Summary

Entrance scholarships are available to full-time undergraduate students who meet specific widening access criteria and who have demonstrated significant financial need.

Description

The Following Scholarships are available for students commencing their studies in September 2021:

Development Trust Scholarships (5 available)

Each scholarship is valued at £3,000 per annum.

Auchmeddan Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £3,000 per annum.

Prince of Wales Scholarships (15 available)

Each scholarship is valued at £2,000 per annum.

University of Aberdeen Alumnus Association Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £2,000 per annum. The successful applicant will normally have been recruited from certain schools across Aberdeen and the wider area, as follows: 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.

Cormack Family Foundation Scholarships – Access Aberdeen - Business (1 available)

Each scholarship is valued at £4,000 per annum. Applicants must have accepted an offer to study on one of the University of Aberdeen Business School's degree programmes and preference will be given to a student recruited from certain schools across Aberdeen and the wider area, as follows: 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. Additional funding of £4,000 may be available to carry out an additional international business specialisation year as part of the MBus 5 year degree programme.

The Fullerton Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £2,000 per annum for a student commencing a full-time degree in Law (LLB). 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.

Horn Family Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £2,000 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.

W Robin Low Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £1,800 per annum and will be awarded to a student residing in the north-east of Scotland (Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray) and who are commencing an undergraduate degree in the School of Biological Sciences or the Department of Geology and Petroleum Geology on one of the following courses: Animal Behaviour; Biological Sciences; Biology; Conservation Biology; Ecology; Environmental Science; Geology & Petroleum Geology; Marine Biology; Plant & Soil Science, Zoology.

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.

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. Personal characteristics will also be considered. 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.

The CNOOC International Undergraduate Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £2,000 per annum and will be awarded to an applicant commencing a degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering (joint or single honours programmes). 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; An awareness of, and interest in, their chosen field of study. Placements may be available for the chosen scholar.

Jeannie Anderson Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £1,250 per annum.

Dr Allan Macartney Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £1,500 per annum. Preference given to students studying Scottish Studies.

The Bowie Bursary (1 available)

The bursary is valued at £500 and is available for one year only.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply applicants must:

  1. Be domiciled in Scotland and classified by the University of Aberdeen as Home Fees.
  2. Have applied through UCAS to the University of Aberdeen for a place on an undergraduate degree programme, (excluding PGDE education programmes and LLB graduate entry programmes), starting in September 2021 and be in receipt of a conditional or unconditional offer.
  3. Meet one or more of the widening access criteria as set out in the University’s contextualised admissions policy.
  4. Have applied or be in the process of applying to the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS).

Criteria

Decisions will be made on the basis of demonstrated financial need taking in to account personal circumstances, educational background and other relevant information given in the application.

Some Entrance Scholarships are only available to applicants from a particular region, studying a specific subject, or who demonstrate specific personal characteristics. These conditions form part of the requirements set by our Donors.

View the Entrance Scholarship criteria

Application Procedure

Those wishing to be considered for the Entrance Scholarship Scheme 2021 to 2022 should submit an application form.

Application Closing Date is 17 September 2021.

Please note that applicants who have already applied to the Robertson Trust Scholarships do not need to submit another application.

Apply now for the Entrance Scholarship Scheme

Deadline

17th of September 2021

Further Info

For enquiries about any aspect of the University's widening access agenda, please contact our Access and Articulation team at accessaberdeen@abdn.ac.uk

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

Application Docs

Countries

United Kingdom