Fees & Finances

2018/19 Postgraduate Loan & additional support (Wales & EU)

  • A postgraduate loan is available for students ordinarily resident in Wales (and those from the EU studying at a Welsh institution). The loan applies to students undertaking full- or part-time courses leading to the award of a Master’s degree.
  • The total support available to an eligible student is £17,000. This applies to eligible Master's courses with a start date between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.
  • For 2018-19, the Welsh Government is also providing additional support for postgraduate students from Wales who choose to study in Wales.
    • At Bangor University, this means students from Wales and the EU are guaranteed a tuition fee reduction of £1,000.
    • Wales-domiciled students only, may also be entitled to an additional means-tested maintenance support payment of £5000. Awarded to eligible candidates, depending on household income / personal circumstances.
    • The maintenance support payment will require a separate assessment process. Please contact the Money Support Unit to request an application form.

Postgraduate Doctoral Loan (Wales)

If you’re starting a full-time or part-time postgraduate Doctoral course (such as a PhD) from 1 August 2018, you can apply for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan of up to £25,000. This can help with course fees and living costs while you study. More information

Following an announcement from the government, it has been confirmed that EU nationals in Wales in 2019/20 will be eligible to pay the same tuition fees as Welsh students and eligible to receive the tuition fee loan and/or grants from Student Finance Wales. The fee status and loan support will remain for the duration of study. For further details please check the Student Finance Wales website.

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.

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


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.

Postgraduate Loan (England)

Students from England are able to apply for a postgraduate loan (PGL) of up to £10,609 as a contribution to the cost of study, with repayment on similar terms to the undergraduate student loan. For full details of eligibility, payment and repayment, download the PGL Policy Summary.

  • A postgraduate loan is available for students ordinarily resident in England. The loan applies to students undertaking full or part-time courses leading to the award of a Master’s degree.
  • For the academic year 2018-19postgraduate loan of £10,609 is available to English domiciled students. This applies to eligible Master’s courses with a start date between 1 August 2018 and 31 July 2019.
  • For the academic year 2019/20postgraduate loan of £10,906 is available to English domiciled students. This applies to eligible Master’s courses with a start date between 1 August 2019 and 31 July 2020.

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 started their studies after 1 August 2018, you can apply for a loan of up to £25,000.
  • Student who intend to start their studies after the1 August 2019 can apply for a loan of up to £25,700. 
Click here 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. Detail of the 2019/20 funding package will be released soon by Student Finance Northern Ireland.

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.

Tuition fees & Payment methods

Funding your studies

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