3 September 2019

New incentives for Welsh students to do their Masters degree in Wales

A new £4,000 bursary will be available for people over the age of 60 to study for a Masters 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 Masters 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 Masters 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.

The Welsh Government will make £1.3m of funding to the HEFCW to administer the bursaries through Welsh higher education providers. Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found by contacting your preferred university.

Full Welsh Government press notice