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Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

Postgraduate Taught Scholarships 2014-15

Cardiff University is pleased to announce that the Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Scheme for entry 2014/15 has been confirmed.

Cardiff University has committed to invest 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 full-time master programme in September 2014.

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.

Deadline to apply for the scholarship and a masters' programme: Friday, 1st August, 2014, 17.00 (BST)*

Please note that some Schools have interim deadlines - see 'Key Dates' below to make sure you don't miss out!

‘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.

Scholarships are currently available at the following Schools:

Other Academic Schools may have scholarships available at a later stage.

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.

Where Schools or particular Programmes have a different scholarship amount, this will be indicated on its course entry.

The Postgraduate Taught Scholarships are available for a maximum of one academic year. Students studying a course which lasts longer than one year will not receive any further funding for additional years.

The Postgraduate Taught 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 full-time postgraduate taught programme leading to a masters' degree. The application form will remain on the Online Applicant Portal until the scholarship application deadline of Friday 1st August 2014, 17.00 (BST).

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

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

17.00 (BST) Friday 1st August 2014*

Please note that some Schools are using an interim deadline whereby applications received by this date will be considered first and a decision will be made earlier than the advertised date. Most Schools will have at least one scholarship available until the 1st August deadline. The following Schools operate an interim deadline.

School Interim deadline
English, Communication & Philosophy 20th June
History, Archaeology & Religion 16th May
Journalism, Media & Cultural Studies 30th June
Music 30th May
Planning & Geography 30th June
MA Social Work 16th June
Welsh 30th June

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

There are numerous alternative sources and means to fund your postgraduate degree, including bursaries from charities and trusts, professional and career development loans and part-time employment.

Some of our academic Schools also offer their own scholarships. We are aware of the following scholarships:

School Interim deadline
Cardiff University School of Welsh Postgraduate Bursaries 30th June
Cardiff School of Mathematics MSc Scholarships in Operational Research, Applied Statistics no formal deadline, early application is recommended
Cardiff School of Chemistry - MSc Studentship in Catalysis 31st August
Santander Scholarship for European Studies and Translation Studies 1st September
Cardiff Business School India Scholarships 25th July
Cardiff Business School GREAT Scholarships no formal deadline, early application is recommended
International Bursaries (Masters and PhD) for History, Archaeology or Religion 1st June
Elite Engineering Scholarship 25th June
Cardiff University Jameel Scholarships in MA in Islam in Contemporary Britain 1st July
Cardiff School of Welsh - Irish Government Scholarship 30th June
School of Welsh International MA Scholarship 30th June
Cardiff Fund Postgraduate Scholarships 1st August

International applicants

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

 

Please also see our FAQs and eligibility criteria.

* Please note that the 'SIMS: Applicant Portal', where the application forms are available to download, is scheduled for maintenance between Thursday, 17.00 (BST) 31st July and Friday, 17.00 (BST) 1 August. Applications are submitted via email to the email address stated on the application form. Please ensure that you download applications beforehand. However, due to the scheduled downtime, we will be accepting applications until Monday, 8.30 (BST) 4th August.

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