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Medrwch nawr geisio am Fenthyciad Doethurol Ôl-raddedig! You can now apply for the new Postgraduate Doctoral Loan!

Posted on June 25, 2018

Os yr ydych yn dechrau cwrs Doethurol ôl-raddedig o 1 Awst 2018 medrwch geisio am Fenthyciad Doethurol Ôl-raddedig nawr! Medrwch fenthyg fyny hyd at £25,000 tuag at eich cwrs a chostau byw wrth astudio.

Mae’n gyflym ac yn hawdd i geisio ar-lein yn Cyllid myfyrwyr Cymru

Dylech geisio mor gynted ag sy’n bosibl i sicrhau bod eich arian yn barod ar gyfer dechrau eich cwrs.

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Hardship Fund application deadline! - Dyddiad cau y Gronfa Galedi!

Posted on June 7, 2018

Currently struggling financially? The University’s Hardship Fund can offer support to UK students who are experiencing financial difficulties. Find out more.

The deadline for Hardship Fund applications is Friday 29th June at 4pm. All applications must be fully complete by this date.

If you are experiencing financial difficulty after this date please email money@southwales.ac.uk for support.

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Ydych chi’n ymdrechu’n ariannol? Gall Cronfa Caledi’r Brifysgol cynnig cymorth i fyfyrwyr y DU sy’n cael traferthion ariannol. Dysgwch fwy.

Dyddiad cau ar gyfer ceisiadau yw dydd Gwener y 29ain o Fehefin Mae’n rhaid i bob cais ei gyflenwi erbyn y ddyddiad yma.

Os rydych yn cael trafferthion ariannol ar ôl y ddyddiad yma, ebsotiwch money@southwales.ac.uk ar gyfer mwy o gymorth.

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Doctoral Loans

Posted on May 17, 2018

Following the announcement from Student Finance England that they will be introducing a Doctoral Loan for students who are ordinarily resident in England and starting a postgraduate doctoral course, such as a PhD in 2018/19 academic year, we have now received confirmation that Student Finance Wales will also be introducing a similar scheme for students ordinarily resident in Wales or the EU (subject to Welsh Government approval).

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Scholarship for Pioneers

Posted on February 23, 2018

As part of the Pioneer Scholarship program, students are being sought who stand out from the crowd and who dedicate their superior skills to specific purposes. It’s about more than just grades – they’re looking for socially engaged, talented, passionate students with creative minds who want to make a real difference in the world.

Does this sound like you?

•Are you a volunteer who rolls up their sleeves and gets involved to help those in need?
•Were you a child prodigy who developed their first app aged 12?
•Perhaps you’re a maths whizz who could rival Alan Turing in solving sums?
• Are you a dedicated participant in projects aimed at making the world a more sustainable place?
•Do you have a knack for diplomacy that would be at home at the UN?
•Maybe you founded a start-up at 17, just because you believed in your idea. Even if it was a huge fail, you’d do it again in a heartbeat

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Student Loans - Getting Paid Info!

Posted on September 8, 2017

You need to register at your uni or college before any student finance can be paid to you.

Your Maintenance Loan will be paid directly into your bank account at the start of each term but some banks take longer to clear funds. Your Tuition Fee Loan will be paid directly to your uni or college.

Please note that no funds will usually be released until after you have enrolled or collected your student ID card for the first time.

You should also make sure your bank details are up to date – you can do this by logging into your account.

Go through the checklist below, to make sure you get your money as soon as possible:
•You’ve submitted your application and sent all the evidence student finance has asked for. And your application has been processed and approved by student finance.
•You’ve signed and returned your declaration form.
•You’ve registered at your uni or college.
•Your uni or college has confirmed to us that you’ve registered.
•You’ve allowed a few working days for your money to be paid into your bank account.

Watch the following videos from Student Finance to find out more:

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Beware of Scam Emails Claiming to be from the Student Loans Company

Posted on September 8, 2017

The Student Loans Company has asked us to relay this information to students.

Phishing is a fraudulent activity designed to trick you in to giving out your login details. Fraudsters can then use this information to log in to your account and steal information

Identifying a phishing email
•Be suspicious of any requests for personal or financial information. The SLC will never ask you to confirm your bank details or login information by email.
•'Dear Student’ – phishing emails are usually sent out in bulk and therefore are unlikely to contain your first name or surname
•Check the quality of the communication. Misspelling, poor punctuation and bad grammar are often tell-tale signs of phishing.
•'Failure to respond in 24 hours will result in your account being closed’ these types of messages are designed to convey a sense of urgency to prompt a quick response.
•You should also be aware of suspicious text messages asking you to click a link or confirm information about yourself. The text messages sent by SLC are to give information only.

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Student Finance Wales Postgraduate Loan Applications Now Open

Posted on June 13, 2017

If you’re starting a postgraduate Master’s course from 1 August 2017 you can apply for a Postgraduate Loan now!

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online

You should apply as soon as possible to make sure you get your money in time for the start of your course. Don’t worry if you don’t yet have a confirmed place.

You can find a range of resources, including films and detailed guides, to help explain what you can get, how to apply and what, when and how you’ll repay.

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Student Finance Wales Part-time Applications Now Open for 2017-18

Posted on June 13, 2017

If you’re a new or continuing part-time student who started your course on or after 1 September 2014, it’s time to apply for student finance for academic year 2017/18.

It’s quick and easy to apply online for both your Tuition Fee Loan and your Course Grant.

If you started your course before 1 September 2014, you should apply on paper from early July.

Find out more about what you could get.

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