University of Aberdeen - Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships (University's main UG scholarship scheme)

As we recognise that being a student can be costly, we have scholarships for every year of undergraduate study for the length of your degree. Scholarships are awarded to students who might find it difficult to enter higher education without financial support. All UK-based applicants for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University can apply. 

Jim Duncan Scholarship

The Jim Duncan scholarships are open to anyone who has decided to go to University to undertake an undergraduate degree 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. The scholarships shall initially be awarded for a two year period of the undergraduate course in order to give security to the scholars awarded.  Thereafter, the scholar may apply to have the scholarship renewed on an annual basis. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and hardship, and academic potential. Applications from medical students would be particularly welcome.

The two scholarships are valued at £1,500 each per annum. The scholarships will be awarded in time for the academic year 2018/19, which begins in September. Conditions apply and full information can be found in the Application Form and Guidelines detailed below.The closing date is 18 May 2018. 

University of Aberdeen Development Trust Sports Bursary Scheme

The Alumni Sports Bursary Scheme runs on an annual basis and exists to assist talented individuals to maintain their high sporting standards while in full-time study, supporting up to 20 Scholars competing at or close to National level per year.

Charles Sutherland Scholarship for Agriculture

Students are invited to apply for the Charles Sutherland Scholarship. For an application form please contact the School of Biological Sciences.

Other Scholarships

Funding Database

For the fastest way to look for sources of funding search our Funding Database.

John Robb Scholarship

The John Robb bursaries are awarded by the Aberdeen Endowments Trust. These scholarships are specifically for students with a connection to the city of Aberdeen, who will be studying at the University of Aberdeen. Recent awards have been for £1,000 per year with continuation provided satisfactory academic progress is made by the student.

Applications can be made at any time of the year to the Clerk of the Aberdeen Endowments Trust. Email or write to the Clerk with a letter of application and supporting evidence of registration in a course of study at the University of Aberdeen, or confirmation of a firm offer for 2016 entry.

Further information can be found at