Scholarships, Studentships & Bursaries

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International

View the Postgraduate Scholarships available for International students as well as other sources of funding.

Structural Funding

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.

External

New Welsh Government Bursaries for Welsh Postgraduates

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.

These 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.
 

Application


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.

For further information contact the Money Support Unit : moneysupport@bangor.ac.uk

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 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.

Application 
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.
For further information contact the Money Support Unit : moneysupport@bangor.ac.uk

Fitness Savvy Scholarships

Further information

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust Postgraduate Bursaries

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. Register now.

FindaPhD.com Scholarship

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

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.

Postgrad Solutions Bursary

Postgrad Solutions now offer 15 bursaries across a number of subject areas. Click here to apply.