All subject areas: WELSH 60+ MASTER'S BURSARY SCHEME

Closing date: As soon as possible

Key Information

The bursary information below is for academic year 2021/22.

The Welsh Government has confirmed funding for another year to attract Welsh and eligible EU (non-UK) students aged 60 and over to do their master’s degree in Wales. Each bursary is worth £4,000.

Initial details are as follows:

  • Available to Welsh domiciled and eligible EU (non-UK) students aged 60 or over on the first day of the Academic Year of the course. The Academic Year is defined as:
    • 1 September 2021 where the Academic Year begins on or after 1 August 2021 and before January 2022
    • 1 January 2022 where the Academic Year begins on or after 1 January 2022 and before 1 April 2022
  • Available to those studying full 180 credit taught master’s degree programmes starting in academic year 2021/22 at Swansea University.

Eligibility

Initial eligibility details are as follows:

  • Available to Welsh domiciled and eligible EU (non-UK) students aged 60 or over on the first day of the Academic Year of the course. The Academic Year is defined as:
    • 1 September 2021 where the Academic Year begins on or after 1 August 2021 and before January 2022
    • 1 January 2022 where the Academic Year begins on or after 1 January 2022 and before 1 April 2022
  • Available to those studying full 180 credit taught master’s degree programmes starting in academic year 2021/22 at Swansea University.
  •  If you are an EU student and unsure whether you are eligible for this bursary scheme, please contact money.campuslife@swansea.ac.uk for further guidance. 

Note: Students funded by other government funding such as Social Care Wales, NHS/HEIW, DHSSPS or Research Councils (KESS II) will not be eligible.

Funding

Each bursary is worth £4,000.

How to Apply

Bursaries will be automatically awarded to eligible students who accept an offer to study an eligible master's course at Swansea University. You do not need to make a separate application for this funding.

To be considered for a bursary, you must complete the following steps:

  1. Apply for an eligible master's course starting at Swansea University in academic year 2021/22.
  2. Formally accept your offer of study.

For more information, please contact postgraduate.admissions@swansea.ac.uk.

Please note, there is not a formal application process for this bursary scheme. The Admissions Office will contact potentially eligible candidates with further information in early June.