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Postgraduate Widening Access Bursaries

These awards are aimed specifically at widening access to full and part time postgraduate Masters courses.

Five Postgraduate Widening Access Bursaries worth £3,000 each are available for 2020 entry. One of these WA bursaries is limited to Welsh medium study only and one bursary is limited to students from Wales, living outside a Communities First postcode but showing evidence of financial hardship. The closing date to apply for bursaries is 31 July, 2020.

Bangor University is committed to widening participation in Higher Education and accepts students from a broad range of backgrounds. The awards are aimed specifically at widening access to full and part time postgraduate Masters courses and are open to UK students who meet specific criteria.

To be eligible to apply for the bursaries you must:

  • Be a current Bangor University student / Bangor graduate, and
  • Have / expect to achieve at least a 2.2 or above in your undergraduate degree, and
  • Have applied / be considering applying for a full or part time PG Masters course (excluding MBAs and PGCEs) at Bangor University for entry in September 2020, and
  • Not be in receipt of another bursary / scholarship for a PG Masters course, and
  • Where relevant, meet the specific postcode criteria for these awards.
  • Be studying for a Welsh medium Masters
  • Show evidence of financial hardship

The postcode criteria – check now if you are eligible to apply for these bursaries

The postcode criteria is based upon a student’s permanent home address upon entry to the University – so please enter the postcode of your permanent home address when you applied to Bangor for your undergraduate degree.

If the postcode of your permanent home address indicates that you live/lived in a HE low-participation neighbourhood* (including Communities First areas in Wales), then you can proceed with your application for the PG Widening Access Bursaries.

*Please note: Postcodes are categorized according to Communities First postcode areas and the POLAR2 coding system. The POLAR2 system identifies 5 tiers of Higher Education participation. Tier 1 has the lowest proportion of residents who have attended Higher Education and Tier 5 the highest).