Funding is available for students on both taught and research programmes to support them during their period of study. Whilst we have a number of scholarships and bursaries available to our students, there are also external sources of funding available. Visit our funding database to find out what funding sources are available to you.
Internal Sources of Funding
The University of Aberdeen Alumni Discount Scheme
The University of Aberdeen is very pleased to offer a 20% discount in postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with a degree from the University of Aberdeen. The Alumni Discount Scheme applies to both home and overseas students, and applies to the self-funding element of the postgraduate tuition fee. This is the element of tuition fee which you are personally paying yourself and does not cover the element of tuition fee which is covered by a scholarship, funding body, your employer, a company, or any another source of funding. The Alumni Discount applies only to the tuition fee element and does not apply to any additional costs such as additional programme costs or research costs.
Scottish/EU Funded Places
We are delighted to announce a range of scholarships for postgraduate study, which we are able to offer on our popular Postgraduate taught degree courses as a result of additional funding from the Scottish Government. The funding awards, totalling more than half a million pounds, will cover a minimum of full fee-waiver of tuition fee costs of the degree, and in addition to fee waivers a number of scholarships of up to £3,500 are available to cover living costs. Over 100 scholarship places are available.
Postgraduate Tuition Fee Loan (PTFL)
Eligible (Scottish domiciled and EU) full-time or part-time students who have accepted a postgraduate place on a course eligible for a postgraduate loan can apply directly to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for a loan to cover up to £3,400 towards their tuition fees.
New Scottish domiciled and EU students undertaking an eligible postgraduate course for the 2012/13 are eligible to apply for a PTFL. You must not have received support from UK public funds for a previous vocational postgraduate course. Or, if you are an EU national you have not received support from another EU country.
Please note that the PTFL will only be available to part-time students who are undertaking at least 50% of a full-time course, and must therefore, complete their qualification in no more than 2 years.
Over 30 of the Univerisity's taught programmes are supported by PTFL. View the entry on the funding database to see what programmes are supported and for information on how to apply.
Graduate Business School Taught Postgraduate Bursaries
The Graduate Business School is offering 8 x £1,250 bursaries for the following of its courses:
You must be a Scottish or Non-UK EU student, that is, Scottish or from an EU country excluding England, Northern Ireland or Wales holding an offer on one of the above programmes. Deadline: Friday 12th July 2013.
More information about these bursaries is available here
Postgraduate scholarships & bursaries
The University of Aberdeen offers scholarships and bursaries within a number of areas, click here to search our funding database for funding in your subject area. Further opportunities can be found on the college websites of Arts and Social Sciences, Life Sciences and Medicine and Physical Sciences.
External sources of funding/scholarships
The main sources of financial support for UK postgraduate students are the government research councils and other agencies. Addresses and contact details can be found in our online Postgraduate Prospectus. It is also worth applying to funding bodies and other sources of funding.
If you are willing to pay for your degree yourself, you could apply for a Career Development Loan from the Department of Education and Employment. These loans will cover a proportion of course fees, and in some cases living expenses.
Students who achieve a First-Class Honours degree can apply for a Carnegie Scholarship to fund tuition fees and maintenance for postgraduate study. Details can be obtained from the the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Andrew Carnegie House, Pittencrieff Street, Dunfermline, Fife KY12 8AW Tel: +44 (0) 1383 724990, Web: http://www.carnegie-trust.org/
International students may be eligible for awards such as the Chevening Scholarships from the British Council.