STEMM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine: Welsh Government STEMM Master's Bursaries

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 the STEMM bursary scheme for another year to attract Welsh domiciled and eligible EU (non-UK) students to do their master’s degree in Wales. Each bursary is worth £2,000. The scheme aims to increase the number of Welsh graduates who remain in or return to Wales to undertake a master’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine, also known as ‘STEMM’ subjects.

Key eligibility details include:

  • Available to those studying full 180 credit eligible master's courses in STEMM subjects starting at Swansea University in academic year 2021/22. Please see the full list of eligible courses below.
  • Available to eligible Welsh domiciled and EU students
  • Full-time and part-time courses are eligible
  • Available to students of all ages

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

For more information about STEMM master's funding, please visit the Welsh Government website.


Key eligibility details include:

  • Available to those studying full 180 credit eligible master's courses in STEMM subjects. 
  • Available to eligible Welsh domiciled and EU students. If you are an EU student and unsure whether you are eligible for this bursary scheme, please contact for further guidance. 
  • Full-time and part-time courses are eligible
  • Available to students of all ages

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

Bursaries are available for eligible STEMM master's programmes starting at Swansea in academic year 2021/22. The following courses are expected to be eligible for this bursary (the full list of eligible courses will be confirmed shortly):

  • Advanced Computer Science, MSc
  • Advanced Practice in Health Care, MSc
  • Advanced Software Technology, MSc
  • Aerospace Engineering, MSc
  • Chemical Engineering, MSc
  • Child Public Health, MSc
  • Childhood Studies, MA
  • Civil Engineering, MSc
  • Clinical Psychology and Mental Health, MSc
  • Clinical Science (Medical Physics), MSc
  • Cognitive Neuroscience, MSc
  • Communications Engineering, MSc
  • Community and Primary Health Care Practice, MSc
  • Computational Engineering, MSc
  • Computational Mechanics, MSc
  • Computer Science, MSc
  • Computer Science: Informatique, MSc
  • Cyber Security, MSc
  • Data Science, MSc
  • Diabetes Practice, MSc
  • Education for the Health Professions, MA
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering, MSc
  • Engineering Leadership and Management, MSc
  • Enhanced Professional Midwifery Practice, MSc
  • Enhanced Professional Practice, MSc
  • Environmental Biology: Conservation and Resource Management, MSc
  • Environmental Dynamics and Climate Change, MSc
  • Forensic Psychology, MSc
  • Genomic Medicine, MSc
  • Geographic Information and Climate Change, MSc
  • Health Care Management, MSc
  • Health Data Science, MSc
  • Health Informatics, MSc
  • Human-Centred Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, MSc
  • Leadership for the Health Professions, MSc
  • Long Term and Chronic Conditions Management, MSc
  • Materials Engineering, MSc
  • Mathematics, MSc
  • Mathematics and Computing for Finance, MSc
  • Mechanical Engineering, MSc
  • Medical Education, MSc
  • Medical Radiation Physics, MSc
  • Nanomedicine, MSc
  • Nanoscience to Nanotechnology, MSc
  • Power Engineering and Sustainable Energy, MSc
  • Public Health and Health Promotion, MSc
  • Research Methods in Psychology, MSc
  • Social Work, MSc (self-funded only)
  • Structural Engineering, MSc
  • Sustainable Engineering Management for International Development, MSc
  • Virtual Reality, MSc

For more information on the course(s) above, please visit individual postgraduate taught course pages.


Each bursary is worth £2,000.

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 STEMM 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  

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.