CAPES Scholarships for PHDs

The Brazilian government launched a new call through one of its agencies (CAPES) for full PhD scholarships.

In this call they are offering 200 scholarships. These can be for up to 4 years – if the student already plans to take a 4-year period, the offer letter must state that the degree is for 48 months.

Scholarships will pay for: monthly stipend, return airfare, relocation assistance, health insurance and tuition fees. They also cover dependants’ costs.

Any research costs/bench fees must be included in the project proposal and will be analysed by CAPES.

The applicant must present:

. correspondence with the potential supervisor(s), containing the supervisor’s interest in the project proposal, the research area, and start/end dates of the PhD.

. the CV of potential supervisor(s)

The applicant must present the formal offer letter in a later phase, as part of the acceptance of the scholarship.

The offer letter must inform the start/end dates of the degree (month/year), the duration of the degree and the fees.

Brazilian nationals who are already studying abroad can also apply. In this case, they must send a letter, in University branded paper and signed by the supervisor, with information on the start/end dates of the PhD and the current development of the studies.

Deadline: 30 August 2016

For PhDs starting between July and November 2017

More information (in Portuguese) is available at http://www.capes.gov.br/bolsas/bolsas-no-exterior/doutorado


Ciência sem Fronteiras / Science without Borders

The University of Aberdeen is one of 81 UK universities participating in the SwB scheme. Science without Borders (SwB) is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which funds Brazilian students on undergraduate sandwich programmes, PhD sandwich programmes and full PhDs to selected universities around the world to study in STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Please refer to our Ciência sem Fronteiras page for more information.

 

Fundação Estudar

Fundação Estudar is a non-profit organisation in Brazil that offers funding for Brazilian students who wish to study at Higher Education level either locally or abroad.

Students can apply to scholarships for Undergraduate, Master's and PhD level. Funding varies case-by-case, from 5% to 95% of expenses, depending on the academic records of the candidate, duration and location of the course, and professional and financial status of the candidate.

Students must have academic excellence and be up to 34 years old. Please refer to http://bolsas.estudar.org.br/ for further information.

 


Chevening Scholarships

The call for 2018-2019 Chevening Scholarship applications is now OPEN!

More details on the Chevening website

Each year, the University of Aberdeen enrols a number of international graduate students awarded a prestigious Chevening Scholarship. Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at UK universities.



International Undergraduate Scholarship

As part of our commitment to attracting the very best students to join our diverse international community, we are delighted to offer the University of Aberdeen International Undergraduate Scholarship. This scholarship is worth one year’s tuition fee and is open to all international undergraduate students studying for 4 years or more at the University of Aberdeen (excludes Medicine). 

What does this mean?

  • If you are an international student entering into an undergraduate degree programme of at least four years duration we will offer you a scholarship equivalent to the tuition fee for your fourth year (excludes medicine)

Please refer to our website for further information and eligibility criteria, or email Paul McBean at paul.mcbean@abdn.ac.uk 


Available Funding - Brazil

Undergraduate

The SWSF Scholarship - Undergraduate

South West Shopfittings are delighted to offer an annual scholarship for UK based undergraduates and postgraduates of £500 to help with living expenses, materials or accommodation.

Deadline: 31st of March 2018


Postgraduate Taught

Aberdeen Alumni Discount

20% discount on the full cost of a taught postgraduate programme and one year of a full time research programme (two years for part time). Applies to to all taught postgraduate programmes or first year of a full time research programme.


CB Davidson Fund

The CB Davidson fund provides limited financial support for Postgraduate students within the School of Law.

Deadline: 31st of March 2017


CDA MSc Petroleum Data Management Scholarships

Common Data Access Ltd (CDA), a not-for-profit subsidiary of Oil & Gas UK which provides data management services to the UK oil and gas industry, is offering two CDA MSc Petroleum Data Management Scholarships. Each scholarship is valued at £5,000 for the duration of the MSc Petroleum Data Management degree and will contribute towards the programme tuition fees.

Deadline: 3rd of August 2018


Postgraduate Research

PhD Studentship in Social Anthropology

Galloway Trust Scholarship in Anthropology

Deadline: 16th of May 2018


Elphinstone PhD Scholarship

The University is offering a new £1 million PhD scholarship programme to all high-achieving students looking to begin a PhD programme in Autumn.

Deadline: 31st of March 2018


Aberdeen Alumni Discount

20% discount on the full cost of a taught postgraduate programme and one year of a full time research programme (two years for part time). Applies to to all taught postgraduate programmes or first year of a full time research programme.


Boehringer Ingelheim PhD Scholarships

Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds Foundation for Basic Research in Medicine offers studentships to outstanding young scientists who wish to pursue an ambitious PhD project of approximately three years in basic biomedical research in an internationally leading laboratory.


CB Davidson Fund

The CB Davidson fund provides limited financial support for Postgraduate students within the School of Law.

Deadline: 31st of March 2017


The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council BBSRC - Research Council Awards

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) is the UK’s principal funder of basic and strategic biological research.