Everything you need to know about the 60+ bursary

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Who is eligible for the Bursary?

To be eligible for the Bursary you need to meet ALL of the following criteria:

  • Be a Welsh domiciled or EU (non UK) student
  • Aged 60 or above on the first day of the Academic Year of the course. The Academic Year is defined below:

1 September 2019 where the Academic Year begins on or after 1 August 2019 and before January 2020
1 January 2020 where the Academic Year begins on or after 1 January 2020 and before 1 April  2020

  • Enrol on an eligible full or part-time postgraduate taught Masters course at the University of South Wales, starting in September 2019 or February 2020
  • Meet the Student Finance Wales* eligibility criteria for funding for Postgraduate Masters Finance (*Students over the age of 60 will be eligible to receive this postgraduate bursary)
  • Remain enrolled for the duration of the course

What courses are eligible for the Bursary?

This Bursary applies for eligible full or part-time postgraduate taught Masters courses. If you have enrolled on to a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma course, you will not be eligible for the Bursary.

How much is the HEFCW 60+ Masters Bursary?

The Bursary is £4,000.

Further information including the full bursary criteria can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.