Scholarships, Studentships & Bursaries

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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.

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

Artificial Intelligence machine learning and advanced computing PhD

Two fully-funded 4-year PhD scholarships are available to start in October 2020 in the area of Artificial Intelligence machine learning and advanced computing.  The PhDs are suitable for graduates with a keen interest in AI algorithms for data analytics, visualisation and image analysis.

Further information about:

Teacher Training Incentives

The Welsh Government provide grants of up to £20K for teacher training in some subject areas. Funding is available for postgraduates starting Initial Teacher Education (ITE) PGCE courses in the following subjects: 

  • Up to £20,000 for mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, Welsh or computer sciences
  • Up to £15,000 for modern foreign languages
  • £3,000 for graduates with a first-class degree, a Masters or a PhD to teach all other main secondary subjects and primary
  • A £3,000 supplement for graduates with a first-class degree, a Masters or a PhD undertaking primary PGCE studies with subject specialism in English, Welsh, mathematics or science.

For full details have a look at the Discover Teaching Teacher Training Incentives pages.

Iaith Athrawon Yfory

The Iaith Athrawon Yfory Incentive Scheme is an incentive paid to eligible persons who complete an accredited secondary postgraduate ITE programme in Wales that enables them to teach through the medium of Welsh or teach Welsh as a subject.

A total of £5000 for eligible student teachers paid in two instalments:

i. £2,500 for eligible persons on completion of an eligible secondary postgraduate ITE programme in Wales leading to QTS; 

ii. £2,500 for eligible persons on successful completion of induction at a maintained Welsh-medium or bilingual secondary school or teaching Welsh in any maintained secondary setting in Wales.

For full details have a look at the Discover Teaching Teacher Training Incentives pages.

There are no awards available at the moment.

Fully Funded PhD Studentship in Bilingualism: Language Development in Welsh-English Bilingual Children with Down Syndrome and Autism (supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales - Wales DTP).

Down syndrome is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder, and a substantial proportion of children with DS also meet the clinical criteria for autism. A number of these children receive exposure to two languages, but there is little research on language abilities in these populations. Focussing on Welsh-English bilinguals, the project aims to fill this gap, by testing language in children with dual diagnosis in comparison with children with single diagnosis (Down syndrome only/ autism only).

Fully funded 3 (or 4 year 1+3) PhD studentship available.
Start: October 2021
Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 03 February 2021 (12pm GMT)

Full Details here

Fully Funded PhD Studentship in Bilingualism: Language Development in Welsh-English Bilingual Children with Down Syndrome and Autism (supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales - Wales DTP).

Down syndrome is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder, and a substantial proportion of children with DS also meet the clinical criteria for autism. A number of these children receive exposure to two languages, but there is little research on language abilities in these populations. Focussing on Welsh-English bilinguals, the project aims to fill this gap, by testing language in children with dual diagnosis in comparison with children with single diagnosis (Down syndrome only/ autism only).

Fully funded 3 (or 4 year 1+3) PhD studentship available.
Start: October 2021
Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 03 February 2021 (12pm GMT)

Full Details here

Fully Funded PhD Studentships (Competition funded): Doctoral studentship award available in the area 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. 

Fully funded 3 (or 4 year 1+3) PhD studentships available.
Start: October 2021
Closing date for applications: Wednesday, 03 February 2021 (12pm GMT)

Full details here

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.

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.

See Student Finance for more information about other postgraduate funding opportunities offered by the University.

Music Postgraduate Bursaries

The School of Music and Media has a limited number of internal Music Bursaries, which are open to UK, EU and overseas students. These range in value up to a maximum of £1,000. These bursaries are available on a competitive basis. To apply for a bursary, please can you upload a letter with your application indicating why you would like to be considered. For more information please contact music.pg@bangor.ac.uk.

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

PhD Studentships

Determining the agronomic and environmental impacts of organic products from agricultural and urban waste streams

Funding status: Fully funded PhD studentship

Whilst many EU countries, e.g. the UK, DK and NL, have developed sophisticated manure nutrient recommendation systems, there is insufficient evidence about the agronomic and environmental effects of new bio-based products, including modified products to reduce environmental losses, for their inclusion in such decision support systems. There is a growing need to assess the wider implications of using new and existing bio-based products, and develop technologies that enhance their nutrient use efficiencies but reduce their environmental impact.

This is a fully funded project, to submit an expression of interest and apply please email Prof. David Chadwick. Further information here.

Prestigious scholarships awarded for MSc Tropical Forestry at Bangor University. Apply now!

Following an extremely competitive bidding process against other top UK universities, Bangor University’s School of Natural Sciences (SNS) has been awarded 10 scholarships for its MSc Tropical Forestry (distance-learning

Further information about how to apply can be found here.

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for MSc Tropical Forestry - Apply Now!

We offer 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). These scholarships are for exceptional scholars wishing to begin their studies in September 2020.

Awarded by the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission (CSC), these scholarships are exclusively for scholars from developing Commonwealth countries: Ghana, Guyana, India, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda and Zambia. The scholarship includes international tuition fees, a study grant to help scholars with the costs of distance-learning study (such as internet data) plus a travel scholarship for a Tropical Forestry Study Tour in July 2021.

Please click here for more information.

Other sources

There are no awards available at the moment.

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.

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

EU/Home Applicants

PhD Studentship

None available at present

Jeremy Howell Research Conference Scholarship

As a UK Top 10, internationally recognised or World leading (REF 2014) research department, we are very keen for research excellence to be rewarded. We are extremely pleased to offer one successful Masters student financial reward towards presenting their MSc research project/dissertation at an academic conference of their choosing. 

The awarded offers one student who graduates from our MSc programme with the highest research project/dissertation grade up to £1000 to present their MSc research project/dissertation at an academic conference of their choice. To be considered for the award, applicants must apply during their Masters study at Bangor by completing a one-page proforma application detailing their research project/dissertation title, an overview of their research project/dissertation, and the conference at which they wish to present. Applications must be submitted by August 1st of the graduating year of the applicants MSc. A final decision on the successful applicant will be made at our exam boards and the award will be presented to the successful student at our Masters graduation ceremony.

In the event of a tie, the Masters student with the highest overall degree grade will be considered successful. Individuals who do not submit an application will not be considered for the award. The project/dissertation to be presented at the chosen conference must have been completed here in the School of Sport, Health, and Exercise Sciences during the applicants year of Masters study. The award includes finanical support (up to a maximum of £1000) towards conference registration, flights, accommodation, and subsistence.

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

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 a.w.blanchfield@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.

International Applicants (Non-EU Students only)

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

International

What's on offer Value Eligible Countries
Vice-Chancellor Scholarship

Valued at 50% of the Tuition Fee

All countries
Dean Scholarship Up to £4,000 All countries
International Scholarship Up to £3,000 All countries
Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount £1,000 per year in addition to the Bangor International Scholarship All countries

Please refer to our tuition fees and cost of living pages to fully understand how these scholarships will affect your overall costs.  

What's on offer Value Eligible Countries
Vice-Chancellor Scholarship Valued at 50% of the Tuition Fee All countries
Professional Experience Scholarship Up to £4,000 All countries
Dean Scholarship 2020/21 intake Up to £5,000 All countries
International Scholarship 2020/21 intake Up to £3,000 All countries

Commonwealth Master's Scholarship 2020 (from low and middle income Commonwealth countries)

 

Full tuition fee waiver, monthly stipend, return airfare, thesis grant, study travel grant, warm clothing allowance where applicable Antigua and Barbuda; Bangladesh; Belize; Botswana; Cameroon;
Dominica; Eswatini; Fiji; The Gambia; Ghana Grenada; Guyana; India; Jamaica; Kenya; Kiribati; Lesotho; Malawi; Malaysia; Mauritius; Montserrat; Mozambique; Namibia; Nauru; Nigeria; Pakistan; Papua; New Guinea; Rwanda; Samoa; Sierra Leone; Solomon Islands; South Africa; Sri Lanka; St Helena; St Lucia; St Vincent and the Grenadines; Tanzania; Tonga; Tuvalu; Uganda; Vanuatu; Zambia
Chevening Universities Wales Vietnam Scholarship    Full fee waiver       Vietnam
Great Scholarships 2020 £10,000 China and Thailand
Fulbright Bangor University Award Full tuition fee waiver and a stipend of £13,200 USA
Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount £1,000 in addition to the Bangor International Scholarship All countries
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

PRONABEC Scholarship

Full fee waiver & monthly stipend   Peru

Please refer to our tuition fees and cost of living pages to fully understand how these scholarships will affect your overall costs.  

What's on offer Value Eligible Countries
Dean Scholarship

Up to £4,000

All countries
International Scholarship  Up to £3,000 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 2020 (for least developed countries and fragile states)  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, warm clothing allowance where applicable Bangladesh; Cameroon; The Gambia
Kenya; Kiribati; Lesotho; Malawi
Mozambique; Nigeria; Pakistan;
Rwanda; Sierra Leone; Solomon Islands; Tanzania; Tuvalu; Uganda;
Vanuatu; Zambia
Commonwealth Split-site Scholarships (for low and middle income countries)  Approved tuition fees, monthly stipend, return airfare, warm clothing allowance where applicable, study travel grant towards the cost of study-related travel within the UK or overseas. Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Belize, Botswana, Cameroon, Dominica, Eswatini, Fiji, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Kiribati, Lesotho ,Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, St Helena, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia
PRONABEC Scholarship Full fee waiver & monthly stipend   Peru

For PhD and Research students, please make sure you have identified and secured a source of funding (e.g. scholarship, self-funding with partial scholarship, Government or other sponsor etc) for your tuition fees and living costs BEFORE submitting an application to study.

There are many government and non-government organisations that provide scholarship schemes enabling international students to source funding to study at a UK university. Students should contact the Ministry of Education or Education Department in their country, as they should have details of scholarship opportunities for students wishing to study overseas. They will also be able to advise the government's conditions for studying abroad. Students should also contact the British Council office in the country of origin, which should have details of British scholarship schemes. If there is no British Council office in the country, then the nearest British Embassy or High Commission should be contacted.

Please see below for other scholarship and funding options in your country.

What's on Offer Eligible Countries
King Abdullah Scholarship Scheme Saudi Arabia
Fulbright Commission USA
Commonwealth Scholarships Commonwealth Countries
The British Council Searchable Database Various Countries
UKCISA Various Countries
ACU Various Countries
Various Scholarships USA
ExpressVPN USA
The North America Wales Foundation USA
Rotary International USA
Optimist Club Scholarships USA

 

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 Bursaries for Welsh Postgraduates in Wales

A new bursary scheme is available for the 2020/21 academic year to support students from Wales to continue with their postgraduate studies in Wales.

STEMM Bursary of £2,000

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:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine

Welsh Medium Bursary of £1,000

A new postgraduate bursary is also be available to Welsh students choosing to study 40 credits or more of their Master’s degree through the medium of Welsh.

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 of £4,000 for postgraduate students aged 60+.

  • The bursary is available for the 2020/21 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 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 :

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.