Saltire Scholarship

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships is a programme of scholarships offered by the Scottish Government in collaboration with Scottish universities. Our chosen scholars are people who aspire to become influential leaders in their future careers. They have wide ranging interests outside their studies and a desire to broaden their personal and academic experience in Scotland.

Scholarships are available to citizens of the following countries: Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Pakistan or USA. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a citizen of Canada, China, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan and USA. 
  • Have obtained an offer of a place to study full-time at the University of Aberdeen. On-line and distance learning courses are not eligible for funding
  • Preferably have a place on a one-year postgraduate taught masters
  • Have not previously completed undergraduate studies at a Scottish University

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

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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  or Sandra Silva at sandra.silva@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

 

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. 

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

Jim Duncan Scholarships

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 31 JULY 2019. There are two Jim Duncan Scholarships available. They are open to applicants who have decided to go to the University of Aberdeen to undertake an undergraduate degree starting in September 2019 after having had a break in their education, or who are resuming their undergraduate studies at the University after an interruption, and require financial assistance.

Deadline: 31st of July 2019


North American Merit Scholarships

The University of Aberdeen is committed to helping you succeed as a student and rewarding you for your achievements so far. From September 2020 onward, we have three 1st Year Merit Scholarships available to you, as well as Academic Performance Awards (available after 1st Year) for ongoing academic excellence.


Voice Talent Online Scholarship Competition

Voice Talent Online is offering one USD 1000 scholarship to help with costs related to studying. Any student enrolled in a university - anywhere in the world - can apply.

Deadline: 31st of January 2020


Postgraduate Taught

Aberdeen Alumni Discount

20% discount is available for University of Aberdeen graduates 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 a number of 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 2019


James Carnegie Scholarship

There is one James Carnegie Scholarship available. The scholarship will provide £2,000 per annum towards the students' maintenance costs for the duration of the postgraduate degree course, whether that is a one year Masters, PhD (3 years) or Master by Research leading to a PhD (4 years).

Deadline: 13th of July 2018


John Reid Trust Scheme 1959

The Trust exists to assist distinguished Aberdeen University graduates, preferably with Honours, and preferably in Arts, to continue their studies in Arts or in any other branches of higher learning at any institution outside Scotland. Students with a Science degree are still encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 31st of July 2019


Postgrad Solutions Bursaries

Postgrad Solutions offer 15 bursaries worth £500 across a number of subject areas. These bursaries are open to postgraduate students from anywhere in the world.

Deadline: 14th of September 2019


Voice Talent Online Scholarship Competition

Voice Talent Online is offering one USD 1000 scholarship to help with costs related to studying. Any student enrolled in a university - anywhere in the world - can apply.

Deadline: 31st of January 2020


Postgraduate Research

Voice Talent Online Scholarship Competition

Voice Talent Online is offering one USD 1000 scholarship to help with costs related to studying. Any student enrolled in a university - anywhere in the world - can apply.

Deadline: 31st of January 2020


T.F. Torrance Awards

Thanks to a generous donation from the Very Reverend Professor Iain Torrance, the University of Aberdeen is pleased to offer the T.F. Torrance Scholarships. The scholarships support promising doctoral students studying on a full-time, residential basis at the University of Aberdeen in the fields of Systematic and Historical Theology, Pastoral Theology, Theological Ethics and Biblical Studies.

Deadline: 31st of January 2019


Postgrad Solutions Bursaries

Postgrad Solutions offer 15 bursaries worth £500 across a number of subject areas. These bursaries are open to postgraduate students from anywhere in the world.

Deadline: 14th of September 2019


John Reid Trust Scheme 1959

The Trust exists to assist distinguished Aberdeen University graduates, preferably with Honours, and preferably in Arts, to continue their studies in Arts or in any other branches of higher learning at any institution outside Scotland. Students with a Science degree are still encouraged to apply.

Deadline: 31st of July 2019


Aberdeen Alumni Discount

20% discount is available for University of Aberdeen graduates 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 a number of taught postgraduate programmes or first year of a full time research programme.


James Carnegie Scholarship

There is one James Carnegie Scholarship available. The scholarship will provide £2,000 per annum towards the students' maintenance costs for the duration of the postgraduate degree course, whether that is a one year Masters, PhD (3 years) or Master by Research leading to a PhD (4 years).

Deadline: 13th of July 2018


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 2019


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.