Scholarships Available

There are several scholarship opportunities for students wishing to pursue a master's or PhD in the College of Arts and Social Sciences.  We have highlighted these opportunities here but your one-stop-shop for scholarship opportunities should always be the University's Funding Database

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Scholarships

The University of Aberdeen is part of a consortium of eight higher education institutions which has been awarded funding from the AHRC to support postgraduate studentships and training in the Arts and Humanities in Scotland. Under the DTP scheme, the consortium - comprised of the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Stirling, Strathclyde and Glasgow School of Art - will consider applications for doctoral studentship awards in the majority of arts and humanities subjects.

Applications for 2017 are closed.

AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Celtic Languages

The University of Aberdeen is part of a consortium of twelve institutions which has been awarded funding in the amount of £1.85 million from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to support postgraduate studentships and training in Celtic Languages for 2014-19. Under the new Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) scheme, the consortium, comprised of Bangor University, Queen’s University Belfast, Swansea University, the Universities of Aberdeen, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Oxford, Ulster, the University of the Highlands and Islands, the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, will consider applications for postgraduate studentships in Celtic Languages.

Applications for 2017 are closed.

Carnegie/Caledonian and Henry Dryerre PhD Scholarships

Carnegie/Caledonian* Scholarships are two prestigious schemes of scholarships designed to support a limited number of graduates with first class honours degrees who will pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a Scottish university.

Graduates of a Scottish university holding or expecting to achieve a degree with first-class honours in any subject and intending to pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD can be nominated by their university for the award of a Carnegie/Caledonian Scholarship. Only students who have undertaken or are undertaking their first degree at a Scottish university are eligible.

Applications for 2017 are closed

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) DTP Scholarships

The University of Aberdeen is a member institution of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Scottish Graduate School of Social Science Doctoral Training Centre (SGS-DTP). 1+3 (Master's plus PhD) and +3 (PhD only) scholarships are available in certain disciplines under the ESRC SGS-DTC.

Applications for 2017 are closed.

Elphinstone PhD Scholarships

A number of Elphinstone PhD Scholarships are available across the arts, humanities and social sciences, linked to specific research projects.  These Scholarships cover the entirety of tuition fees for a PhD student of any nationality commencing full-time study in October 2017, for the three-year duration of their studies.  

Applications for 2017 are now closed.  Applicants should expect to hear the outcome of their application by the end of May 2017. 

James Carnegie Scholarship

The scholarship is open to full time students commencing their postgraduate degree course in September 2017 in the Schools of Divinity, History & Philosophy; Education; Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture; and Law. 

There is one James Carnegie Scholarship available.  The successful applicant will receive £2,000 per annum for the duration of the postgraduate degree course, whether that is a one year Masters, PhD (3 years) or Master by Research leading to a PhD (4 years). 

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Carlaw-Ogston Master of Music Scholarship

The scholarship is available for students commencing a full-time 12 month MMus Music Postgraduate degree in September 2016.  The scholarship is valued at £2,000.  Scholarship is open to both Home and International students.

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James Carnegie Scholarship

The scholarship is open to full time students commencing their postgraduate degree course in September 2017 in the Schools of Divinity, History & Philosophy; Education; Language, Literature, Music & Visual Culture; and Law. 

There is one James Carnegie Scholarship available.  The successful applicant will receive £2,000 per annum for the duration of the postgraduate degree course, whether that is a one year Masters, PhD (3 years) or Master by Research leading to a PhD (4 years). 

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The Robert and Elizabeth Mitchell Law Scholarship

The Robert and Elizabeth Mitchell Law Scholarship will support one postgraduate student from the United Kingdom through a one year full time Master of Laws programme at the University of Aberdeen, starting in September 2017. This will cover Home or RUK tuition fees up to the value of £7,400.

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Vikram Reddy Memorial Scholarship

The Vikram Reddy Memorial Scholarship offers £1,000 to support one postgraduate student from the United Kingdom through a one year full time Master of Laws (taught or research) programme at the University of Aberdeen, starting in September 2017.

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University of Aberdeen Law School Scholarships

There are two University of Aberdeen Law School Scholarships available. The scholarship will support two postgraduate students through a one year full time LLM Energy & Environmental Law with Professional Skills programme at the University of Aberdeen, starting in September 2017.   Each scholarship offers £1,500 towards full time Home, RUK or International tuition fees for one year.

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