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Scholarships, Studentships & Bursaries

Scholarships, Studentships and Bursaries are funded by both the University and our individual academic schools. In addition the International Education Centre also supports international students through a range of awards for international students. Full time students only.

For information on the new postgraduate bursary for students in Wales, view the External tab below.

University

As you would expect from a university that places great emphasis on student support, Bangor is keen to offer extra help to students. Here are the bursaries and scholarships available for postgraduate students.

Price Davies Postgraduate Scholarship

(Y Werin Legacy Fund)

The scholarship shall be of the same value as a University Postgraduate Studentship, subject to available funds. The candidate must pursue a scheme of study for a postgraduate research degree in Arts or in Science at Bangor University.

Deadline for applications: is 1 June 2020.

Further information and application

Application form.

Thomas Ellis Memorial Fund

(Y Werin Legacy Fund)

The scholarship offers up to £1,500 to support talented graduates from Welsh Universities with an interest in language, literature, history and antiquities of Wales.

The deadline for applications is 1st June 2020.

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 31st August 2020.

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 2020.

Further information and application

Equality & Diversity Scholarships

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 University’s Equality & Diversity 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.

What’s included?

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

Information on how to apply for the the Equality & Diversity scholarships for 2020/21 here. For more information please contact athenaswan@bangor.ac.uk.

Graduate Loyalty Discount

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Masters Scholarship for Welsh medium study

For more information about the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Masters Scholarship scheme click here

Postgraduate Access Bursary

UK Students (excluding students from Wales*) may be eligible for a Postgraduate Access Bursary if they were in receipt of one of the following as an undergraduate student during the 2019/20 academic year, or if they were unemployed immediately before starting a postgraduate course at Bangor University:

  • Means Tested Maintenance Grant
  • Means Tested Maintenance Loan
  • a Foyer Bursary
  • a Care Leavers Bursary
  • Job Seekers Allowance / Income Support / Universal Credit

Students must be able to provide evidence that they were in receipt of one these grants, bursaries or benefits.

A bursary of £500 will be awarded to:

  • students who as an undergraduates in 2019/20 received the maximum means tested funding.
  • students who were unemployed immediately before starting their postgraduate studies.

A bursary of £250 will be awarded:

  • to students who as an undergraduate in 2019/20 received a partial means tested funding.

For more information and to request and application form, contact the Money Support Unit.

*Students from Wales are entitled to a minimum £1,000 grant from the Welsh Government.

Postgraduate Widening Access Bursaries

These awards are aimed specifically at widening access to full and part-time postgraduate Masters courses. Click here for more information.

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:

School

Scholarships and Bursaries in our academic Schools

The following academic schools are also offering scholarship/bursaries.

Business

ESRC Wales DTP Collaborative Studentships 2020

Qualification Type: PhD

Application deadline: 31st May 2020 (12pm)

Bangor Business School (Bangor University), supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), and in collaboration with the Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA), invites applications for a funded PhD study, commencing in October 2020, to explore an exciting and relevant theme given the current political and economic climate in Wales entitled ‘Public sector innovation in Wales: Developing a ‘Welsh way of doing tax’’.

Where can I find more information?

For full details regarding this scholarship, including eligibility criteria, please follow this link.

 Enquiries about the project should be directed to: Professor Aziz Jaafar (a.jaafar@bangor.ac.uk).

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 (2020 entry)

Please note: to be eligible to apply for a Gold or Silver 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: 25 July
  • Deadline for January 2020 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.)

Please send your completed application form and CV to cahb.pg@bangor.ac.uk with subject heading 'Gold and Silver scholarship'. Be sure to include you full name and the course you have applied for in the email.

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

 

Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

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:

Education and Human Development

ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales Collaborative PhD award

The Collaborative Institute for Education Research, Evidence and Impact at the School of Education and Human Development, Bangor University, supported by the ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for a funded PhD study, commencing in October 2020, to explore the following theme:

  • Evaluating the impact of various practices of translanguaging on pupils’ educational and linguistic outcomes.

This studentship is jointly funded by the ESRC and Welsh Government, and is supervised by Professor Enlli Thomas, enlli.thomas@bangor.ac.uk.  

Further information.

Funding is available for postgraduates starting Initial Teacher Education (ITE) courses in the following subjects:

  • Up to £20,000 for mathematics, 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.

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.

History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

There are no awards available at the moment.

 

Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

Law

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.

Music and Media

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

Natural Sciences

PhD Studentships

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

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. These scholarships are for exceptional scholars wishing to begin their studies in September 2019.

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.

We have ten scholarships for entry to the programme in September 2019. Please click here for more information.

Other sources

Ocean Sciences

There are no awards available at the moment.

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 July 2020. 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. These Scholarships are not carried over if students chose to defer.

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 2020 and your project proposals must be submitted by 1st June 2020.

To be eligible for these scholarships students must be studying full-time. These Scholarships are not carried over if students chose to defer.

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 Bangor graduates from that years cohort 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 July 2020.

To be eligible for these scholarships students must be studying full-time. These Scholarships are not carried over if students chose to defer.

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.

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

PhD Studentship

None available at present

First Class Funding - Excellence Award

The School will reward academic excellence at entry for the academic year of 2020/21 by offering a fee reduction of £1,000 for up to five 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 1st July in the year of proposed entry in order for students to be considered for an Excellence Award.

The five Scholarships will be awarded to students who have a 1st class honours degree based on their third year research project/dissertation. Students will be invoiced for the fee less the £1,000 reduction. Applicants must notify Academic Registry/Admission of verified results and provide the school with a transcript by 1 August (in the year of entry) at the latest.

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.

 

Welsh

International

Awards for International Students

The scholarships outlined below are available for both January intake and September intake courses.

Undergraduate Scholarships

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.  

Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

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 & Bangor University 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.  

Research/PhD Scholarships

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.

Other Sources of Funding

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 2 (KESS 2)

Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships (KESS 2) provides opportunities for funded PhD and Research Masters study in collaboration with an active business or company partner. It is supported by European Social Funds (ESF) through the Welsh Government and involves all universities in Wales, led by Bangor University.

Scholarship vacancies can be found here.

External

New Bursaries for Postgraduates in Wales

A new bursary scheme is available for the 2019/20 academic year to support students from Wales to continue with their postgraduate studies in Wales.

The aim of the Postgraduate Taught Masters Incentivisation Bursary Scheme is to increase the number of Welsh graduates who remain in, or return to Wales, to study a postgraduate master’s degree in the following STEMM subjects:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics  
  • Medicine 

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

The additional bursary funding announced by the Welsh Government means that students from Wales could receive up to £17,000 towards their studies and living costs, if they choose to study an eligible postgraduate taught Master’s course at Bangor University this September.

The STEMM bursary award is worth £2,000, with a £1,000 Welsh-medium bursary available for those studying 40 credits or more through the medium of Welsh.

All students from Wales and the EU who are eligible for the new bursary will be contacted directly by the University in September, with the bursary to be applied as a fee waiver to reduce the cost of your tuition fee in most cases. 

New Bursary for Postgraduates over the age of 60

The Welsh Government is funding a new bursary of £4,000 for postgraduate students aged 60+.

The bursary is available for the 2019/20 academic year to full-time Postgraduate Taught Masters students from Wales and the EU. All students who are eligible for the new bursary will be contacted directly by the University in September, with the bursary to be applied as a fee waiver to reduce the cost of your tuition fee in most cases. 

Fitness Savvy Scholarships

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

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is all about alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject or nationality.

The Alternative Guide Online contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application. To assist our students, Bangor University has purchased a licence to the Guide, and so it’s free for all Bangor students and staff to use! Login Now!

If you are a prospective student who has applied to Bangor University, please email to get an access PIN.

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Other Scholarships and Endowments

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.