Tuition Fees

Scholarships and Funding Opportunities 

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

The AHRC offers funding for research LLMs and PhDs. Candidates for the doctoral award are expected to have or be close to completing a masters level qualification.

University of Aberdeen Alumni Discount Scheme

Aberdeen Alumni may apply for a 20% fee discount, which is applied to one year's fees of further academic study at the University of Aberdeen.

The Carnegie Trust

The Carnegie Trust awards PhD scholarship awards to graduates of a Scottish University wishing to undertake a PhD also at a Scottish University. If you have not yet completed your undergraduate studies, you can still apply, but may receive an award conditional upon obtaining a first class honours degree. The closing date for applications is usually in March each year.

The Clark Foundation

The Clarke Foundation provides partial funding for research degrees in any aspect of Scots law and/or its relationship with other legal systems or institutions within the European Community. The deadline for applications is normally the end of March in the year in which you wish to commence study. The scheme is administered by Shepherd and Wedderburn, a firm of solicitors. You can email them for an application form at

Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships are available to Commonwealth nationals under the Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowships Plan (CSFP).

CB Davidson Fund

The CB Davidson Fund provides limited financial support for graduates in law from outside the UK to undertake postgraduate study in Aberdeen. Awards, except in exceptional circumstances, will not exceed £2,500 and in most instances will be less. The closing dates for applications to the CB Davidson Fund are 31st March and 30th September each year.

This page is supplementary to the information given by the Student Recruitment and Admissions Service.

Please search our Funding Database for an extensive list of current opportunities.