about these and other funding possibilities, please contact: pgadmissionscah@bangor.ac.uk

Natural Sciences

PhD Studentships

The School of Chemistry has a number of PhD studentships available. To find out more please contact us.

Prestigious scholarships awarded for MSc Tropical Forestry at Bangor University. Apply now!

Following an extremely competitive bidding process against other top UK universities, Bangor University’s School of Natural Sciences (SNS) has been awarded 10 scholarships for its MSc Tropical Forestry (distance-learning. These scholarships are for exceptional scholars wishing to begin their studies in September 2019.

Further information about how to apply can be found here.

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for MSc Tropical Forestry - Apply Now!

We offer a postgraduate distance-learning programme in Tropical Forestry, which is aimed specifically at international students who have been awarded a scholarship by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC). These scholarships are for exceptional scholars wishing to begin their studies in September 2019.

Awarded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), these scholarships are exclusively for scholars from developing Commonwealth countries: Ghana, Guyana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The scholarship includes international tuition fees, a study grant to help scholars with the costs of distance-learning study (such as internet data) plus a travel scholarship for a Tropical Forestry Study Tour in July 2021.

We have ten scholarships for entry to the programme in September 2019. Please click here for more information.

Women in Science Scholarships 2018/19

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. These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the College of Physical and Applied Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences. A total of three scholarships will be awarded.

What’s included?

Payment of tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters or for two years if studying part-time.

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

Closing date for applications is Friday 29th of June 2018. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

Other sources

Ocean Sciences

Women in Science Scholarships 2018/19

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. These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the College of Physical and Applied Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences. A total of three scholarships will be awarded.

What’s included?

Payment of tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters or for two years if studying part-time.

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

Closing date for applications is Friday 29th of June 2018. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

 

Psychology

Psychology Postgraduate Studentships

Welsh Medium Research Scholarship: Bilingualism

Qualification Type: PhD

Application deadline: 24 May 2019

Funding amount: The studentship includes the full cost of standard  tuition fees plus a maintenance grant (around £15,000 per annum) for the three year duration of the award.

Hours: Full-time, commencing 01 October 2019

Bangor University is offering a PhD research scholarship in the field of Bilingualism. This scholarship is funded by Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and Bangor University.

The scholarship is available for a period of three years for research work leading to a doctorate. The Scholarship is financially equivalent to postgraduate scholarships awarded by the Research Councils.. The successful student will also be expected to undertake some Welsh medium teaching work in the School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics as a condition of the Scholarship.

Important: This is an advertisement for a PhD Research scholarship in Bilingualism, for which the ability to speak and write Welsh fluently is essential.

Where can I find more information?

For full details regarding this scholarship, including full project details, please follow this link

Enquiries about the project should be directed to: Dr Thora Tenbrink (t.tenbrink@bangor.ac.uk / 01248 382263).

Literacy difficulties among bilingual and second language learners – Fully funded PhD

Bangor University’s School of Psychology invites applications for a 3 year PhD studentship starting in October 2019. This project will use cross-linguistic and developmental methodologies to study the precursors and early manifestations of dyslexia among children learning in a bilingual or additional language context. More information here.

Mapping the consequences of peripheral nerve transection and repair on brain organisation and hand function - Fully Funded PhD

Bangor University’s School of Psychology invites applications for a 3 year PhD studentship starting in October 2019. This project will contribute to a better understanding of the consequences of peripheral nerve transection on brain organisation and hand function. More information here.

Home/EU External Students Only

PGT Non-Bangor Graduate Achievement Scholarships: £1,000 fee-reduction achievement awarded the TOP 4 successful MSc applicants (all programmes) from the UK/EU applying with a first-class undergraduate degree in a Psychology-related discipline. Awarded to the 4 students with 1st class degree who have achieved the highest scores in their third year dissertations. No additional application is required though students should ensure that the School is aware of their degree classification and project marks as soon as possible. To be considered for a scholarship you must apply for your masters course by 1st May 2019. Results must be emailed to psychology@bangor.ac.uk as soon as you have received them.

To be eligible for these scholarships students must be studying full-time.

All Self-funded Students (internal/external, home, EU & overseas)

MSc Psychological Research, Msc Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology & MSc Neuroimaging Scholarships: Three £2.5K Gold Scholarships for highly able applicants to these Masters degrees. Awarded on the basis of a project proposal (500 words max) and academic attainment. Proposals should be e-mailed to psychology@bangor.ac.uk. To be considered for a scholarship you must apply for your masters course by 1st May 2019 and your project proposals must be submitted by 1st June 2019.

To be eligible for these scholarships students must be studying full-time.

International Students Only

Applicants to Psychology degrees at Bangor University will be considered for the IEC Scholarships. For more information on this and other scholarships click here.

PGT Bangor Psychology Graduate Achievement Scholarships

PGT Achievement Scholarships: All Bangor Psychology students who achieve a 1st Class Degree, have applied successfully for a MSc course (all programmes) will be considered for a fee-reduction scholarship of £1,000 which will be awarded to the TOP 8 Bangor graduates from that years cohort with the highest overall degree classification. Ties will be decided based on project score. These Scholarships are awarded in addition to the Bangor Loyalty Scholarship Schemes (see below) but not in addition to any other Scholarships. To be considered for a scholarship you must apply for your masters course by 1st June 2019. Results must be emailed to psychology@bangor.ac.uk as soon as you have received them.

To be eligible for these scholarships students must be studying full-time.

Graduate Loyalty Discount

For more information click here.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Posts are funded by the Welsh Assembly Government. Successful candidates become salaried Trainee Clinical Psychologists in the employment of the Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust and are paid on the appropriate spine points (17–20) of the Whitley recommended pay spine. The course does not accept self-funded trainees.

Please visit the NWCPP website for more information.

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

The School/University offers the following awards to students applying to study on any taught postgraduate programme:

EU/Home Applicants

ESRC Wales DTP PhD Opportunities in Sport and Exercise Sciences (Social Sciences)

For more information click here.

PhD Studentship (Sport and Exercise Sciences Pathway)

For more information click here.

First Class Funding - Excellence Award

The School will reward academic excellence at entry for the academic year of 2019/20 by offering a fee reduction of £1,000 for self-funding Home/EU students who achieve a first class honours degree (or equivalent).

Application Process – Students will not need to apply for this award. However, we must receive an application for a postgraduate taught course (MSc or MRes) by 1st June in the year of proposed entry in order for students to be guaranteed an Excellence Award.

If a student is successful in achieving a first class honours degree, they will be invoiced for the fee less the £1,000 reduction. Applicants must notify Academic Registry/Admission of verified results by 1 August (in the year of entry) at the latest.

Graduate Loyalty Award

For more information click here.

International Applicants (Non-EU Students only)

For further information please visit the International Education Centre's web pages.

Graduate Assistantships

All postgraduate taught applicants (Home/EU/International, full-time and part-time) are eligible to APPLY to become a Graduate Assistant (GA).  Graduate Assistants are paid to work with academic staff in a range of teaching, learning and assessment activities to support undergraduate student learning for up to 60 hours each academic year.  

Why should you apply to be an Assistant?

SHES postgraduate programmes equip students with the latest knowledge in their selected field, plus a wide range of transferable skills, and an autonomous approach to learning that keeps them at the cutting edge of their chosen career. Assistantships are an innovative feature that allows students to put some of their learning into practice by supporting School activities, to help develop their personal applied support skills and to enhance their CVs with direct experience to support their future employability.

Graduate Assistants from the School have gone on to work as lecturers and research assistants in FE/HE, teachers, physiotherapists and exercise rehabilitation specialists, outdoor instructors/guides and paramedics.

“ A Graduate Assistantship provides the opportunity to place your own input and ideas into modules while gaining valuable experience in teaching, marking and helping out in the [physiology] labs. Most importantly an Assistant gains vital skills for a future career in sport and exercise science.”​

Ben Price, MSc Applied Sport Science, Graduate Assistant 2014/15

What is expected of an Assistant?

Activities that GAs are involved with will include supporting lectures, leading seminars, providing tutorial support, demonstrating in practical classes, marking undergraduate student assessment, invigilating at undergraduate resit exams. 

GAs are expected to be prepared for each session by acquainting themselves with the core reading and ensuring that they have the ability to contextualise the material within the broader context of the module as a whole and the lecture associated with the seminar in particular. To this end attending the lectures can be enormously helpful, though this is unpaid and not compulsory.

Application process - Applicants should submit to a Curriculum Vitae and covering letter, indicating their suitability for an Assistantship, to:  Recruitment and Admissions (Postgraduate Taught) at mscsport@bangor.ac.uk by the closing date of 31 July in the year that they wish to commence their postgraduate taught programme.

Applicants should also provide two written references by the same closing date. Where applicable, one of the references should be from a recent employer; in the case that an applicant has no work experience, two academic references are acceptable.

Selection is competitive and may involve an interview. We will notify successful applicants during August in the year that they wish to commence.

Welsh

Welsh Medium Research Scholarship: Bilingualism

Qualification Type: PhD

Application deadline: 24 May 2019

Funding amount: The studentship includes the full cost of standard  tuition fees plus a maintenance grant (around £15,000 per annum) for the three year duration of the award.

Hours: Full-time, commencing 01 October 2019

Bangor University is offering a PhD research scholarship in the field of Bilingualism. This scholarship is funded by Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and Bangor University.

The scholarship is available for a period of three years for research work leading to a doctorate. The Scholarship is financially equivalent to postgraduate scholarships awarded by the Research Councils.. The successful student will also be expected to undertake some Welsh medium teaching work in the School of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics as a condition of the Scholarship.

Important: This is an advertisement for a PhD Research scholarship in Bilingualism, for which the ability to speak and write Welsh fluently is essential.

Where can I find more information?

For full details regarding this scholarship, including full project details, please follow this link

Enquiries about the project should be directed to: Dr Thora Tenbrink (t.tenbrink@bangor.ac.uk / 01248 382263).

School Excellence Scholarships 2019

Rewarding Academic Achievement – students who start an undergraduate degree course (BA, BSc, BMus, LLB) in one of the Academic Schools below in September 2019 will be eligible for an MA Scholarship.

  • Bangor Business School,
  • School of History, Philosophy & Social Sciences
  • School of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics
  • Bangor Law School
  • School of Music & Media
  • School of Welsh and Celtic Studies

These scholarships will be available to UK and EU students who:

  • have graduated from an undergraduate programme in one of these Schools
  • achieved a 1st class degree
  • go on to successfully apply and subsequently register for full-time study on a one-year taught Masters (MA, MMus, MSc, & LLM) course based in one of the Schools above.

Students who graduate with a 1st class degree will automatically receive a 50% tuition fee waiver for the Masters course.

For more information please contact:

Aimee Pritchard Robinson 
Email: cahb@bangor.ac.uk
Tel: 01248 388418

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

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships 2019

Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. The scholarships are for study starting in October 2019, and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries. Split-site Scholarships are delivered through an institutional or departmental link between the candidate’s home university and proposed UK university. 

Closing date for applications: 4 February 2019. Full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, available here.

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

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships 2019

Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. The scholarships are for study starting in October 2019, and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries. Split-site Scholarships are delivered through an institutional or departmental link between the candidate’s home university and proposed UK university. 

Closing date for applications: 4 February 2019. Full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, available here.

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

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Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust Postgraduate Bursaries

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Activia Training UK Scholarship

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

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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. Register now.

FindaPhD.com Scholarship

PhD scholarship on offer from FindAPhD.com. Available for all subjects at any university currently listed on FindAPhD.com. Register now.

Other Scholarships and Endowments

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.

Postgrad Solutions Bursary

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