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WSA PGT 21st Anniversary Scholarship Fund for Home & EU Students

The Welsh School of Architecture (WSA) has been awarded funding by the University to enable us to offer 50% fees scholarships to excellent home and EU students applying to study on our PGT programmes. The 21st Anniversary Scholarship Fund is designed to attract and reward the brightest students from across the UK and the European Union to study at the WSA.

This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Riordan

Initial DEADLINE: Expressions of interest: 30th May 2014.

By email to: archischolarships@cardiff.ac.uk

Your expression of interest should include:

  1. Course of interest
  2. A single paragraph personal statement (500 words max):
    why is this scholarship important for your career?
  3. A statement of the subject, level and grade of your highest qualification
  4. Finally, where relevant a short summary of significant work experience

'Home' and 'EU' students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible full-time postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.

At the WSA, study on the following courses will be eligible:

  • MA Urban Design
  • MSc: Theory and Practice of Sustainable Design
  • MSc: Environmental Design of Buildings
  • MSc: Sustainable Building Conservation
  • MSc: Sustainable Mega Buildings
  • MSc: Building Performance Modelling

The Scholarships are each worth 50% fees up to a maximum of £3,720 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount. Students who are successful in gaining a scholarship will have this amount deducted from their tuition fees.

Although this scheme is aimed at supporting a year of full time study, we will consider applications to support part-time study on the MSc in Sustainable Building Conservation. If awarded, however, this support will only be guaranteed for the first year of study.

There is a 2 stage process for application for the WSA Anniversary Scholarship Fund

Stage 1 - Expression of Interest:

In the first instance you are asked to submit your expression of interest for the scholarship directly to archischolarships@cardiff.ac.uk by 30th May 2014.

Please note: To enable the process to run smoothly, please submit your full application via the SIMS Online Applicant Portal for the course of your choice at the same time as submitting your EoI.

Stage 2 - Invitation to full application:

All EoI will be reviewed and where accepted candidates will be invited to submit a full application for the scholarship. The process for full application will be provided to candidates at this stage by email.

Guidance Notes:

These are available with the application form in the SIMS Online Applicant Portal together with Eligibility Criteria for further information. Only one application form will be accepted for the Postgraduate Taught Scholarships per student.

Stage 1 - Expressions of interest - PROCESS:

By email to: archischolarships@cardiff.ac.uk by 30th May 2014.

Your expression of interest should include:

  1. Course of interest
  2. A single paragraph personal statement (500 words max):
    why is this scholarship important for your career?
  3. A statement of the subject, level and grade of your highest qualification
  4. Finally, where relevant a short summary of significant work experience

Stage 2: Invitation to full application - PROCESS:

Following the Expression of Interest phase, you will be invited to submit a full application for the Anniversary scholarship fund, the process for which will be provided to you directly.

Application Deadline: The application form will remain on the Online Applicant Portal until the scholarship application deadline of Friday 1st August 2014, 17.00 (GMT).

17.00 (GMT) Friday 30th May 2014: Deadline for initial Expression of interest

To be submitted to directly to the archischolarships@cardiff.ac.uk:

Your expression of interest should include:

  1. Course of interest
  2. A single paragraph personal statement Ė why this scholarship is important for you
  3. A statement of the subject, level and grade of your highest qualification
  4. Finally, where relevant short summary of significant work experience

The deadline to submit an application for the Postgraduate Taught Scholarships is:

17.00 (GMT) Friday 1st August 2014

In addition, to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must also:

  • Ensure the University has received their application to study for an eligible full-time postgraduate taught programme leading to a masterís degree at Cardiff University by this date; and
  • must have received and accepted an unconditional offer to study an eligible full-time postgraduate taught programme leading to a masterís degree at Cardiff University for the 2014/15 academic year by 17.00 (GMT) Thursday 7th August 2014.

Panasonic Trust Fellowship

The objective of the Fellowships is to provide financial support to selected graduate engineers wishing to study full-time Mastersí degree courses in subjects with a bias towards energy, sustainability, infrastructure, environmental technology and water resource engineering.

Deadline for Application: TBC

The following MSc at the WSA are eligible for Panasonic Trust Fellowships:

  • MSc: Building Energy & Environmental Performance Modelling
  • MSc: Environmental Design of Buildings
  • Msc: Theory & Practice of Sustainable Design

Further, to be eligible a candidate must:

  • be a UK citizen
  • qualified to degree level in engineering or a related discipline
  • have membership at any grade of a professional engineering institution
  • have some industrial experience

Every year the Trust awards a limited number of fellowships (worth £8,000 each for the academic year 2013-14) to engineers attending full-time Masters' courses in the UK on subjects related to the Environment and Sustainability.

More details will be found on the Panasonic Trust web site at: www.panasonictrust.net/fellowships/default.aspx

More details will be found on the Panasonic Trust web site at: www.panasonictrust.net/fellowships/default.aspx


Cardiff University Postgraduate Elite International Scholarships

3 prestigious full fees scholarships are available from the university for study on any PGT course at Cardiff University. Competition for these scholarships will be fierce, and it is likely that academic excellence will be a very significant criteria in selection for this scholarship.

Deadline: 17.00 (GMT) 30th April 2014 for application for course of choice.

Further information


Commonwealth Scholarship Programme (General)

Commonwealth Scholarships are a joint initiative between the UK government-funded Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and UK universities. Scholarships are available for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK.

Please note that Cardiff University does not administer this scholarship, and that all eligibility enquiries and applications should all be directed to the Commonwealth Association or the British Council within your home countries. For further information please see The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Further information


Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are for talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders across a wide range of fields; including politics, business, the media, civil society, religion, and academia.

Applicants should be high calibre graduates with the personal, intellectual and interpersonal qualities necessary for leadership. Scholars are personally selected by British High Commissioners throughout the world, sometimes in partnership with appropriate sponsoring organisations.

Chevening Scholarships are a joint initiative between the UK Governmentís Foreign & Commonwealth Office and UK universities.

Scholarships are available for students from countries outside the EU, and are awarded to talented people who have been identified as potential future leaders in a range of fields. Most Chevening scholarships are awarded for one year postgraduate taught (i.e.: master's) programmes.

Please note that Cardiff University does not administer this scholarship, and that all eligibility enquiries and applications should all be directed to the Chevening Scholarship Programme directly. For further information please see: The Chevening Scholarship website.

Deadline for Application: Closed for study in 2014/15

Eligibility criteria are complex for these scholarships.

To establish this in relation to you country of origin, please visit the country pages of the Chevening website: www.chevening.org

The actual value varies, however it will cover:

  • Full tuition fees
  • A monthly stipend
  • International Travel allowance from home to place for study.

Please see TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR CHEVENING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS, available on: www.chevening.org

For information on applying for a Chevening Scholarship for 2015/16, sign up now for alerts at the Chevening website and read the guidance for 2014/15 applicants.

Applications for 2014/15 Chevening Scholarships will open at the end of October 2013 and close in December 2013.

Full information about deadlines and priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships will be available on the country pages of the Chevening website: www.chevening.org

Full information about deadlines and priority subjects for countries which offer Chevening Scholarships will be available on the country pages of the Chevening website: www.chevening.org


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