Welsh Government Bursaries

The Welsh Assembly Government have announced that the Welsh Government bursaries (STEMM bursary, Welsh Medium bursary and 60+ bursary)  will continue in 2020-21 for eligible Postgraduate students commencing their studies in the 2020-21 academic year.


Who is eligible for this postgraduate STEMM Bursary?

To be eligible for this postgraduate STEMM Bursary you need to meet all of the following criteria:

  •   Be a Welsh domiciled or EU (non-UK) student
  •   Enrol on an eligible full or part-time taught postgraduate Masters STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) course studying and being charged for 180 credits at the University of South Wales, starting in September 2020 or February 2021.
  •  Meet the eligibility criteria for funding for Postgraduate Master’s Finance from Student Finance Wales* (*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 this postgraduate STEMM Bursary?

HEFCW (Higher Education Funding Council for Wales) have determined that the STEMM Bursary applies to full or part-time STEMM subject Master’s courses only.  As required, the University has used HEFCW’s academic subject categories (ASCs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6) to determine course eligibility: 1 Medicine and Dentistry; 2 subjects and professions allied to medicine; 3 Science; 4 Engineering and Technology; and 6 Mathematical Sciences, IT and Computing.

A full list of eligible course list can be found here.

Those who are undertaking NHS-funded, PGCE, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Distance Learning courses are ineligible for this award.

Important information

Students undertaking fewer than 180 credits on a postgraduate Masters degree will not be eligible for this Bursary as they will not be eligible for Postgraduate Masters Government Student Finance. This includes students who are exempt from one or more modules due to Accredited Prior Achievement (APA) or Advanced Prior Learning (APL).

 

How much is the postgraduate STEMM bursary?

The postgraduate STEMM bursary is £2,000 for a full Masters course.

 

How do I apply for the postgraduate STEMM bursary?

If you are in receipt of Welsh Government Postgraduate Master’s Student Finance there is no application process for the postgraduate STEMM bursary, the University will automatically assess your eligibility.  If you choose to not take Welsh Government Postgraduate Master’s Student Finance but you believe you are eligible for it, you will need to contact the Student Money Advice Team for a form to be sent to you so that your eligibility for the Bursary can be assessed.  This form will be made available from September 2020.

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

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  

  • Enrol on any eligible full or part-time postgraduate taught Masters course studying and being charged for 180 credits at the University of South Wales, starting in September 2020 or February 2021. 

  • Complete 40 credits through the medium of Welsh 

  • 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.   

Important information  

Students undertaking fewer than 180 credits on a postgraduate Masters degree will not be eligible for this Bursary as they will not be eligible for Postgraduate Masters Government Student Finance. This includes students who are exempt from one or more modules due to Accredited Prior Achievement (APA) or Advanced Prior Learning (APL). 

 

What courses are eligible for the Bursary? 

All postgraduate taught Master courses are eligible for this Bursary – however you must complete a minimum of 40 credits in Welsh. You can study Welsh-medium module(s) or submit your Masters level dissertation in Welsh to be eligible for this Bursary. The University also offers the following courses, which are delivered through the medium of Welsh: 

  • MSc Relations 
  • MSc Marketing 
  • MSc Strategic Digital Marketing 
  • MBA (Master of Business Administration) 
  • MSc Management   
  • MSc Engineering Management 
  •  MSc International Business and Enterprise 
  • MSc Construction and Project Management (60 credits available in Welsh)  

 How much is the Bursary? 

The Bursary is £1,000.  

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

ho 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 2020 where the Academic Year begins on or after 1 August 2020 and before January 2021

1 January 2021 where the Academic Year begins on or after 1 January 2021 and before 1 April  2021

  •       Enrol on an eligible full or part-time postgraduate taught Masters  course studying and being charged for 180 credits at the University of South Wales, starting in September 2020 or February 2021.
  •      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

Important information

Students undertaking fewer than 180 credits on a postgraduate Masters degree will not be eligible for this Bursary as you will not be eligible for Postgraduate Masters Government Student Finance. This includes students who are exempt from one or more modules due to Accredited Prior Achievement (APA) or Advanced Prior Learning (APL).

 

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 Bursary?

The Bursary is £4,000.

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