Abertay Futures Scholarship

Abertay Futures Scholarships are offered to postgraduate students who undertake research in areas of strategic priority to the University.

You can apply to have the first year of your research study funded. Continuation of funding after your first year is dependent upon you fulfilling any conditions stated in the offer letter, as well as a successful Annual Progression Review. 

Successful candidates may also be expected to undertake a placement, professional practice, ambassadorial or other activity related to researcher professional development (this will be clearly stated within the Scholarship Offer Letter). All offers are also subject to the current Regulations for Research Degree Programmes.


Candidates that have received an offer for Postgraduate Research Degree study from Abertay University are eligible to apply.

The candidate's research topic must fall within a priority strategic area of research, as detailed on the Research pages of the Abertay University Website, and their case for support must be exceptional.

Applications will be accepted from any student, regardless of their country of origin.

How to apply

Please complete the Futures Scholarship Application.

Download the Futures application form

Download the Futures guidance notes

Completed applications should be submitted to the Advisory Service in one of the following ways:

In person

Applications may be submitted in person at the SEZ Reception Desk or during a Funding Drop-in session. Please allow time for your application to be checked by the member of staff receiving it.

By Email

Applications may be sent to advisory@abertay.ac.uk You will receive an automated response to confirm your email has been received. Please take this as confirmation of receipt.

By Post

Ideally, applications should be submitted in person or by email however we can accept applications by post to the address below. Please be aware that there may be a delay in your application being received even if being sent by first class post. Address:

The Advisory Service, Bernard King Library, Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, DD1 1HG.

Application deadline

24 September for October start

07 December for February start

01 May for June  start

Once you have applied

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by email at the earliest opportunity.

Application queries and assistance

Staff in the Advisory Service can offer support and guidance with the application process including checking completed applications and evidence, guidance on application content, support with presenting financial and personal circumstances. To make an appointment with a Student Advisor use the link below or call SEZ on 01382 308833: https://abertayconnectservices.abertay.ac.uk/home.html To speak with a member of the Advisory Service or to find out when the next available drop in session is call the SEZ Helpdesk on 01382 308833 (Ask for Advisory) Email queries may be sent to advisory@abertay.ac.uk however please allow time for a response and consider other means of contact in the first instance if your query is time sensitive.

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