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Masters Excellence Scholarships

Postgraduate Taught Scholarships 2014-15

We are pleased to announce that the Taught Masters Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2015/16 entry has been confirmed.

We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support Home and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2015.

The Scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.

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

Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:
1 March and 5 August 2015.

‘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 postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.

Applicants should normally have a first class or upper second classification undergraduate degree from a UK University, or an equivalent award from a recognised higher education institution elsewhere.

Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, MPhil and MRes.

College of Physical Sciences & Engineering

Scholarships in this College are worth £3,780 each.

Applicants from countries outside the European Union are also advised to consult our Study at Cardiff | International pages.

The Scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 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.

The Taught Masters Excellence Scholarships are available for a maximum of one academic year for full-time programmes, and . Students studying a course which lasts longer than one year will not receive any further funding for additional years.

The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form will be made available on the SIMS Online Applicant Portal to all Home and EU students who have applied to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a masters' degree in due course. Please sign up to our newsletter, with subject PGT Scholarship 2015, if you want to be notified when the application form is available.

The application form will remain on the Online Applicant Portal until the second scholarship application deadline of Wednesday 5th August 2015, 23.59 (BST).

Please see the Guidance Notes (available with the application form in the SIMS Online Applicant Portal) for further information. Only one application form per student will be accepted for the Postgraduate Taught Scholarships.

We have two application deadlines after which decisions will be made:

  • Sunday, 1st March 2015 23.59 (BST)
  • Wednesday, 5th August 2015 23.59 (BST) (subject to funding)

Please note: the University reserves the right to close applications at any time.

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 master’s degree at Cardiff University by the respective date, including references and transcripts.


Please also see the FAQs and eligibility criteria included in the application pack.