‘Shining Lights scholarships offer refugee students a chance to shine.

Students with refugee status who want to further their education in Aberdeen have the opportunity of special support.

The University is funding a new ‘Shining Lights’ Scholarship scheme, initially with at least four awards that will be a mix of undergraduate and taught postgraduate places, to support refugee students who have chosen to come to the UK. The scholarships will cover tuition fees plus accommodation for four students.

Today we all benefit from a diverse multinational student and staff community of 120 nationalities, united in a quest for excellence in learning, teaching and research, and for making a real difference to the world.

Access to higher education is vital, not only in benefiting the individual student, but in influencing thinking and aspiration, and in changing society. We have many examples of the contribution of Aberdeen academics and alumni over the centuries, continuing today including in international relations, tackling global challenges, and the pursuit of peace.

We invite our alumni, friends, supporters, communities and businesses to get involved and support our new ‘Shining Lights’ Scholarship Fund and help us welcome and support even more refugee students to gain the benefits of studying at the University of Aberdeen.