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Other Scholarships & Bursaries

On this page you will find information about scholarship and bursary opportunities available across the university. Each has its own eligibility criteria and application procedure, please read these carefully. Information about course-specific funding can be found on our Academic School Scholarships webpage.

General Scholarships & Bursaries (independent of level of study or country of origin)

Sport Scholarships

The University of Dundee aims to support students to develop and compete in sport at varying levels. There are a range of Sports Scholarships available for students through the University and externally, across a variety of sports:

  • Sport-scholarships@ise, open to undergraduates & postgraduates, Home, EU or International
  • Dundee University Sport Performance Programme, open to undergraduates & postgraduates, Home, EU or International
  • Individual Sport Scholarship, open to undergraduates & postgraduates, Home, EU or International
  • Winning Students, for UK passport holders (undergraduates & postgraduates), able to represent GB or Scotland, aged 16-28-years-old or 16-35-years-old for disability athletes
  • Royal & Ancient Bursary Scheme, open to undergraduates & postgraduates, Home, EU or International, to allow continuation of golf whilst in full time study. Men should have a handicap +1 or better, and women should have a handicap of 3 or better

Visit the Sports Scholarships webpage for further information.

Music Scholarships

The following music scholarships are open to undergraduates & postgraduates, Home, EU or International. Scholarship holders receive free music tuition in return for participating in University musical events:

  • Organ scholarship
  • Choral scholarships

Visit the Music Scholarships webpage for further information.

 

Undergraduate (for students studying undergraduate degrees)

University of Dundee Academic Scholarships

Aacdemic scholarships are available for many courses, please check the information relevant to the Academic School you are applying to on our Scholarships webpage.

University of Dundee Rest of UK Scholarships and Bursaries

For information about scholarships and bursaries for Rest of UK undergraduate students, please visit the Rest of UK webpage for more information.

Widening Access Bursaries

The University of Dundee is committed to widening access to Higher Education from those students living in the most deprived areas of Scotland or for those who have excelled in the face of adversity.

The Bruce Johnston Memorial Trust

£1000 bursary to be awarded to students for their first year of entry

Excellence in Adversity Bursary

£3000 bursary to be awarded to students in their first year of study.

How to Apply

Applications for our widening access bursaries will be sent to all eligible applicants by 9 April 2014. The closing date will be 1 May 2014.

Carnegie Trust

The Carnegie Trust was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1901, he wanted to enable the deserving and qualified youth of Scotland to attend a university. For 2011, there are various awards you may apply for, the main one being:

  • Fee Assistance, students accepted for, or attending, a first degree course at a Scottish university, and who were born in Scotland or who have a parent born in Scotland or who have at least two years of secondary education in Scotland , and whose fees are not being paid by any other body, may apply for assistance with tuition fees.
    Visit the Carnegie Trust website for more information.

City of Dundee Educational Trust

To assist students who belong to Dundee. For an application form contact: Trust Administrator, CDET, c/o Messrs Miller Hendry, 13 Ward Rd, Dundee DD1 1LU. Telephone: 01382 200000

The Cross Trust

The Cross Trust is a grant making charitable trust to assist Scottish young men & women. You must be of either Scottish birth or parentage. Visit the Cross Trust website for more information.

The Lowson Memorial Scholarship

For students of Mathematics who have previously attended a school in Dundee or Broughty Ferry for three years and have not been in attendance at a university for a longer period than one session. Tenable for two years at any university in the United Kingdom. For an application form contact: Messrs Ogilvie, Cowan & Co, 4 Whitehall Street, Dundee, DD1 4AF.

Professional & Career Development Loans

A Professional and Career Development Loan could help you pay for learning that enhances your job skills or career prospects. It's a bank loan, so you'll have to pay it back once you've left your course. However, you don't pay interest for the period when you're in learning. For more information, visit the Directgov website.

Postgraduate (for students studying postgraduate degrees)

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Scholarship

The University of Dundee in partnership with Leymah Gbowee Foundation offers one African female student, from Liberia, Nigeria or Ghana, the opportunity to undertake a 1 year Masters degree at the University of Dundee fully sponsored for both tuition fees and living expenses up to a total of £20,000. This scholarship is open to applicants starting their programme in the academic year 2014/5 (January 2015 entry). The scholarship will run for five years with one scholarship available each year.

Details of this scholarship are available on our Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa Scholarship webpage.

Carnegie-Cameron Scholarships

Details of this scholarship are available on our Carnegie-Cameron scholarships webpage.

Postgrad Solutions Study Bursaries

Postgrad Solutions Ltd is offering 13 Postgraduate Study Bursaries for 2012. Each bursary is worth £500 and they are open to students from anywhere in the world coming to study in the UK. There are various different categories. Visit the Postgrad Solutions website for more information, including how to apply.

FindaMasters & FindaPhD Funding Awards

FindaMasters is offering nine Postgraduate Scholarships available for students wishing to start a Masters course in autumn 2013 at any state-accredited EU or EEA institution. There are eight £500 subject specific Scholarships and one £1,000 general Scholarship. Visit the FindaMasters.com website for more details including how to apply.

FindAPhD is offering nine Postgraduate Scholarships available for students wishing to start a PhD in autumn 2013 at any state-accredited EU or EEA university. There are eight £500 subject specific Scholarships and one £1,000 general Scholarship . Visit the FindaPhD.com website for more details including how to apply.

TARGETcourses Bursaries

TARGETcourses has six competitive bursaries of £2,000 to help pay your fees for a postgraduate course at a UK university. Visit the TARGETcourses website for more information, including how to apply.

Professional & Career Development Loans

A Professional and Career Development Loan could help you pay for learning that enhances your job skills or career prospects. It's a bank loan, so you'll have to pay it back once you've left your course. However, you don't pay interest for the period when you're in learning. For more information, visit the Directgov website.

The Schools Competition Act Settlement Trust

For 2011, the trust is making awards for postgraduate study to students who attended particular independent schools. Visit the Schools Competition Act Settlement Trust website for more information.

Jubilee Scholarships

The British Council India are offering 60 Jubilee Scholarships for Indian students to come and study in the UK on postgraduate courses related to Management, Manufacturing and Science and Technology. The scholarship covers tuition fees, living expenses for 12 months plus a one month internship in the UK, return airfare and UK visa. The deadline is 30th April. To find out more, please visit the British Council India website.

Postgraduate SFC Funding

Due to an initiative from the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) designed to support key sectors in the Scottish economy, there are fully-funded places available to eligible students starting the courses below in September 2014 (this is not available for January Intakes). This covers all tuition fees associated with the MSc programme and can be held by students classified as Scottish or EU for fee purposes only.  When you apply via UKPASS for this programme you must indicate that you wish to apply for this funding as this will ensure that you are sent a scholarship form to complete to ensure you meet the eligibility criteria.

Programme of Study No. of funded places
MSc Augmentative and Alternative Communication 7
MSc Geotechnical Engineering 7
MSc Managing in the Energy Industries 15
MSc Water Hazards, Risk and Resilience 10
MSc Design & Construction of Zero Carbon and Ultra-Low Energy Buildings 10

International (for international fee-paying students)

DFID Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

This is a highly competitive Scholarship and only one will be awarded for the MSc International Business and MSc Finance courses. For students pursuing postgraduate courses relevant to development issues. Visit our DFID webpage for information about eligible programmes.

Scotland's Saltire Scholarships

For citizens of Canada, the People's Republic of China, India or the USA, who are not currently studying or living in the UK, and have been offered a place on a University of Dundee degree in a priority subject area. For more information, visit our Scotland's Saltire Scholarships webpage.

British Chevening Scholarships

For students who demonstrate real potential to become leaders and opinion formers on return to their home country. For more information, visit the Chevening scholarships website.

Marshall Scholarships

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United Kingdom. For more information, visit the Marshall Scholarships website.

US Fulbright Awards Programme

The US Fulbright Awards Programme offers a wide range of study abroad opportunities to US citizens for postgraduate study or summer programmes. Students who receive a Fulbright scholarship receive a University of Dundee fee waiver, visit the Fulbright Commission website.

FUNED

FUNED's mission is "To help Mexican young college graduates, develop their potential to become the leaders of a better tomorrow for their Country". Mexican applicants can apply for funding towards taught postgraduate (Masters) programmes. Visit the FUNED website.

FIDERH

Mexican students can apply for a loan through FIDERH for postgraduate study. Visit the FIDERH website.

Daiwa Foundation Tohoku Scholarships - Japan

The above scholarship is in partnership with the British Council in Japan and the closing date for application is the 15th June. This scholarship is open to students who are either hold an offer or are currently undertaking a degree programme in the UK at Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Postgraduate Research level programmes and are a national of Japan. For more information, visit the British Council Japan website.

Takahashi & Howat Memorial Overseas Scholarship - Japan

This scholarship is being offered by the Japan Society of Scotland to students who wish to pursue a masters degree at a Scottish University. Applications for the scholarship open in March and the closing date for application is the end of April. This scholarship is open to Japanese nationals who have either accepted a place or are holding an offer for a postgraduate programme at a Scottish University. For more information, visit the society website - www.japansocietyofscotland.org.uk