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Scholarships

To ease the pressure on your finances during your studies, Abertay's Alumni team, along with the support from our generous donors, offer a number of scholarships to support you during your time here. 

Some scholarships are subject and year specific, so feel free to browse the following sections and discover what's available to you.

Fowlie International Scholarship - open to anyone planning postgraduate study at Abertay in 2017/18.

The Fowlie International Scholarship is open to anyone planning to study a full-time postgraduate degree at Abertay University in Academic year 2017/18. The Scholarship entails either a £1,500 (for Home, Rest of UK, and EU status students) or £3,500 (for International students) as well as 25% reduction of their fees.

Closing date for completed applications is Friday 4 August 2017.

For more information, please download the Fowlie International Scholarship 2017 guidance notes and apply using the Fowlie International Scholarship 2017 application from.

Tuition Fees Paid Studentships - Mental Health Nursing, Masters by Research

We are currently offering four tuition fees paid studentships on our Masters by Research. These are specifically for mental health nurses working in Scotland. 

This is a fantastic opportunity for self-development and to contribute to the mental health nursing evidence base. You will work with one of Scotland’s most published Mental Health Nursing academics, develop subject expertise, and become proficient in research design, conduct and dissemination.

For further information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, please view the full announcement here

The closing date for applications is May 8 2017.

Bonar Yarns - BA (Hons) Marketing and Business

A one-year scholarship opened to BA (Hons) Marketing and Business Students in Year 4 of their degree.

The scholarship is aimed at benefitting students who are the first in their family to attend university and/or from a low-income background.

Eligible students: All eligible.  

Year/Course available: Full-time student in Year 4r of the BA (Hons) Marketing and Business degree.

Deadline: 2nd October 2017 

Amount: £1,250

For more information on this scholarship, please download the Bonar Yarns Scholarship Guidance 2017

Don & Low - BA (Hons) Marketing and Business

A one-year scholarship including work placement opened to Year 4 BA (Hons) Marketing and Business student.

Students applying for the scholarship should demonstrate their passion for working in the marketing and business sector.

Eligible students: All eligible.

Year/Course available: Full-time student in Year 4 of the BA (Hons) Marketing and Business degree.

Deadline: 11th September 2017

Amount: £1,500 plus work placement in Semester 2.  Work placement is 1 day a week at Don & Low, based in Forfar.

For more information on this scholarship, please download the Don & Low Scholarship Guidance Notes 2017, and apply using the Don & Low Scholarship Application Form 2017.

H & A Scott - BA (Hons) Marketing and Business/BA(Hons) Business Management

A one-year scholarship available to Year 3 students undertaking BA (Hons) Marketing and Business and BA (Hons) Business Management. Students must be taking part in the work placement module, or have applied to do the work placement module in Semester 2 of Year 3.

Eligible students: All eligible.

Year/Course available: Full-time student in Year 3. Must be studying either the BA (Hons) Marketing and Business or BA(Hons) Business Management degrees

Deadline: 4th December 2017

Amount: £1,275

H & A Scott Scholarship Guidance 2017 H & A Scott Scholarship Application Form 2017

Moffat Trust Study Abroad Scholarship - open to all

Scholarship to study in the United States/Canada for a year or a semester. To help finance travel, accommodation and other expenses. Students are eligible to apply if they have been nominated to study at one of Abertay’s U.S. or Canadian partner universities as part of an exchange.

Eligible students: All eligible.

Year/Course available: Opened to all courses.

Deadline: 2017 applications are now closed. Applications for 2018/19 will open early next year. 

Amount: £1,500 to £3,000

Nine Trades Innovation Internship Scholarship - open to students in the School of Arts, Media and Computer Games (AMG)

A three-month scholarship over the summer for AMG students to work on their idea for the final year project. 

Eligible students: All eligible.

Year/Course available: Year 3, full-time students within the AMG School.

Deadline: May 2017 TBC

Amount: £5,000

Norman Fraser Design Trust - BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering/BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology

A one-year scholarship opened to students studying either Civil Engineering or Computer Games Technology. You must demonstrate why you want to work in that particular engineering sector, and will be asked to write a report at the end of the year.

Eligible students: All eligible.

Year/Course available: Civil Engineering and Computer Games Technology degrees only. Can be in any undergraduate year from 1st to 4th year.

Deadline: Monday 25 September 2017.

Amount: £2,500 

For more information, please download The Norman Fraser Design Trust Scholarship 2017 - guidance notes and apply using The Norman Fraser Design Trust Scholarship 2017 - application form.

Scottish Rugby Union MSc by Research Studentship - open to postgraduate students within the School of Social and Health Sciences

Research studentship that requires students who will promote and develop rugby to further the student learning experience both in and outside the curriculum. Post is part time and on a fixed term basis for two years commencing 1st Sept 2017 to 21st May 2019.

Eligible students: All eligible.

Year/Course available: Students who are applying for a Postgraduate degree in SHS.

Deadline: 17th April 2017

Amount: GRADE 4 salary

The Bill Taylor Scholarship (BEAR Scotland) - BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering

The Bill Taylor Scholarship (BEAR Scotland) will be awarded to one Year 3 student on the BSc (Hon) Civil Engineering programme at Abertay.

Those who hold a conditional or unconditional offer for a place in Year 3 are eligible to apply.

The two-year scholarship entails £1,700 per year, a work placement at BEAR Scotland in Semester 2 of Year 3, a paid summer placement before entering Year 4 and a place on the company's Graduate Programme.

For more information about this scholarship and details of how to apply, please download Bill Taylor Scholarship Guidance Notes 2017 and apply using Bill Taylor Scholarship Application Form 2017.

The deadline for applications is Friday 29 September 2017.

Sir Robert McAlpine - BSc (Hons)/BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering

A two-year scholarship including paid summer work placement prior to beginning Year 3 and Year 4. A graduate placement is also on offer, subject to availability.

Merit scholarship opened to students embarking a civil engineering degree.

Eligible students: Home, Rest of UK and EU students. Students must have the right to work in the UK.

Year/Course available: Year 3 BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering students. Students entering directly into Year 3, i.e HND college students, can apply.

Deadline: 2017 applications are now closed. Applications for 2018/19 will open early next year. 

Amount: £1,700 per year plus paid summer work placements 

For more information on this scholarship, please download the Sir Robert McAlpine Scholarship Guidance Notes 2017, and apply using the Sir Robert McAlpine Scholarship Application Form 2017.

The Lothian Family - open to all undergraduate students entering Year 1.

A four-year scholarship awarded to students who demonstrate financial issues which may prevent them from taking their place at Abertay.  As well as financial need; other personal or family circumstances that might make it difficult for students to take a place at Abertay will also be taken into account.

Eligible students: All eligible.

Year/Course available: Students must be entering Year 1 of an Abertay undergraduate degree. Opened to all undergraduate courses.

Deadline: October 2017 – TBC

Amount: £1,250 per year over 4 years. Two scholarships are awarded each year.

The Robert Reid Bursary

A one-year bursary of £500 is available to students who have overcome challenges to attend university. Two bursaries are available per year.

Eligible students: All students with a permanent Scottish address.

Year/Course available: Opened to all courses.

Deadline: December 2017 – TBC

Amount: £500 

For more information, please download the Robert Reid Bursary - guidance notes 2017 and apply using the Robert Reid Bursary - application form 2017.

Thorntons Law - LLB (Hons) Law

A one-year year scholarship opened to either Year 3 or Year 4 students studying the LLB (Hons) Law degree. Students who have overcome challenging circumstances to attend university, are from a low-income background, and/or have caring responsibilities will benefit from the scholarship. 

Eligible students: All eligible.

Year/Course available: Year 3 and Year 4 students studying LLB (Hons) Law.

Deadline: 11th September 2017

Amount: £1,250 plus career advice from Thorntons whilst receiving the scholarship