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Below are details of the bursaries that are available during the academic year 2021/22.

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Care Leavers Bursary

for students under 25 from a care-experienced background


Care experienced students (3 months or more living under Local Authority Care after the age of three). Available to Under-25s only.

To assist with initial costs of resources and equipment available to students aged 18-25 entering university from a care background.

Award Amount: Up to £1,000

Closing date for Applications: 01/11/2021

Additional Information: Applicants will be expected to provide evidence in support of their application e.g Confirmation of your circumstances via a letter from your Local Authority (LA) or Care Authority, confirming you were under the care of your LA for a period of 3 months or more after the age of three”.

This award is paid in three termly instalments - 25%, 25% and 50%

Apply Now: Care Leaver Bursary Application form

Disability Bursary

for assistance with disability-related costs


All Students who have, or are being assessed as having a disability.

Eligibility Criteria:

The student has been identified as requiring a diagnostic assessment by Student Services,

Or

The student requires specialist equipment but does not qualify for the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) support.

This fund cannot be award to students who are already in receipt of DSA support.

Award Amount: Up to £500

Closing date for Applications: Students can apply at any time

Additional Information: Students will need to provide a copy of the Student Finance entitlement letter

Apply Now: Disability Bursary application form

Estranged Student Bursary

for students under 25 who are estranged from their parents


Students (aged 18-25) who are estranged from, and have no contact with, their parents or who no longer have the support of their family due to a breakdown in their relationship which has led to ceased contact for 12 months or more.

Students must be under 25 and will be required to provide evidence in support of their application e.g. confirmation from Student Finance that they are being assessed for funding as an estranged student or a copy of the evidence provided to Student Finance as part of the estrangement application. 

Award Amount: Up to £1,000 

Closing date for Applications: 1st November 2021

Additional Information: Application to include supporting evidence.
The bursary is paid in three instalments – 25% in terms 1 and 2 and 50% in term 3.

Apply Now: Estranged Student Bursary application form

Ethnicity Equality Bursary

for Level 6 BAME/traveller students wishing to undertake research or performance activity


Eligibility Criteria:

Qualifying students will be studying at level 6 and will self-identify as one of the ethnic groups under the following headings on this published UK Government list:

  • Mixed or Multiple Ethnic Groups
  • Asian or Asian British
  • Black, African, Caribbean, or Black British
  • Other Ethnic Group

Students whose ethnicity is Gypsy or Irish Traveller also qualify for this bursary.

Up to a maximum of £200 to support eligible students undertaking level 6 research or performance activity.

Activities may include:  Attending or presenting at a conference; Costs associated with a research project or show; Travel and academic costs.

Award Amount: Up to £200

Closing date for Applications: 1st November 2021

Additional Information: Application to include supporting evidence.

Applicants must have registered their ethnicity with the University as part of their enrollment process. 

Apply Now: Ethnicity equality Bursary application form

Parents and Carers Bursary

for students who are carers and/or parents with childcare costs


Students under the age of 25 who are Young Adult Carers 

Students over 25 who are Carers 

Students who have children and need help with childcare costs

Bursary levels:

Up to £500 to support childcare costs, where childcare funding is not available via the government or Student Finance;

Up to £500 to support adult dependants, where a student is not eligible for the Adult Dependant grant and Special Support Grant via Student Finance (evidence required would include the relevant PIP or DLA);

Up to £1000 for students under-25 who are acting as a Young Adult Carer (evidence required will be a letter from your Local Authority/Social Services or Carer’s Support Group). 

Award Amount: Up to £1,000

Closing date for Applications: 1st November 2021

Additional Information: Application to include supporting evidence.

Apply Now: Parents and Carers Bursary application form

Reaching Wider WIMD 40 Bursary

for students from WIMD 40 Widening Participation areas


Students who come from Widening Participation areas as designated by Welsh Government.

The university will contact students who are eligible for this bursary directly.

Award Amount: Up to £100

Additional Information: Students may receive the bursary once in the academic year and this bursary will be processed in November and May.

Apply Now: No application form required - students will be notified of eligibility automatically. 

Transgender and Non-Binary Student Wellbeing Bursary

for assistance with wellbeing support


Students who identify as Transgender or Non-Binary and will have incurred relevant wellbeing costs.

Up to a maximum of £250 per eligible student, usually provided retrospectively on the submission of payment receipts.

It is envisaged that this bursary will support Transgender and Non-Binary students in accessing appropriate wellbeing support - for instance, travel to appointments, prescriptions, support and refuge services.

Award Amount: Up to £250

Closing date for Applications: 1st November 2021

Apply Now: Transgender and Non-Binary Student Wellbeing Bursary application form

Welsh Medium / Bilingual Award

for students undertaking modules through the medium of Welsh


Students undertaking some or all of their programme bilingually.

Awarded to students who undertake all or part of their studies through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.
£50 per 10 credits successfully completed through the medium of Welsh/bilingually  (modules must be minimum 50% bilingual and have a C code).

Award Amount: Up to £900 (or up to £1200 for students on fast-track two-year degree courses)

Additional Information: Please note that students who are already in receipt of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Scholarships will not be eligible for the first £500 of this scholarship but can apply for the difference between the two awards if studying over 100 credits in an academic year.

The bursary is awarded in July 2022 following the final exam boards of the academic year.

Apply Now: Welsh Medium/Bilingual Bursary application form

University of Sanctuary Scholarship

Access to University and support for students with UK asylum-seeking or refugee status. This bursary provides a tuition fee waiver and additional support for study. 

To access this bursary, applicants must satisfy all of the criteria listed in the terms and conditions. 

The criteria includes:  

  • Having one of the listed immigration statuses, and 
  • Having received a conditional or unconditional offer of full-time Undergraduate study from UWTSD 

Apply now: University of Sanctuary application form


Financial Support Bursaries

Career Development Bursary

to assist with Career Development and work experience costs


Students wishing to undertake CPD activity or work experience which is not part of their course. 

Costs covered up to £200 for short development courses or Continued Professional Development (additional to course) or Up to £1000 for student arranged internships (depending on the experience). Courses or Internships must be relevant to the academic programme. 

Whilst students can make more than one application the maximum aggregate amount that can be awarded for any student in one academic year is £1,000.

Award Amount: Up to £200 for CPD or up to £1,000 for Internships

Closing date for Applications: 1st November 2021

Additional Information: Students appointed as INSPIRE interns or benefitting from the University's STEM Internships may not apply additionally via this fund as those roles are already supported via the Career Development bursary. Students representing the university at the Eisteddfod are also supported in this way so any bursary payment received contributes towards the maximum £1,000 award.

The Career Development Bursary is intended to assist with work experience related travel/accommodation costs. The work experience must not be a compulsory work placement element of a course.

Apply Now: Career Development Bursary application form

Course Costs Bursary

to assist with course-related costs


All students enrolled on a UWTSD-delivered course (minimum 40 credits)

Up to £250 to support students applying for course-related costs.

Course-related costs may include specialist books, specialist equipment etc.

Whilst students can make more than one application where the support requested is less than £250, the maximum aggregate amount that can be awarded for any student in one academic year is £250.

Award Amount: Up to £250

Closing date for Applications: 1st November 2021

Additional Information: This bursary is usually awarded as reimbursement on the submission of purchase receipts. Where students are unable to meet costs in advance then applications to Student Financial Support Fund are encouraged.

Apply Now: Course Costs Bursary application form

Digital Connectivity Bursary

for assistance with a device or internet costs


Full Time and Part Time students enrolled on a course at UWTSD.

The bursary is available to students requiring assistance with the costs of digital connectivity.

  • A UWTSD Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium Gold Processor, 64GB Solid State Drive, 4GB RAM) with keyboard case 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.
  • 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.
  • Referral to Welsh Government grants and schemes to support high-speed internet access as appropriate.
  • Additional support may also be available via ITServiceDesk@uwtsd.ac.uk 
  • 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.

Closing date for Applications: Applications will be open throughout the academic year

Apply Now: Digital connectivity Bursary application form

Graduation costs Bursary

to assist with graduation costs


Students who are about to graduate from a course at UWTSD

Up to £100 to support Graduates in financial difficulty with the associated costs of graduation, and to provide some financial support for students from London and Birmingham campuses attending their graduation in Carmarthen.

To apply for this bursary you need to:

- be due to graduate from a UWTSD programme and eligible to attend the graduation ceremony

- have booked your attendance at a UWTSD graduation ceremony

- be able to demonstrate that you need support with the reasonable associated costs of graduation

Award Amount: Up to £100

Closing date for Applications: 1st November 2021

Apply Now: Graduation Costs Bursary application form

Placement Bursary

to assist with costs associated with compulsory placement activity


Up to £250 to support students undertaking compulsory placement activity as part of their course.

This bursary is usually awarded as reimbursement on the submission of purchase receipts. Where students are unable to meet costs in advance then applications to Student Financial Support Fund are encouraged.

Whilst students can make more than one application where the support requested is less than £250, the maximum aggregate amount that can be awarded for any student in one academic year is £250.

Award Amount: Up to £250

Closing date for Applications: 1st November 2021

Additional Information: Application to include an outline of the placement and a breakdown of costs

Apply Now: Placement Costs Bursary application form

Study Abroad Bursary

to assist with the costs of a Study Abroad semester


Applicable to Undergraduate students.

Any full-time UK undergraduate wishing to undertake a semester of Study Abroad at one of our partner institutes.

Award Amount: Up to £250

Closing date for Applications: 1st November 2021

Additional Information: Application to include a copy of the acceptance letter from the International office.
Please note that this bursary is paid after the International Office have confirmed that the student is at the partner institution.

Apply Now: Study Abroad Bursary application form


Institute Bursaries


Institute of Management and Health

IMH - Academic Excellence

To be announced


 

IMH - Student Achievement

To be announced


 


Institute of Inner City Learning

ICLC - Academic Excellence

To be announced


 

ICLC - Student Achievement

To be announced


 


Wales Institute of Science and Arts

WISA Women in STEM Academic Excellence

for women enrolling on a full-time undergraduate STEM course


The bursary will be awarded to applicants who self-identify as women who have exhibited academic excellence during the application process.

Applicants that have accepted (FIRMED) their UWTSD offer to study a full-time undergraduate programme in EngineeringComputing, Construction or Environmental Conservation will be eligible for consideration.

Award Amount: Up to £2,500 

Closing date for Applications: 1st November 2021

Additional Information: The bursary will be paid in instalments

Apply Now: WISA Women in STEM Academic Excellence application form

WISA BAME Academic Excellence

for BAME students enrolling on a full-time undergraduate course in Science or Arts


The bursary will be awarded to BAME applicants that have exhibited academic excellence during the application process

Applicants that have accepted (FIRMED) their UWTSD offer to study a full-time undergraduate programme in the WISA portfolio will be eligible for consideration.

Award Amount: Up to £2,500

Closing date for Applications: 1st November 2021

Additional Information: The bursary will be paid in instalments

Apply Now: WISA BAME Academic Excellence application form

WISA Post Covid Creative Arts Academic Excellence

for students returning to education as a result of Covid impact               


The bursary will be awarded to applicants that have exhibited academic excellence during the application process and are returning to higher education as a consequence of Covid impact on their previous careers.

Applicants that have accepted (FIRMED) their UWTSD offer to study a full-time undergraduate programme in Art, Design, Media or Performing Arts will be eligible for consideration.

Award Amount: Up to £2,500 

Closing date for Applications: 1st November 2021

Additional Information: The bursary will be paid in instalments.

Apply Now: WISA Post Covid Creative Arts Academic Excellence application form

WISA Post Covid STEM Academic Excellence

for students returning to education as a result of Covid impact


The bursary will be awarded to applicants that have exhibited academic excellence during the application process and are returning to higher education as a consequence of Covid impact on their previous careers.

Applicants that have accepted (FIRMED) their UWTSD offer to study a full-time undergraduate programme in EngineeringComputing, Construction or Environmental Conservation will be eligible for consideration.

Award Amount: Up to £2,500

Closing date for Applications: 1st November 2021

Additional Information: This award is paid in instalments.

Apply Now: WISA Post Covid STEM Academic Excellence application form

WISA Student Achievement

To be announced


 


YR Athrofa - (Institute of Education and Humanities)

Yr Athrofa IEH Academic Excellence

To be announced


 

Yr Athrofa IEH Student Achievement

To be announced