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Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

Cardiff University International Scholarship Fund

Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Over 50 awards available to all international students across all Arts & Humanities subject areas including Business, English & Communication, Journalism & Media, Law & Politics, Modern Languages, Music, Planning & Geography, Social Sciences and Welsh.

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Physical Sciences and Engineering

Multiple awards available across all subject areas including Architecture, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics and Physics.

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Cardiff University Santander Scholarships

Santander Universities Scholarships

Cardiff University is delighted to partner with Santander to offer four £5,000 scholarships to any of our full-time postgraduate degree programmes.

The Santander Universities Scholarships, aim to assist the most academically able students from leading universities to pursue a Master's programme around the world.

Subject Area
Countries Eligible
Sum of Award
Number of Awards
How to apply
Any Any graduate of a Santander partner University £5,000
Download application form

Conditions and Eligibility

  • You must be in possession of an offer letter to commence in 2015/16 on a masters course at Cardiff University, i.e. a course leading to an MA, MSc, MBA, MEd or LLM.

  • The studentships is only open to full-time students studying at Cardiff University.

  • You should have a good honours degree or equivalent from a recognised institution of higher education, or have experience which demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. You should also have the required English level for your course.

  • Santander Scholarships are available for full-time master’s degree courses taught at Cardiff University (distance learning courses are not eligible)

  • All scholarships are for a period of one year only covering the 2015/16 academic year. Students will be notified of the total amount in the awarding letter.

  • Please note that the annual tuition fees for international students range from £13,500 - £29,800 according to your degree programme. You should allow a minimum of £750-800 per month to cover living costs for a student lifestyle, including accommodation. The Santander scholarship offers only partial funding for your studies. If you are successful in securing the scholarship you will need to pay the balance of your tuition fees plus living expenses.

Cardiff University GREAT Scholarships

GREAT scholarships for Indian students

Cardiff University is delighted to participate once again in the British Council's GREAT scholarship scheme. GREAT is the largest scholarship scheme ever launched in India and is designed to further opportunities to our Indian students.

Subject Area
Countries Eligible
Sum of Award
Number of Awards
How to apply
Advanced Mechanical Engineering
No application necessary
Information Security and Privacy
No application necessary
Masters in Public Health
No application necessary
Clinical Dermatology
No application necessary
LLM (All Courses)*
Download application form
International Journalism*
Download application form

* LLM and International Journalism programmes will be shortlisted and administered by the AHSS International Office.

Procedures for awarding the scholarship:

  • The scholarship will be awarded based on the merit of the students’ initial application for the course.

  • The student must be holding either a conditional or unconditional offer by Saturday 30th May 2015.

  • The International Office will provide a shortlist of 10 students from their SIMS application (where there are over 10 applications for the programme) to the Admissions Tutor/Team by 12th June.
    * LLM and International Journalism programmes will be shortlisted and administered by the AHSS International Office.

  • Admissions tutors/team must have agreed on the successful applicant and reserve list (of 2 per course) by 19th June. Details of these must then be forwarded to the International Office.

  • Candidates will be informed by the International office w/c 29th June and will have to reply within 7 days. Where a student fails to respond, the reserve list will be contacted in turn.

  • Where the candidate is holding a conditional offer they will have to meet the conditions of that offer to be eligible for the award.

  • Scholarships will be withdrawn for students who fail to show evidence of having met their condition by 21st August and the award will go to the next student on the reserve list.

Tullow Awards

The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS) aims to build capacity in areas where Tullow’s host countries experience significant skills gaps, especially, but not exclusively, around these countries’ oil and gas industries. It is aligned with Tullow’s aim of supporting long-term socio-economic development in countries where it operates.

The Tullow Group Scholarships are vocational, technical and postgraduate scholarships available to individuals in Tullow’s operating countries in Africa and South America, and are entirely managed by British Council.

Scholarships are available to those who are committed to making a contribution to their country’s development. The Scheme gives candidates a chance to receive a high standard of education from locally and internationally recognised institutions, which can then be applied in the scholar’s home country.

The TGSS sponsors candidates from various educational backgrounds through the International Postgraduate Scholarships programme (for Masters and Postgraduate diploma).

The following academic programmes at Cardiff University are eligible for the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme:

Engineering and Technology
- MSc. Hydro-environment Engineering
- MSc. Geoenvironmental Engineering

Environment and Geosciences
- MSc. Sustainability, Planning & Environmental Policy
- MSc. Applied Environmental Geology
- MSc. Sustainable Energy and Environment

Law and Legal Courses
- LLM International Commercial Law
- LLM Shipping Law

Other Applied Sciences apart from Medicine
- MSc. Marine Policy

Please see Cardiff University’s profile page for further information on how to apply:

Commonwealth Scholarship Programme (General)

Postgraduate applicants from developing Commonwealth countries only.

  • Fees: Contact Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for further information.

  • Stipend: Contact Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for further information.

Applications should be made through the nominating agency in your home country. There is a nominating agency for Commonwealth Scholarships in each Commonwealth country. For full details please visit The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

The CSC expects all Commonwealth Scholarship candidates to be nominated by an approved nominating agency/university/university body, and to have completed an application form using our Electronic Application System (EAS). Full details of how to access the Electronic Application System (EAS) can be found on The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission website as above.

Please do ensure that you check with the nominating agency in your home country for the relevant deadlines for your application.

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.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Applications for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship should be made via the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s Electronic Application System (EAS) which can be accessed at the webpage below:

Please note that Cardiff University's deadline for applications is Midnight (GMT) Sunday 1 March 2015. Further guidance about what to include in your scholarship application can be found on the EAS webpages:

In addition, applicants will also need to apply separately for one of the eligible Masters programme at Cardiff University. The following programmes are eligible for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship at Cardiff University:

  • Advanced Practice
  • Applied Environmental Geology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Clinical Dermatology
  • International Journalism
  • International Planning and Development
  • International Relations
  • Public Health
  • Theory and Practice of Sustainable Design
  • Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering

The Chevening Scholarship Programme

Cardiff University is proud to partner with Chevening to co-fund ten Chevening/Cardiff Partnership Awards available to candidates from a selection of countries. Find out more...

The Fulbright-Cardiff University Award

The US-UK Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission) aims to foster mutual understanding through educational links between the UK and United States. Cardiff University offers its own Fulbright Scholarship for postgraduate students, in partnership with the Fulbright Commission.

There is one Fulbright-Cardiff University scholarship available per academic year. In addition to the Fulbright-Cardiff University Award, Fulbright scholarship holders (i.e. those holding non-specific Fulbright Scholarships) can also apply to Cardiff University as per the normal Fulbright process. Find out more...

The Cardiff University Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance US nationals of high ability to study postgraduate programmes at UK universities. Cardiff University offers its own Marshall Scholarship for postgraduate students, in partnership with the Marshall Scholarships Commission.

US nationals applying for postgraduate programmes only. Some exclusions apply so check Marshall exclusion list.

  • Fees: Contact Marshall for further information
  • Stipend: Contact Marshall for further information

Online application

Please note that Cardiff University does not administer this scholarship, and that all eligibility enquiries and applications should all be directed to the Marshall directly.

For further information about Marshall Scholarships please see: the Marshall-Cardiff webpages.



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