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 (Sport and Exercise Sciences Pathway): Understanding mental health in elite women’s cricket
Bangor University, School of Human and Behavioural Sciences (HBS), supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for funded PhD study. This particular studentship, known as a ‘collaborative studentship’, involves liaison with our collaborative non-academic organisations, The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The above collaborative studentship is now available to apply for and will commence in October 2022.
Deadline: May 23rd 2022
Fully-funded PhD Studentship: Examining the effects of psychological resilience interventions on recidivism in young people who offendBangor University, School of Psychology
Closing date for applications: 27th May, 2022
Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD studentship under the supervision of Dr. Stuart Beattie in the School of Human and Behavioural Sciences at Bangor University, Wales.
Hours: Full or part-time, commencing in October 2022.
Funding amount: The studentship covers the full cost of tuition fees, plus a tax-free maintenance stipend of approximately £15,609 per annum. Studentships are available as either ‘1+3’, ‘+3’, or their part-time equivalent.
Residency requirements: Both home and international (including EU and EEA) students are eligible, subject to general eligibility requirements (see UKRI web-site). Successful international applicants will receive a fully-funded Wales DTP studentship and will not be charged the fees difference between the UK and international rate.
Supervisor: Dr. Stuart Beattie
Project: This PhD project is a collaboration between Dr. Beattie and the Youth Justice Service (YJS) for Gwynedd and Môn and is part of an established research program to develop research-informed, theoretically driven psychological resilience interventions for young people, with the aim of reducing recidivism. Psychological resilience interventions also hold promise for reducing social inequalities, increasing community cohesion, reducing unhealthy coping strategies (i.e., drink and drugs), and enhancing well-being, mental health, and positive pro-social behaviours. This PhD would extend this line of work both within Gwynedd and Môn and to all counties across North Wales, increasing both the research base and training opportunities. Dr. Beattie will provide extensive research training, while the YJS will provide access to their training resources, case workers (who will be your main point of contact), guidance in navigating the complex web of involved services, and excellent opportunities for knowledge exchange and scientific outreach.
Please read the full details here.
Essential Skills: The successful applicant will have:
- A Master’s degree and/or a first-class or good upper second-class undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (e.g., psychology, sport and exercise science, social science).
- Relevant psychology and/or clinical knowledge and interest
- A strong work ethic and genuine enthusiasm for translational research.
- The ability to work both independently and cooperatively.
- The ability to communicate effectively, with evidence of strong scientific writing skills.
- A willingness to engage with and work directly with non-academic partners (e.g., attend trainings, support public outreach activities)
Desirable Skills: The following are desirable but not essential skills. Applicants are still very much encouraged to apply even if they do not possess any of the below:
- Experience designing and running human experiments and/or designing psychological interventions
- Clinical psychology experience, especially with at-risk youth.
- Interest in and/or experience with working with young people.
- Experience analysing experimental data.
- Experience of scientific outreach
Apply now: Before applying, please contact Dr. Stuart Beattie – email@example.com. Applicants should take careful consideration of the working title and description of the project in preparing their application and Dr. Beattie will be able to describe this in more detail. All applications submitted on Bangor’s online system must include:
1.) a current CV (2 pages maximum),
2.) a 1-2 page cover letter explaining your motivation to apply for the PhD position (this should also include a description of how you meet the required and desired skill set and particularly how your skilss and experience relate to the project)
3.) a research proposal (1,000 words maximum),
4.) 2 academic references, and
5.) if relevant, proof of English Language Competency (7.0 IELTS minimum).
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
We are still waiting for the Welsh Government to confirm funding for this incentive for 2022/23.
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.
These Master’s bursaries will continue to be available for the 2021/22 academic year:
- A £2,000 STEMM Bursary for graduates of all ages studying a Master’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine, often referred to as ‘STEMM’ subjects.
- A £1,000 Welsh Medium Bursary to study through the medium of Welsh. The bursary aims to support the continued development of the Welsh-speaking workforce and help achieve the target of a million Welsh speakers by 2050.
Bursaries are available to full and part time students with part students will receive their bursaries in equal instalments each year of their course.
New Bursary for Postgraduates over the age of 60
The Welsh Government is funding a new bursary for postgraduate students aged 60+.
- A £4,000 bursary for people over the age of 60. The grant aims to provide additional support for students over 60, who are currently unable to access the same financial support as younger students due to HM Treasury restrictions.
Bursaries are available to full and part time students with part students will receive their bursaries in equal instalments each year of their course.
These above Bursaries are not available to Post Graduate students who receive funding from
- a healthcare or social work bursary
- National Health Service (NHS)
- Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS)
- Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)
- The Care Council Wales
- any allowance, bursary or award made under the KESS 2 Scheme.
Or for :
- Postgraduate Doctoral degrees;
- Master’s degrees that are undertaken as an integral part of a Postgraduate Doctoral degree;
- Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert) or Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip);
- Postgraduate courses that are funded by undergraduate student finance, such as Initial Teacher Education (ITE), or Integrated Master’s.
NO Application required: All students who are eligible for these bursaries will be contacted directly by the University after registration in the new academic year, with the bursary to be applied as a fee waiver to reduce the cost of your tuition fee in most cases.
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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.
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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.