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.
Fully funded PhD Studentship: The Body in the Mind: Exploring Perceptual Self-Representations
The project will be concerned with bodily self-representation under the supervision of Dr Lara Maister. Depending on the candidate’s interests and expertise, the project could more specifically focus on one of two potential topics. The first focusses on our bodily self ‘from the outside’, by investigating our representations of our own physical appearance, and the second focusses on the bodily self ‘from the inside’, investigating interoceptive bodily awareness in young infants. Fully funded 3-year PhD studentship. Closing date for applications: 30th April 2021. Full details of both potential topics here
Fully-funded PhD studentship: Sequence planning in motor coordination disorders
The studentship will be undertaken under the supervision of Dr Katja Kornysheva, Principal Investigator of the “Skilled Action Memory” laboratory. The goal of the project is to uncover the neural mechanisms underlying motor planning in dyspraxia/developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and provide entry points for new interventions focussed on motor planning. Fully funded 3-year PhD studentship. Closing date for applications: 10th May 2021. 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.
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 £3.7M are available for new and returning students.
Visit our Student Finance page for University Scholarships, Studentships and Bursaries.
When researching how to fund your Postgraduate course, you'll find that there's a range of funding available. We've compiled a list of the funding options and where to find support.
Awards for International Students
Please visit our International Scholarships webpage for details about different scholarships schemes, eligibility criteria and how to apply.
Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships 2 (KESS 2)
Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS 2) provides opportunities for funded PhD and Research Masters study in collaboration with an active business or company partner. It is supported by European Social Funds (ESF) through the Welsh Government and involves all universities in Wales, led by Bangor University.
Scholarship vacancies can be found here.
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:
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
Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust Postgraduate Bursaries
Activia Training UK Scholarship
Activia are pleased to offer a £1,000 scholarship for college and university students in the UK.
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.
Masters scholarship on offer from FindAMasters.com. Available for all subject areas at any university currently listed on FindAMasters.com. Register now.
PhD scholarship on offer from FindAPhD.com. Available for all subjects at any university currently listed on FindAPhD.com. Register now.
Other Scholarships and Endowments
- 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.
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.
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.
Anglo-Jewish Association (AJA)
The AJA is one of the largest grant making organizations directly supporting Jewish students in the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission provide various funding for students who are a citizen of a Commonwealth country to study at UK universities.
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)
DAAD provides information and support for German students who wish to study abroad.
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.
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.
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.
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 Scholarships are available to young Americans who wish to pursue a graduate degree in any field of study in the UK.
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.
The Parkes Foundation aims to promote the study of biosocial sciences and the interdisciplinary area between the biological and social sciences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.