Fees & Finances

Tuition fees & Payment methods

2019/20 Postgraduate Loan & additional support (Wales & EU)

  • From 1 August 2019, students ordinarily resident in Wales (and those from the EU studying at a Welsh institution) may be entitled to a combination of loan and grant as a contribution to costs while studying a postgraduate Master’s degree course.
  • The total support available to an eligible student is £17,000. A grant of up to £6,885 is available, depending upon household income. The balance of support is a loan.
  • Part-time study – support is allocated over the number of years the course is studied. Support is capped in each academic year; for example, £17,000 for a one year course, £8,500 per year for a course lasting two years and £4,250 per year for a course lasting four years. Full-time courses between one and two years are eligible for support. Part-time courses of up to four years are eligible for support.
  • Support comprises the following elements:
    • A non-means-tested contribution to costs base grant of £1,000 is available to all eligible students.
    • An additional means-tested contribution to costs grant of £5,885 is available to eligible students with a household income of up to £18,370 per annum
    • Students with a taxable household income of between £18.371 and £59,199 will receive a partial grant.
  • The on-line application portal is now open: https://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/postgraduate-students.aspx.

Postgraduate grant and loan entitlement Table 2019/20

Taxable Household Income Grant Loan Total Funding
£18,370 or less £6,885 £10,115 £17,000
£20,000 £6,651 £10,349 £17,000
£25,000 £5,930 £11,070 £17,000
£30,000 £5,209 £11,791 £17,000
£40,000 £3,767 £13,233 £17,000
£50,000 £2,326 £14,674 £17,000
£55,000 £1,605 £15,395 £17,000
£59,200 or higher £1,000 £16,000 £17,000

New Bursaries for Postgraduates in Wales

A new bursary scheme is available for the 2019/20 academic year to support students from Wales to continue with their postgraduate studies in Wales.

The aim of the Postgraduate Taught Masters Incentivisation Bursary Scheme is to increase the number of Welsh graduates who remain in, or return to Wales, to study a postgraduate master’s degree in the following STEMM subjects:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine

A new postgraduate bursary is also be available for those wanting to study 40 credits or more of their Master’s degree through the medium of Welsh.

The additional bursary funding announced by the Welsh Government means that students from Wales could receive up to £17,000 towards their studies and living costs, if they choose to study an eligible postgraduate taught Master’s course at Bangor University this September.

The STEMM bursary award is worth £2,000, with a £1,000 Welsh-medium bursary available for those studying 40 credits or more through the medium of Welsh.

All students from Wales and the EU who are eligible for the new bursary will be contacted directly by the University in September, with the bursary to be applied as a fee waiver to reduce the cost of your tuition fee in most cases.

New Bursary for Postgraduates over the age of 60

The Welsh Government is funding a new bursary of £4,000 for postgraduate students aged 60+.

The bursary is available for the 2019/20 academic year to full-time Postgraduate Taught Masters students from Wales and the EU. All students who are eligible for the new bursary will be contacted directly by the University in September, with the bursary to be applied as a fee waiver to reduce the cost of your tuition fee in most cases. 

2019/20 Postgraduate Doctoral Loan (Wales)

  • From 1 August 2019, students ordinarily resident in Wales and those from the EU studying at a Welsh institution may be entitled to support. This can help with course fees and living costs while you study.
  • Eligible students will be able to borrow up to a maximum of £25,700, as a contribution to costs, over the period of the doctoral programme. Courses can be full or part-time and be between three and eight years in length.
  • Payments are made in tranches across the number of years of the doctoral programme.
  • Those in receipt of studentship funding from any of the seven UK Research Councils (whether full or fees only) will not be eligible to receive a loan.
  • Those receiving other direct forms of Government support for maintenance and fees costs, including any salary contributions or fees provided by the NHS for the purposes of doctoral study, and the KESS 2 scheme, will not be eligible either.
  • The on-line application portal is now open: https://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/postgraduate-students/postgraduate-doctoral-loan.aspx

2019/20 Postgraduate Loan (England)

  • From 1 August 2019, students ordinarily resident in England, may be entitled to a loan as a contribution to costs while studying a postgraduate Master’s degree course.
  • The total support available to an eligible student commencing their studies after 1st august 2019 is £10,906.
  • Part-time study – support is allocated over the number of years the course is studied. Support is capped in each academic year; for example, £5,453 for a course lasting two years
  • Full-time courses between one and two years are eligible for support. Part-time courses of up to four years are eligible for support.
  • The on-line application portal is now open: https://logon.slc.co.uk/cas/login

For full details of eligibility, payment and repayment, download the PGL Policy Summary.

Postgraduate Doctoral Loan (England)

Students starting a full-time or part-time postgraduate Doctoral course such as a PhD may be entitled to a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan to help with course fees and living costs while you study.

  • Student who intend to start their studies after the1 August 2019 can apply for a loan of up to £25,700.

For more information about the Post Graduate Doctoral Loan.

Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (Northern Ireland)

Students from Northern Ireland who started their studies after the 1 August 2018 can now apply for up to £5,500 towards the cost of their postgraduate tuition fee.

For full details please check the Student Finance NI website, or read the full DfE statement here.

Scholarships, Studentships & Bursaries

The University offers a wide range of scholarships, studentships and bursaries.

International students

If you are an international student you should consult our country-specific pages for the most relevant information. The International Education Centre act as the focal point for international students across all courses, subject areas and levels of study at Bangor. Fees, funding and scholarship opportunities may vary depending on your nationality and home country.

Funding your studies

Visit our Postgraduate Student Finance site for details about funding opportunities including funded courses, endowment supported courses, scholarships or bursaries.