Potential funding opportunities:
James Pantyfedwen Foundation Grants
The James Pantyfedwen Foundation distributes grants to postgraduate students from Wales studying for a Masters or PhD award. Grants will be offered towards the payment of tuition fees only, up to a maximum of £5,000 in each case.
The closing date for any applications for the 2021-22 academic year is the end of June 2021. Details and application forms can be downloaded from the James Pantyfedwen website on www.jamespantyfedwen.cymru.
Snowdon Masters Scholarships
Snowdon Masters Scholarships have been designed to identify and accelerate talented disabled individuals through higher education.
These scholarships offer up to a maximum of £30,000 of funding per successful student to support them to join a UK based Masters programme. The funding can include up to £15,000 towards Masters tuition fees, and a £15,000 p.a. allowance while studying.
Applications are open to both Home and International students.
Further information and details about how to apply (including the relevant Snowdon Master’s Scholarship application deadlines) can be found at https://www.disabilityinnovation.com/projects/snowdon-masters-scholarships.
Postgraduate Loan (Wales)
Students starting a postgraduate Master’s course in 2021 may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Loan from Student Finance Wales (administered by the Student Loans Company). If you are eligible, the loan will be:
- a contribution towards the costs of study, i.e. it will be at the student’s discretion to use the loan towards fees, maintenance costs or other costs;
- non-means tested;
- paid directly to the student.
For further information about the postgraduate tuition fee loan for students from Wales, please see Student Finance Wales website
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
Postgraduate Funding (Scotland)
For further information about the postgraduate tuition fee loan for students from Scotland, please see Student Awards Agency Scotland
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
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.
Professional and Career Development Loans
A Professional and Career Development Loan is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. Aberystwyth University is a Professional and Career Development Loans registered Learning Provider (registration number 1021).
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.