Funding Opportunities for UK and EU students on a Taught programme

UK and EU students commencing a Taught programme can be supported through University schemes or external schemes as those listed below. 

Please click on the funding title for a brief description of the scheme. Our Funding & Scholarship Calculator is also available to provide information on possible funding opportunities and is updated on a regular basis.

Possible Funding Opportunities Include: 

Aber-grad Scholarships

We offer a Scholarship towards Taught Masters (excluding PGCE), LLM by research and MPhil tuition fees for Aberystwyth University graduates registering for study in 2019.

The Aber-Grad Scholarship applies to both UK/EU and International students. You must hold at least a 2:2 undergraduate degree from Aberystwyth University to be considered eligible for the Aber- Grad Scholarship. The scheme covers all modes of study (full-time, part-time and distance learning) but does not cover staff candidates.

If you hold a First Class Bachelors (Hons.) degree, then the scholarship will be 20% of your tuition fees. Holders of Second Class degrees are eligible for a scholarship worth 10% of your Taught Masters tuition fee.

An Application for an eligible course must be received by 27th July 2019 at the latest. You do not need to apply separately for this loyalty discount. It is automatically awarded to students on enrolment where eligible.

Applicants may only hold the Aber-Grad scholarship with other funding providing as the combined amount does not exceed 50% of the Masters tuition fees. Please note that the regulations of other scholarships often prevent them from being held with other awards. It is the applicants’ responsibility to check this. Loans are not treated as scholarships for this purpose. 

 

If you have any queries about the Aber-Grad Scholarship, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office (pg-admissions@aber.ac.uk). Please note that this scheme is subject to annual review.

Postgraduate Masters Support Package (Wales)

A new package of support has been announced by the Welsh Government for postgraduate students that are ordinarily resident in Wales.

Please note that the details below are subject to regulations being introduced by the Welsh Government.

Key Information about the Package

For eligible student who are commencing Masters study in the 2019/20 academic year, the package of support available will be a maximum of £17,000 across the duration of the course. 

The support will comprise of three elements:

  • A non means-tested contribution to costs grant of £1,000, available to all eligible students
  • An additional means-tested contribution to costs grant of £5,885 available to eligible students with a household income of up to £18,370 per annum. For households with income per annum above this threshold then the additional means-tested grant will be reduced.  It is anticipated that household income will include that of parents if the student does not have a permanent household of their own, but this will need to be confirmed by the regulations.
  • A non means-tested contribution to costs loan available to all eligible students. The amount of loan available will be equal to the level of total support (£17,000 in 2019/20) less the grant total (base grant plus additional grant) for which the student is eligible.  Please note that the exact details of the loan element of the Masters support package are yet to be confirmed.

Eligibility

  • This support will be available for full standalone postgraduate Masters courses (MA, MSc, MRes, LLM, or MBA).  It will not be available for PGCE, PGCert, or integrated Masters courses.
  • Courses can be full-time (lasting one or two academic years) or part-time (lasting two, three or four academic years), and be studied in person or by Distance Learning.
  • Applicants must be aged under 60 on the first academic year of the course.
  • Applicants must normally live in Wales, and not have moved here for the purposes of study.

 

As previously noted, the above is subject to the relevant regulations being confirmed.

Further information can be found at www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/practitioners/postgraduate-students.aspx.  Queries about this support package, including how to apply, should be sent to the Student Finance Wales.

 

 

Postgraduate Study Loan (England)

The Postgraduate Loan Scheme is run by the Student Loans Company (SLC). For further information about postgraduate tuition fee loans for students from England, please see The Relevant Gov.uk Site and The Student Room - Postgraduate

Please note that this is a loan and it is only an option. We would encourage you to investigate other possible sources of finance first on the Funding & Scholarship Calculator

Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (Northern Ireland)

 

For further information about the postgraduate tuition fee loan for students from Northern Ireland, please see Student Finance Northern Ireland

Please note that this is a loan and it is only an option. We would encourage you to investigate other possible sources of finance first on the Funding & Scholarship Calculator

Postgraduate Funding (Scotland)

 

For further information about the postgraduate tuition fee loan for students from Scotland, please see Student Awards Agency Scotland 

Please note that this is a loan and it is only an option. We would encourage you to investigate other possible sources of finance first on the Funding & Scholarship Calculator

Financing your PGCE (Teacher Training) course

The tuition fees and loans for PGCE (Teacher Training) courses are the same as for undergraduate courses. You should therefore contact your relevant Student Finance Company for further information:

The Welsh Government also offers Financial Support and Incentives for Initial Teacher Training depending on degree result and subject area.

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

The ESRC provide studentships for students to undertake a 1 year Research Training Masters and a 3 year PhD research programme. Studentships can therefore cover a period of 4 years, subject to satisfactory academic progress. These studentships are offered on a competitive basis. Successful applicants will receive a studentship which covers their tuition fees and provides a subsistence allowance of approximately £14,296.

Aberystwyth University and other universities in Wales are part of the ESRC Wales Doctoral Training Partnership

Further information is also available from our funding & scholarship calculator.

Disabled Students Allowance

The Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA) can be used to provide the necessary additional support for students with disabilities, including specific learning difficulties (such as Dyslexia). Aberystwyth University is a registered DSA access centre and staff can advise on any element of the process.
Please see the Assessment Centre page for further information.