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 2019:

 

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 £2,000 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).

 

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 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). Preference will also be given to a student recruited from schools which participate in the University’s Access Aberdeen 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).

Alexander Noble Simpson Scholarship

Scholarship 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.

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 Access Aberdeen 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).

Cormack Family Foundation Scholarship – Gateway 2 Medicine (2 Available)

£4,000 per annum (plus additional year of funding if doing intercalated degree). The scholarships will support students studying a medical degree (MBChB) and who have gained access to their medical degree through the G2M programme.  They are awarded to students who are domiciled in Scotland and classified as Home fees.  They will be awarded on the basis of financial need through the Gateway 2 Medicine scheme.  Students must be currently registered on the Gateway 2 Medicine scheme to be eligible for this scholarship.  Applicants must meet at least 3 of the 14 priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council.  Academic performance on the G2M programme and personal circumstances will also be taken into consideration.

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).

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).

McHale Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £2,500 per annum and will be awarded to a student from Lasswade High School, Penicuik High School, Beeslack High School, Newbattle High School, Dalkeith High School or St David’s Roman Catholic High 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). Preference will also be given to a student commencing a degree in Engineering, Medicine or the Arts.

Robert and Elizabeth Mitchell Law Scholarship (1 available)

The scholarship is valued at £2,000 per annum and will be awarded to a student commencing a degree in Law.  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 20th May (FINAL DEADLINE)

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).

(DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 15TH JUNE.)

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.

(DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY 30TH JULY.)

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.