To be eligible to apply for a KESS award, you must be living, at point of entry, in the West Wales & the Valleys Programme Region or an adjacent Region and be eligible for Home/EU Fees. You must also be entitled to take paid employment in the Wales & the Valleys Programme Region on completion of the scholarship. Please click here for further advice regarding fees.
* The Education (Postgraduate Doctoral Degree Loans) (Wales) Regulations 2018 available here (https://www.legislation.gov.uk/wsi/2018/656/regulation/3/made) makes it clear that a KESS student is not eligible for a Postgraduate Doctoral Degree loan, because they will be in receipt of KESS 2 support.
For reference, please refer to the hyperlink above, specifically clause (3) (m): “A person (“A”) is not an eligible student if — there has been bestowed on or paid to A, in relation to the course, any allowance, bursary or award made under the KESS 2 Scheme.”
It is the responsibility of KESS applicants (and appointed KESS students) to ensure they comply with these regulations.
For further student eligibility criteria, please view the details of the individual projects.