There are many financial support options for international students who wish to study in Wales ranging from scholarships to grants, bursaries, fellowships, financial awards and loans. If you know where you would like to study the best place to look is on the institution’s website. Otherwise, you can search for scholarships on the EducationUK website to see what scholarships different universities have to offer.
You can also contact your local British Council Office to find out what they offer students from your country to study in the UK. Do bear in mind that scholarships are usually very competitive so it’s important to be prepared and to apply early.
Examples of scholarship programmes:
- Chevening Scholarships – UK government’s global scholarship programme. The programme provides full or part funding for full-time courses at postgraduate level, normally a one-year Master’s degree, in any subject and at any UK university.
- Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) – for citizens of Commonwealth countries to study in the UK.
- Fulbright Awards – for US citizens to study abroad in the UK.
- Science without Borders – Brazilian Government scholarship programme offering Brazilian students funding for undergraduate sandwich courses, PhD sandwich courses and full PhD’s at universities around the world.
- Newton Fund – UK Government programme supporting a range of activities for postgraduate mobility, postdoctoral fellowships, research partnerships etc. across 15 emerging economies.
- Royal Society Grants – for scientific research fellowships. This includes post-doctoral fellowships, early career fellowships, senior career schemes, and grants to work collaboratively with industry