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Postgraduate Scholarships and Bursaries

Below are details of the bursaries that are available to our postgraduate students.

Care Leaver Bursary

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) Undergraduate and Postgraduate students (Full Time and Part Tme) from the UK/EU
Awarding Criteria: To assist with initial costs of resources and equipment, available to undergraduate and postgraduate students, aged 18-25, entering university from a care background.
Award Amount: Up to £1,000
Last date for Applications: 

06/11/2020
05/03/2021

Additional Information: Application to include supporting evidence
This award is paid in three termly instalments - 25%, 25% and 50%
Apply Now:  Application form available shortly

Childcare Bursary

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) Postgraduate and Undergraduate students
Awarding Criteria: Bursary available to campus-based students who have children and who are not eligible for  Child Care Tax Credits.
Please note that this bursary is means-tested
Award Amount: Up to £500
Last date for Applications:  06/11/2020
05/03/2021
Additional Information: Application to include a copy of tax credits letter and evidence of childcare costs
This award is paid in two instalments - 50% in Semester 1 and 50% in Semester 2
Apply Now:  Application form available shortly

Diagnostic Testing Bursary

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) Full Time and Part Time Students from the UK/EU
Awarding Criteria: Bursary available to students requiring assistance with the costs of diagnostic assessment
Award Amount: Up to £350
Last date for Applications:  Students can apply at any time
Additional Information:  
Apply Now:  Forms available from Student Services or the Student Finance Officers for your campus

Distance Learners' Bursary (Humanities)

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) Postgraduate Students
Awarding Criteria: Bursary available to distance learners enrolled on a postgraduate taught programme at UWTSD
Award Amount: Up to £1,550
Last date for Applications:  06/11/2020
05/03/2021
Additional Information: This bursary is awarded as a fee reduction in instalments across the academic year and awarded pro-rata with the intensity of study e.g. students enrolled part time studying 60 credits in an academic year will receive a reduction of £550 in the first year and £500 per year for second and third years. 
Apply Now:  Application form available shortly

Distance Learners' Bursary (excluding Humanities) 

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) Postgraduate Students (UK/EU)
Awarding Criteria: Bursary available to UK/EU distance learners enrolled on a postgraduate taught programme (excluding Humanities) at UWTSD
Award Amount: Up to £1,000
Last date for Applications:  06/11/2020
05/03/2021
Additional Information: This bursary is awarded as a fee reduction in instalments across the academic year and awarded pro-rata with the intensity of study e.g. students enrolled part time studying 60 credits in an academic year will receive a reduction of £500 per year for two years. 
Apply Now:  Application form available shortly

UWTSD Ducere Distance Learners' Bursary

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) Postgraduate Students 
Awarding Criteria: Bursary available to distance learners enrolling on an MBA course taught jointly by UWTSD and Ducere  
Award Amount: Up to £1,000 
Last date for Applications:  Students can apply at any time 
Additional Information: This bursary is awarded as a fee reduction in instalments across the academic year and awarded pro-rata with the intensity of study e.g. students enrolled part time studying 60 credits in an academic year will receive a reduction of £500 per year for two years 
Apply Now:  Application form available shortly

Estranged Students' Bursary

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) Undergraduate and Postgraduate students (Full Time and Part Time) 
Awarding Criteria: To assist with initial costs of resources and equipment. Available to undergraduate and postgraduate students, aged 18-25, who are estranged from their family 
Award Amount: Up to £1,000 
Last date for Applications:  06/11/2020
05/03/2021 
Additional Information: Application to include supporting evidence
This award is paid in three termly instalments - 25%, 25% and 50%  
Apply Now:  Application form available shortly

Postgraduate Bursary

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) Campus-based UK/EU postgraduate students 
Awarding Criteria: Bursary available to campus-based postgraduate students to assist with additional course costs (books, equipment, travel, and so on)
Award Amount: Up to £200
Last date for Applications:  06/11/2020
05/03/2021
Additional Information: Applicants must have applied for all Student Finance support available before making an application.
Students who have been awarded a Distance Learner or UWTSD Progression bursary will not be eligible to apply.
Apply Now:  Application form available shortly

UWTSD Taught Postgraduate Progression Bursary

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) Full Time Students continuing to a Postgraduate Course
Awarding Criteria: This Bursary is awarded to UK/EU students who have recently completed an undergraduate degree at UWTSD (within two years) and are progressing onto a full time or part time taught postgraduate programme at UWTSD (excluding PgCert/PGDip).
Award Amount: Up to £3,000 
Last date for Applications:  06/11/2020
05/03/2021
Additional Information: This bursary is awarded as a fee reduction and awarded pro-rata with the cost of the programme and the intensity of study. The full £3000 is for courses which cost £7,500 or more. (Full taught MA courses costing £5050 will be eligible for a £1,000 bursary)
Apply Now:  Application form available shortly

Welsh Government Funding:
60+ Masters Bursary Scheme

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) Students aged 60+ 
Awarding Criteria: Available to Welsh/EU domiciled students aged 60 or over, studying full 180 credit taught or research master’s degree programmes
Award Amount: Up to £4,000
Last date for Applications:  06/11/2020
05/03/2021
Additional Information:  
Apply Now:  Application form available shortly

Welsh Government Funding:
STEMM Masters Bursary

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) Postgraduate students (STEMM)
Awarding Criteria:
  • Available to those studying a full 180 credit taught or research masters degree programmes in STEMM subjects.
  • Available for eligible STEMM masters programmes starting at UWTSD from September. Eligible programmes to be confirmed shortly.
  • Full-time (1 year only) and part-time (2 years only) courses are eligible.
  • Also available to students over the age of 60.
  • This STEMM funding is in addition to the new postgraduate funding scheme in place for Welsh students.
Award Amount: Up to £2,000
Last date for Applications:  06/11/2020
05/03/2021
Additional Information: STEMM - (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine)
Apply Now:  Application form available shortly

Welsh Government Funding:
Welsh-medium Masters Bursary

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) Postgraduate students (Welsh-medium) 
Awarding Criteria:
  • Available to those studying a full 180 credit taught or research master’s degree programmes through the medium of Welsh. The Welsh-medium component of the programme must be worth 40 credits or more.
  • Available for eligible Welsh-medium masters programmes starting at UWTSD from September.
  • Eligible programmes to be confirmed shortly
  • Full-time (1 year only) and part-time (2 years only) courses are eligible
  • Also available to students over the age of 60.
Award Amount: Up to £1,000
Last date for Applications:  06/11/2020
05/03/2021
Additional Information:  
Apply Now:  Application form available shortly

Young Adult Carer Bursary

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) Full Time and Part Time Students from the UK/EU
Awarding Criteria: Bursary for students aged 18 to 25 who are registered as young adult carers for family members
Award Amount: Up to £1,000
The bursary is paid in three instalments – 25% in terms 1 and 2 and 50% in term 3
Last date for Applications:  06/11/2020
05/03/2021
Additional Information: Application to include supporting evidence.
Apply Now:  Application form available shortly