External Trusts, Bursaries and Scholarships

DCMS Bursary for MSc Computer Forensics 2018/19

As part of the to the National Cyber Security Programme, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is providing bursary funding for adults looking to retrain and start a new career in cyber security. The bursaries are for GCHQ certified courses only. USW has been working with DCMS and anticipate bursaries being available for our GCHQ certified MSc Computer Forensics course. Full criteria will be published shortly but the bursaries will be for career transitioners rather than students coming straight from undergraduate courses. Bursaries will be for tuition fees only. More information can be found here and expressions of interest should be sent to andrew.bellamy@southwales.ac.uk, course leader for Computer Forensics. Find out more.


For undergraduate and postgraduate students

The funding opportunities listed on this page are published in good faith. It is every prospective and current student’s responsibility to research this information in further detail.


Leverhulme Bursary

The Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust offers financial support for grocers, chemists, commercial travellers and their families. As well as funding welfare assistance, the trust also awards bursaries for university study at undergraduate and postgraduate level. 

The deadline for applications is 1st November for undergraduate and 1st October for postgraduate.

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Viscount Armory's Charitable Trust

The Viscount Amory’s Charitable Trust aims was to support the people of Devon through their communal activities in the spheres of education, religious expression, the relief of poverty and the development of the characters and physical well-being of the young people of Devon.

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Schwab & Westheimer Trust

Created by the Schwab & Westheimer Trust to help young asylum seekers and refugees to pursue higher education.

Up to three people a year will be supported by the Westheimer Scholarship to study for a first degree or professional qualification in the field of healthcare through a scholarship ranging from £10-20k a year.

Schwab Grants of up to £2,000 are also available for students who are needing help with resources in their courses.   

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The British Association for Music Therapy

The British Association for Music Therapy is able to make small grants to music therapy students and researchers to support them in their studies.

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Glamorgan Trust Fund

This Fund is intended to benefit those who have attended a Secondary School in the area of the former County of Glamorgan, including Howells School, but excluding schools which were in the areas of the former County Boroughs of Cardiff, Swansea and Merthyr Tydfil, for not less than 2 years.

Application forms are available from:

The Director of Education, Leisure and Lifelong Learning,

Schools and Family Support Team,

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council,

Civic Centre

Port Talbot

SA13 1PJ

Requests should be marked "Glamorgan Further Education Trust Fund".

The Closing date for applications is 31st May each year

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Royal Television Society - Television Production and Broadcast Journalism Bursary

This bursary provides support for students from low-income households by helping them to build a network of contacts, providing financial help and opportunities for skills development and mentoring. There are two bursaries available to support living expenses, membership of the Royal Television Society and affiliate membership of the Hospital Club.

The Royal Television Society is committed to supporting UK undergraduates who wish to study computing, engineering, television production or broadcast journalism.

Prospective UK Home students with a firm offer to study one of the above courses at University of South Wales may be eligible to apply for this bursary - Deadline for all applications is midday on 30th June 2018.

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Spotcap Fintech Fellowship

Launched on 10th April 2017, the Spotcap Fintech Fellowship is helping build a healthy talent pipeline for British fintech. Awarded to one student per academic year, the Fellowship contributes £8,000 towards a Master's degree or MBA in a fintech related field. Applicants will be able to demonstrate an interest in fintech, with the intention to work in the field after graduation.

Deadline: 1st August 2018

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MastersCompare Postgraduate Scholarship

For academic year 2018/19, MastersCompare is offering a Postgraduate Scholarship worth £5,000. This is an exciting opportunity to help you continue your postgraduate studies and start a Masters course in autumn 2018.

The scholarship is open to UK, EU and international students

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FindAMasters.com and FindAPhD.com

Each year FindAMasters.com and FindAPhD.com award £12,000 in scholarships for postgraduate study.

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Net Lawman Scholarship Programme

The Net Lawman Scholarship aims to support people who have great business ideas get them off the ground. The scholarship awards are designed to help students with start-up costs, whether investment in IT, stationery, business administration or learning tools. This scholarship is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are UK resident.

Closing date for applications is 31st December 2018.

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The Typology Centre - Personality Type Scholarship

TypologyCentral.Com is offering an opportunity to win up to $2,000 in scholarship funding for undergraduate and graduate students. This scholarship was created to help provide educational opportunities for individuals interested in the study of personality type theory and practical application of those systems.

The application deadline is June 23rd 2018.

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1st SYMPTOMA, better diagnosis Scholarship

SYMPTOMA, the search engine for diseases, awards scholarships on an annual basis to students who have taken on a job to finance their tuition fees and living costs. It is one of the only scholarships available to students worldwide. You must apply by 31st January each year

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Activia Training Annual Scholarship Award

Activia Training have set up an annual scholarship fund of £1,000 which will be paid via two £500 awards to the students submitting winning entries that meet the requirements detailed on the scholarship web page. Submissions can be made in either video or essay format.

Students must be UK citizens attending, or have secured a place, on an undergraduate or postgraduate programme, (full-time or part-time).

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The Quality Formations Scholarship

The Quality Formations scholarship is open to both current and incoming full time undergraduate or postgraduate students, currently enrolled at an accredited learning institution in the UK or US. Quality Formations will award up to 6 students with a bursary of £1,000. This is a one-off payment, and should be utilised to further develop each winner’s business concept.

All applications must be submitted by 5pm on June 29th, 2018

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1st Formations Scholarship

1st Formations Business Scholarship is open to anyone currently studying for an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a recognised UK academic institution. The Scholarship awards up to 10 successful applicants with a bursary of £600 each. The bursary is designed to help students with some of the additional costs involved in studying, such as the cost of course materials, textbooks and other living expenses.

Closing date for applications is 31st May 2018

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AFTE Scholarship Program

AFTE awards $2000.00 annually to students seeking a career in Forensic Science. Applicants must be entering their third year or higher of a Bachelor’s degree or enrolled in any year of an advanced degree (MS, PhD, MD or comparable) program.

Applications are accepted between January 1st and April 1st of each calendar year.

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All Saints Educational Trust

Each year awards are made from Trust funds to advance higher education. This trust makes personal grant awards to teachers, intending teachers and students in religious studies, home economics and related areas. 

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CRL Scholarship

Every year 10 successful applicants will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000. This award is designed to help high-performing students with some of the additional costs involved in studying, such as the cost of course materials, textbooks and living expenses.

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GoPR Scholarship

GoPR is offering a $1000 Scholarship to students with a passion for Digital Marketing. This would be applicable to enrolled students undertaking marketing courses, in particular Msc Strategic Digital Marketing.

The scholarship winner will be announced July 28th, 2019, and each subsequent year on July 28th, to mark the celebration of H.M King of Thailand birthday where our office is based.

Further information relating to the criteria and application process for the scholarship can be found below:

https://gopr.co.th/digital-marketing-scholarship/