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 


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.


Findlay Walker American Scholarship (Undergraduate)

If you are a smart, talented American student looking to study at the University of Aberdeen, we’d like to help you take your first step towards an incredible educational journey. In honor of Dr J Findlay Walker (MBChB 1967), the Findlay Walker Scholarship Program will award scholarships of $2,000 towards tuition/fees for the first year of study to two students who:

  • demonstrate outstanding academic ability and exceptional talent
  • are US citizens or US residents
  • are liable to full, international tuition/fees
  • are applying for admission to an undergraduate degree program

All US citizens or residents who apply for an undergraduate place at the University of Aberdeen via UCAS or the CommonApp no later than 30 December 2015 will automatically be considered.

Federal Aid

With the exception of the MBChB Medicine, Nursing, Certificate and Diploma programmes all other full and part-time programmes are eligible for Federal Direct, Parent Plus and Graduate PLUS loans. However, we are not authorised to certify eligibility for any grants. Please refer to our US Federal Aid webspage for further information or email usaloans@abdn.ac.uk

Children of Alumni Scholarship (USA)

The University of Aberdeen is offering up to 30 scholarships to the children of alumni from Malaysia, Singapore, and the United States of America this year. The scholarships apply to eligible students admitted to postgraduate taught programmes for the 2015/16 academic year.

Applicants whose parents studied at the University of Aberdeen and who had a home domicile of Malaysia, Singapore or the USA at the time of their study are eligible for the scholarship. Successful applicants to the scholarship scheme will have their tuition fees reduced by 20%.

Please refer to our funding database for further information, including eligibility criteria and deadlines, or contact the relevant International Officer for your country.

Clan Donald Educational and Charitable Trust

The Clan Donald Educational and Charitable Trust was created to foster and improve the good relationship between Scotland and the United States.  Each year the Trust offers a $5000 scholarship for graduate study at a Scottish University of the applicants choice. Scholarship recipients must be US citizens.

Crockett Scholarship for University Study in Scotland

The James E Crockett Educational and Charitable Trust offer a scholarship of $5,000.00 for graduate study during the next academic year at one of the following universities: University of Aberdeen, University of St Andrews, University of Edinburgh or University of Glasgow.

Fulbright (Postgraduate)

The Fulbright Awards Programme offers a wide range of study abroad opportunities to US citizens to study for a graduate degree in the UK.

Marshall (Postgraduate)

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom.

R Harper Brown Memorial Scholarship (Undergraduate)

The Chicago Scots sponsor this scholarship program to assist in defraying the cost of an American student's study at a university in Scotland. Students must be least a graduating senior in high school with an acceptance and intention to attend university in Scotland or a student at an accredited American college or university looking for a study abroad experience.

Saint Andrew’s Society (New York State)

The Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York provides funding for two Scottish graduate students to study in the United States and two American students of Scottish heritage to study in Scotland.

Saint Andrew’s Society (Washington DC)

The Saint Andrew's Society of Washington DC's Washington Scots Charity & Education Fund Scholarship Program awards grants to Scottish and American scholars in need of financial support.

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 - United States

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


Findlay Walker American Scholarship

In honor of Dr J Findlay Walker (MBChB 1967), the Findlay Walker Scholarship Program will award scholarships of $2,000 towards tuition/fees for the first year of study to two students.


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


Financial Aid for US Students

The University of Aberdeen is recognised by the US Federal Government as one of the foreign institutions that US students can come to study at and use their financial aid in the UK. You will need to apply for your Financial Aid in the US.


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.


Financial Aid for US Students

The University of Aberdeen is recognised by the US Federal Government as one of the foreign institutions that US students can come to study at and use their financial aid in the UK. You will need to apply for your Financial Aid in the US.


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