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.  

Psychology Postgraduate Taught Studentships

Great Heritage Fund 3 yr PhD (in areas of basic science, applied or clinical sciences)

The College of Health and Behavioural Sciences (CoHABS) at Bangor University, supported by its Great Heritage Fund, invites applications for PhD study, through a fully- funded studentship, available to start in October 2018. Proposals for study can be drawn from across the range of research in any of the 4 Schools, which covers a broad range of health, psychological, biomedical, sports, exercise and performance sciences. The quality and depth of this research is evident in the results from the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), with the vast majority of the research and impact cases submitted ranked as 'World Leading' or 'Internationally Excellent'. In the 2014 REF exercise, the CoHABS average GPA (a measure of research quality) of 3.27 across 3 units of assessment saw us ranked 6th in the UK compared with overall institutional GPAs. Basic science, applied, and clinical proposals will be allowed. However, proposals that involve significant collaboration between Schools, or collaboration with external bodies, will be favoured.

More information here.

2 x PhD 3 year fully-funded studentships in Social/ Cognitive Neuroscience & Social Robotics

The broad aim of the ‘Social Robots’ project is to explore the brain and behavioural mechanisms underpinning experience-dependent plasticity during human-robot interactions. The advertised PhD projects may involve fMRI, TMS, EMG or fNIRS with healthy young adult, older adult, or child populations, as well as longitudinal training interventions with sophisticated humanoid robots.

Find out more and how to apply here.

Home/EU External Students Only

PGT Achievement Scholarships: £1,000 fee-reduction achievement awarded the TOP 8 successful MSc applicants (all programmes) from the UK/EU applying with a first-class undergraduate degree in a Psychology-related discipline. Awarded to the 8 students with 1st class degree who have achieved the highest scores in their third year dissertations. No additional application is required though students should ensure that the School is aware of their degree classification and project marks as soon as possible. To be considered for a scholarship you must apply for your masters course by 1st May 2018. Results must be emailed to psychology@bangor.ac.uk as soon as you have received them.

To be eligible for these scholarships students must be studying full-time.

Internal & External Students

MSc Psychological Research, Msc Consumer Psychology & MSc Neuroimaging Scholarships: Three £2.5K Gold Scholarships for highly able applicants to these Masters degrees. Awarded on the basis of a project proposal (500 words max) and academic attainment. Proposals should be e-mailed to psychology@bangor.ac.uk. To be considered for a scholarship you must apply for your masters course by 1st May 2018 and your project proposals must be submitted by 1st June 2018.

Applied Behaviour Analysis Welsh Scholarship: 1 £500 Fee Reduction Scholarship available. Applications must be received by 1st June 2018.

To be eligible for these scholarships students must be studying full-time.

International Students Only

PGT Gold Scholarships: Psychology has a limited number of International top up scholarships worth up to £4K are available. Applicants would be expected to be able to demonstrate exceptional academic ability and a financial hardship. Applications must be received by 1st May 2018 and should consist of a statement (max 300 words) outlining the applicants academic credentials and financial situation including any supporting documentation. Ideally these should be submitted at the same time as the application to enable an early decision. The statement and details of the academic/financial situtaion should be e-mailed to psychology@bangor.ac.uk as soon as possible following an application and not later than 1st June 2018.

To be eligible for these scholarships students must be studying full-time.

Bangor Psychology Students Only (International Students also eligible for these)

PGT Achievement Scholarships: All Bangor Psychology students who achieve a 1st Class Degree, have applied successfully for a MSc course (all programmes) will be considered for a fee-reduction scholarship of £1,000 which will be awarded to the TOP 8 with the highest overall degree classification. Ties will be decided based on project score. These Scholarships are awarded in addition to the Bangor Loyalty Scholarship Schemes (see below) but not in addition to any other Scholarships. To be considered for a scholarship you must apply for your masters course by 1st June 2018. Results must be emailed to psychology@bangor.ac.uk as soon as you have received them.

To be eligible for these scholarships students must be studying full-time.

Graduate Loyalty Discount

UK/EU Bangor graduates starting an eligible full-time Masters degree at Bangor University will automatically be entitled to a £500 discount on the tuition fee. More information...

Overseas Bangor graduates starting an eligible full-time Masters degree at Bangor University will automatically be entitled to a £500 discount on the tuition fee. More information...

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Posts are funded by the Welsh Assembly Government. Successful candidates become salaried Trainee Clinical Psychologists in the employment of the Conwy and Denbighshire NHS Trust and are paid on the appropriate spine points (17–20) of the Whitley recommended pay spine. The course does not accept self-funded trainees.

Please visit the NWCPP website for more information.

 

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.

The Penrhyn Project: 3 year PhD Studentship in the social and political history of north west Wales, c.1860-1980

Bangor University’s Institute for the Study of Welsh Estates (ISWE) invites applications for a 3 year PhD Studentship focused on the impact and influence of the Penrhyn estate on the social and political identity of North West Wales during the period c.1860-1980. This unique studentship is sponsored by the Drapers’ Company and includes a stipend of in addition to the cost of tuition fees and funding to attend an international conference.

The Closing date for applications is 16 October 2017

Further information available here.

College of Arts & Humanities Fee Waiver Scheme 2017/18

The College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce a PhD Fee Waiver Scheme for 2017/18.

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 eight academic Schools and seven 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, and media & persuasive communication.

Deadline: Friday, 23 June 2017

Further information available here

Women in Science Scholarships 2017/18

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. More information...

Santander Taught Postgraduate Scholarships

The Santander Group will be awarding postgraduate scholarships to Bangor University for master’s students starting in 2016.

A number of scholarships worth £5,000 will be given to master’s students starting their programmes in 2016. 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
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 in 16/17:

  • 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
British Council GREAT Scholarship Up to £6,500 India
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 ~ £14,000 for 2016/17 (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 ~ £11,000 for 2016/17. 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 £5000 Scholarship

£5,000 Masters scholarship on offer for 2015 from FindAMasters.com. Available for all subject areas at any university currently listed on FindAMasters.com. Two £500 runners-up scholarships will also be awarded. Dates for 2016 to be confirmed. Register now.

FindaPhD.com £5000 Scholarship

£5,000 PhD scholarship on offer for 2015 from FindAPhD.com. Available for all subjects at any university currently listed on FindAPhD.com. Two £500 runners-up scholarships will also be awarded. Dates for 2016 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

StudentFunder.com

StudentFunder.com was founded by people who struggled to fund their education wishing to help others finance theirs.

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.

The Graduate Junction

  • The Graduate Junction is a new website providing Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral researchers working in any field all over the world with an easy way of making contact and communicating with other researchers who share their research interests no matter which department, institution or country they work in.

Postgrad Solutions Bursary

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

Other External Funding for Psychology programmes

British Psychological Society Welsh Branch

The BPS Welsh Branch has a number of bursaries and hardship bursaries available to both undergraduates and postgraduates. All applicants must be members or student subscribers of the BPS and studying psychology at a Welsh institution or Welsh branch of a National Institution. The maximum amount for an individual bursary currently stands at £200. Please visit their website for further details.

Alzheimer’s Research UK

Alzheimer’s Research UK helps people to understand dementia and conducts world-class research to prevent, treat and cure it.

Information about their funding opportunities

Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society aims to improve the quality of life of those affected by dementia. Information about how to apply for funding from the society can be found on their website.

Further details.

Anglo-Jewish Association (AJA)

The AJA is one of the largest grant making organizations directly supporting Jewish students in the UK.

Information about their scholarships

AXA Research Fund

The AXA Research Fund holds an annual doctoral fellowship competition, and finances basic research with a view to boosting scientific progress and discoveries that contributes to understanding and preventing environmental, life and socio-economic risks.

More information

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are mainly funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, with some contributions from Higher Education Institutions and other partners in the UK. They are for high calibre graduates who have the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership.

Chevening Scholarships are open to EU and International students who wish to study in the UK.

More information...

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Scholarship

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD fellowships are awarded to outstanding young scientists aged 27 or under. They are open to EU and International students who are conducting their PhD project in Europe.

More information...

Breast Cancer Campaign

The Breast Cancer Campaign has a particular interest in supporting innovative research into breast cancer, including the emotional impact on those affected.

Further information about their funding schemes  

British Federation of Women Graduates (BFWG)

The BFWG give awards to women in their third year of doctoral studies on an annual basis, and are awarded based on academic merit. Applicants need to have commenced their studies between September 1st 2008 and October 31st 2009 and need to be registered at a University in England, Wales or Scotland. BFWG cannot provide assistance towards living expenses.

Further information

Commonwealth Scholarships

The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission provide various funding for students who are a citizen of a Commonwealth country to study at UK universities.

Visit their website to find out more.

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

DAAD provides information and support for German students who wish to study abroad.

More information...

Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight funds research into blindness and eye disease, and their awards are designed to encourage new graduates into a career of vision research.

Find out more about their PhD Studentship scheme

Fulbright Scholarships

Fulbright awards are open to US citizens wishing to pursue their postgraduate studies in the UK, and vice versa. Funding is available for the first year of Masters or PhD study.

Further details

Funds for Women Graduates (FFWG)

FFWG offers grants for women graduates to assist with their living expenses. Applicants need to be enrolled on postgraduate doctoral course (PhD or D.Phil) at an approved higher education institution in the UK. FFWG cannot provide assistance towards tuition fees.

More information...

International Federation of University Women (IFUW)

The IFUW provides fellowships and grants for women who want to conduct their research in any country other than the one in which they were educated and the country in which they habitually reside. Further information about eligibility and how to apply can be found by visiting their website.

Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships are available to young Americans who wish to pursue a graduate degree in any field of study in the UK.

More information...

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)

The NIHR aims to create a health research system in which the NHS supports outstanding individuals conducting leading edge research focused on the needs of patients and the public. They have several funding schemes available, including Doctoral Research Fellowships.

More information

Parkes Foundation

The Parkes Foundation aims to promote the study of biosocial sciences and the interdisciplinary area between the biological and social sciences.

Further information about their funding opportunities

Parkinson’s UK

Parkinson’s UK works towards finding a cure and improving the quality of life of everyone affected by Parkinson’s disease. They hold an annual PhD studentship competition, along with several other funding schemes.

Visit their website to find out more

The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust

The Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust awards grants to postgraduate students from all fields of study. Applicants need to be 24 or over, and already a resident in the UK at the time of application and a resident in the UK during the course of their studies.

For further information...

Tenovus

Tenovus aims to help prevent, treat and find a cure for cancer. They offer support, advice and treatment for cancer patients, information on cancer prevention and funding for research to improve the outcomes for people with cancer.

Information about their funding schemes

UK 9/11 Scholarship Fund

The British Council and the World Trade Center Disaster Fund jointly established the 9/11 Scholarship Fund in order to provide scholarships for study in the UK to children or dependants of victims of the September 11th attacks on the USA, or other subsequent terrorist tragedy.

More details...

The Wellcome Trust

The Wellcome Trust is dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. The breadth of their support extends to public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health. They have a variety of PhD funding programmes available, information about the schemes they have on offer can be found on their website.

Visit the Wellcome Trust website

Wingate Scholarships

Wingate Scholarships are awarded to individuals of great potential who need financial support to conduct independent research in a wide range of subjects. Applicants need to be at least 24 years old and citizens of the UK, the Commonwealth, Israel or Ireland, or a citizen of a EU member country who has been resident in the UK for at least 3 years.

Visit the Wingate Scholarships website.