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 neuroscience of voice perception
This project will focus in the research area of auditory neuroscience and can be tailored to the interests of the successful applicant and the supervisory team. Dr Bestelmeyer’s research broadly concerns how we extract information from the sound of a person’s voice. Fully funded 3-year PhD studentship. Closing date for applications: 12th March 2021. Full details here
Fully funded PhD Studentship: Learning in uncertain and social environments
This project will focus on understanding and improving how individuals make decisions and solve problems in uncertain, social environments.This will involve testing how individuals act in various types of social settings when interacting in a social dilemma.Fully funded 3-year PhD studentship. Closing date for applications: 3rd February 2021. Full details here
Fully Funded PhD Studentship: Optimising the effectiveness of Education about Psychosis in improving understanding and reducing stigmatising attitudes
Effectively improving people’s understanding of psychosis is complex, as there are radically different perspectives on the disorder (e.g. biomedical/ psychosocial), which have different social and personal implications. This aims of this project will be to:
- Empirically explore the effects of different ways of presenting information about psychosis.
- Draw on these results to develop a nuanced, sensitive and effective education module on psychosis
- Evaluate the new module in practice.
Fully funded 3 (or 4 year 1+3) PhD studentship available. Closing date for applications: 3rd February 2021. Full details here.
Fully Funded PhD Studentships (Competition funded): Doctoral studentship awards available in the areas of Psychology and Bilingualism supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP).
Applicants should approach a potential supervisor to discuss their draft application before submitting their application. While you are welcome to approach any staff member about supervision (Faculty List), supervisors within the School of Psychology who have already expressed interest in receiving applications for these studentships (along with their research areas of interest) are listed on the full details page. Fully funded 3 (or 4 year 1+3) PhD studentships available. Closing date for applications: 3rd February 2021. Full details here.
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.
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 research degree in Arts or in Science at Bangor University.
Deadline for applications: is 1 June 2020.
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 2020.
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 31st August 2020.
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 2020.
Equality & Diversity Scholarships
Payment of tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters or for two years if studying part-time.
Graduate Loyalty Discount
Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Masters Scholarship for Welsh medium study
For more information about the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Masters Scholarship scheme click here
Postgraduate Access Bursary
UK Students (excluding students from Wales*) may be eligible for a Postgraduate Access Bursary if they were in receipt of one of the following as an undergraduate student during the 2019/20 academic year, or if they were unemployed immediately before starting a postgraduate course at Bangor University:
- Means Tested Maintenance Grant
- Means Tested Maintenance Loan
- an Estrangement Bursary
- a Care Leavers Bursary
- Job Seekers Allowance / Income Support / Universal Credit
Students must be able to provide evidence that they were in receipt of one these grants, bursaries or benefits.
A bursary of £500 will be awarded to:
- students who as an undergraduates in 2019/20 received the maximum means tested funding.
- students who were unemployed immediately before starting their postgraduate studies.
A bursary of £250 will be awarded:
- to students who as an undergraduate in 2019/20 received a partial means tested funding.
For more information and to request and application form, contact the Money Support Unit.
*Students from Wales are entitled to a minimum £1,000 grant from the Welsh Government.
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.
You may find these links helpful in researching how you are going to fund your course:
- Advice for Self-funding
- Flexible Payment Options
- Education UK
- Arts & Humanities Research Council
- Economic & Social Research Council
- Natural Environment Research Council
- Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
- Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
- Medical Research Council
- NHS Social Work Bursary (English Students)
- Care Council for Wales
- Discover Teaching Wales Training Incentives
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.
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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.