Scholarships, Studentships and 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.
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.
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 £3.4M are available for new and returning students.
For new students, these include Merit Scholarships of up to £3,000 for those who excel in the annual Entrance Scholarships. More information and closing dates
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.
Awards for International Students
These scholarships are available for both January intake and September intake courses.
Please visit our International Scholarships webpage for details about different scholarships schemes, eligibility criteria and how to apply.