Financial Support for Master's/PhD Applicants and Students

Funding is sometimes available to support students on both taught and research programmes during their period of study. Find below a list of potential sources of financial support:


University of Aberdeen Alumni Discount Scheme (20% discount on fees for Aberdeen graduates)


Aberdeen International Master's Scholarship (open to self-funding students who are nationals of Vietnam, China, Malaysia, and African countries)


British Federation of Women Graduates Award (female PhD students in their third year)


British Spanish Society Scholarships (open to UK and Spanish nationals)


Canadian Memorial Foundation Scholarship (Canadian nationals)


Canadian Scholarship Fund (Canadian students)


Chevening Scholarships (see website for eligibility)


Commonwealth Rutherford Fellowships (postdoctoral researchers from Commonwealth Countries)


Commonwealth Scholarships (applicants from Commonwealth countries)


Ferguson Trust (students studying in the UK applying for a PhD in the UK)


FONCA-CONACYT (Mexican students)


Gilchrist Grants (full-time students at British University)


Graduate Women International Fellowships (female PhD candidates)


James Blair Postgraduate Scholarship (residents of USA and Canada)


James Carnegie Scholarship (open to all)


MacLeod Scholarship (Scottish students, with priority to students from the Highlands and Islands)


Marshall Scholarship (USA students)


McGlashan Charitable Trust (applicants under 30)


Robert Nicol Trust Fellowship (students from or based in the Aberdeen region)


Saint Andrew's Scholarship for Study in the UK (students of Scottish descent residing within 250 miles of New York State)


Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships (open to students from Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and USA)


Stapley Trust (UK residents)


Stirlingshire Educational Trust (current/past residents of Stirlingshire)


Student Awards Agency Scotland (residents of Scotland)