THE ALTERNATIVE GUIDE TO POSTGRADUATE FUNDING A resource written by two postgraduate students who, between them have won over £45,000 from 55 different charity awards. The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding contains a huge database of funding opportunities, guidance, and tools to help you prepare a winning grant application. Swansea has paid for a licence for you to be able to access the Guide. Email alternative.funding.guide@ swansea.ac.uk and we will send you an email with instructions to get access to the Guide.
INTERNATIONAL ALUMNI POSTGRADUATE BURSARY SCHEME International students who have successfully completed an undergraduate or postgraduate taught degree at Swansea University will be considered for a bursary (dependent on subject area) towards postgraduate tuition fees. The scheme is open to eligible candidates applying for a taught or research degree at Swansea University. FACULTY SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES Many of our academic faculties also offer additional scholarships and bursaries for taught and research programmes. Scholarships and bursaries become available throughout the year and we advertise them on our website. You can be the first to know about the funding opportunities we offer by visiting: swansea.ac.uk/postgraduate/ scholarships INTERNATIONAL CRISIS FUND We have also established a small fund to provide emergency assistance for international students who face financial difficulties not anticipated at the start of the course, and not within their control. CHARITIES, FOUNDATIONS AND TRUSTS A large number of charities, foundations and trusts award funding for postgraduate study. Details can be found in The Grants Register (published by Palgrave Macmillan) and The Directory of Grant Making Trusts (published by the Directory of Social Change), both of which should be available in your university careers service and local library.
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN There are plenty of part-time jobs to be found in and around Swansea, and the Swansea Employability Academy has information on a wide range of opportunities for temporary and part-time work, as well as summer placements and internships. For further information, please visit: m yuni.swansea.ac.uk/ employment-zone SUPPORT FOR CARE LEAVERS We administer and deliver the Care Leavers Support Package, a comprehensive range of measures to help care leavers settle in and focus on their studies. Eligible postgraduate students can receive a postgraduate Care Leaver bursary which is a one off payment per course. SWANSEA UNIVERSITY OPPORTUNITY AWARD The hardship fund is intended to support students through any unexpected or difficult financial circumstances whilst at university. Each application will be considered and assessed on an individual basis, with the strictest confidentiality by our expert advisors. For further information, please visit: swansea.ac.uk/money-campuslife
MONEY ADVICE AND SUPPORT The Money@CampusLife team provide guidance on all areas of student funding, including: • Grants, loans, bursaries and welfare benefits • Helping you to manage your money • Supporting care leavers • Opportunity Award • Helping you to draw up a realistic budget • Debt advice
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