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Further information on funding your postgraduate course may be found at the University's website for prospective postgraduates (UK & EU students) and at the website of our International Students pages (Non-EU International Students).

If you are an overseas applicant you should not travel to the UK or begin a course of study without making sure that you have enough money to pay your academic fees and living expenses. Unless you are a European Union (EU) national, it is impossible to get a grant once you have left your own country.

Bursaries/scholarships are generally awarded after enrolment.

School (JOMEC) Support

School Scholarships for Overseas Students

One £7,000 Scholarship is available in each of the following areas:

  • Cardiff International Journalism Scholarship
  • Cardiff International Public Relations and Global Communications Management Scholarship
  • Cardiff Journalism, Media and Communication Scholarship
  • Cardiff Political Communication Scholarship

Requirements

To be eligible for one of the awards above, applicants must:

  • Have been offered, and accepted, a place on a full-time Masters programme for the 2012-2013 academic year
  • Hold a degree of at least first class, or upper second class honours standard or equivalent to that standard. This requirement may be waived for candidates with relevant professional experience
  • Demonstrate oral and written fluency in English. A minimum score of 7.0 in the International English Language Test (IELTS) is required
  • Be classified as an overseas student for fees purposes.  It is not possible to be awarded a scholarship in addition to a full award from a separate body.

Once you have accepted your offer, any applicant wishing to be considered for the above Scholarships must complete an application form, and return it no later than Friday, 24th May 2013.

International Students Scholarships Application Form and Guidance Notes 2013-2014

The Julian Hodge Foundation Annual Bursary: one bursary is awarded to a student at the School, who demonstrate financial need.

Tom Hopkinson Scholarships: Up to four scholarships are awarded by the Centre for Journalism Studies to students who can make a case that they need financial assistance.

The Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies Diploma Scholarships: it is anticipated that an annual scholarship will be available from the School awarded to students making a case for financial assistance.

University Support

Postgraduate Taught Scholarships: Cardiff University has a £500,000 package of high value competitive PG scholarships to support Home and EU students who are planning to start a Masters course.

International Scholarship Fund: In recognition of the outstanding talent of many international students, Cardiff University offers a highly prestigious International Scholarship Fund designed to attract and reward the brightest students.

The President's Research Scholarships: The President’s Research Scholarships are flagship Cardiff University awards which have been established to commemorate the inauguration of Professor Sir Martin Evans (Nobel Prize for Medicine 2007) as Cardiff’s President.

External Support

BAFTA Scholarship Programme: Ten UK students will receive scholarships as part of the BAFTA Scholarship Programme, which assists talented people in need of financial support to study a post-graduate course in film, television or games.

Royal Television Society educational bursaries: The fund will offer 20 bursaries of £3,000 (£1,000 per year) to students studying television production and related digital media at accredited British universities. These are aimed at students in less affluent circumstances and are about widening participation in our media and related industries.

Wincott Foundation -Scholarship in Business and Economics Journalism: A venture between Wincott and Cardiff intended to develop excellence in financial and business journalism. The scholarship will pay the tuition fees of the School’s MA in Journalism, (which covers Broadcast, Magazine and Newspaper) together with specialist modules and projects in business and economics reporting.

Bob Humphrys bursary: A bursary from BBC Wales in memory of former sports correspondent Bob Humphrys.

Bob Humphrys presented Wales Today's sports coverage and was a renowned writer at the Western Mail newspaper before turning his hand to broadcasting at BBC Wales.

The winning student selected for the bursary will receive £5,500 and will also have several weeks' work experience at BBC Wales, the largest BBC newsroom outside London. Recipients of the bursary will have been already accepted by Cardiff University to join the Diploma.

Once accepted by the university, applicants will be invited for interview by BBC Wales. It is anticipated the BBC will award the bursary in July following University interviews in March and April.

BBC Wales Bursary: BBC Wales offers a bursary for an aspiring journalist to study for a postgraduate qualification in Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff University. The award is intended to support an individual who wants to pursue a career in journalism but who may be deterred from applying for the course because of financial difficulties or constraints.

BBC Wales encourage graduates from all social and ethnic backgrounds to apply, particularly those from minority ethnic backgrounds - a group recognised as being currently under-represented in Broadcast Journalism at BBC Wales

The bursary will cover the course fees (at time of print) and also guarantees several weeks' work experience at BBC Wales.

The S4C Bursary: Awarded to a Welsh-speaking candidate who has won a place on the broadcast course, in memory of the journalist and broadcaster T. Glynne Davies.

The Nick Lewis Memorial Scholarship: This has been set in memory of a journalist on Wales on Sunday. It has been established by his work colleagues and is designed to help a needy Welsh student on the newspaper course.

BBC Magazines Graduate Training Scheme: Pays for one magazine student’s course fees and offers a permanent job contract.

The George Vinner Memorial Fund:The Postgraduate Diploma in Broadcast/Magazine/Newspaper Journalism courses qualify for the George Viner Memorial Fund which is administered by the National Union of Journalists and is open to Black and Asian students.

For details on how to apply and further information about the terms of sponsorship More information regarding the Memorial Fund.

The James Pantyfedwen Foundation

The James Pantyfedwen foundation is a scholarship opportunity for Welsh applicants. The award aims to pay the course fees for students taking part in Postgraduate study.

In order for applicants to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must have had a permanent address in Wales, during the 3 years immediately proceeding the date of application, and must also meet the following criteria:

(i) born in wales, (ii) one or both parents born in wales, (iii) been in school in wales.

For further details visit the foundation's web site, which have clear guidelines on how to apply. James Pantyfedwen Foundation