Postgraduate Funding & Scholarships

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. Numerous other sources of external funding are also available.

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 is available for an immediate start 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: 15th October 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...

Graduate Loyalty Discount

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:

Scholarships and Bursaries in our academic Schools

The following academic schools are also offering scholarship/bursaries.

College of Arts and Humanities

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  

 

 


Biological Sciences

Fully funded PhD studentship

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A Fully funded PhD studentship to start October 2018 is available in the College of Natural Sciences at Bangor University, supported by its 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. This project is one of three that is being advertised, and one PhD will be awarded to the best candidate determined after interview. The primary supervisor of this project will be Dr Richard Holland, Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour in the School of Biological Sciences.

Women in Science Scholarships 2018/19

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. These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the College of Physical and Applied Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences. A total of three scholarships will be awarded.

What’s included?

Payment of tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters or for two years if studying part-time.

Please go to the University’s Athena SWAN web page for more information.

Closing date for applications is Friday 29th of June 2018. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

 

Business

International Scholarships

Each successful international applicant will be automatically considered for a Scholarship of up to £4,000. Applicants are NOT required to complete a separate scholarship application form. Scholarship awards will be clearly stated on the offer/admission letter.

Gold and Silver Scholarships for UK/EU applicants

Please note: to be eligible to apply for a Gold, Silver or UK/EU Full Tuition Fee Scholarship, you must have already received an offer from the University and you MUST provide your application number provided in the offer letter.

Bangor Business School operates two scholarship schemes which provide financial support for full-time UK/EU students on all MSc, MA and MBA programmes:

  • Gold Scholarship (£5,000 per annum)
  • Silver Scholarship (£2,000 per annum).

The number of Gold and Silver Scholarship awards vary from year to year, but normally a small number of Gold Scholarships and a larger number of Silver Scholarships are available. Students are entitled to apply for both types of Scholarships, but only one will be awarded.

All applicants will be advised by email of the outcome of their application for entry onto an academic programme. UK/EU applicants who have been made an offer of entry will receive the Bangor Business School Scholarship application pack in that same email message. The pack will include:

  • details of the Gold and Silver scholarship scheme
  • details of how to apply
  • a scholarship application form

Applicants are required to give details of their academic achievements, personal achievements and their reasons for applying for a Bangor Business School scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded on the strength of applications received. Whilst academic achievement is a key criterion, a broad view of each candidate's academic, work experience and life achievements will be considered. PLEASE NOTE: your application form will NOT be accepted without a CV.

There are three deadlines for application:

  • Interim deadline: 1 March
  • Final deadline: 1 July
  • Deadline for January 2018 applicants: 1 December

Download the application form (PLEASE NOTE: you must include a copy of your CV with your application form. Applications without a CV will NOT be accepted.)

Loyalty fee reductions for Bangor graduates

Bangor graduates who proceed directly on to a full-time Masters degree at Bangor University this September will automatically be entitled to a discount on the tuition fee. For Home/EU graduates this discount will be £500, while for International graduates the discount will be £1,000.

Further information for International applicants

International applicants may be eligible for further financial support from external sources. Please visit the British Council’s webpages for further information.

Other useful information

In addition to the scholarships and fee reduction options outlined above you may also find the following information useful with regards funding your studies with us;

  • You may be eligible for a Postgraduate Access Bursary if as an undergraduate you were in receipt of an Assembly Learning Grant, an Opportunity Bursary, a Foyer Bursary or a Care Leavers Grant.

Further details are found on the Postgraduate Student Finance webpages

 

Chemistry

Fully funded Masters Degrees available

PhD Studentships

The School of Chemistry has a number of PhD studentships available. To find out more please contact us.

Women in Science Scholarships 2018/19

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. These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the College of Physical and Applied Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences. A total of three scholarships will be awarded.

What’s included?

Payment of tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters or for two years if studying part-time.

Please go to the University’s Athena SWAN web page for more information.

Closing date for applications is Friday 29th of June 2018. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

Computer Science

Women in Science Scholarships 2018/19

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. These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the College of Physical and Applied Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences. A total of three scholarships will be awarded.

What’s included?

Payment of tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters or for two years if studying part-time.

Please go to the University’s Athena SWAN web page for more information.

Closing date for applications is Friday 29th of June 2018. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

Creative Studies and Media

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  

 

 


Education

Teacher Training Incentives

Graduates with certain degrees may be eligible for incentives of up to £20,000 if they want to train to be a teacher in Wales.

Priority subjects are:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Welsh
  • Computer science
  • Modern foreign languages.

Full details here.

 

 

 


Electronic Engineering

Women in Science Scholarships 2018/19

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. These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the College of Physical and Applied Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences. A total of three scholarships will be awarded.

What’s included?

Payment of tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters or for two years if studying part-time.

Please go to the University’s Athena SWAN web page for more information.

Closing date for applications is Friday 29th of June 2018. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

English Literature

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

Environment, Natural Resources and Geography

TEAGASC PhD Walsh Fellowship Opportunity

“Dis-aggregated ovine emission factors associated with dung and urine deposition in upland and lowland production systems”

Closing date: 5pm, Friday July 6th, 2018. Further information here.

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for MSc Tropical Forestry

The School of Environment, Natural Resources and Geography offers a postgraduate distance-learning programme in Tropical Forestry, which is aimed specifically at international students who have been awarded a scholarship by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC).

We have up to five scholarships for entry to the programme in September 2018. Please click here for more information.

Women in Science Scholarships 2018/19

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. These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the College of Physical and Applied Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences. A total of three scholarships will be awarded.

What’s included?

Payment of tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters or for two years if studying part-time.

Please go to the University’s Athena SWAN web page for more information.

Closing date for applications is Friday 29th of June 2018. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

Healthcare Sciences

Women in Science Scholarships 2018/19

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. These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the College of Physical and Applied Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences. A total of three scholarships will be awarded.

What’s included?

Payment of tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters or for two years if studying part-time.

Please go to the University’s Athena SWAN web page for more information.

Closing date for applications is Friday 29th of June 2018. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

 

History and Archaeology

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  

 

Law

LLB Law (2-Year Graduate Conversion Degree) – Scholarships

UK/EU applicants to the two-year LLB Law degree scheme will be automatically considered for a scholarship worth £3,000 per year of study (i.e. two years of full-time study). Applicants need not apply for this scholarship – you will receive confirmation of the award via email.

International Scholarships

Each successful international applicant will be automatically considered for a Scholarship of up to £4,000. Applicants are NOT required to complete a separate scholarship application form. Scholarship awards will be clearly stated on the offer / admission letter.

MA / MBA - Gold & Silver Scholarships for UK/EU applicants

Bangor Law School operates two scholarship schemes which provide financial support for full-time UK/EU students on MA and MBA degrees delivered jointly by the Law School and Bangor Business School:

  • Gold Scholarships (£5,000 per annum)
  • Silver Scholarships (£2,000 per annum)

To be eligible to apply, candidates must have already received an offer from the University. You MUST provide your application number provided in the offer letter.

Applicants are required to give details of their academic achievements, personal achievements and give their reasons for applying for a scholarship. Scholarships will be awarded on the strength of applications received. Whilst academic achievement is a key criterion, a broad view of each candidate's academic, work experience and life achievements will be considered. PLEASE NOTE: your application form will NOT be accepted without a CV.

There are two deadlines for application:

  • Interim deadline: 1 March
  • Final deadline: 1 July

Download the application form (PLEASE NOTE: you must include a copy of your CV with your application form. Applications without a CV will NOT be accepted.)

Further information: law.pg@bangor.ac.uk

Loyalty Award

Bangor graduates who proceed directly on to a full-time Masters degree at Bangor University will automatically be entitled to a discount on the tuition fee. For Home/EU graduates this discount will be £500, while for International graduates the discount will be £1,000.

Further information for International applicants

International applicants may be eligible for further financial support from external sources. Please visit the British Council’s webpages for further information.

Visit the Bangor University pages for information about other postgraduate funding opportunities offered by the University.

Linguistics and English Language

Welsh Medium Research Scholarship: Bilingualism

Bangor University is offering a PhD research scholarship in the field of Bilingualism. This scholarship is funded by Y Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, Y Ganolfan Dysgu Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and Bangor University. The scholarship is available for a period of three years for research work leading to a doctorate. The Scholarship is financially equivalent to postgraduate scholarships awarded by the Research Councils. The scheme provides finance to pay for i) standard fees for the institution and ii) a maintenance grant for the scholarship holder (around £14,000 – £15,000 a year).

Please note: the ability to speak and write Welsh fluently is essential

**extended deadline*** The closing date for applications is Friday, 01 June 2018.

Interviews for the scholarship will be held on Friday, 8 June 2018.  

More information.

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  

 

 

Modern Languages and Cultures

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

Medical Sciences

KESS2 funded MRes opportunity 

Four competitive KESS2 studentships are available to excellent students to fund a Research Master’s degree in Molecular Medicine. The studentships provide a stipend of £11,586 and additionally cover the Bangor University registration fees and bench fees.

Application deadline: 14/09/2018.

Further information

Women in Science Scholarships 2018/19

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. These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the College of Physical and Applied Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences. A total of three scholarships will be awarded.

What’s included?

Payment of tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters or for two years if studying part-time.

Please go to the University’s Athena SWAN web page for more information.

Closing date for applications is Friday 29th of June 2018. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham.

 

Music

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

Ocean Sciences

Women in Science Scholarships 2018/19

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. These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in the College of Health and Behavioural Sciences, the College of Physical and Applied Sciences and the College of Natural Sciences. A total of three scholarships will be awarded.

What’s included?

Payment of tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters or for two years if studying part-time.

Please go to the University’s Athena SWAN web page for more information.

Closing date for applications is Friday 29th of June 2018. Applications should be sent to Lindsey Graham .

 

Philosophy and Religion

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

 

 

Psychology

Psychology Postgraduate Studentships

Home/EU External Students Only

PGT Non-Bangor Graduate Achievement Scholarships: £1,000 fee-reduction achievement awarded the TOP 4 successful MSc applicants (all programmes) from the UK/EU applying with a first-class undergraduate degree in a Psychology-related discipline. Awarded to the 4 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 2019. 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.

All Self-funded Students (internal/external, home, EU & overseas)

MSc Psychological Research, Msc Principles of Clinical Neuropsychology & 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 2019 and your project proposals must be submitted by 1st June 2019.

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

International Students Only

Applicants to Psychology degrees at Bangor University will be considered for the IEC Scholarships. For more information on this and other scholarships click here.

PGT Bangor Psychology Graduate Achievement Scholarships

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 2019. 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

For more information click here.

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.

Social Sciences

International Scholarships

Each successful international applicant will be automatically considered for a Scholarship of up to £4,000. Applicants are NOT required to complete a separate scholarship application form. Scholarship awards will be clearly stated on the offer / admission letter.

MA & PhD Bursaries

The School is currently reviewing its bursary policy. Details will be announced in due course.

 

Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences

The School/University offers the following awards to students applying to study on any taught postgraduate programme:

EU/Home Applicants

First Class Funding - Excellence Award

The School will reward academic excellence at entry by offering a fee reduction of £1,000 for self-funding Home/EU students who achieve a first class honours degree (or equivalent).

Application Process – Students will not need to apply for this award. However, we must receive an application for a postgraduate taught course (MSc or MRes) by late June in the year of proposed entry in order for students to be guaranteed an Excellence Award. Academic Registry/Admissions will make this a part of the offer. 

If a student is successful in achieving a first class honours degree, they will be invoiced for the fee less the £1,000 reduction. Applicants must notify Academic Registry/Admission of verified results by 1 August (in the year of entry) at the latest.

Graduate Loyalty Award

For more information click here.

International Applicants (Non-EU Students only)

For further information please visit the International Education Centre's web pages.

Graduate Assistantships

All postgraduate taught applicants (Home/EU/International, full-time and part-time) are eligible to APPLY to become a Graduate Assistant (GA).  Graduate Assistants are paid to work with academic staff in a range of teaching, learning and assessment activities to support undergraduate student learning for up to 60 hours each academic year.  

Why should you apply to be an Assistant?

SHES postgraduate programmes equip students with the latest knowledge in their selected field, plus a wide range of transferable skills, and an autonomous approach to learning that keeps them at the cutting edge of their chosen career. Assistantships are an innovative feature that allows students to put some of their learning into practice by supporting School activities, to help develop their personal applied support skills and to enhance their CVs with direct experience to support their future employability.

Graduate Assistants from the School have gone on to work as lecturers and research assistants in FE/HE, teachers, physiotherapists and exercise rehabilitation specialists, outdoor instructors/guides and paramedics.

“ A Graduate Assistantship provides the opportunity to place your own input and ideas into modules while gaining valuable experience in teaching, marking and helping out in the [physiology] labs. Most importantly an Assistant gains vital skills for a future career in sport and exercise science.”​

Ben Price, MSc Applied Sport Science, Graduate Assistant 2014/15

What is expected of an Assistant?

Activities that GAs are involved with will include supporting lectures, leading seminars, providing tutorial support, demonstrating in practical classes, marking undergraduate student assessment, invigilating at undergraduate resit exams. 

GAs are expected to be prepared for each session by acquainting themselves with the core reading and ensuring that they have the ability to contextualise the material within the broader context of the module as a whole and the lecture associated with the seminar in particular. To this end attending the lectures can be enormously helpful, though this is unpaid and not compulsory.

Application process - Applicants should submit to a Curriculum Vitae and covering letter, indicating their suitability for an Assistantship, to:  Recruitment and Admissions (Postgraduate Taught) at mscsport@bangor.ac.uk by the closing date of 31 July in the year that they wish to commence their postgraduate taught programme.

Applicants should also provide two written references by the same closing date. Where applicable, one of the references should be from a recent employer; in the case that an applicant has no work experience, two academic references are acceptable.

Selection is competitive and may involve an interview. We will notify successful applicants during August in the year that they wish to commence.

Welsh

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

 

 

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
Country Scholarship Up to £5,000 Bangladesh; Cameroon; Egypt; Ghana; Nigeria; Pakistan; Turkey; Vietnam
British Council GREAT Scholarship Full tuition fee waiver India
Fulbright Bangor University Award Full tuition fee waiver and a stipend of £13,200 USA

PRONABEC Scholarship

Full fee waiver & monthly stipend   Peru
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
Commonwealth Scholarship (MSc Tropical Forestry only) £14,550 + Commonwealth countries
Chevening Partnership Scholarship Full fee waiver All countries excluding the USA
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship

Full tuition, Monthly Stipend, Return airfare

East and Central African Countries
UUKi-BEC.AR Argentinian Scholarship Scheme Full fee waiver

Argentina

The OPEC Fund for International Development Full tuition fee waiver, monthly stipend, return airfare Click here for details

Research/PhD Scholarships

What’s on offer Value Eligible Countries
Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) £2,000 - £5,000 Canada
Country Scholarship Up to £12,000

Bangladesh; Cameroon; Egypt; Ghana; Nigeria; Pakistan; Turkey; Vietnam

PRONABEC Scholarship                                                                               

Full fee waiver & monthly stipend   Peru
Bangor International Scholarships Up to £4,000 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
Commonwealth PhD Scholarships Full tuition fee waiver, monthly stipend, return airfare, thesis grant, study travel grant, provision towards the cost of fieldwork undertaken overseas, paid mid-term visit (airfare) to your home country or family allowances Anguilla; Australia; Bahama;s Barbados; Bermuda; British Virgin Islands; Brunei Darussalam; Canada ;Cayman Islands; Cyprus; Falkland Islands; Gibraltar; Malta; New Zealand; St Kitts and Nevis; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Islands

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.

Fitness Savvy Scholarships

Further information

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.