Find us >


Further information on funding your postgraduate course may be found at the University's website for prospective postgraduates (UK & EU students) and at the website of our International Students pages (Non-EU International Students).

If you are an overseas applicant you should not travel to the UK or begin a course of study without making sure that you have enough money to pay your academic fees and living expenses. Unless you are a European Union (EU) national, it is impossible to get a grant once you have left your own country.

Bursaries/scholarships are generally awarded after enrolment.

School (JOMEC) Support

The Julian Hodge Foundation Annual Bursary: one bursary is awarded to a student at the School, who demonstrate financial need.

Tom Hopkinson Scholarships: Up to four scholarships are awarded by the Centre for Journalism Studies to students who can make a case that they need financial assistance.

The Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies Diploma Scholarships: it is anticipated that an annual scholarship will be available from the School awarded to students making a case for financial assistance.

Further bursary details for the 2015/16 academic year will be posted later this year.

External Funding

The Journalism Diversity Fund: We are looking for people from diverse backgrounds who need help funding their journalism training. Bursaries are on offer for those with the potential to succeed in one of the most exciting and rewarding careers around.

This fund includes the Thomas Read bursary. The bursary was established in 2015 with donations from Thomas’ friends and family. The bursary is awarded each year to the Journalism Diversity Fund bursary recipient who has demonstrated the qualities embodied by Thomas Read: passion for journalism, a determination to succeed and the ability to overcome adversity. Thomas was a former student on the Broadcast Journalism course at Cardiff University.

PhD Research

ESRC Doctoral Training Centre for Wales fully-funded PhD studentship: Applications now accepted for the 2015/16 academic year on the ESRC DTC’s newest pathway, ‘Journalism and Democracy.’ The deadline for applications is 15 May 2015. Interviews will take place the week beginning 18th May 2015.

International PhD Fees Scholarship: Under the scheme one or more awards will be made annually to the most outstanding applicant(s), although eligibility is limited to those international students who do not manage to secure other sources of funding. The scholarships will cover part or all of the cost of International PhD Fees.

University Support

Postgraduate Taught Scholarships: Cardiff University has a £500,000 package of high value competitive PG scholarships to support Home and EU students who are planning to start a Masters course.

International Scholarship Fund: In recognition of the outstanding talent of many international students, Cardiff University offers a highly prestigious International Scholarship Fund designed to attract and reward the brightest students.

The President's Research Scholarships: The President’s Research Scholarships are flagship Cardiff University awards which have been established to commemorate the inauguration of Professor Sir Martin Evans (Nobel Prize for Medicine 2007) as Cardiff’s President.