Saltire Scholarship

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships (SSS) is a substantial programme of scholarships, offered on a matched funding basis between the Scottish Government and Scottish universities.

The scheme offers up to 100 awards, each worth £4,000. These are towards the tuition fees, for any one year of full time study, on an Undergraduate, Masters or PhD course at the University of Aberdeen. The scholarships are open to student from Canada, China, India, Pakistan and the United States of America.

Please refer to Saltire Scholarships website for further information and to apply.

Closing Date: 12th May 2017


James Blair Postgraduate Scholarship (USA and Canada)

The James Blair Postgraduate Scholarship offers a £2,000 tuition fee waiver to up to 15 self-funded international students from the United States or Canada, admitted to an eligible full time, on-campus, Master’s degree programme at the University of Aberdeen.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Scholarship applications are open to students domiciled in the United States or Canada, who are categorised as international students for tuition fees purposes
  2. In addition, applicants must have accepted an offer of admission to one or more of the following full-time, on-campus, Master’s programmes, for entry 2017/18:
    • Art and Business (MLitt)
    • Biblical Studies (MTh)
    • Comparative European Societies (MSc)
    • Celtic and Anglo-Saxon Studies (MLitt)
    • Church History (MTh)
    • Creative Writing (MLitt)
    • Energy Politics and Law (MSc)
    • English Literary Studies (MLitt)
    • Ethnology and Folklore (MLitt)
    • Film and Visual Culture (MLitt)
    • Global Conflict and Peace Processes (MSc)
    • Globalization (MSc)
    • International Political Economy (MSc)
    • International Relations (MSc)
    • International Relations and International Law (MSc)
    • International Security (MSc)
    • Irish & Scottish History (MLitt)
    • Irish and Scottish Literature (MLitt)
    • Islamic Studies (MLitt)
    • Latin American Studies (MSc)
    • Literature, Science and Medicine (MLitt)
    • Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MLitt)
    • Transnational Cultural Studies (MLitt)
    • Ministry Studies (MTh)
    • Modern History (MLitt)
    • Museum Studies (MLitt)
    • Music (MMus)
    • Music (Sonic Arts) (MMus)
    • Music (Vocal Music) (MMus)
    • Novel, The (MLitt)
    • People and the Environment (MSc)
    • Political Research (MRes)
    • Post-Conflict Justice and Peacebuilding (MSc)
    • Professional Communication (MSc)
    • Religion and Society (MSc)
    • Scandinavian Studies (MLitt)
    • Sex, Gender Violence: Contemporary Critical Approaches (MSc)
    • Social Anthropology (MRes)
    • Social Research (MRes)
    • Sociology (MSc)
    • Strategic Studies (MSc)
    • Strategic Studies and International Law (MSc)
    • Strategic Studies and Management (MSc)
    • Strategic Studies and Energy Management (MSc)
    • Systematic Theology (MTh)
    • TESOL (MSc)
    • Theological Ethics (MTh)
    • Translation Studies (MSc)
    • Transnational Cultures (MLitt)
    • Visual Culture (MLitt)

Please refer to http://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/courses/postgraduate/taught/ for more information on Master’s programmes.

Assessment Criteria

Scholarship applicants will be assess based on their academic record and a short statement of purpose on the following topic:

In 500 words (maximum), explain how your chosen Master’s programme will help you achieve your academic or career goals.

How to Apply

Apply here by completing the online application form.

Note: Scholarship applicants must have accepted an offer of admission (conditional or unconditional) to an eligible programme before submitting their scholarship application. For more information about applying for admission to the University of Aberdeen, please refer to http://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/

Closing Date

5 May 2017

Decision Timeframe

Successful applicants will be notified no later than Friday 19th May 2017.

Terms and Conditions

Download a copy of the Terms and Conditions.

Further Information

Paul McBean
Lead International Officer, Americas
Student Recruitment and Admissions Service
University of Aberdeen
The Hub, Elphinstone Road
Aberdeen
AB24 3TU
Scotland
T: +44 1224 272 187
E: paul.mcbean@abdn.ac.uk 


Distinguished Alumni Award (Canadian Law Students)

The School of Law is delighted to offer 4 entrance scholarships of £1,000 each to eligible Canadian students admitted to study the Bachelor Law with English Law (LLB) in September 2017. The Award honours the contributions made by our alumni. Among our alumni in Canada is the late Honourable Bertha Wilson, who graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1944 and became the first woman appointed to serve on the Supreme Court of Canada in 1982. She was awarded Doctor of Laws, honoris causa,by the University of Aberdeen in 1989. We value the enduring inspiration that alumni such as the Honourable Bertha Wilson give to our university and our law communities. 

Through this award of scholarships, the School of Law will welcome our future distinguished Aberdeen alumni from Canada, and further our close ties with Canada through the achievements these future alumni will attain, and the inspirations they will engender.

Eligibility

Scholarship applications are open to nationals of Canada, who are categorised as international students for tuition fees purposes, and who hold an offer of admission to either of the following two programmes for entry September 2017

Award

The Scholarships is awarded in the form of a £1,000 partial tuition fee waiver against the first year tuition.

Assessment Criteria:

Decisions will be based on academic merit.

How to Apply:

There is no separate scholarship application required. All eligible Bachelor Law with English Law (LLB) applicants, who hold an offer of admission by 1 May 2017, will be automatically considered for one of the four awards. Successful applicants will be notified no later than Friday 12 May 2017.

Further Information:

Dr Catherine Ng
Senior Lecturer, School of Law
e: c.w.ng@abdn.ac.uk
t: +44 1224 273897

Paul McBean
Lead International Officer, North America
Student Recruitment and Admissions Service
e: paul.mcbean@abdn.ac.uk 
t: +44 1224 272 187


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 


Alumni Discount (returning Visiting Students)

Alumni of the University of Aberdeen, including former Study Abroad and Exchange students, who return to pursue a Postgraduate programme, are eligible for the Aberdeen Alumni Discount:

  • 20% discount on one year of Postgraduate study. Applies to to all taught Masters programmes or first year of PhD Study

Please refer to the University of Aberdeen Funding Database 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.



Canadian Student Loans

Canadian student loans are transferable towards the cost of study at the University of Aberdeen. Please email usaloans@abdn.ac.uk for further information.

Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF)

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) provides awards ranging from £1,000 to £5,000 to Canadians studying in the UK. 

Applications are invited from Canadian students currently enrolled in a multi-year (2 years or more) postgraduate programme at a UK university. Please refer to http://www.canadianscholarshipfund.co.uk/ for further information. Deadline: 3 March 2017.

Other Funding Opportunities

The University of Aberdeen Funding databases contain details of a wide range of other funding opportunities available to students. Please see below for further details.


Available Funding - Canada

Undergraduate

AFZ Giles Scholarship

Applications are invited for the AFZ Giles Scholarship for 2017/2018 which is valued at £1,000.

Deadline: 9th of February 2018


Arnold Klopper Scholarship

Applications are invited for the Arnold Klopper Scholarship for 2017/18 which is valued at up to £1,000.

Deadline: 9th of February 2018


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 one year of Postgraduate study. Applies to to all taught postgraduate programmes or first year of a full time research programme.


AFZ Giles Scholarship

Applications are invited for the AFZ Giles Scholarship for 2017/2018 which is valued at £1,000.

Deadline: 9th of February 2018


CB Davidson Fund

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

Deadline: 31st of March 2017


Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships are awarded to students from countries of the British Commonwealth. Applications should be made to the Commonwealth Scholarship Agency in the student's own country.


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: 31st of May 2018


Postgraduate Research

Carnegie-Cant-Morgan PhD Scholarship in Botany/Plant Science

Following a legacy from Mr Keith Morgan, the Trust will be offering one additional PhD Scholarship every three years to a student wishing to undertake doctoral studies in Plant Science. This new Scholarship is offered for the first time for 2018-19.

Deadline: 22nd of January 2018


AFZ Giles Scholarship

Applications are invited for the AFZ Giles Scholarship for 2017/2018 which is valued at £1,000.

Deadline: 9th of February 2018


Aberdeen Alumni Discount

20% discount on one year of Postgraduate study. 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.


Commonwealth Scholarships

Commonwealth Scholarships are awarded to students from countries of the British Commonwealth. Applications should be made to the Commonwealth Scholarship Agency in the student's own country.


Carnegie/Caledonian PhD Scholarships

Carnegie/Caledonian Scholarships are prestigious schemes of scholarships designed to support a limited number of graduates with first class honours degrees who will pursue three years of postgraduate research leading to a PhD at a Scottish university. There is no restriction on the subject or field

Deadline: 22nd of January 2018