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.  

College of Arts & Humanities Fee Waiver Scheme 2018/19

Fee Waiver Scheme 2018 for PhDs in Arts and Humanities

The College of Arts Humanities & Business is pleased to announce a PhD Fee Waiver Scheme for 2018/19.
Value: Full PhD tuition fee waiver, for three years per student

Subjects considered: We invite applications from candidates with outstanding research potential in all areas covered by the research interests of our academic Schools and Research Centres. Amongst the College’s key collaborative research themes are bilingualism and translation, Celtic Studies, creative practice & practice-based research, cognitive linguistics, digital economies, early and contemporary music, medieval and early modern studies, film and screen studies, media & persuasive communication, social sciences and any aspect of Welsh history, culture, politics and society.

Deadline: Friday, 29 June 2018

Further information  

School Excellence Scholarships

Rewarding Academic Achievement - students who start a BA course in the Schools of English Literature, Modern Languages & Cultures, Music, Philosophy & Religion or Welsh in September 2017 or September 2018 will be eligible for an MA Scholarship.

These scholarships will be available to UK, EU and International students who have

  • completed a BA degree in one of these Schools in Bangor University
  • achieved a 2:1 or above, and
  • gained a place on a one-year full-time Taught Masters programme based in one of the Schools above

BA students who graduate with a 1st class degree will automatically receive a full tuition fee waiver for the MA.

BA students who graduate with a 2:1 degree will automatically receive a fee reduction, and pay £1,000 fees for the MA.

For more information about these scholarships please contact: cah@bangor.ac.uk

 

School of Music Postgraduate Bursaries

The School of Music has a limited number of School of Music and external Bursaries for students in all postgraduate areas, which are open to UK, EU and overseas students. These generally range in value up to around £1,000, though a few exceed this. They are available on a competitive basis. To apply for a bursary, you should send a letter with your application indicating that you would like to be considered. Priority will be given to applicants who have sought funding from other sources (even if unsuccessfully), and you may be asked to provide evidence of this (for example, rejection letters) before an award is made.

Parry Williams Studentship

For over a decade, the Parry Williams fund has supported excellent undergraduate and postgraduate students in Music. This award is named after David Parry Williams (1900-1996), the first Head of School of Music at Bangor; by a generous gift from his daughter, the late Ann Lloyd Jones.

Approximately every 3 years, a PhD scholarship is advertised., and several smaller bursaries of £1,000-2,000 are awarded annually, and

The closing date for applications this year has now passed – please contact us for more information about future scholarships

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

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.

Microwave photonics: Waveform Generation and Applications

A fully funded PhD studentship to start October 2019 is available in the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineer at Bangor University, supported by Bangor University’s Great Heritage fund. The studentship will cover the full cost of UK/EU tuition fees, plus a maintenance stipend in line with RCUK rates (provisional £14,553 per annum for full time award holders) for 3 years as well as funding for the research. The primary supervisor will be Dr Yanhua Hong whose research interest are in the experimental and theoretical study of the dynamics of semiconductor lasers.

Closing date for Applications: 31st August 2018 

Further information and application

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 degree in Arts or in Science at Bangor University.

The deadline for applications is 22nd June 2018.

Further information and application

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 2018.

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 2018.

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 2018.

Further information and application

Women in Science Scholarships

Bangor University is committed to supporting the career development of women in science and for this reason the University’s Women in Science Scholarships are to support graduating women students in continuing their studies. More information...

Bangor Graduate Loyalty Discount 2018

UK/EU 2018 Bangor graduates starting a full-time Masters degree at Bangor University this September will automatically be entitled to a £500 discount on the tuition fee for eligible Masters courses.

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

Closing date: July 11th 2018
Value: £3000

Postgraduate Access Bursary

Students may be eligible for the Postgraduate Access Bursary if as an undergraduate they were unemployed before attending University or in receipt of one of the following:

  • Welsh Government Learning Grant / Maintenance Grant
  • an Opportunity Bursary
  • a Foyer Bursary
  • a Care Leavers Grant
  • Job Seekers Allowance / Income Support

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

The maximum bursary of £500 will be awarded to a student who as undergraduate received the maximum grant entitlement or were unemployed.
£250 will be awarded if they as undergraduate received a partial grant.

For more information please contact the Money Support Unit.

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:

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

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

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

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.

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

The Global Study Awards

£10,000 awards available in a scheme supported by International Student Identity Card (ISIC), British Council IELTS, and StudyPortals
Further 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

Masters scholarship on offer from FindAMasters.com. Available for all subject areas at any university currently listed on FindAMasters.com. Dates for 2018 to be confirmed. Register now.

FindaPhD.com Scholarship

PhD scholarship on offer from FindAPhD.com. Available for all subjects at any university currently listed on FindAPhD.com. Dates for 2018 to be confirmed. Register now.

Other Scholarships and Endowments

Career Development Loans

Many students finance their postgraduate studies with the assistance of a Career Development Loan. The independent website Moneysavingexpert.com offers some advice on the advanatages and disadvantages of these and how to use them most cost effectively  - click here for more information.

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.

The Educational Grants Advisory Service (EGAS)

  • EGAS provides information and advice on funding for post-16 education
    They can help:
    * Individuals who wish to enter post-16 education or training who are resident in the UK
    * Residents of the European Economic Area (EEA) studying in the UK
    * Overseas students in the UK who are coming to the end of their course
    They cannot help:
    * Overseas students, from outside the European Economic Area (EEA), who are making contact with them from their country of origin.
    * Anyone who wishes to study outside the UK.

Postgrad Solutions Bursary

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