University Level Funding
(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.
The Price Davies Scholarships (which also incorporates the Price Davies Entrance Scholarships) are provided from the income of a bequest made to the University of Wales in 1900 by the late Mr Price Davies of Leeds.
- The candidate must pursue a scheme of study for a postgraduate degree in Arts or in Science at Bangor University.
- A candidate who, in the opinion of the Senate of the Bangor University, is the most meritorious on the grounds of their performance in the degree examinations
- The scholarship shall be of the same value as a University Postgraduate Studentship, subject to available funds
- The scholarships shall be tenable for one academic year from the date of the award but may be renewed for a second and third academic year, proportionate and subject to available funds
- Applications should be submitted to the Doctoral School (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than 31st August 2023.
(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.
(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.
(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.
Bangor University is a member of the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter and as such committed to gender equality and diversity, and to creating and promoting an inclusive culture for staff and students at all levels. The Inclusive Bangor scholarships are to support graduating students in continuing their studies at Bangor - particularly in areas where our student numbers show an underrepresentation of certain groups. These Scholarships are for a masters degree (taught or by research) in any discipline. One scholarship per College will be awarded.
Payment towards tuition fees for one-year taught or research postgraduate Masters (or for two years if studying part-time). This will be capped at £9,500.
For more information please contact: email@example.com
UK Students (excluding students from Wales* and NHS funded*) may be eligible for a Postgraduate Access Bursary if they were in receipt of one of the following as an undergraduate student during the 2022-23 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 Experienced Bursary
- Job Seekers Allowance / Income Support / Universal Credit
Students must be able to provide evidence that they were in receipt of one of these grants, bursaries or benefits.
A bursary of £1000 will be awarded to:
- students who as an undergraduates in 2022-23 received the maximum means tested funding.
- students who were unemployed immediately before starting their postgraduate studies.
A bursary of £500 will be awarded:
- to students who as an undergraduate in 2022-23 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.
Bangor's Sports Scholarship scheme aims to recognise and support sporting excellence and achievement. The Scholarships, which are worth up to £3,000 a year, aren't limited to any particular sport or to students on any specific courses.
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.
Fitness Savvy Scholarships
Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust Postgraduate Bursaries
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.
Bangor University are delighted to offer fully funded Wales Graduate School for the Social Sciences (WGSSS) (ESRC DTP) studentships starting in October 2024 in the following pathway subject areas.
- Sport and Exercise Science
- Criminology and Law
- Sociology/Science and Technology Studies
- Data Science, Health and Wellbeing
- Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy
- Management and Business
- Environmental Planning
Duration of study:
The duration study is dependent on prior research experience and training needs which will be assessed by completing an Initial Development Needs Analysis (Initial DNA) at the application stage and a Full DNA prior to award if successful.
Durations of study may vary from - 3.5 to 4.5 years full time (or part time equivalent).
This may include:
- a 1+3.5 programme – support for a research training masters and PhD, particular where indicated by the WGSSS’s EDI and Widening Participation goals
- in the case of Economics, a 2+2.5 programme – funding to cover an extended masters, followed by a shorter PhD programme
Research in practice placement:
All WGSSS funded students are required to complete a funded Research in Practice placement of 3-months in total. All students will have the opportunity to complete a placement in academia, policy, business or civil society organisations.
To receive WGSSS studentship funding, you must have qualifications or experience equal to an honours degree at a first or upper second-class level, or a masters from a UK academic research organisation. Students with non-traditional academic backgrounds are also welcome to apply.
Schools to include institution specific English language requirements
WGSSS studentships are available to home and international students. Up to 30% of our cohort can comprise international students. International students will not be charged the fee difference between the UK and international rate. Applicants should satisfy the UKRI eligibility requirements.
WGSSS is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all. We welcome applications from all members of the global community irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation.
We welcome applications for both full and part-time study.
Applicants are reminded to submit all relevant documents (transcripts, supporting statement, etc) by the deadline. Due to the volume of applications received, incomplete applications will not be considered.
Short-listed applicants will be invited to interview. As part of the interview process, applicants will be asked to give a short presentation and answer a series of panel questions consistent with previous practice on the pathway during the Wales DTP, and guided by the WGSSS’s commitments on EDI.
Interviews may be held in person, but should also be available through Zoom/Teams for all students who wish to participate in that way.
Applicants can expect to hear the outcome of their interview normally within 3-4 weeks.
How to apply:
Applications should be received no later than 12/1/24 including all required documents.
All applications should be submitted using the following links (please use the correct email address for the pathway being submitted to:
Bilingualism/Linguistics – firstname.lastname@example.org
Psychology – email@example.com
Sport and Exercise Science – firstname.lastname@example.org
Criminology and Law – email@example.com
Sociology/Science and Technology Studies – firstname.lastname@example.org
Data Science, Health and Wellbeing -email@example.com
Social Work, Social Care, and Social Policy – firstname.lastname@example.org
Management and Business email@example.com
Environmental Planning firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include the following documents with your application:
1) Cover letter (two pages maximum)
The cover letter must include the following bullet points as subheadings:
- Set out your reasons and motivation for applying to study at Bangor University, and the relevant pathway (see above for pathways).
- Please detail your understanding, and expectations of doctoral study.
- Provide detail of your academic interests generally, and particularly of those relating to your proposed research.
- Drawing on your own background (including your life experiences, journey to/through university, work experiences or volunteering) please provide a summary of why you are ready to undertake a PhD now and how you will flourish as a result of PhD funding. You might include, for example, personal challenges that you have overcome or achievements that you are proud of in your work, study or life experiences and how these map onto the skills required to flourish in a PhD programme. Challenges could include, but are not limited to, protected characteristics, socio-economic status and of being a prospective first-generation student or care- experienced.
- Reflecting on your own background and/or proposed approach to PhD study and the opportunities which it will present, how will you support diversity and inclusion in the PhD community
2) Academic CV (two pages maximum)
3) Research proposal
The proposal should be up to a maximum of 1000 words, not including bibliographic references. We suggest that you use the following five headings in your research proposal:
- Title, aims and purpose of the research;
- Brief overview of the academic literature relevant to your field;
- Proposed design/methods;
- Academic contributions of your research.
- Bibliographic References
4) Two academic or professional references
Candidates must approach referees themselves and include references with their application. The reference must detail the applicant’s research strengths.
5) Degree certificates and Transcripts (including translations if applicable)
6) If relevant, proof of English Language Competency (see institutional requirements for entry)
The studentship funded by the ESRC covers tuition fees, an annual tax-free living stipend of in line with UKRI minimum rates (currently £18,622) and includes access to a Research Training Support Grant.
If you have a disability, you may be entitled to a Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) on top of your studentship.
Postgraduate Opportunities by Main Subject Area
See which subject-specific Postgraduate scholarships, studentships and bursaries are offered by the Academic Schools.
- Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
- Educational Sciences
- Health Sciences
- History, Heritage and Archaeology
- Languages, Literature and Linguistics
- Law, Criminology and Social Sciences
- Medical Sciences
- Natural Sciences
- Ocean Sciences
- Sport and Exercise Science
- Welsh and Celtic Studies