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Key Information

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

The Welsh Government has confirmed funding for another year to attract Welsh domiciled and eligible EU (non-UK) students to complete their master’s degree through the medium of Welsh. Each bursary is worth £1,000. 

The bursary is available for:

  • Full 180 credit taught master’s degree programmes through the medium of Welsh. The Welsh medium component of the programme must be worth 40 credits or more
  • Welsh-medium qualified master's programmes starting in academic year 2021/22
  • Students from Wales and the EU
  • Full-time and part-time courses
  • Students of all ages

Students who choose to study a qualifying course in science, technology, engineering, maths or medicine could also receive an additional bursary of £2,000. Further details are here.

If you are over 60, additional bursary funding may be available. Further details are here.

This funding is in addition to the postgraduate funding scheme in place for Welsh students in academic year 2021/22.


In principle, all of the University's taught master's courses are eligible for this bursary as long as a student can study an element through the medium of Welsh. Many departments within the University are currently developing and offering Welsh-medium or bilingual modules within their courses, so you need to discuss the possibilities with the appropriate Program Director. A student may study a module (s) through the medium of Welsh or submit their master's level dissertation in Welsh in order to gain eligibility for this bursary.

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

Subjects where support for study through the medium of Welsh could be secured through work in Part 2 of the degree include:

Business Studies





Media Studies and Communication

Medicine, Genetics and Biochemistry

Modern Languages and Translation

Social Work



Each bursary is worth £1,000. The bursary will be paid after the applicant has completed 40 credits of the course through the medium of Welsh.

How to Apply

Bursaries will automatically be awarded on a 'first come. first served basis' to 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.
  3. Send a message to stating your intention to study 40 credits of your course through the medium of Welsh stating your name and choice of course. You should state how you anticipate you will achieve the 40 credits, e.g. by studying specific modules in Part 1, or by submitting your dissertation or Part 2 project through the medium of Welsh.

For further details contact

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.