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Bursaries for Welsh master’s students

The information on this page relates to funding available in the 2021-22 academic year. We'll update this page in due course once we have confirmation of funding amounts for 2022-23.

The Welsh Government is continuing to fund a bursary scheme aimed at encouraging Welsh students to study their master’s degrees in Wales for the 2021/22 academic year.

Three types of bursaries are available:

  • bursaries worth £2,000 for STEMM students
  • bursaries worth £4,000 for anyone aged 60 or over studying a master's programme in any subject area
  • bursaries worth £1,000 for students studying through the medium of Welsh.

Bursaries for STEMM students

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Bursaries for STEMM students

These STEMM bursaries are available for Welsh students studying a master's degree programme in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine (STEMM).

Bursaries for students aged 60 and above

Bursaries for students aged 60 and above have been confirmed for 2021/22 academic year.

Each bursary is worth £4,000. This bursary is available to Welsh domiciled students aged 60 or over, who are studying a full taught master's degree programme at Cardiff University.

If you are eligible for one of these bursaries then this will be automatically awarded to you in the form of a tuition fee discount. We may contact you to ask that you provide some evidence to confirm your eligibility.

Bursaries for students studying through the medium of Welsh

A bursary is also be available from the Welsh Government for all Welsh students wishing to complete their master’s degree through the medium of Welsh. The bursary is available for full-time study on the Welsh and Celtic Studies (MA) programme in 2021/22.

Each bursary is worth £1,000 and if you are eligible then this will be automatically awarded to you in the form of a tuition fee discount. We may contact you to ask that you provide some evidence to confirm your eligibility.

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