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International Scholarships and Bursaries

Below are details of the scholarships and bursaries that are available to our International students

 

Digital Connectivity Bursary

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) Full Time and Part Time students enrolled on a course at UWTSD.

Awarding Criteria:

Bursary available to students requiring assistance with the costs of digital connectivity.
Support available:
    • A UWTSD Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold Processor, 64GB Solid State Drive, 4GB RAM) will be provided to qualifying students for the duration of their course.
      • Device ownership will be retained by the University and will be managed by IT&S.
      • At the end of a period of study students who have completed over 240 credits are eligible to take over ownership of the device allocated to them.
    • The Microsoft Surface Go is awarded to provide access to the University Microsoft Office infra-structure and ensure access to Moodle, the Hwb and other online University services. It is not possible to exchange this device for an alternative, and this bursary is not designed to support requests for specialist equipment. Students should discuss any requirements for specialist equipment with programme staff in their academic Institute.
    • The Microsoft Surface Go device is provided without any additional peripherals. For students wanting to add a keyboard, this can be done at relatively low cost, which an option such as this

    (Arteck Microsoft Surface Go Type Cover, Ultra-Slim Portable Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard provided as an example, other merchants and keyboards are available).

  • Up to £100 grant per annum to support the purchase and installation of home broadband
    or up to £100 grant per annum to support the purchase of mobile broadband.
  • Interim support of a loan device and access to short-term pre-paid mobile broadband where required.
  • Referral to Welsh Government grants and schemes to support high speed internet access as appropriate.
  • Device allocation will be subject to terms and conditions.

Device Eligibility Criteria:
This bursary is designed to support enrolled students who:

  • Do not have access to suitable electronic devices in order to access and utilise UWTSD Moodle, Hwb and Microsoft Office online suite of tools, including Teams
    and
  • Are able to demonstrate that cost is a barrier to purchasing a device personally.

Connectivity Eligibility Criteria:
This bursary is designed to support enrolled students who:

  • Do not have access to suitable domestic broadband (or live in areas not currently covered by UK broadband providers) to support engagement in remote learning
    and
  • Are able to demonstrate that cost is a barrier to purchasing broadband personally.
Last date for Applications:  Applications will be open throughout the academic year
Apply Now:  Digital connectivity Bursary

EU Exceptional Circumstances Fund

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) EU students 
Awarding Criteria: Assistance for campus-based EU students experiencing unexpected financial difficulty
(legal/translation costs, visa-related appeals, bereavement, illness or disability)
Award Amount: Awards made as required
Last date for Applications:  Students can apply at any time during their studies at UWTSD
Additional Information:  
Apply Now:  EU ECF Form

International Exceptional Circumstances Fund

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) International students
Awarding Criteria: Assistance for campus-based international students experiencing unexpected financial costs
(legal/translation costs, visa-related appeals, bereavement, illness or disability)
Award Amount: Awards made as required
Last date for Applications:  Students can apply at any time during their studies at UWTSD
Additional Information:  
Apply Now:  International ECF Form

International Postgraduate Distance Learners' Bursary

Applicable to the Following Student Group(s) International students (outside the UK/EU)
Awarding Criteria: Bursary available to international students (outside of the UK/EU) enrolled as distance learners on a full Masters’ course
Award Amount: Up to £1,000
Last date for Applications:  06/11/2020
&
05/03/2021
Additional Information: This bursary is awarded as a fee reduction in instalments across the academic year and awarded pro-rata with the intensity of study e.g. students enrolled part time studying 60 credits in an academic year will receive a reduction of £500 per year for two years. 
Apply Now:  International Distance Learners Bursary