University of Aberdeen - Undergraduate Scholarships

Rest of UK (RUK) Undergraduate Scholarships (2018 Entry only)

The University of Aberdeen is committed to attracting the very best students, regardless of financial circumstances, which is why we offer a large number of scholarships to undergraduate students. These are designed to provide assistance to help students support themselves during their time at university, and also aim to reward academic excellence.

Our undergraduate Scholarships, for those classified as Rest of UK (RUK) Fees, are available based on two criteria: "Access" and "Merit".  Scholarships based on "Access" exist to support those who may otherwise struggle to meet the cost of studies while "Merit" scholarships are designed for those who have shown considerable academic potential in their A Level results. Students meeting the criteria of both scholarships are entitled to receive both payments, potentially £4,000 per annum. The scholarships are not available to graduate students undertaking further study.

These scholarships are available in addition to applicable Government loans and grants - see below. The University will use the residual household income figure calculated by the Student Loans Company (SLC) when assessing your bursary entitlement.

Access Scholarship

This is a means-tested undergraduate scholarship awarded to Rest of UK (RUK) entrants, with several income bands:

Residual Household Income

Scholarship amount (for 2018/19 entry only)

Less than £20,360 £3,000* a year for three years
£20,360 - £25,000 £2,000* a year for three years
£25,001 - £30,000 £1,000* a year for three years
£30,001 - £42,620 £1,000* a year for three years
Over £42,620 0

Merit Scholarship

Merit scholarships of £1k* for 4 years would be awarded to undergraduate Rest of UK (RUK) entrants with AAB at A level or equivalent (with the exception of Medicine).

* Please note that all stated Access and Merit scholarship amounts are only applicable to undergraduate students commencing study at Aberdeen in 2018, paying the rest of UK fee rate of £9,250 per year. The Access scholarship is only paid if the fees due in the academic year are £9,250.

Rest of UK (RUK) Undergraduate Scholarships (2017 Entry only)

The University of Aberdeen is committed to attracting the very best students, regardless of financial circumstances, which is why we offer a large number of scholarships to undergraduate students. These are designed to provide assistance to help students support themselves during their time at university, and also aim to reward academic excellence.

Our undergraduate Scholarships, for those classified as Rest of UK (RUK) Fees, are available based on two criteria: "Access" and "Merit".  Scholarships based on "Access" exist to support those who may otherwise struggle to meet the cost of studies while "Merit" scholarships are designed for those who have shown considerable academic potential in their A Level results. Students meeting the criteria of both scholarships are entitled to receive both payments, potentially £4,000 per annum. The scholarships are not available to graduate students undertaking further study.

These scholarships are available in addition to applicable Government loans and grants - see below. The University will use the residual household income figure calculated by the Student Loans Company (SLC) when assessing your bursary entitlement.

Access Scholarship

This is a means-tested undergraduate scholarship awarded to Rest of UK (RUK) entrants, with several income bands:

Residual Household Income

Scholarship amount (for 2017/18 entry only)

Less than £20,360 £3,000* a year for three years
£20,360 - £25,000 £2,000* a year for three years
£25,001 - £30,000 £1,000* a year for three years
£30,001 - £42,620 £1,000* a year for three years
Over £42,620 0

Merit Scholarship

Merit scholarships of £1k* for 4 years would be awarded to undergraduate Rest of UK (RUK) entrants with AAB at A level or equivalent (with the exception of Medicine).

* Please note that all stated Access and Merit scholarship amounts are only applicable to undergraduate students commencing study at Aberdeen in 2017, paying the rest of UK fee rate of £9,000 per year. The Access scholarship is only paid if the fees due in the academic year are £9,000.

Rest of UK (RUK) Undergraduate Scholarships (2016 Entry only)

The University of Aberdeen is committed to attracting the very best students, regardless of financial circumstances, which is why we offer a large number of scholarships to undergraduate students. These are designed to provide assistance to help students support themselves during their time at university, and also aim to reward academic excellence.

Our undergraduate Scholarships, for those classified as Rest of UK (RUK) Fees, are available based on two criteria: "Access" and "Merit".  Scholarships based on "Access" exist to support those who may otherwise struggle to meet the cost of studies while "Merit" scholarships are designed for those who have shown considerable academic potential in their A Level results. Students meeting the criteria of both scholarships are entitled to receive both payments, potentially £4,000 per annum. The scholarships are not available to graduate students undertaking further study.

These scholarships are available in addition to applicable Government loans and grants - see below. The University will use the residual household income figure calculated by the Student Loans Company (SLC) when assessing your bursary entitlement.

Access Scholarship

This is a means-tested undergraduate scholarship awarded to Rest of UK (RUK) entrants, with several income bands:

Residual Household Income

Scholarship amount (for 2016/17 entry only)

Less than £20,360 £3,000* a year for three years
£20,360 - £25,000 £2,000* a year for three years
£25,001 - £30,000 £1,000* a year for three years
£30,001 - £42,620 £1,000* a year for three years
Over £42,620 0

Merit Scholarship

Merit scholarships of £1k* for 4 years would be awarded to undergraduate Rest of UK (RUK) entrants with AAB at A level or equivalent (with the exception of Medicine).

* Please note that all stated Access and Merit scholarship amounts are only applicable to undergraduate students commencing study at Aberdeen in 2016, paying the rest of UK fee rate of £9,000 per year. The Access scholarship is only paid if the fees due in the academic year are £9,000.

Rest of UK (RUK) Undergraduate Scholarships (2012-2015 Entry only)

The University of Aberdeen is committed to attracting the very best students, regardless of financial circumstances, which is why we offer a large number of scholarships to undergraduate students. These are designed to provide assistance to help students support themselves during their time at university, and also aim to reward academic excellence.

Our undergraduate Scholarships, for those classified as Rest of UK (RUK) Fees, are available based on two criteria: "Access" and "Merit".  Scholarships based on "Access" exist to support those who may otherwise struggle to meet the cost of studies while "Merit" scholarships are designed for those who have shown considerable academic potential in their A Level results. Students meeting the criteria of both scholarships are entitled to receive both payments, potentially £4,000 per annum. The scholarships are not available to graduate students undertaking further study.

These scholarships are available in addition to applicable Government loans and grants - see below. The University will use the residual household income figure calculated by the Student Loans Company (SLC) when assessing your bursary entitlement.

Access Scholarship

This is a means-tested undergraduate scholarship awarded to Rest of UK (RUK) entrants, with two income bands:

Band 1: Residual household income of less than £20,000: £3,000 per year for 3 years.

Band 2: Residual household income of between £20,000 and £30,000: £2,000 per year for 3 years.

Merit Scholarship

Merit scholarships of £1k* for 4 years would be awarded to undergraduate Rest of UK (RUK) entrants with AAB at A level or equivalent (with the exception of Medicine).

* Please note that all stated Access and Merit scholarship amounts above are only applicable to undergraduate students commencing study at Aberdeen between 2012-2015, paying the rest of UK fee rate of £9,000 per year. The Access scholarship is only paid if the fees due in the academic year are £9,000.

Other University of Aberdeen Scholarships

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Derek Ogston and Margaret Carlaw Music Scholarships

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.

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, Engineering and Economics

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