Skip to content
Skip to navigation menu


Sir Ernest Cassel Educational Trust (Mountbatten Memorial Grants)

This provides financial support to final year students from overseas Commonwealth countries who have encountered unforeseen financial difficulties whether at undergraduate, postgraduate, or professional qualification level. Students are only eligible for one award.

The grants are restricted due to limited funds, awards will not normally exceed £500.

Only in exceptional circumstances will students not in the final year be considered. Students on 1 year courses are normally only considered in the final 3 months of their course.

Priority will be given to students whose financial difficulties have arisen due to an unforeseen crisis, for example Illness, Accident, Death of a Sponsor, Natural disaster in home country, Political upheaval in home country, significant currency devaluation. It is important that the financial difficulty is unforeseen and not the inevitable consequence of insufficient primary funding.

Applications must be accompanied by an academic reference. Successful students should write a letter of thanks to the trustees. The University Trust fund application form should be used and is available from:

The Student Support Centre

Phone: 029 2087 4844
Fax: 029 2087 4947

50 Park Place
Cathays Park
CF10 3AT

Additional information:

Heath Park Student Support Centre - 2nd Floor, Cardigan House, Heath Park, Cardiff, Wales.

Office hours are normally 9:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday