Scholarship Terms & Conditions


You must meet all the eligibility criteria for the Scholarship/Award.

You must be a new entrant in the relevant year and register as a student at Abertay University to receive the award.  Awards are not available retrospectively to current students.

Sponsored students (defined as government/company) are eligible for Scholarship awards

You must meet the terms and conditions of your offer of a place.

The University’s decision on the equivalence and eligibility of your qualifications, and whether to offer an Award is final.


You do not need to make an application for an Abertay Scholarship. If you meet all of the eligibility criteria you will be notified by our Admissions team of the Award/Scholarship you are eligible for.

Applications must be made for all external scholarships.


RUK Scholarship - once an award has been made, you must confirm your acceptance of the Scholarship within four weeks of notification. Failure to do so will result in the award being withdrawn.

International Scholarship - once an award has been made, please confirm your acceptance of the Scholarship as soon as possible. Please note that if you are waiting for other Universities to respond to your application, you do not have to have yet accepted your offer of study at Abertay to accept the offer of Scholarship.


Abertay International Scholarships and International Postgraduate Scholarships are awarded as a reduction in your tuition fee. Note that you will be required to pay 50% of the gross tuition fee in order to receive your Confirmation of Acceptance of Studies (CAS) letter to apply for your visa. Following which, the scholarship will be deducted from your remaining tuition requirement. 

Abertay RUK scholarship are awarded as a cash award, payable into your bank account usually in one instalment each year spread across the number of years of the course. Please note that part time students will be paid the award on a pro-rata basis.

The Scholarship is of a fixed value, and will not increase with inflation. It is awarded for the full length of the course but is not payable for repeat years of study. 

Please note that Abertay scholarship payments may be withheld and applied to overdue tuition/accommodation fees if you fail to adhere to any instalment plan. 


You must commence your studies with us in September 2023 (Term 1 start) or January 2024 (Term 2 start), the Scholarship cannot be deferred to future years.


You will continue to receive the Scholarship/Award if you decide to change course at Abertay University, subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.

The Scholarship/Award is not transferable to other institutions.

Multiple Awards

Applicants can be considered for multiple scholarships, but students will only be awarded one Abertay Scholarship i.e. applicants cannot receive multiple Abertay awards.

If you qualify for more than one scholarship, you will be awarded the highest award.

Students from Partner institutions

Students from one of our partner institutions can be considered for Scholarships, but can only receive either the partner discount on tuition fees or the Scholarship.

Termination of Award

Your Scholarship/Award will be terminated if you no longer meet the eligibility requirements. If you withdraw from or are withdrawn from your studies with us, your Scholarship/Award will be terminated.

Use of data

All students who are awarded a scholarship agree to allow External and Corporate Relations to share their data with other departments/services within the University.

By accepting an Award, students are agreeing to the University their details for promotional purposes and may be asked to provide a case study or profile which may be used in University publications or on the website.

Changes to the Scheme

The University reserves the right to amend, discontinue or withdraw any Abertay Scholarship at any time without prior notice.


Dispute Resolution

Acceptance of the Scholarship or Award constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.

Registered students should contact External and Corporate Relations – Recruitment in the first instance for guidance in relation to these Awards, by email on

In cases not covered by these terms and conditions, or where a student claims exceptional circumstances, or wishes a decision not to make payments due, the student should contact the Director of Recruitment by email on, and this will be considered through the Student Complaint Procedure.

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