USW Postgraduate Ethnicity Equality Bursary 2023-24*

The University of South Wales is offering 10 bursaries to postgraduate students commencing their studies in the 2023-24 academic year and have self-identified as one of the following ethnic groups under the following headings as per the UK government published list: Black, African, Caribbean, or Black British, Mixed or Multiple Ethnic Groups, Asian or Asian British, Other Ethnic Group. 

Am I eligible?


To be eligible, you will need to meet all of the criteria below: 


  • Self-identify as one of the ethnic groups under the following headings on this published UK Government list: 
  • Mixed or Multiple Ethnic Groups 
  • Asian or Asian British 
  • Black, African, Caribbean, or Black British 
  • Other Ethnic Group* 

  • Have applied for entry to a full-time USW postgraduate course lasting 1 or more academic years starting in the 2023-24 academic year.  
  • Applied for a course studying on a University of South Wales campus (Treforest, Glyntaff, Cardiff or Newport)  
  • Be a UK home student liable for the UK home rate of tuition fees 
  • Be enrolled full-time on a postgraduate course at time of payment in November 2023  
  • Applied for the bursary by 7th July 2023 


*Students whose ethnicity is Gypsy, Roma, Irish Traveller, Boatman or Showman also qualify to apply for this bursary. 

How can I apply?

The application process for the bursary closed on Friday 7th July 2023.

Please ensure that you have applied for a course before applying for the bursary. 

How will I know If I am successful?

The Student Money Advice Team will contact you using the email address listed on the bursary application form within 10 working days of receipt of the application to confirm that we have received your application.   

After the closing date (Friday 7th July 2023), the panel will consider all eligible applications for the bursary. We aim to notify eligible students by Friday, 28th July, 2023. 

How much is the Bursary?

You will receive £1,000 paid directly into your bank account when the bursary is confirmed by the end of November 2023.

The Student Money Advice Team will contact eligible students in November 2023 with information on how to access the bursary.  

The bursary is only available in your first year of study. 

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

Please contact the Student Money Advice Team if you have any questions regarding the bursary.

*The University of South Wales scholarships and bursaries are offered on the basis that they are potentially subject to change. The University also reserves the right to limit the number of scholarships and bursaries available.