Students starting courses at Bangor University in September and studying at least 40 credits through the medium of Welsh will receive a scholarship of £500 a year for three years, thanks to Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol extending its incentive scholarship scheme.
It hopes that the move will provide support to more Welsh speakers choosing to study Welsh later in the year, as well as helping universities, which are facing huge challenges at the moment because of the pandemic, to provide courses in Welsh to as many people as possible.
Pro-vice chancellor of Bangor University professor Andrew Edwards said: “More credits are studied through the medium of Welsh at Bangor than anywhere else in Wales and it is now possible to study parts of all academic fields here through the medium of Welsh – from a single module to a whole degree.”
“Because more students study a significant proportion of their course through the medium of Welsh at Bangor than anywhere else, we have a very vibrant and active community for the students, which makes Bangor an ideal place to study.”
Staff at the university are currently getting themselves ready for the new academic year in September, even in the face of the uncertainty created by the coronavirus crisis.
Confirmation has been sent out to all students, both new and returning, that the campus will be open in September, with on-campus teaching to be combined with online lessons because of the necessity for social distancing measures.
Virtual open days have also been put on over the last few weeks because of lockdown restrictions and regular updates are being sent out.
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