University of Aberdeen Entrance Scholarships

Coping with the financial burden of full-time undergraduate study is a major concern for students. The University of Aberdeen offers entrance scholarships which could help you manage your expenses.

1. Entrance Scholarships (valued at £1,000 - £3,000 per annum) (ONLINE APPLICATION ONLY)

Entrance Scholarships for Undergraduate Students Commencing Studies in September 2018:

 

Development Trust Scholarships (5 available)

Each scholarship is valued at £3,000 per annum. Preference will be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. (See attached guidelines for full details) These characteristics include (but are not limited to) being resident in target postcode areas, attending a target secondary school, having experience of being in care and being an unpaid Carer. Financial need and academic potential will also be taken into account. For more information please contact the University’s Widening Participation team.

 

Prince of Wales Scholarships (10 available)

Each scholarship is valued at £1,200 per annum.  Preference will be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. (See attached guidelines for full details) These characteristics include (but are not limited to) being resident in target postcode areas, attending a target secondary school, having experience of being in care and being an unpaid Carer. Financial need and academic potential will also be taken into account. For more information please contact the University’s Widening Participation team.

 

University of Aberdeen Alumnus Association Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £2,000 per annum and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need.  Preference will be given to a student recruited from schools which participate in the University’s Aim4Uni scheme, but all applications will be given consideration.  The scheme currently operates in conjunction with the following schools: St Machar Academy, Torry Academy, Kincorth Academy, Peterhead Academy, Portlethen Academy, Northfield Academy, Fraserburgh Academy, Bucksburn Academy, Arbroath Academy, Banff Academy, Brechin Academy, Buckie Academy and Elgin High School.  In the event that there are no suitable applicants from these schools, the scholarship may be awarded to a student coming from a Scottish school).

Cormack Family Foundation Scholarships – Aim4Uni (2 available)

Each scholarship is valued at £4,000 per annum will be awarded on the basis of financial need.  Applicants must have attended one of the Aim4Uni schools and have accepted an offer to study on one of the University of Aberdeen Business School's degree programmes. The Aim4Uni scheme currently operates in conjunction with the following schools: St Machar Academy, Torry Academy, Kincorth Academy, Peterhead Academy, Portlethen Academy, Northfield Academy, Fraserburgh Academy, Bucksburn Academy, Arbroath Academy, Banff Academy, Brechin High School, Buckie High School and Elgin High School. Additional funding of £4,000 will be available to carry out an additional international business specialisation year as part of the MBus degree programme (the MBus is a five year degree programme).  Preference will be given to students who have at least 3 of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. (See attached guidelines for full details).

Fullerton Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £2,000 per annum and will be awarded to a student commencing a degree in Law (LLB). The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of financial need, widening access and talent (see attached guidelines for full details). It is open to students who have lived in Scotland for a minimum of 5 years immediately prior to their university studies and obtained their university entrance qualification through the Scottish Credit & Qualifications Framework (or its successor). 

Horn Family Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £1,000 per annum and will be awarded to a student from an Aberdeenshire Council Secondary School, with preference given to a student from Inverurie Academy or Kemnay Academy.  Preference will be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council (see attached guidelines for full details).

Ira Slater Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valuded at £2,000 per annum. The scholarship will be awarded to an applicant undertaking an undergraduate degree in Medicine or Engineering, who is able to demonstrate financial need and academic potential (see attached guidelines for full details). Applicants must be from Morayshire or Aberdeenshire, with preference given to Buckie High School.

The Mackay Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £1,200 per annum and will be awarded to a student from Farr High School, Kinlochbervie High School, Thurso High School, Wick High School, Alness Academy, Dornoch Academy, Gairloch HS, Golspie HS, Ullapool HS, Nicolson Inst., Kirkwall Grammar School, Stromness Academy, Anderson HS, Brae HS, Castlebay School, Sgoil Lioncleit or Sir E Scott School.  Preference will be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. (See attached guidelines for full details).

 

For enquiries about any aspect of the University’s widening participation agenda, please contact our Widening Participation Officer, Chris Sojka: c.sojka@abdn.ac.uk    

For general enquires about any aspect of the scholarship application process, contact James Wright, j.wright@abdn.ac.uk   

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 21 May 2018. (This has been extended from Friday 18th May.)

GUIDELINES

2. Quita Shivas Athletics Scholarship (valued at £1,500 per annum)

The scholarship is valued at £1,500 per annum. The scholarship will be awarded to a student studying any undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen.  The student must be an athlete from track and field and must originate from the City of Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire, either by birth or upbringing. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic merit, sporting potential and personal characteristics.

 

 

 

 

3. Saltire Scholarship (valued at £1,000 per annum)

The scholarship is valued at £1,000 per annum. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of commitment to sport and academic merit.  Students must be commencing one of the following degrees: BSc Sports and Exercise Science or BSc Exercise and Health Science (full guidelines detailed below).

4. Ogston and Carlaw Music Scholarships (valued at £1,500 per annum)

There are two Derek Ogston & Margaret Carlaw Music Scholarships available for students commencing a BMus full-time degree at the University of Aberdeen in September 2018. This comprises 1 Carlaw Scholarship and 1 Ogston scholarship.

Both scholarships are valued at £1,500 per annum.

In addition, there are several other awards made each year to outstanding musicians, including organ, choral or instrumental scholarships.

5. Robertson Trust Scholarships

The Robertson Trust seeks to make a difference to the lives of young people across Scotland who have the potential to benefit from a University education, but who might need financial support to enable them to get the best from their experience. Applicants should be able to demonstrate, that they:

  • Have academic potential and have demonstrated that they are likely to be able to cope with the demands of the course for which they are applying.
  • Have shown that they are positive and enthusiastic learners with a commitment to the community as well as to themselves.
  • Require financial support; almost all of the people whom we accept will be able to demonstrate evidence of financial need.

Those wishing to be considered for the Robertson Trust awards in 2018/19 should submit an application to the University of Aberdeen's Entrance Scholarship scheme (details above). In doing this, you will automatically be considered for the Robertson Trust awards.

Any queries should be directed to j.wright@abdn.ac.uk in the first instance. The closing date is 18th May 2018.