Scholarships & Bursaries
Two different kinds of scholarships as well as a bursary are available for students who wish to come to Cardiff to study for a Single or Joint Honours degree in Welsh.
Cardiff University Scholarships
Cardiff University has special scholarships for students applying to study BA Single Honours Welsh or BA Joint Honours in Welsh and one of the following subjects: Archaeology, German (for students studying Welsh at first-language level only) and Italian. Most of the scholarships are worth £3,000. Successful students will receive £1,500 in their first year, with the remaining £1,500 paid in equal instalments in each of the remaining years of their course (subject to continuing satisfactory academic performance). The scholarships will be awarded at enrolment by admissions tutors, on the basis of academic excellence in external examinations (e.g. A-levels, Welsh Baccalaureate, etc). There is no need to apply for these scholarships. Further information is available from the Cardiff University Bursaries & Scholarships Website.
School of Welsh Scholarships
The second kind of scholarship is available to applicants for BA Single Honours (Welsh), BA Joint Honours (Welsh and any other subject), and the LLB in Law and Welsh (first-language students only). These scholarships are worth £400 and are paid in two instalments of £200, the first at the beginning of the first academic year and the second at the beginning of the second year. They are awarded on the basis of excellence in an examination paper set by the School of Welsh.
The 2014 Scholarship Examination will be held on 4 March 2014. Candidates may sit the two-hour examination in their school or college (with the Headteacher’s or the Principal's permission) or at the School of Welsh.
The content of the scholarship paper is as follows:
Welsh First-language: (i) a literature question based on the A Level syllabus; (ii) analysis of an unseen poem/prose passage.
Welsh Second-language: (i) a literature question based on the A Level syllabus; (ii) a translation task (English into Welsh).
Previous examination papers are available:
We request that candidates send their names to the School of Welsh beforehand, noting whether they are first or second language students, and where they would wish to sit the examination, using this application form:
Students cannot hold more than one scholarship. In cases where an individual student is eligible for more than one scholarship, he or she shall be awarded the more valuable of the two (namely the scholarship discussed at the top of this page).
Cardiff University Bursaries
Cardiff University Bursaries are available to full-time undergraduate students from lower income households who will be beginning their undergraduate studies in September. The Bursaries are worth between £300 and £1,000 per year. For futher details please visit the Cardiff University Bursaries & Scholarships Website.
Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Scholarships
The new Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol is offering 150 new scholarship schemes for undergraduates studying through the medium of Welsh. These scholarships are worth £3000 over 3 years and are available to Welsh medium students embarking on their University courses in 2013.
Two of these scholarships have been allocated for students wishing to study Welsh (single honours) here at Cardiff in 2013. These scholarships are awarded on the basis of excellence in an examination paper set by the School of Welsh. The examination paper set for these scholarships is the same as the one set for the School of Welsh scholarships (please see above).
You may download an application form on the Coleg Cenedlaethol Cymraeg website. Please note that the closing date is 15 January 2013. The application form should be returned to Lowri Johnston, Coleg officer (the details are on the form). For more information please contact the School office or visit the Coleg Cenedlaethol Cymraeg website.
For further details regarding admissions, contact:
The Admissions Officer