The Coleg offers financial support to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. A number of the University’s degree schemes in a variety of academic disciplines are eligible for one of the Coleg’s scholarships.

For a complete list of courses eligible for scholarship at Aberystwyth, please see our Welsh-medium prospectus.  Information is also available on the Coleg Cymraeg course search engine.

Scholarship holders will have the opportunity to work towards the Coleg's Language Skills Certificate qualification.

Undergraduate Scholarships

Lead Scholarships

The Lead Scholarships are worth £3000 (£1000 a year) and are offered to students studying 80 credits or more per year through the medium of Welsh.  Applicants must sit our Entrance Scholarship Exam in order to be considered for one of the the Coleg's Lead Scholarships at Aberystwyth University. They should complete the relevant appendix on the scholarship application form to register for the exam. Coleg Cymraeg Lead Scholarships awarded by one institution are not transferrable to different institution.

Incentive Scholarships

The Coleg also offers Incentive Scholarships worth £1500 (£500 a year) and these are available on courses where there is an opportunity to study 40 credits per year through the medium of Welsh. There is no need to sit an exam for the Incentive Scholarships.

For further details about how to apply and for application forms, please visit the student section on the Coleg's website.

Don’t forget about the University’s Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards.  Further information can be found here.

Research Scholarships

The College’s Research Scholarship Scheme provides a subsistence grant and fees - which is equivalent to UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) post-graduate scholarships – to prospective academics who are studying for a doctorate.  The holders of these scholarships also receive training in research and teaching skills and gain experience by contributing towards undergraduate modules through the medium of Welsh. 

The Branch is able to nominate one doctoral Research Scholar (PhD) through the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol each year. The normal procedure is that each University in Wales can submit up to five applications a year to be considered by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. We welcome ideas for potential projects throughout the year but would need to receive an application by 1st November in order to consider a project that will start in the following September.