2024 Jim Duncan Scholarships at University of Aberdeen

The Jim Duncan Scholarships were established in 2001 by a graduate and supporter of the University, to provide financial support to students who are returning to education after an extended break, or who are resuming their studies at the University of Aberdeen after an interruption in studies.

The university comprises three colleges — King’s College, Marischal College, and Christ’s College — that are now mainly ceremonial. The university as it is currently constituted was formed in 1860 by a merger between King’s College and Marischal College, a second university founded in 1593 as a Protestant alternative to the former. The university’s iconic buildings act as symbols of wider Aberdeen, particularly Marischal College in the city centre and the crown steeple of King’s College in Old Aberdeen. There are two campuses; the predominantly utilised King’s College campus dominates the section of the city known as Old Aberdeen, which is approximately two miles north of the city centre. Although the original site of the university’s foundation, most academic buildings apart from the King’s College Chapel and Quadrangle were constructed in the 20th century during a period of significant expansion. The university’s Foresterhill campus is next to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and houses the School of Medicine and Dentistry as well as the School of Medical Sciences. Together these buildings form one of Europe’s largest health campuses. The annual income of the institution for 2020–21 was £235.9 million of which £45.9 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £228.6 million.

Aberdeen has 15,185 students from undergraduate to doctoral level (as of 2019/20), including many international students. An abundant range of disciplines are taught at the university, with 650 undergraduate degree programmes offered in the 2012–13 academic year. Aberdeen has educated a wide range of notable alumni, and the university played key roles in the Scottish Reformation, Scottish Enlightenment, and the Scottish Renaissance. Five Nobel laureates have since been associated with the university: two in Chemistry, one in Physiology or Medicine, one in Physics, and one in peace.

Eligibility criteria for the Jim Duncan Scholarships

The Jim Duncan Scholarships are open to:

  • All applicants, regardless of fee status, applying to the University of Aberdeen for a full-time, undergraduate degree starting in September 2024 after having had a break in education of more than one year. Applicants must be in receipt of a conditional or unconditional offer of entry for September 2024.
  • Any full-time undergraduate students who is resuming their studies in September 2024 at the University of Aberdeen after an interruption of one or more years.

Eligible Countries: International

Type: Undergraduate

Value of Awards: £2,500 per annum

Number of Awards: Not Mentioned

Duration of Award: 2 year period

Method of Application: Those wishing to be considered for the Jim Duncan Scholarship in 2024/23 should submit an application to the University of Aberdeen using the application form below.

Apply for the Jim Duncan Scholarship

Application Deadline: 8th October 2024.