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Postgraduate Taught Scholarships

Cardiff University International Scholarship Fund

Multiple merit awards of £3,000 to £5,000 available to international students across a range of subject areas.

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Cardiff University Santander Scholarships

Santander Universities Scholarships

Cardiff University is delighted to partner with Santander to offer four £5,000 scholarships to any of our full-time postgraduate degree programmes.

The Santander Universities Scholarships, aim to assist the most academically able students from leading universities to pursue a Master's programme around the world.

Subject Area
Countries Eligible
Sum of Award
Number of Awards
How to apply
Any Any graduate of a Santander partner University based in Latin America £5,000
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Conditions and Eligibility

  • You must be in possession of an offer letter to commence in 2016/17 on a masters course at Cardiff University, i.e. a course leading to an MA, MSc, MBA, MEd or LLM.

  • The studentships is only open to full-time students studying at Cardiff University.

  • You should have a good honours degree or equivalent from a recognised institution of higher education, or have experience which demonstrates appropriate knowledge and skills at honours degree standard. You should also have the required English level for your course.

  • Santander Scholarships are available for full-time master’s degree courses taught at Cardiff University (distance learning courses are not eligible)

  • All scholarships are for a period of one year only covering the 2016/17 academic year. Students will be notified of the total amount in the awarding letter.

  • Please note that the annual tuition fees for international students typically range from £14,000 - £29,500 according to your degree programme. You should allow a minimum of £750-800 per month to cover living costs for a student lifestyle, including accommodation. The Santander scholarship offers only partial funding for your studies. If you are successful in securing the scholarship you will need to pay the balance of your tuition fees plus living expenses.

Our Santander scholarship winner 2015, Laura Milena Leon Sandoval from Colombia tells us her Cardiff University story.

Cardiff University GREAT Scholarships

GREAT scholarships for Indian students

Cardiff University is delighted to participate once again in the British Council's GREAT scholarship scheme. GREAT is the largest scholarship scheme ever launched in India and is designed to further opportunities to our Indian students.

Subject Area
Countries Eligible
Sum of Award
Number of Awards
How to apply
MSc Sustainable Mega-Building (MEGA)
No application necessary
MSc Wireless & Microwave Communications Engineering
No application necessary
MSc Advanced Computer Science
No application necessary
Masters of Public Health
No application necessary
MSc Medical Education*
No application necessary
MSc Clinical Dermatology
No application necessary
LLM International Commercial Law
Apply online
MA International Journalism
Apply online
MSc Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship
Apply online

Procedures for awarding the scholarship:

  • The scholarship will be awarded based on the merit of the students’ initial application for the course.
  • The student must be holding either a conditional or unconditional offer by midday (GMT) on Friday 15th April 2016.
  • The International Office will provide a shortlist of 10 students from their SIMS application (where there are over 10 applications for the programme) to the Admissions Tutor/Team by 22nd April 2016.
    * LLM International Commercial Law. MSc International Journalism and MSc Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship programmes will be shortlisted and administered by the AHSS International Office.
  • Admissions tutors/team must have agreed on the successful applicant and reserve list (of 2 per course) by 29th April. Details of these must then be forwarded to the International Office.
  • Candidates will be informed by the International office w/c 2nd May and will have to reply within 7 days. Where a student fails to respond, the reserve list will be contacted in turn.
  • Where the candidate is holding a conditional offer they will have to meet the conditions of that offer to be eligible for the award. In the first instance they will need to have paid their deposit by the deadline of 31st July or 31st May 2016 for Business School applicants. Scholarships will be withdrawn and re-awarded to the next student on the reserve list following the 31st May for any student who has failed to pay the deposit.
  • Where additional conditions exist, students will need to show evidence of having met their additional condition by 21st August. Where no evidence is forthcoming the scholarship will be withdrawn and the award will go to the next student on the reserve list.

Tullow Awards

The Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme (TGSS) aims to build capacity in areas where Tullow’s host countries experience significant skills gaps, especially, but not exclusively, around these countries’ oil and gas industries. It is aligned with Tullow’s aim of supporting long-term socio-economic development in countries where it operates.

The Tullow Group Scholarships are vocational, technical and postgraduate scholarships available to individuals in Tullow’s operating countries in Africa and South America, and are entirely managed by British Council.

Scholarships are available to those who are committed to making a contribution to their country’s development. The Scheme gives candidates a chance to receive a high standard of education from locally and internationally recognised institutions, which can then be applied in the scholar’s home country.

The TGSS sponsors candidates from various educational backgrounds through the International Postgraduate Scholarships programme (for Masters and Postgraduate diploma).

The following academic programmes at Cardiff University are eligible for the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme:

Engineering and Technology
- MSc. Hydro-environment Engineering
- MSc. Geoenvironmental Engineering

Environment and Geosciences
- MSc. Sustainability, Planning & Environmental Policy
- MSc. Applied Environmental Geology
- MSc. Sustainable Energy and Environment

Law and Legal Courses
- LLM International Commercial Law
- LLM Shipping Law

Other Applied Sciences apart from Medicine
- MSc. Marine Policy

Please see Cardiff University’s profile page for further information on how to apply:

Commonwealth Scholarship Programme (General)

Postgraduate applicants from developing Commonwealth countries only.

  • Fees: Contact Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for further information.

  • Stipend: Contact Commonwealth Scholarship Commission for further information.

Applications should be made through the nominating agency in your home country. There is a nominating agency for Commonwealth Scholarships in each Commonwealth country. For full details please visit The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

The CSC expects all Commonwealth Scholarship candidates to be nominated by an approved nominating agency/university/university body, and to have completed an application form using our Electronic Application System (EAS). Full details of how to access the Electronic Application System (EAS) can be found on The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission website as above.

Please do ensure that you check with the nominating agency in your home country for the relevant deadlines for your application.

This award is now closed for 2016 applications.

Commonwealth Scholarships are a joint initiative between the UK government-funded Commonwealth Scholarship Commission and UK universities. Scholarships are available for students from developing Commonwealth countries who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK.

Please note that Cardiff University does not administer this scholarship, and that all eligibility enquiries and applications should all be directed to the Commonwealth Association or the British Council within your home countries. For further information please see The Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarships

Applications must be made via the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission’s Electronic Application System (EAS) which can be accessed from the web link below.

Whilst the CSC’s Electronic Application System is open until 1 April 2016, please note that Cardiff University's deadline for applications is earlier and will close at Midnight (GMT) Tuesday 1 March 2016

Guidance on how to apply and what to include in your application can be found on the CSC’s webpages – please make sure you read this information carefully before you begin your application:

Information on the Shared Scholarship Scheme:

Prospectus for the Shared Scholarships 2016/17:

Full information on how to use the EAS:

Guide on how to apply:

Frequently asked questions:

Link to the EAS:

Eligibility criteria

To apply for these scholarships, you must:

  • Be a Commonwealth citizen, refugee, or British protected person
  • Be permanently resident in a developing Commonwealth country
  • Be available to start your academic studies in the UK by the start of the UK academic year in September/October 2016
  • By August 2016, hold a first degree of at least upper second class (2:1) honours standard
  • Not have studied or worked for one (academic) year or more in a developed country
  • Be unable, either yourself or through your family, to pay to study in the UK

How to apply for your chosen Masters programme at Cardiff University

In addition to your scholarship application, you will also need to apply separately for one of the eligible Masters programmes at Cardiff University.

Please note that you do not need to hold an offer to study at Cardiff University at the time of applying for the shared scholarship. Whilst there is no official deadline for applications for postgraduate taught programmes at Cardiff University, we advise you to apply for your chosen Masters programme at the time you submit your scholarship application.

Please see the following web page for guidance on how to apply:

Please be advised that the following postgraduate programmes are eligible for the Shared Scholarships 2016/17 at Cardiff University:

  • Advanced Practice
  • Applied Environmental Geology
  • Chemical Biology
  • Clinical Dermatology
  • International Journalism
  • International Planning and Development
  • International Relations
  • Public Health
  • Urban Design
  • Wireless and Microwave Communication Engineering

The Chevening Scholarship Programme

Cardiff University is proud to partner with Chevening to co-fund ten Chevening/Cardiff Partnership Awards available to candidates from a selection of countries. Find out more...

The Fulbright-Cardiff University Award

The US-UK Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission) aims to foster mutual understanding through educational links between the UK and United States. Cardiff University offers its own Fulbright Scholarship for postgraduate students, in partnership with the Fulbright Commission.

There is one Fulbright-Cardiff University scholarship available per academic year. In addition to the Fulbright-Cardiff University Award, Fulbright scholarship holders (i.e. those holding non-specific Fulbright Scholarships) can also apply to Cardiff University as per the normal Fulbright process. Find out more...

The Cardiff University Marshall Scholarship

Marshall Scholarships finance US nationals of high ability to study postgraduate programmes at UK universities. Cardiff University offers its own Marshall Scholarship for postgraduate students, in partnership with the Marshall Scholarships Commission.

US nationals applying for postgraduate programmes only. Some exclusions apply so check Marshall exclusion list.

  • Fees: Contact Marshall for further information
  • Stipend: Contact Marshall for further information

Online application

Please note that Cardiff University does not administer this scholarship, and that all eligibility enquiries and applications should all be directed to the Marshall directly.

For further information about Marshall Scholarships please see: the Marshall-Cardiff webpages.



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