Funding

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.


International Masters Scholarship

As part of our commitment to attracting the very best students to join our diverse international community, we are delighted to offer the Aberdeen International Masters Scholarship. This scholarship is in the form of a £2,000 tuition fee discount and is open to self-funding students who are nationals of Vietnam, China, and African countries, and are classed as international for tuition fee purposes.

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Tuition Fees and Living Costs

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Information from the Funding Database

Undergraduate

Alfie Tough Music Scholarship

  • Scholarship for the purpose of enhancing the music experience of the award holder

Australia Awards Scholarships

  • Australia Award Scholarship known as Australian Development Scholarships provide opportunities from developing countries in the Indo-Pacific region.

British Society for Development Biology (BSDB)

  • The Gurdon Studentship scheme provides financial support for students in their penultimate year of study to undertake summer vacation work.

Bursaries Summer Research Medical Sciences

  • There are various bursaries available from research institutes to develop research during the summer vacation.

Choral Scholarship

  • The Choral Scholarship supports individuals that sing in Kings College Chapel Choir.

Chris Cadwur James Award for Composition

  • Chris Cadwur James award is given to students with exceptional talent.

Colvin Grieg Award for Creativity

  • The Colvin Greig Award is given to a student who has exhibited creativity in one or more aspects of their study.

Confucius Institute Scholarships

  • Confucius Scholarships sponsor foreign students, scholars and Chinese Language Teachers to study short term or attain a Bachelor's degree or Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of other languages.

Development Trust Student Experience Fund

  • Every year the Development Trust gives £100,000 to the Student Experience Fund.

Endeavour Awards

  • The Australia Awards- Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships area awarded by the Australian Government to undertake research and study overseas and for overseas citizens to study and research in Australia

German Academic Exchange Service

  • German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships cover a wide range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate subject areas.

HotStart Summer Studentships

  • Summer Vacation studentships to fund undergraduates at after third level courses to undertake research projects of 8 weeks.

Interconnect - Paid Work Placements

  • Summer Placements paying circa £1000 a month in a variety of Scottish companies scholarships for female students.

James Main Prize in Engineering

  • PLEASE NOTE: CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO 23 OCTOBER 2016. There is one James Main Prize available and it is valued at £1,000 for year 3 only. This is part of the University of Aberdeen Specialist Scholarships Programme.

Jim Duncan Scholarship

  • There are two Jim Duncan Scholarships available. The Jim Duncan Scholarships are open to applicants who have decided to go to the University of Aberdeen to undertake an undergraduate degree starting in September 2016 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.

School of Medicine External Awards Prizes

  • Various awards and prizes that you can apply for externally

Shining Lights Scholarship Fund

  • Four awards that will be a mix of undergraduate and taught postgraduate places to support refugee students who have chosen to come to the UK

Society for Endocrinology

  • Society for Endocrinology awards summer studentships for a 10 week summer placement each year

St Andrew's Society of North Carolina USA

  • St Andrew's Society allows students from North Caroline and students from Scotland to study in either North Carolina or a Scottish University

The Findlay Harris Dick Prize for Pictish Research

  • Are you a University of Aberdeen student studying in any area of Pictish History or Culture? One Findlay Harris Dick Prize for Pictish Research is available for the 2016/17 academic year and is valued at £500.
  • Deadline: 9th of January 2017

US China Education Trust

  • Funding for overseas students wanting to study in China

Woodrow Wilson Fellowships USA

  • Woodrow Wilson Fellowships offer the opportunity to study at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars in Washington DC.
Research and Taught Postgraduate

Aberdeen Alumni Discount

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

Anglo Danish Society - Denmark

  • British students taking postgraduate degrees in Denmark or vice versa.

CB Davidson Fund

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

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.

Entente Cordiale Scholarship

  • Scholarship for British Postgraduate students to study in France and French students who want to study in the UK.

European University Institute Fellowships - Italy

  • Postdoctoral Fellowships available in Law, Economics, Political Sciences, History and Summer Schools

Grants.gov

  • Grants are mostly for organisations but there are a few for individuals

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries

  • Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries are worth £500 open to students from anywhere in the world.

Taiwan Scholarship Program

  • Scholarship to encourage studying at Masters or PhD level in Taiwan

The Findlay Harris Dick Prize for Pictish Research

  • Are you a University of Aberdeen student studying in any area of Pictish History or Culture? One Findlay Harris Dick Prize for Pictish Research is available for the 2016/17 academic year and is valued at £500.
  • Deadline: 9th of January 2017
Taught Postgraduate

Aberdeen International Masters Scholarship

  • As part of our commitment to attracting the very best students to join our diverse international community, we are delighted to offer the Aberdeen International Masters Scholarship. This scholarship is in the form of a £2,000 tuition fee discount and is open to self-funding students who are nationals of Vietnam, China, Malaysia, and African countries, and are classed as international for tuition fee purposes.

Carlaw-Ogston Master of Music Scholarship

  • One Carlaw-Ogston Master of Music Scholarship is available for students undertaking a full-time 12 months Master of Music (MMus) postgraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen, beginning in the academic year

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship (Selected MSc Programmes)

  • Commonwealth Shared Scholarships are for taught postgraduate students who are nationals of a developing British Commonwealth country. The University of Aberdeen has 4 scholarships available for 2017/18. The scholarship covers tuition fees and provides a stipend for maintenance.
  • Deadline: 29th of March 2017

Gavin Mooney MSc Applied Economics Scholarships (Pathway)

  • A scholarship for talented individuals with unconditional offers for MSc Applied Economics (Health Pathway)

Japanese Government (Mext) Scholarships

  • Embassy of Japan in the UK Scholarships

Thouron Scholarships USA

  • The Thouron Award of University of Pennsylvania offers life-changing opportunities for exceptional students to study abroad
Research Postgraduate

Alexander von Humbolt

  • Scholars from overseas and Germany are given Fellowships and Research Awards to offer sponsorship specific to career.

American Association of University Women USA

  • Learn from the AAUW Fellows and search for an International Fellowship in national discussion areas such as pay gap, sexual harassment in schools and colleges, underrepresentation of women in science and more

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.

British Council

  • British Council support research in different countries and in different disciplines

Carnegie/Caledonian and Henry Dryerre Scholarships

  • Carnegie/Caledonian and Henry Dryerre 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: 20th of January 2017

Dan David Scholarships

  • Doctoral and Post Doctoral scholarships to carry out research in selected fields.

EPSRC - Research Council Awards

  • The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) operate to meet the needs of industry and society by working in partnership with universities to invest in people and scientific discovery and innovation. The knowledge and expertise gained maintains a technological leading edge, builds a strong economy and improves people's quality of life.

Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

  • A PhD scholarship designed to allow you to study in a Hong Kong University

International Research Scholarship

  • International Research Scholarship Programme supports exceptionally talented international students to develop expertise in their home countries

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

  • Short term fellowships for 1-12 months for pre-post doctoral researchers in North America and Europe. The Society promotes science.

Lindemann Trust Fellowship USA

  • Lindemann Trust Fellowships allow US students the opportunity to pursue research or study in the UK in applied physical sciences.

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.

Wyndham Deedes Memorial Travel Scholarship

  • Scholarship for graduates of British Universities visiting Israel for the first time. Medical students will be considered