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Funding

Securing funding is likely to be an important consideration for you as a postgraduate. There are a few options available including those offered by us and by external bodies.

PhD studentships and projects

Securing funding is likely to be an important consideration for you as a postgraduate.

Master's Excellence Scholarships

An award open to UK and EU students intending to study one of our taught master’s degrees.

UK Government Postgraduate funding for master's study

If you're a prospective master’s student from the UK and starting your master’s degree in September 2019 or later, You may be able to apply for a UK Government postgraduate funding for your degree at Cardiff University.

New Welsh Government Bursaries for Master's Students

If you're a Welsh student starting a master's in STEMM subjects in 2019 then you may be eligible for a new Welsh Government bursary.

Doctoral Training Initiatives

Our research-intensive profile and reputation enables us to secure funding for doctoral education from a wide range of sources.

UK Government postgraduate doctoral loans

If you're a prospective student from the UK and starting your master's degree in September 2018 or later, you may be able to apply for a UK Government postgraduate doctoral loan to support your study at Cardiff University.

Funding options

Funding for your postgraduate degree is available from a variety of sources, including awards, loans and crowdfunding.

Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding

Details how to find and apply for alternative sources of funding - especially charities - which make awards to current and prospective postgraduate students.

Erasmus+ Master Loan

If you are a resident of the EU or a participating country then you may be eligible to apply for a loan for a Master’s degree at Cardiff University.

Cardiff University Jameel MA Scholarships

The Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK (Islam-UK Centre) at Cardiff University is pleased to invite applications for the Cardiff University Jameel Scholarships.

Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarships

Over £2M of awards are available to international students across all subject areas. Find out more about these awards and how to apply.

My advice to prospective postgraduates is to do as much research into funding as possible. Take a chance when considering and applying for funding. Even if you think you might not quite meet the criteria, you might be pleasantly surprised.

Emma, MA Medieval Studies