Summary

The University of Aberdeen offers a number of Entrance Scholarships of £1,000 - £3,000 per annum, (unless otherwise stated) to students who meet specific Widening Participation criteria and/or who also demonstrate financial need, while they study for an undergraduate degree at the University.

Description

This scholarship is currently closed for applications.

Entrance Scholarships available for Undergraduate students commencing studies in September 2019:

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS NOW EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 24th MAY.

(PLEASE NOTE: Applicants only need to complete the application form below once, and will then be put forward for all applicable awards.)

Development Trust Scholarships (5 available)

Each scholarship is valued at £3,000 per annum. Preference will be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. (See attached guidelines for full details) These characteristics include (but are not limited to) being resident in target postcode areas, attending a target secondary school, having experience of being in care and being an unpaid Carer. Financial need and academic potential will also be taken into account. For more information please contact the University’s Widening Participation team.

Prince of Wales Scholarships (10 available)

Each scholarship is valued at £2,000 per annum. Preference will be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. (See attached guidelines for full details).

University of Aberdeen Alumnus Association Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £2,000 per annum and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. Preference will be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. (See attached guidelines for full details). Preference will also be given to a student recruited from schools which participate in the University’s Access Aberdeen scheme, but all applications will be given consideration. The scheme currently operates in conjunction with the following schools: St Machar Academy, Lochside Academy, Peterhead Academy, Portlethen Academy, Northfield Academy, Fraserburgh Academy, Bucksburn Academy, Arbroath Academy, Banff Academy, Brechin High School, Buckie High School and Elgin High School. In the event that there are no suitable applicants from these schools, the scholarship may be awarded to a student coming from a Scottish school).

Alexander Noble Simpson Scholarship (1 available)

Scholarship valued at £1,200 per annum. Preference will be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. (See attached guidelines for full details) These characteristics include (but are not limited to) being resident in target postcode areas, attending a target secondary school, having experience of being in care and being an unpaid Carer. Financial need and academic potential will also be taken into account. For more information please contact the University’s Widening Participation team.

Anderson Anderson & Brown Charitable Initiative Scholarship

Scholarship valued at £1,000 per annum. To be considered, students must have received and accepted an offer to study one of the following degree programmes at the University of Aberdeen: Accountancy; Accountancy and Business Management; Accountancy and Economics; Accountancy and Finance; Accountancy and Legal Studies; Finance; Business Management and Finance; Economics and Finance; Financial Economics. Preference will also be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council (see attached guidelines for full details). Financial need and academic potential will also be taken into account. In respect of personal characteristics, applicants should be able to demonstrate, through the personal statement section of their application, that: they are enthusiastic, highly motivated and determined to succeed academically and professionally; they have a strong commitment to self-development and take a pro-active and committed approach to their education; they possess good written communication skills; have an awareness of, and interest in, their chosen field of study. The successful scholar may be offered one 4 week summer internship over the course of their degree. PLEASE NOTE: Students who wish to be considered for the AAB scholarship should submit a CV alongside their application. The CV should be emailed to entrance.scholarships@abdn.ac.uk

Cormack Family Foundation Scholarships – Access Aberdeen Scheme (2 available)

Each scholarship is valued at £4,000 per annum will be awarded on the basis of financial need. Applicants must have attended one of the Access Aberdeen schools and have accepted an offer to study on one of the University of Aberdeen Business School's degree programmes. The Access Aberdeen scheme currently operates in conjunction with the following schools: St Machar Academy, Lochside Academy, Peterhead Academy, Portlethen Academy, Northfield Academy, Fraserburgh Academy, Bucksburn Academy, Arbroath Academy, Banff Academy, Brechin High School, Buckie High School and Elgin High School. Additional funding of £4,000 will be available to carry out an additional international business specialisation year as part of the MBus degree programme (the MBus is a five year degree programme). Preference will be given to students who have at least 3 of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. (See attached guidelines for full details).

Fullerton Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £2000 per annum for a student commencing a full-time degree in Law (LLB). Preference will be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by the Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. (See attached guidelines for full details). To be eligible a student must have lived in Scotland for a minimum of 5 years immediately prior to their university studies and obtained their university entrance qualification through the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework.

Hopkin Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £1,500 per annum and will be awarded to a student undertaking any physical or medical sciences degree (BSc, MSci, MChem or MBChB). Preference will also be given to a student who meets one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council (see attached guidelines for full details). Should the successful scholarship recipient decide to complete a PhD degree at the University of Aberdeen immediately following their undergraduate studies, the scholarship shall continue for the three year duration of that degree, at the discretion of the University.

Horn Family Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £1,000 per annum and will be awarded to a student from an Aberdeenshire Council Secondary School, with preference given to a student from Inverurie Academy or Kemnay Academy. Preference will also be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council (see attached guidelines for full details).

The Mackay Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £1,200 per annum and will be awarded to a student from Farr High School, Kinlochbervie High School, Thurso High School, Wick High School, Alness Academy, Dornoch Academy, Gairloch HS, Golspie HS, Ullapool HS, Nicolson Inst., Kirkwall Grammar School, Stromness Academy, Anderson HS, Brae HS, Castlebay School, Sgoil Lioncleit or Sir E Scott School. Preference will be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. (See attached guidelines for full details).

McHale Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £2,500 per annum and will be awarded to a student from Lasswade High School, Penicuik High School, Beeslack High School, Newbattle High School, Dalkeith High School or St David’s Roman Catholic High School. Preference will be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. (See attached guidelines for full details). Preference will also be given to a student commencing a degree in Engineering, Medicine or the Arts.

Michael Entwistle Scholarship
The scholarship is valued at £1000 per annum to a student commencing a Master of Arts degree in Accountancy and/or Economics. Preference will be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council (see attached guidelines for full details).

Robert and Elizabeth Mitchell Law Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £2,000 per annum and will be awarded to a student commencing any Single Honours/Joint Honours or Major-Minor Law degree. Preference will be given to students who meet one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. Academic merit, financial need, and personal characteristics will also be taken into account. In respect of personal characteristics, applicants should be able to demonstrate, through the personal statement section of their application, that: they are enthusiastic, highly motivated and determined to succeed academically and professionally; they have a strong commitment to self-development and take a pro-active and committed approach to their education; they possess good communication and interpersonal skills.

William A. Copland MBChB Entrance Scholarship for Medicine (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £2,000 per annum and will be awarded to a student commencing a degree in Medicine (MBChB). Preference will be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council, as well as academic potential, and personal characteristics. (See attached guidelines for full details). In respect of personal characteristics, applicants should be able to demonstrate, through the personal statement section of their application, that:

  • They are enthusiastic, highly motivated and determined to succeed academically and professionally.
  • They have a strong commitment to self-development and take a pro-active and committed approach to their education
  • They possess good communication & interpersonal skills

Eligibility

This scholarship is currently closed for applications.

Please note: You should note that only applicants domiciled in Scotland and classified as Home Fees are eligible to apply for an Entrance Scholarship.

To be considered for a scholarship you will need to have applied to the University of Aberdeen and received an offer for a place starting in September 2019; to be awarded a scholarship you must have firmly accepted an offer, either conditional or unconditional, of a place at the University. University of Aberdeen Scholarships can only be held by students of the University - they cannot be transferred to other institutions.

Criteria

Scholarships are available for all full-time undergraduate areas of study, (MA, BSc, LLB, MSCi, MChem, MGeol, MEng, BEng, MBChB (Medicine), Bachelor of Divinity, Bachelor of Theology, MA Primary Education, BMus), but not the PGDE education programmes.

Application Procedure

All applications should be made through our online form at the link below. Please see the attached guidelines for full information on our scholarship scheme and criteria. Please note, as part of the application process, we will contact your referee.

Deadline

No deadline specified

Further Info

For enquiries about any aspect of the University's widening participation agenda, please contact our Widening Participation Officer, Chris Sojka: c.sojka@abdn.ac.uk

For general enquiries about any aspect of the scholarship application process, contact us at entrance.scholarships@abdn.ac.uk

Application Docs

Entrance Scholarship Guidelines - 2019

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS NOW EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 24th MAY.

Countries

United Kingdom