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The University of Aberdeen CB Davidson Scholarship for Postgraduate Law Students in the UK for 2023

The CB Davidson Scholarship offers postgraduate students at the Law School who are enrolled in either taught or research programs some modest financial assistance.

It offers financial assistance to foreign law graduates who seek to study at Aberdeen as well as to students and alumni of the University of Aberdeen who wish to travel abroad for research.

About the University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen, also known as the University o’ ‘Aiberdeen or Oilthigh Obar Dheathain in Scottish Gaelic, is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland. King’s College was one of Scotland’s four ancient universities and the fifth-oldest university in the English-speaking world when it was founded in 1495 as a result of a request made to Pope Alexander VI by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, on behalf of James IV, King of Scots. The institution participated in the Scottish Enlightenment of the 18th century alongside the universities of St Andrews, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.


King’s College, Marischal College, and Christ’s College are the three mostly ceremonial colleges that make up the university. King’s College and Marischal College, a second institution founded in 1593 as a Protestant rival to the first, were combined to become the university as it is known today in 1860. Particularly Marischal College in the city center and the crown spire of King’s College in Old Aberdeen, the university’s prominent structures serve as icons for all of Aberdeen. 

According to The Guardian, Aberdeen is routinely listed among the top 200 universities in the world and is among the top 20 institutions in the United Kingdom. Aberdeen was placed 31st in the world for social effect in the 2019 Times Higher Education University effect Rankings. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide also selected Aberdeen the Scottish University of the Year for 2019 in their publication. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the university’s research received a classification of “world-leading” or “internationally excellent” for more than 75% of its output.

Details about the CB Davidson Scholarship at the University of Aberdeen:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Aberdeen

Scholarship Value: Up to £2,500 scholarship is available

Study level: Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Aberdeen

CB Davidson Scholarship – Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for the CB Davidson Scholarship, applicants must meet one of the four requirements listed below.

  • You must have submitted a Form 1 application to the University of Aberdeen for admission to study law at either the research (Ph.D./LLM by Research) or teaching (LLM) levels.
  • You must be a current University of Aberdeen law student majoring in either research (Ph.D./LLM by Research) or teaching (LLM) and submitting Form 2 to study abroad.
  • If you want to lecture at the University of Aberdeen, you must be a member of staff from a higher education institution located outside of the United Kingdom.
  • You must be an employee of the University of Aberdeen who wishes to pursue a course of study in foreign law or the practice of law and who has exhausted all financing options from (a) outside organizations and (b) departmental monies.
  • Application materials for the CB Davidson Scholarship must include a Curriculum Vitae (CV), two references, and an academic transcript to be evaluated. Students who are already enrolled at Aberdeen must provide at least one academic reference from the university.


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Application Process

The application that corresponds to the applicant’s eligibility must be submitted. Please be sure you submit the appropriate application form together with any required supporting documentation before the deadline.

Before applying for CB Davidson Scholarship, please be sure to read the informational paper. Forward your completed application forms and papers to the PGT Support Team, School of Law, Taylor Building, D49B, Aberdeen, AB24 3UB, or by email to

Application Docs

Information Sheet

Four (4) forms are offered. The application form that corresponds to an applicant’s eligibility must be submitted (see above).

Please make sure the proper form is filled out.

The Application Deadline is: September 30, 2023

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