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.

For information on the new postgraduate bursary for students in Wales, view the External tab below.

School Awards

Music Postgraduate Bursaries

The School of Music and Media has a limited number of internal Music Bursaries, which are open to UK, EU and overseas students. These range in value up to a maximum of £1,000. These bursaries are available on a competitive basis. To apply for a bursary, please can you upload a letter with your application indicating why you would like to be considered. For more information please contact music.pg@bangor.ac.uk.

Parry Williams Studentship 2019/20

The School of Music and Media is inviting applications for the Parry Williams Doctoral Studentship in Music. This award is named after D. E. Parry Williams (1900-1996), the first Professor of Music at Bangor; it is funded by an endowment at the University in his memory. For almost two decades now, the Parry Williams fund has supported excellent postgraduate students in Music. The successful student will be based in the School of Music and Media, Bangor University.

Qualification Type: Full-time PhD

Closing date: 09 August 2019

Funding amount: The award will consist of a bursary of £10,000 per annum for a period of three years, as a contribution towards tuition fees and maintenance.

Start: Autumn 2019 (or as soon as possible thereafter)

Where can I find more information?  For full details regarding this scholarship, please follow this link

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).

For more information about these and other funding possibilities, please contact: pgadmissionscah@bangor.ac.uk

University

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.

Price Davies Postgraduate Scholarship

(Y Werin Legacy Fund)

The scholarship shall be of the same value as a University Postgraduate Studentship, subject to available funds. The candidate must pursue a scheme of study for a postgraduate research degree in Arts or in Science at Bangor University.

Deadline for applications: is 31 August 2019.

Please note: for courses commencing September 2020 onwards, applications should be submitted no later than 1 June 2020.

Further information and application

Application form.

Thomas Ellis Memorial Fund

(Y Werin Legacy Fund)

The scholarship offers up to £1,500 to support talented graduates from Welsh Universities with an interest in language, literature, history and antiquities of Wales.

The deadline for applications is 1st June 2019.

Further information and application

Llewelyn Williams Postgraduate Studentship

(Y Werin Legacy Fund)

The Llewelyn Williams Postgraduate Studentship enables research in Welsh History, including Welsh laws and economic aspects of Welsh life. The scholarship offers up to £7,000 to support talented History, Law and Economics graduates with an interest in postgraduate research in a Welsh University.

The deadline for applications is 1st June 2019.

Further information and application

Gareth Jones Memorial Travelling Scholarship

(Y Werin Legacy Fund)

The scholarship offers up to £2,000 to support talented graduates from Welsh Universities with an interest in Journalism or International Affairs.

The deadline for applications is 1st June 2019.

Further information and application

Gender Equality Scholarship

Bangor University is a member of the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter and as such committed to gender equality and diversity, and to creating and promoting an inclusive culture for staff and students at all levels. The University’s Gender Equality scholarships are to support graduating students in continuing their studies at Bangor - particularly in areas where our student numbers show an underrepresentation of women or men at postgraduate level in certain areas. These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in any discipline. 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 28th of June 2019. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham.

Graduate Loyalty Discount

Santander Taught Postgraduate Scholarships

The Santander Group will be awarding postgraduate scholarships to Bangor University for master’s students starting in 2018.

A number of scholarships worth £5,000 will be given to master’s students starting their programmes in 2018. More information...

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Masters Scholarship for Welsh medium study

For more information about the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Masters Scholarship scheme click here

Postgraduate Access Bursary

UK Students (excluding students from Wales*) may be eligible for a Postgraduate Access Bursary if they were in receipt of one of the following as an undergraduate student during the 2018/19 academic year, or if they were unemployed immediately before starting a postgraduate course at Bangor University:

  • Means Tested Maintenance Grant
  • Means Tested Maintenance Loan
  • a Foyer Bursary
  • a Care Leavers Bursary
  • Job Seekers Allowance / Income Support / Universal Credit

Students must be able to provide evidence that they were in receipt of one these grants, bursaries or benefits.

A bursary of £500 will be awarded to:

  • students who as an undergraduates in 2018/19 received the maximum means tested funding.
  • students who were unemployed immediately before starting their postgraduate studies.

A bursary of £250 will be awarded:

  • to students who as an undergraduate in 2018/19 received a partial means tested funding.

For more information and to request and application form, contact the Money Support Unit.

*Students from Wales are entitled to a minimum £1,000 grant from the Welsh Government.

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:

International

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
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

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships 2019

Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. The scholarships are for study starting in October 2019, and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries. Split-site Scholarships are delivered through an institutional or departmental link between the candidate’s home university and proposed UK university. 

Closing date for applications: 4 February 2019. Full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, available here.

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

Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships 2019

Applications are open for Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships for PhD candidates from low and middle income Commonwealth countries to spend 12 months at a UK university as part of their doctoral studies in their home country. The scholarships are for study starting in October 2019, and are aimed at high-quality graduates whose proposed research has a developmental focus and who have the potential to become influential teachers or researchers in their home countries. Split-site Scholarships are delivered through an institutional or departmental link between the candidate’s home university and proposed UK university. 

Closing date for applications: 4 February 2019. Full details, including eligibility criteria and how to apply, available here.

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

Structural Funding

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 ~ £14,340 for 2017/18 (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 ~ £11,472 for 2017/18. 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.

External

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. 

Fitness Savvy Scholarships

Further information

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

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 Scholarship

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FindaPhD.com Scholarship

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Other Scholarships and Endowments

Loans

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.

Postgrad Solutions Bursary

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