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Why study through the medium of Welsh?


1000 courses can be studied wholly or partly through the medium of Welsh at university


Students receive more attention in smaller sized lectures


On average, people who can speak and write in Welsh earn nearly 11% more in terms of salary (Careers Wales)

Financial support

Up to £5,000 is available to study a course wholly through the medium of Welsh, and up to £3,000 to study a course partly through the medium of Welsh. Coleg Cymraeg scholarships are not a loan and are not based on family income. As part of the Coleg Cymraeg’s scholarships scheme, students have the opportunity to undertake work experience through the medium of Welsh.

Career Opportunities
The ability to use two languages to deal with a subject is an advantage when seeking employment. A Welsh medium degree can lead to a wide variety of jobs, and employers are looking for graduates who are confident in using the Welsh language.‌

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What Employers Say

Alun Shurmer, Communications Director of Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

“As a company that prides itself on providing a Welsh language service, it is important that our customers can communicate with us through the medium of Welsh, verbally or in writing. For that reason, it’s essential that we have members of staff who have the ability to communicate in Welsh to a high standard so that we can ensure a first class service for our customers.”

Robin Williams, Managing Driector, Asbri Planning Company

''Employing individuals who have good bilingual skills has enabled us to expand our level of customers over the years. We consider bilingual skills to be beneficial when recruiting new staff and Welsh has certainly opened doors for us.''