Apply for the Rotary Club of Dundee Centenary Bursary

Updated on 20 June 2024

The scholarship is available to Home (Scottish) students applying to undertake a one-year Masters degree in a design subject at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee.

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The Rotary Club of Dundee (The Donor) has awarded funding to Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design (DJCAD) at the University of Dundee for the purpose of assisting students who wish to undertake a full-time taught Postgraduate degree within the subjects of Design. 

Rotary is one of the world’s largest and most successful humanitarian service organisations, with 1.2 million members in over 200 countries. Rotary is a truly international organisation, with some 33,000 clubs and well over a million members represented in more than 200 countries worldwide.  Its aim is simple - to provide humanitarian assistance and to help promote goodwill and peace both at home and abroad.  The Rotary Club of Dundee, was founded in 1921 and has around 75 members. Along with all other clubs, it supports major International Rotary projects aimed at relieving disease, hunger, unclean water, and poor education. It also responds urgently to natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes, often using Rotary manpower, equipment and distribution facilities.  The Rotary Club of Dundee also contributes to local Community needs, supporting schools and youth projects, as well as the elderly, disabled or disadvantaged.

This Bursary is being offered as acknowledgement of The Rotary Club of Dundee approaching its centenary year.

There is one Bursary of £5,000 available, which will act as a stipend for one year of full time postgraduate study. This Bursary is available for all Masters programmes in Design offered at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (see below for list of eligible programmes in 2024-25). 

The Bursary is open on a competitive basis to Scottish applicants who are graduates of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design and who have been accepted (conditional or unconditional offer) to undertake an eligible Postgraduate programme in academic session 2024/25.

Eligible Masters programmes for 2024/25:

  • MSc Animation & VFX
  • MSc Design for Business
  • MSc Product Design


To be eligible, applicants must:

  1. Have Home (Scotland) fee status.
  2. Be a graduate of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in any subject.
  3. Have received a firm offer (unconditional or conditional) from University of Dundee to study a full-time MSc or MDes course (as listed above) at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, commencing in September 2024 and must have satisfied all normal admission criteria.
  4. Students who have already started their Masters course are not eligible to apply.

How to apply

Complete the Rotary Club of Dundee Centenary Bursary application form, and return it by email to:

Completed application forms and email should be titled ‘Rotary Club Centenary Bursary’.

Applications must reach us by Friday 2 August 2024

Selection Criteria 
Eligible applications will be reviewed by the relevant Programme Directors and Associate Dean of Learning & Teaching and Associate Dean of Quality & Academic Standards and make the final decision on the recipient of the Bursary. A member of Rotary Club Dundee will be involved as an Observer in the process. The applications will be considered in parallel with other entry requirements, though the main focus for selection will be the information provided in the Rotary Club of Dundee Centenary Bursary application form.  

The donor will be involved in the selection of the Bursary recipient, and they will be kept advised at each stage of the process.

Additional information

  1. Should the Bursary recipient withdraw from the programme during any academic year, any reimbursement of the Bursary will be at the discretion of the Donor.
  2. DJCAD will invite the recipient of the Bursary to present their work to the Donor at the end of each academic year.
  3. funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and the details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are therefore urged to check this information regularly to ensure that they are aware of available schemes, current procedures and deadlines.