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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.


Full scholarships for MA/MPhil/PhD

President's PhD Scholarships: (Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism

The School of Welsh invites applications for President's Research Scholarships on the theme of (Re)-Constructing Multiculturalism funded by Cardiff University. There will be two full studentships (covering fees and stipend) available.

We are looking for high-calibre, independent thinking and innovative graduates with cross-disciplinary interests and ambitions.

The School of Welsh has been highly successful in this competition in the past, and scholarships have been awarded for research into 'The "Foreign" and Cultural Difference in the Post-industrial Fiction of South Wales' and 'Everyday Welshness in Migrant Communities: a Geographic Comparison'. Other aspects to be examined could be the interactions between minority languages, multilingualism and cultural identity; the display and performance of religion, ethnic and cultural identities; and minorities in Wales. Students may conduct and write their research in either Welsh or English.

If this research area is of interest to you, contact Ceren Roberts / 02920 875659 as soon as possible to discuss the application process. More information about the scholarships is also available here.


AHRC Doctoral Training Programme Scholarships

Up to 50 PhD scholarships are available for research in the Arts and Humanities from September 2014. These scholarships form part of the AHRC Doctoral Training Programme. For further information please click here or contact Professor Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost.

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.


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

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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