The Overseas Student Scholarship Fund is open to students living outside the European Union and the European Free Trade Area, who are liable to pay overseas tuition fees and whom Abertay believes would bring to the University additional personal and academic qualities.
The fund will support individual scholarships based on academic merit, and/or personal achievement in either sports or music. The scholarships will be available for students enrolling for study at Abertay in September 2013, and we have set 31 January 2013 as the deadline for applications for the first round of awards. Two further rounds of applications will be invited in April and July 2013.
The University is participating in the Scottish Saltire Scholarships programme. Scotland's Saltire Scholarships (SSS) is a substantial programme of scholarships, offered on a matched funding basis between the Government and Scottish Higher Education Institutions. The scheme offers up to 200 awards, each worth £2000 towards the cost of tuition fees for one year of study. These Scholarships are towards the tuition fees, for any one year of study, on a full-time undergraduate, taught postgraduate Masters and PhD course. The closing date for applications for 2013 entrants is 31 May 2013.
More information on the scholarships, along with application details can be found on the Saltire Scholarships website.
The University is recognised as a participating institution in the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme, which aims to build capacity in areas where Tullow's host countries experience significant skills gaps, especially, but not exclusively, around these countries oil and gas industries. Full details, eligibility requirements and how to apply can be found on the Tullow Group Scholarship Scheme website.
Established in 2009 by the Japan-Scotland Society (JSS) to commemorate the founder, Mr Takahashi Yoshiteru, and the long-time donor and supporter of the society, Mr James T Howat, these scholarships aim to assist Japanese students at Masters level of any speciality studying at Scottish universities to flourish in an international society. Two scholarship awards are offered per year to the value of 300,000JPY. Applicants must be Japanese nationals planning to enter a postgraduate course at Masters level in a Scottish university, and expect to be active in the Japan-Scotland Society after completion of their studies. More information can be found on the Japan-Scotland Society website.
Applicants to the University may apply to be considered for the TOEFL Scholarship Programme. Details can be found on the TOEFL website. The closing date for these awards is 30 April 2013.
The Fulbright Awards Programme offers a wide range of study abroad opportunities to US citizens including Postgraduate Student Awards for those wishing to pursue a postgraduate degree in the UK in any subject. Details of all Fulbright opportunities can be found on their website.
Students looking for further financial support or scholarships should contact their local British Council Office. Applicants are encouraged to apply for support from the following schemes: British Chevening Scholarship, Commonwealth Scholarships, British Marshall Scholarship, and Fulbright. For a brief overview of these schemes please contact the Student Recruitment Office.
These terms and conditions apply to the Abertay Scholarships, and the Scottish Saltire Scholarships.
1. Candidates must complete the relevant application form (where appropriate) and supply supporting documentation by the relevant deadline for awards. We regret that applications and associated documentation received after the deadline cannot be considered.
2. Awards are only available to candidates eligible to pay full-time overseas tuition fees.
3. Applicants must be available to take up their place on the course in September 2013. Overseas Scholarship awards cannot be deferred. Applicants who are unable to commence study at that time must re-apply for consideration under future Overseas Scholarship arrangements.
4. Once an award has been made, applicants must confirm their acceptance of the Scholarship within two weeks of notification. Failure to do so will result in the award being withdrawn and offered to another applicant.
5. Scholarships are awarded as a reduction in the total tuition fee payable; it is not a cash award.
6. Scholarships cannot be used as a method of paying the University’s tuition fee prepayment requirement.
7. Sponsored students (defined as government/company) are eligible to apply. As the scholarship is discounted from the overall tuition fee paid; it is therefore a reduction in the fees for the official sponsor.
8. Applicants can apply for multiple scholarships that are administered by the Univeristy (such as the University's Overseas Scholarships or Saltire Scholarships), but students may only be awarded one Scholarship i.e. applicants cannot receive multiple awards.
9. Students coming through one of our partner institutions can make an application to be considered for Scholarships, but can only receive either the partner discount or the Scholarship.
10. The Scholarship is of fixed value, does not increase with inflation and is awarded for the full length of the course.
11. All students who are awarded a scholarship agree to allow the Student Recruitment Office to share their data with other departments/services within the University.
12. The University reserves the right to use information collected from students who are awarded a scholarship in our promotional activities, for example by featuring profile/story/details of award holders in the University’s student recruitment activities; however, we will not give out your personal information without your permission, via a request from us.
13. The University’s decision on the equivalence and eligibility of your qualifications is final.
14. The University’s decision on awards is final.
15. The University reserves the right to amend, discontinue or withdraw the Overseas Scholarships scheme at any time without prior notice.