4. Postgraduate masters and doctoral students

From August 2019, eligible postgraduate masters students will receive a similar package of support to undergraduates. The support will be made up of a mixture of grants and loans and is a contribution to costs, rather than allocated specifically to fees and maintenance.

From August 2019, eligible postgraduate Master’s students will receive a similar package of support to undergraduates. The support will be made up of a mixture of grants and loans as a contribution to costs, rather than allocated specifically to fees and maintenance.

A new £4,000 bursary will be available for people over the age of 60 to study for a Master’s degree in Wales for the 2019/20 academic year. The grant aims to provide additional support for students over 60, who are currently unable to access the same financial support as younger students due to HM Treasury restrictions.

A new £2,000 bursary will also be available for graduates of all ages to study in Wales for a Master’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics or Medicine, often referred to as ‘STEMM’ subjects.

A £1,000 bursary will also be available to study a Master’s degree through the medium of Welsh. The bursary aims to support the continued development of the Welsh-speaking workforce and help achieve the target of a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

For further information on eligibility and how to apply for these bursaries contact your preferred university.

One year course
Income Grant Loan Total
£18,370 £6,885.00 £10,115.00 £17,000.00
£20,000 £6,651.00 £10,349.00 £17,000.00
£25,000 £5,930.00 £11,070.00 £17,000.00
£30,000 £5,209.00 £11,791.00 £17,000.00
£35,000 £4,488.00 £12,512.00 £17,000.00
£40,000 £3,767.00 £13,233.00 £17,000.00
£45,000 £3,047.00 £13,953.00 £17,000.00
£50,000 £2,326.00 £14,674.00 £17,000.00
£55,000 £1,605.00 £15,395.00 £17,000.00
£59,200 or over £1,000.00 £16,000.00 £17,000.00
Two year course
Income Grant Loan Total
£18,370 £3,442.50 £5,075.50 £8,500.00
£20,000 £3,325.50 £5,174.50 £8,500.00
£25,000 £2965.00 £5,535.00 £8,500.00
£30,000 £2,604.50 £5,895.50 £8,500.00
£35,000 £2,244.00 £6,256.00 £8,500.00
£40,000 £1.883.50 £6,626.50 £8,500.00
£45,000 £1,523.50 £6,976.50 £8,500.00
£50,000 £1,163.00 £7,337.00 £8,500.00
£55,000 £802.50 £7,697.50 £8,500.00
£59,200 or over £500.00 £8,000.00 £8,500.00

The amount of grant is based on a full-time rate (one year duration) of £6,885, reduced by £1 for every additional £6.937 of income, above £18,370. Part-time grants and loans are pro-rated by duration of study.

If you’re starting a full-time or part-time postgraduate doctoral course (such as a PhD) you can apply for a Postgraduate Doctoral Loan of up to £25,700. This can help with course fees and living costs while you study.