If you are currently applying to join the University in September 2016, please refer to the scholarship information for 2016.

We have established a range of undergraduate scholarships and bursaries designed to help students classified as Rest of UK (RUK) fee status entering the University. Eligibility criteria for applicants entering for the first time in September 2017 are given below.

You could be eligible for all three of the below funding options, which means you could receive up to £7,000 in your first year at Dundee.

The table below summarises the eligibility criteria for each of the three awards. You can find more detailed information about each one at the links below the table.

  Discover Dundee (RUK) Academic Excellence Rest of UK Bursary
Value of award £2,000 (one-off payment) £3,000 per year of study £2,000 per year of study
Rest of UK (RUK) Fee Status
Received an undergraduate offer
Matriculate in September 2017 (on an eligible degree programme)
UK Resident
Degree programmes eligible All except programmes in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Health Sciences and Education & Social Work All except programmes in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Health Sciences and Education & Social Work All degrees
First year of entry at Dundee    
AAB or above at A-level or equivalent    
Household income less than £20,000 p.a.    

 Download the full Terms and Conditions for Rest of UK Scholarships and Bursaries

The Discover Dundee (RUK) Scholarship is an award of £2,000; paid to undergraduate RUK students in their first year of entry to eligible programmes in 2017. 

Am I eligible?

To be eligible you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • have been classified as Rest of UK (RUK) fee status by the University of Dundee
  • have received an offer of admission for entry to the University of Dundee as a full-time undergraduate student in September 2017
  • matriculate at the University of Dundee for your first undergraduate degree (from any university) which is NOT in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry or Nursing & Health Sciences. Applicants for the MA (Hons) Education are also not eligible.
  • and be resident in the UK

Students directly continuing from one course at Dundee to another, for example from a Foundation Year (in life sciences or art & design), are only eligible for one Discover Dundee Scholarship which will be paid during their first year of entry to Dundee.

How do I apply?

You do not need to complete an application form. If you meet all the eligibility criteria you will be notified in late September 2017 that you will receive the Discover Dundee (RUK) Scholarship.

How will I be paid?

The scholarship will be paid directly into your bank account in instalments in November and February during the academic year. Payment will only be made to students who are registered for full-time study.

Am I eligible for other University financial support?

Students may be eligible for a number of RUK awards depending on individual circumstances. The Discover Dundee (RUK) Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other University awards, such as the Rest of UK Academic Excellence Scholarship and the Rest of UK Bursary.

The University will award scholarships of £3,000 for each year of study for Rest of UK (RUK) fee status students entering the University for the first time in September 2017 who achieve academic excellence in their entry qualifications. Academic excellence is defined as obtaining AAB or above at A-level or in equivalent qualifications. The scholarship is paid for each year of undergraduate degree study based at the University, in which tuition fees are due. (So if tuition fees are only due for three years of a four year Honours degree, you will only receive the scholarship for those three years.) Receipt of the scholarship in subsequent years is subject to satisfactory academic performance.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • have been classified as Rest of UK (RUK) fee status by the University of Dundee
  • matriculate at the University of Dundee for your first undergraduate degree (from any university) which is NOT in the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry or Nursing & Health Sciences. Applicants for the MA (Hons) Education are also not eligible.
  • be resident in the UK
  • have met all the academic conditions attached to your offer of admission for entry to the University of Dundee as a full-time student in September 2017
  • and have obtained one of the awards equivalent to AAB or above at A-Level.

Students with an offer of Advanced Entry into Level 2 or above, and/or entering onto an Integrated Masters (MEng, MSci etc) degree who meet the above conditions will also be eligible for this scholarship.

Students transferring from another UK higher education institution are NOT eligible for the Academic Excellence Scholarship regardless of meeting the above criteria.

The Academic Excellence Scholarship will not be paid for any year you spend studying abroad or working in industry. Payments will continue (subject to satisfactory progression) once you return to Dundee.

How do I apply?

You do not need to complete an application form. If you meet all the eligibility criteria you will be notified in late September 2017 that you will receive the Rest of UK Academic Excellence Scholarship.

How will I be paid?

The scholarship will be paid directly into your bank account in instalments (in November, February and April) during the academic year. Payment will only be made to students who are registered for full-time study.

Am I eligible for other University financial support?

Students may be eligible for a number of RUK awards depending on individual circumstances. The Rest of UK Academic Excellence Scholarship may be held in conjunction with other University awards, such as the Discover Dundee (RUK) Scholarship and the Rest of UK Bursary.

The University will award a means-tested bursary of £2,000 for each year of study at Dundee (excluding any years of study abroad) for Rest of UK (RUK) fee status students entering the University for the first time in September 2017 whose family income is £20,000 p.a. or less. The bursary is available for each year of undergraduate degree study based at the University and is available to students on all undergraduate degree programmes.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • have been classified as Rest of UK (RUK) fee status by the University of Dundee
  • have met the academic conditions of your offer of admission for entry to the University of Dundee in September 2017
  • matriculate at the University of Dundee for your first undergraduate degree (from any university) in any subject
  • be resident in the UK
  • and have a residual household income (as calculated by the Student Loans Company) of less than £20,000 p.a.

Please note that the bursary will not be paid for any full academic year spent studying in another institution outside the UK on a recognised exchange programme.

How do I apply?

When you apply to the Student Loans Company (SLC) for a Student Loan, they will calculate your eligibility for a University of Dundee RUK Bursary. If you are eligible, the University will contact you to confirm the level of bursary you will receive.

How will I be paid?

The University will pay you in instalments (in November, February and April) and will confirm the details to you early October.

Am I eligible for other University financial support?

Students may be eligible for a number of RUK awards depending on individual circumstances. The RUK Bursary may be held in conjunction with other University awards, such as the Discover Dundee (RUK) Scholarship and the Rest of UK Academic Excellence Scholarship.