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Cardiff Fund Postgraduate Scholarships 2014/15 (Master's Studentship)

Reference Number: P2283
Closing Date: Closed for applications
Duration: 1 year
Funding Amount: £5,000 fee reduction
Level of Study: Postgraduate Taught
Regions: UK
This funding opportunity is now closed for application

Cardiff University is proud to announce the establishment of the Cardiff Fund Postgraduate Scholarships.

These scholarships are kindly funded through donations received from Alumni and friends of Cardiff University.

In 2014/15 there are three Cardiff Fund Postgraduate Scholarships available (one per College) worth £5,000 each, which will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.

In keeping with the University’s commitment to giving talented students an equal opportunity to learn and excel, whatever their financial background or circumstance, these awards are aimed specifically at widening access to full-time taught postgraduate Masters courses; and are open to UK students who have gained a Cardiff University undergraduate degree in the last three years (2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14). To be successful, applicants will have to demonstrate their financial need for the support.

The closing date to apply for the 2014 scholarships is 1 August 2014.

Start date: September 2014

Number of Studentships: 3


In 2014/15 there are three Cardiff Fund Postgraduate Scholarships available (one per College) worth £5,000 each, which will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.

  • The scholarships are tenable for one year only.
  • The scholarships will be applied to the recipient’s tuition fees. This is a partial award only and you must be able to finance the remainder of the tuition fees and living expenses yourself.
  • All outstanding tuition fees and payments due to the University in relation to any previous study need to be paid in full.
  • Scholarships cannot be transferred to another institution or deferred to a later year.
  • Within two months of the end date of the Masters programme, you will be required to submit a report to Cardiff University on the impact of the scholarship on your education and how the award has benefited you. You will also be required to attend the annual Cardiff University Supporter’s Day (date tbc in 2014/15) unless you have exceptional reasons why this is not possible. From time to time, you may also be asked to participate in, or contribute to, other events and communications which are aimed at thanking the donors who kindly contributed to your award.
  • You must not be in receipt of any other scholarship from any other source.


Selection of successful candidates will be based upon financial need and academic excellence.

  • Applicants must have applied for and been offered a place on a full-time taught Master's programme at Cardiff University in 2014/15 (the scholarship is only available to students enrolled on a Cardiff University Postgraduate Taught programme).
  • You will have completed an undergraduate programme at Cardiff University within the last three years (2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14).
  • You will have, or expect to, obtain a first class honours degree prior to commencing the Masters degree.
  • Applicants must be classed as residing in the UK for fee paying purposes and must be able to evidence that they are from a low income background, or in receipt of benefits, or if working you will be earning less than £20,000 per annum.

Priority will be given to students who are self-funded, i.e. intend to fund their Master's programme through their own contributions derived from employment, personal savings, etc. Additional means-testing may be applied if further refinement of applications is required.

How to Apply

Please complete the application form and return to: Cardiff Fund Officer, Development and Alumni Relations Division,Cardiff University, 2-4 Park Grove, CF10 3BN, or via email to

Download the Guidance Notes for the Cardiff Fund Postgraduate Scholarships

Download the Application Form for the Cardiff Fund Postgraduate Scholarships

The deadline for applications is Friday 1 August 2014.

The successful candidates will be the applicants that best meet the criteria (as outlined above) for the Scholarships. Decisions are based on the evidence submitted to, and verified by, the relevant Scholarship Committee.

A decision shall be communicated to all applicants in September 2014.

Cardiff University reserves the right to close applications early should sufficient applications be received.

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