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Bangor University Commonwealth Scholarships for African Students, UK 2023/2024

Application is now open for Bangor University Commonwealth Scholarships for African Students. Interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications in before the deadline date.

About Bangor University and Scholarship

Wales’ Bangor is home to Bangor University, also known as Prifysgol Bangor in Welsh. One of the founding institutions of the federal University of Wales, it was granted a royal charter in 1885. Officially established as the University College of North Wales (UCNW; Welsh: Coleg Prifysgol Gogledd Cymru), it then changed its name to the University of Wales, Bangor (UWB; Welsh: Prifysgol Cymru, Bangor) before establishing its independence as Bangor University in 2007.

The University College of North Wales (UCNW) was established on October 18, 1884, with the Earl of Powis serving as the college’s first President and delivering an inauguration speech in Penrhyn Hall. 3,000 quarrymen marched in a procession to the college at that point because they had donated more than 1,200 pounds to the university along with other quarrymen from Penrhyn Quarry. The foundation was the consequence of a push for improved higher education in Wales, which included some competition amongst communities in North Wales over where to locate the new college.


More than 75 percent of Bangor University’s research has been recognized by the 2014 Research Excellence Framework as being of a world-leading or outstanding quality on a global scale. Seventy-seven percent of the research, as determined by the university’s submission of 14 Units of Assessment, was classified as being of the highest or very highest caliber, which is higher than the average for all UK universities.

The new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) awarded Bangor University a rating of “Gold” in 2017, making it the only university in Wales to receive this distinction. This rating indicates that Bangor University is of the highest caliber available in the UK and offers “consistently outstanding teaching, learning, and outcomes for its students.”

Beginning in September 2024, Bangor University and the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission will collaborate to finance six master’s scholarships.

Details about Bangor University Commonwealth Scholarships:

Scholarship Sponsor: Bangor University/Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, UK

Scholarship Value: Check Below

Number of awards: 6

Study level: Masters

Host Institution(s): Bangor University, UK


  • Approved flight from your country of residence to the UK and back after your award
  • School costs
  • Stipend (living allowance) of £1,347 monthly,
  • Grant for a thesis to help with the expense of writing a dissertation, if applicable
  • Visa reimbursement and warm clothing allowance, as necessary Study travel grant to help with the expense of traveling for studies either inside the UK or abroad

Note: Spouses and other dependents are not eligible for further compensation.

Eligibility Criteria for Bangor University Commonwealth Scholarships

Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be eligible for Bangor University Commonwealth Scholarships:

  • Having citizenship in, or refugee status from, a Commonwealth country that qualifies, or being a British Protected Person.
  • Get a permanent address in a Commonwealth country.
  • By September 2024, the commencement of the UK academic year, be ready to start your academic pursuits there.
  • By September 2024, hold a first degree with at least upper second class (2:1) honors or a second class degree (2:2) as well as the necessary postgraduate degree (typically a Master’s degree). The CSC seldom provides funding for a second Master’s degree in the UK. If you are applying for a second UK Master’s degree, you must explain why you want to pursue this course of study.
  • Without this scholarship, it would be impossible to pay for study in the UK.
  • Have given the required add-on materials in the appropriate format.
  • Candidates who want information on the specific application rules and advice may contact the nominating agency.

Application Process for Bangor University Commonwealth Scholarships

Applications must be submitted online using the CSC’s application platform. The CSC does not accept direct applications for these scholarships; instead, candidates must first apply to one of the nominating entities listed below:

The Application Deadline is: Not Specified

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