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.

The Penrhyn Project: 3 year PhD Studentship in the social and political history of north west Wales, c.1860-1980

Bangor University’s Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates (ISWE) invites applications for a 3 year PhD Studentship focused on the impact and influence of the Penrhyn estate on the social and political identity of North West Wales during the period c.1860-1980. This unique studentship is sponsored by the Drapers’ Company and includes a stipend of in addition to the cost of tuition fees and funding to attend an international conference.

The Closing date for applications is 16 October 2017

Further information available here.

College of Arts & Humanities Fee Waiver Scheme 2017/18

The College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce a PhD Fee Waiver Scheme for 2017/18.

Value: Full PhD tuition fee waiver, for three years per student

Subjects considered: 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.

Deadline: Friday, 23 June 2017

Further information available here

Women in Science Scholarships 2017/18

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...

Bangor Graduate Loyalty Discount 2018

UK/EU 2018 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 2016.

A number of scholarships worth £5,000 will be given to master’s students starting their programmes in 2016. 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
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 in 16/17:

  • 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.

College of Arts and Humanities

College of Arts & Humanities Fee Waiver Scheme 2017/18

The College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce a PhD Fee Waiver Scheme for 2017/18.

Value: Full PhD tuition fee waiver, for three years per student

Subjects considered: 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.

Deadline: Friday, 23 June 2017

Further information available here

 


Biological Sciences

PhD studentship available

‘The role of DOM character in Carbonaceous & Nitrogenous Disinfection ByProduct formation in water supplies’, starting 1/10/14.

Women in Science Scholarships 2017/18

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. 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 the 16th of June 2017. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

 

Business

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.

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 2015 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.)

UK / EU Full Tuition Fee Scholarships

This scholarship scheme provides financial support, equivalent to the tuition fee for UK / EU students, to highly qualified students on selected MSc and MA programmes at Bangor Business School.

To be eligible to be considered for a UK / EU Full Tuition Fee Scholarship, you must satisfy each of the following criteria:

  • be classified as a UK / EU student for tuition-fee status purposes
  • be awarded a BA/BSc degree with a classification of 2.1 or above (or equivalent from a non-UK university).
  • enrol as a full-time student
  • have been offered a place on one of the following Bangor Business School taught postgraduate degree programmes:
    • MSc Accounting and Finance
    • MA / MSc Banking and Finance
    • MA / MSc Management and Finance
    • MA Business and Marketing
    • MA / MSc Finance
    • MA / MSc Islamic Banking and Finance

The number of scholarship awards varies from year to year, but it is anticipated that between five and ten awards will be made this year.

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.)

This scholarship does not apply to any other Masters degrees offered wholly or jointly by Bangor Business School that appear in our brochures and on our webpages.

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

 

Chemistry

Fully funded Masters Degrees available

PhD Studentships

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

Women in Science Scholarships 2017/18

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. 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 the 16th of June 2017. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

Computer Science

Women in Science Scholarships 2017/18

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. 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 the 16th of June 2017. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

 

 

Education

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.

Full-Time Masters Students (UK/EU)

  • Bursary of £1,000

Application

Online applications can now be made by prospective applicants for all postgraduate taught programmes at the University.

Applications for Home/EU students can be found at: www.bangor.ac.uk/courses/postgrad/taught/apply

Fully-Funded MPhil/PhD Scholarship

The School of Education invites applications for an MPhil scholarship on the subject of the ‘Best Model of Pedagogy for Initial Teacher Education and Training’ in the Primary Education sector.

PhD Studentship in Bilingualism

Applications are invited for a three-year fully funded PhD studentship within the School of Education, Linguistics or Psychology, at Bangor University. The successful candidate will benefit from a rich inter-disciplinary environment sustained in the wake of the ESRC funded Centre for Research in Bilingualism which has now become a centre run by Bangor University. Full Time, commencing October 2016

More information...

International EdD Scholarships

We are very pleased to announce that, to further strengthen our MA and EdD programmes in the School of Education, we are offering two International EdD Scholarships to outstanding students who have successfully completed our MA programme at Bangor. These scholarships would entail a 50% reduction in fees for the successful applicants for two and half years during which they have to complete two further taught modules - the compulsory level 8 Thesis Proposal module and another level 7 module of their choice - in addition to the EdD theses.

Eligibility of Applicants

  1. you are a (former) Bangor international student who has completed the MA programme in the School of Education;

  2. you have demonstrated good research capabilities during your study at Bangor;

  3. you can show that you have access to financial support for the rest of the cost to study at Bangor;

  4. you have a clear idea of who would be your principal supervisor with the expertise in your interested area of research;

How to apply:

Please complete an on-line University Postgraduate Application Form available here. (You will be directed to a page called 'Admissions Login' and asked to create an account)

In addition to the application form and its requirements, applicants applying for the EdD International Scholarship are required to provide a brief research proposal within 800 words indicating clearly the following:

  1. A provisional title

  2. Outline of the research study including information on:
    a) Why this topic is worth researching
    b) Relevant literature on similar research
    c) Methodology
    d) Potential supervisor(s)

  3. A provisional bibliography (not counted in length)

Deadline

The online application form and accompanying documents to apply for a International EdD Scholarship must be submitted by Thursday 29th March 2012.

Application advice

If you satisfy the eligibility criteria then you mus make it clear that you are applying for a Bangor University EdD Inernational Scholarship:

  • In answer to Question 3 ('Are you applying for a Bangor University advertised Research Project or Studentship?') of Section 6 ('Proposed Course of Study') of the on-line application form, please write 'EdD INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP', failure to do so may result in your application not being considered.

Electronic Engineering

Women in Science Scholarships 2017/18

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. 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 the 16th of June 2017. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

 

Micro-scale electrical characterization of adipose tissue for a microwave-based liposuction device

Applications are invited for a one-year MSc by Research studentship in bioelectronics and microwave technology at the School of Electronic Engineering, Bangor University, UK. The studentship is funded by the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS) in collaboration with the commercial partner Creo Medical Limited. It will cover tuition fees and an annual tax-free stipend at the standard RCUK rate (around £11,300 per year), as well as a travel budget for training and workshop attendance. The studentship is available from 25th January 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

More information...

Development of a miniature vibration energy harvester for battery-less tracking of honey bees

Applications are invited for a three-year research PhD studentship in microsystems and microwave technology at the Schools of Electronic Engineering, and Environment, Natural Resources & Geography, Bangor University, UK. The studentship is funded by the Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS) in collaboration with the commercial partner The Apiary Enterprise Limited, and an international research Institution, FBK. It will cover tuition fees and an annual tax-free stipend at the standard RCUK rate (around £14,000 per year), as well as a travel budget for training at FBK and conference attendance. The studentship is available from 25th January 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

More information...

 

 

English Literature

School Excellence Scholarships

Rewarding Academic Achievement - students who start a BA course in the Schools of English Literature, Modern Languages & Cultures, Music, Philosophy & Religion or Welsh in September 2017 will be eligible for an MA Scholarship.

These scholarships will be available to UK, EU and International students who have

  • completed a BA degree in one of these Schools in Bangor University
  • achieved a 2:1 or above, and
  • gained a place on a one-year full-time Taught Masters programme based in one of the Schools above

BA students who graduate with a 1st class degree will automatically receive a full tuition fee waiver for the MA.

BA students who graduate with a 2:1 degree will automatically receive a fee reduction, and pay £1,000 fees for the MA.

For more information about these scholarships please contact: cah@bangor.ac.uk

College of Arts & Humanities Fee Waiver Scheme 2017/18

The College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce a PhD Fee Waiver Scheme for 2017/18.

Value: Full PhD tuition fee waiver, for three years per student

Subjects considered: 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.

Deadline: Friday, 23 June 2017

Further information available here

 

 

Environment, Natural Resources and Geography

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for MSc Tropical Forestry

Bangor University has secured up to 10 scholarships from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for MSc Tropical Forestry (Distance Learning) for September 2017 entry. The scholarship also includes a generous travel bursary to enable scholars to attend an international summer school in July/August 2019 as well as a small study grant to assist scholars with distance learning study costs.

Applicants from developing commonwealth countries are eligible for the scholarship.

Further details of the scholarship and information about the application process can be found here

Women in Science Scholarships 2017/18

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. 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 the 16th of June 2017. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

Other sources of funding

Healthcare Sciences

Health and Care Research Wales PhD Studentship

Role substitution: the provision of general medical services by non-medical health professionals (systematic review, survey and mixed methods study)

North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research, School of Healthcare Sciences & Medical Sciences, CoHaBS, Bangor University

Applications are invited for a full-time PhD studentship, funded by Health and Care Research Wales. The studentship is based at the North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research (NWCPCR), within the School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University, under the supervision of Dr Nefyn Williams.

Further information is available here.

Women in Science Scholarships 2017/18

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. 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 the 16th of June 2017. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

 

 

History and Archaeology

College of Arts & Humanities Fee Waiver Scheme 2017/18

The College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce a PhD Fee Waiver Scheme for 2017/18.

Value: Full PhD tuition fee waiver, for three years per student

Subjects considered: 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.

Deadline: Friday, 23 June 2017

Further information available here.

The Rhug Project: Fully funded 3 year PhD Studentship

The Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates (ISWE) invites applications for a fully-funded 3 year PhD Studentship focusing on the history, culture and landscape of the Rhug Estate in north Wales during the period c.1450-1700. This unique studentship is sponsored by the Rhug Estate and includes a full stipend for three years in addition to the cost of all tuition fees and funding to attend an international conference.

The closing date for applications is 26 June, 2017.

Further information available here.

The Penrhyn Project: 3 year PhD Studentship in the social and political history of north west Wales, c.1860-1980

Bangor University’s Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates (ISWE) invites applications for a 3 year PhD Studentship focused on the impact and influence of the Penrhyn estate on the social and political identity of North West Wales during the period c.1860-1980. This unique studentship is sponsored by the Drapers’ Company and includes a stipend of in addition to the cost of tuition fees and funding to attend an international conference.

The Closing date for applications is 31 July 2017

Further information available here.

 

Law

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.

Linguistics and English Language

College of Arts & Humanities Fee Waiver Scheme 2017/18

The College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce a PhD Fee Waiver Scheme for 2017/18.

Value: Full PhD tuition fee waiver, for three years per student

Subjects considered: 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.

Deadline: Friday, 23 June 2017

Further information available here

 

Medical Sciences

Siemens-Llanberis MSc Scholarship

Duration: 1 year Value: £3000 (applied as fee-reduction) Subjects considered: Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics MSc

Value: £3000 (applied as fee-reduction)

Subjects considered: Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics MSc

Deadline: 26th September, 2016

Further information and application details

Women in Science Scholarships 2017/18

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. 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 the 16th of June 2017. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

 

 

 

Music

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.

College of Arts & Humanities Fee Waiver Scheme 2017/18

The College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce a PhD Fee Waiver Scheme for 2017/18.

Value: Full PhD tuition fee waiver, for three years per student

Subjects considered: 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.

Deadline: Friday, 23 June 2017

Further information available here

Parry Williams Doctoral Studentship in Music

The School of Music invites applications for the Parry Williams Doctoral Studentship in Music.

Value: a bursary of £10,000 per annum for a period of three years.

Subjects considered: any area of music, but especially for doctoral projects that fall within the remit of staff research interests (including musicology, composition, electroacoustic composition, sonic arts and performance). Applications are particularly welcome from students working in David Parry Williams’s own specialist areas: Welsh music and composition.

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

Parry Williams Doctoral Studentship

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. For over a decade now, the Parry Williams fund has supported excellent undergraduate and postgraduate students in Music.

Several smaller bursaries of £1,000-2,000 are awarded annually, and roughly every 3 years, a PhD scholarship (£7,500 p.a.) is advertised.

Postgraduate Awards within the College of Arts and Humanities

The College of Arts and Humanities may have a number of postgraduate awards to offer postgraduates to help them fund their studies. Please visit the Scholarships and Studentships page on the central Bangor University website for more details.

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).

The Director of Graduate Studies can advise you on these and other funding possibilities.

Contact:

Mr Wyn Thomas
Director of Graduate Studies in Music
w.thomas@bangor.ac.uk

Ocean Sciences

Women in Science Scholarships 2017/18

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. 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 the 16th of June 2017. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

 

Psychology

Psychology Postgraduate Taught Studentships

Home/EU External Students Only

PGT Achievement Scholarships: £1,000 fee-reduction achievement awarded the TOP 8 successful MSc applicants (all programmes) from the UK/EU applying with a first-class undergraduate degree in a Psychology-related discipline. Awarded to the 8 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 2018. 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.

Internal & External Students

MSc Psychological Research, Msc Consumer Psychology & 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 2018 and your project proposals must be submitted by 1st June 2018.

Applied Behaviour Analysis Welsh Scholarship: 1 £500 Fee Reduction Scholarship available. Applications must be received by 1st June 2018.

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

Bangor Psychology Students Only (International Students also eligible for these)

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 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 2018. 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

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

Overseas Bangor graduates starting an eligible full-time Masters degree at Bangor University will automatically be entitled to a £500 discount on the tuition fee. More information...

International Students Only

PGT Gold Scholarships: Psychology has a limited number of International top up scholarships worth up to £4K are available. Applicants would be expected to be able to demonstrate exceptional academic ability and a financial hardship. Applications must be received by 1st May 2018 and should consist of a statement (max 300 words) outlining the applicants academic credentials and financial situation including any supporting documentation. Ideally these should be submitted at the same time as the application to enable an early decision. The statement and details of the academic/financial situtaion should be e-mailed to psychology@bangor.ac.uk as soon as possible following an application and not later than 1st June 2018.

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

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.

 

Social Sciences

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 & PhD Bursaries

The School is currently reviewing its bursary policy. Details will be announced in due course.

 

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

First Class Funding - Excellence Award

The School will reward academic excellence at entry. A fee reduction of £1,000 will be applied for self-funding 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 by late June 2014 in order for students to be guaranteed an Excellence Award. Academic Registry/Admissions will make this a part of the offer. 

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 2014 at the latest.

Loyalty Award (Bangor University graduates only)

The University offers a £500 fee reduction to all self-funding former students of Bangor University. This award will be made to students who graduate with a 2.2 or higher honours degree* in a related-course and who register for a graduate taught programme in the same year as they complete their UG programme.

*NB – BU alumni who also achieve a first class honours degree will receive £1,500 reduction IN TOTAL.

Application Process – Students will not need to apply for this award. However, we must receive an application for a postgraduate taught course by the end of June 2014 in order for students to be guaranteed an Alumni Award. Academic Registry/Admissions will make this award part of the offer.

Women in Science Scholarships 2017/18

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. 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 the 16th of June 2017. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

International Applicants (Non-EU Students only)

Bangor University's International Education Centre (IEC) offers:

  • £2,500 to each successful applicant;
  • £5,000 for applicants with a first class honours degree;
  • £4,000 for each successful applicant from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Colombia, Ecuador, Indonesia, Pakistan, South Korea, Turkey and Ukraine;
  • £1,000 Loyalty Award (BU graduates only) in addition to any other IEC scholarship;
  • 5 x full Tuition Scholarships (full fees) for postgraduate taught applicants.

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

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

Discretionary scholarships from the School of Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences may be available for 'outstanding' self-funding International students applying for postgraduate study in the School who have been unsuccessful in gaining an International Education Centre (IEC) award or who are ineligible for such an award (eg a student who is part-funded by another sponsor).  

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 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.  Payment is made monthly (approximately £55 per month).

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.

“Being a postgraduate assistant has been a challenging, yet enjoyable experience and I have gained a number of skills that will look good on my CV. It has enhanced my communication and presentation skills and I have learned how to explain things in a different way to make them more easily understood.”​

Rachel Cook , Graduate Assistant 2013-14

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

College of Arts & Humanities Fee Waiver Scheme 2017/18

The College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce a PhD Fee Waiver Scheme for 2017/18.

Value: Full PhD tuition fee waiver, for three years per student

Subjects considered: 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.

Deadline: Friday, 23 June 2017

Further information available here

 

 

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
British Council GREAT Scholarship Up to £6,500 India
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 ~ £14,000 for 2016/17 (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 ~ £11,000 for 2016/17. 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.

 

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

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

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 £5000 Scholarship

£5,000 Masters scholarship on offer for 2015 from FindAMasters.com. Available for all subject areas at any university currently listed on FindAMasters.com. Two £500 runners-up scholarships will also be awarded. Dates for 2016 to be confirmed. Register now.

FindaPhD.com £5000 Scholarship

£5,000 PhD scholarship on offer for 2015 from FindAPhD.com. Available for all subjects at any university currently listed on FindAPhD.com. Two £500 runners-up scholarships will also be awarded. Dates for 2016 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

StudentFunder.com

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

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.

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