Divinity Affiliated Institutions Scholarships

Divinity Affiliated Institutions Scholarships


The Divinity department at the University of Aberdeen offers a 10% tuition fee discount for students of our affiliated institutions.


The Divinity department at the University of Aberdeen offers a 10% tuition fee discount for students of our affiliated institutions who apply, and are admitted, to work towards a research programme in any of the sub-disciplines of Divinity as resident students on our campus. The 10% discount is valid for the duration of the supervised study only; writing up costs are the responsibility of the student.



James Legge Graduate Scholarship

Divinity School of Ching Chi College

John Stuart Blackie Graduate Scholarship

Duke Divinity School

John Erskine Graduate Scholarship

Fuller Theological Seminary

James Aitken Wylie Graduate Scholarship

Graduate Theological Union

George Wishart Graduate Scholarship

Princeton Theological Seminary

William Robinson Clark Graduate Scholarship

Regent College, and
Toronto School of Theology

Henry Scougal Graduate Scholarship

Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

John Turnbull Thomson Graduate Scholarship

Trinity Theological College

Robert Ferguson Graduate Scholarship

Union Theological Seminary

Gilbert Burnett Graduate Scholarship

University of Virginia

Robert and Ruth Rapske Graduate Scholarship

Northwest Seminary in Canada


Applicants must be of outstanding academic merit and potential for independent research, as evidenced by the candidate’s academic record, prior qualifications, proposal and references. Selection will be based on this evidence and upon the strength of the proposed engagement with the advertised research project.

Applicants must hold, or expect to hold prior to commencement of studies, an undergraduate degree at UK first class or 2:1 honours level, or the international equivalent. It is preferable but not a requirement that you hold a Masters relevant to your chosen area of study.

Application Procedure

Before applying, contact a potential supervisor within the field you are interested in (more information about the various sub-disciplines and staff members, along with their areas of speciality, can be found here). This is an opportunity to discuss your research interests, whether the person you contact would be the best supervisory option, and how you intend to frame your research proposal.

Application will be via the PhD application portal. Further information on the process may be found at this site.

You must include a detailed research proposal (1000-1500 words) which sets out your anticipated research topic, degree transcripts and certificates, and be supported by two academic references. Further guidance on the research proposal may be found here.

You should mark your application with the name of the scholarship you are applying for in the Intended Source of Funding field.


Available until further notice.

Further Info

Enquiries should be directed to the Postgraduate Administrator for the School of Divinity, History, Philosophy and Art History: dhpa-pg-admissions@abdn.ac.uk.