Undergraduate Funding

Scholarships, Studentships & Bursaries

Scholarships, Studentships and Bursaries are funded by both the University and our individual academic schools. The International Education Centre also supports international students through a range of awards for international students.

As you would expect from a university that places great emphasis on student support, Bangor is keen to offer extra help to students. Bursaries and scholarships worth over £3.7M are available for new and returning students in September 2017.

Merit scholarships

For new students in 2019, these include Merit Scholarships of up to £3,000 for those who excel in the annual Entrance Scholarships (The closing date is 15 January 2019 for 2019 entry).

Bangor Bursaries

The bursaries offered include Bangor bursaries of up to £1,000 a year for those from lower income families and £1,000 for students from care.

Please choose from the menu for further information on what is available and your eligibility for the various awards on offer.

Welsh medium study

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Scholarships are available to students who study through the medium of Welsh.

Other funding opportunities

The University also offers a range of sports scholarships and bursaries and bursaries which support Welsh medium study.


Scholarships and Bursaries in our academic Schools

The following academic schools are also offering scholarship/bursaries.


Bangor Business School Undergraduate Scholarships (UK only)

A number of scholarships valued at £2,500 are awarded to UK candidates who achieve the highest grades in their A levels (or equivalent) and who've already applied and firmly accepted their offer at Bangor Business School. No scholarship application form needs to be completed, as all applicants who've selected Bangor Business School as their firm choice via UCAS will automatically be considered for this award.

Successful candidates will be informed of the award within 2 weeks of receiving their exam results.

Bangor Business School International Scholarship

Two scholarships valued at £5,000 each are awarded to outstanding international candidates.

Scholarships will be awarded to high achievers who can demonstrate an excellent school record to date and who have already achieved a minimum English language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

To be eligible to apply for a Scholarship, candidates must already have been offered a place on one of Bangor Business School's undergraduate degree programmes.

Applicants are required to give details of their academic achievements, personal achievements and give reasons for applying for a scholarship from the Bangor Business School.

Scholarships will be awarded on the strength of applications received. Whilst academic achievement is a key criterion, a broad view of each candidate's personal achievements and interests will be considered.

Closing date: 1st May

Download Application Form

Further Details

Meinir Llwyd
Marketing Manager (College of Business, Law, Education & Social Sciences)
+44 (0) 1248 382085


Our Chemistry Scholarship Scheme aims to help you realise your potential, our scholarships apply to all our degree courses. The new Chemistry Scholarships and Bursaries have been set up to recognise and support Chemistry excellence and achievement. On this basis, the School currently offers the following entry scholarships and bursaries:

All new chemistry students starting in 2018 who have visited us for an Open Day will receive the following chemistry package*:

  • £1500 Chemistry Bursary
  • iPad™ Mini
  • Chem³ textbook
  • Personalised lab coat and lab specs
  • Free membership to the Student Chemical Society “ChemSoc”
  • Free membership to the Royal Society of Chemistry

* To receive the full Chemistry package you must have visited Chemistry for an Open Day or UCAS Day. The offer is for students arriving to study Chemistry at Bangor University in 2018 only. Students who transfer to another subject will be asked to return the chemistry package before they transfer.

Walter and Edith Sheldon Scholarship

Following a generous endowment by Mr and Mrs Sheldon (Mr Sheldon is an ex Bangor student and now a successful businessman living and working in Australia) a named scholarship of £400 is available. Mr and Mrs Sheldon have requested that the scholarship be directed towards less well-off students to encourage them to read Chemistry at Bangor.

To simplify the application procedure for the award, students receiving maximum assistance with tuition fees and/or grants will be given first priority. Applicants for the award are asked to write a brief letter to the Admissions Tutor stating their interest in this scholarship.

If you have any questions or want further information about the Department's scholarships and bursaries, please do not hesitate to contact us

Welsh medium study scholarship closing date 4th May

Full details, including application form, are available from the Mantais website - http://www.mantais.ac.uk/en/studentfinance/

Computer Science

£1,500 Computer Science Bursary for September 2019

A special £1,500 Computer Science Bursary for those who applied before the UCAS deadline to study on specific undergraduate courses in September 2019.

Computer Science Scholarship

£1,500 over three years.

Three of these Scholarships will be awarded, on the basis of academic performance. Applicants will need to apply by late November to sit an examination the following January. For more information please contact Amanda Smith - a.smith@bangor.ac.uk

Electronic Engineering

£1,500 Electronic Engineering Bursary for September 2019

A special £1,500 Electronic Engineering Bursary for those who have already applied to study on one of our undergraduate courses in September 2019. See full details here.

Electronic Engineering Scholarship

£1,500 over three years

Three of these Scholarships will be awarded, on the basis of academic performance. Applicants will need to apply by late November to sit an examination the following January. For more information please contact Amanda Smith - a.smith@bangor.ac.uk

MEng Bursary

£500 for all students on the MEng programme in the 1st Year of study.

English Literature



Undergraduate Scholarships from the School of Law

LLB Law (2-Year Degree Scheme) – 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.

Bangor Law School Scholarships

One Bangor Law School Scholarships valued at up to £3,000 are available to candidates wishing to study any undergraduate degree course within the School of Law. These awards are based on candidates’ results in the University Entrance Scholarship examinations (normally held in January), and awards are made on merit. Candidates are not required to sit the Law subject paper to be eligible for these Scholarships.

Further details are available here.

Entrance Scholarships

A range of Entrance Scholarships are available to students entering Bangor, worth up to £3000 and are awarded on the basis of entrance exams taken in January each year.

Further details are available here.

Modern Languages and Cultures



Auditions and performance scholarships

Successful applicants to the School of Music are invited to attend a UCAS Open Day, during which they have the opportunity to audition for a Performance Scholarship worth £400. A number of these are awarded as an incentive for performers who demonstrate special promise. However, whether or not you receive a scholarship has no effect on our offer of a place on the Music course.

Scholarships are paid in the form of a remission on your first-year tuition fees, and are awarded on the condition that you register for the first-year module in Solo Performance (WXP1016 or WXC1016).

Applicants are invited to perform a musical excerpt of 3-5 minutes' duration, which they feel is most appropriate to showcase their ability. Please note that applicants wishing to take modules in performance are usually expected to have achieved ABRSM Grade 8 (or equivalent) on their main instrument or voice. Some keyboard proficiency (such as Grade 5 or above in piano) is also desirable.

Please provide a copy of your music for the examiners, and another copy for the accompanist if you require piano accompaniment. Please let us know in advance if you will require any additional equipment, such as an amplifier or a CD player for a backing track.

Philosophy and Religion



There are no Scholarships & Bursaries available at the moment.



Awards for International Students

The scholarships outlined below are available for both January intake and September intake courses.

Undergraduate Scholarships

What’s on offer Value Eligible Countries
Merit Scholarship Up to £12,000 All countries
Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount Up to £3,500 All countries
British Council GREAT Scholarship Up to £6,000 India

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

Further help and information

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust Undergraduate Bursaries

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