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Funding and Scholarships

The School of Welsh has secured over £50,000's worth of scholarships to be awarded between research students and MA students (both home and international students). Please contact us for further details.

Scholarships offered by the School of Welsh

The Celia Thomas Scholarship and the Glyn and May Ashton Scholarship

These scholarships may be awarded to students working in any field related to Welsh language and literature. The amount of each scholarship varies from year to year. Normally, the scholarships are worth up to £3000. Overseas students are eligible to apply.

Islwyn Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is restricted to those researching into 19th century Welsh literature, the literary or religious history of Welsh-speaking Gwent, or the work of the poet, Islwyn. The amount of each scholarship varies from year to year. Normally, the scholarships are worth up to £3000. Overseas students are eligible to apply.


Applicants for a scholarship will have already been accepted for postgraduate study in the School of Welsh. An application form should be submitted in Welsh or English. Masters applicants should outline the proposed area of study and their plans for the dissertation. Research applicants should give the proposed title for their thesis and an explanation of the scope and significance of the proposed research.

Annual deadline for School of Welsh scholarships: 30 June


School of Welsh International Scholarship

The School of Welsh is offering a scholarship of £1,000 to international students studying the MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies or postgraduate research. This scholarship is available to students from all countries and students are considered based upon their course application or their research proposal. For further information click here.

Click here for Information on current funding opportunities at Cardiff University and further external funding possibilities.

External Funding Opportunities

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol's Masters Scholarships

Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol is offering twenty scholarships per year to students wishing to study masters degree courses either wholly or partially through the medium of Welsh.

The value of these scholarships is £1500, and they are available to students intending to study specific Master degree courses containing a minimum of 60 credits of Welsh medium provision in Part 1. As well as studying a proportion of the course itself through the medium of Welsh, scholarship holders are also expected to produce their theses (or equivalent pieces of work) in Welsh.

For further information click here.

James Pantyfedwen Foundation

Support is available for postgraduate study in all subject areas, but mainly for research. In order to apply please click here.

For more information on postgraduate scholarships, please contact Ceren Roberts.

Ceren Roberts

Telephone: +44(0)29 208 75659


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