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University of Aberdeen Undergraduate/PGDE South Asia Scholarship, UK 2024/2025

Application is now open for the University of Aberdeen Undergraduate/PGDE South Asia Scholarship. Interested candidates are encouraged to send in their applications before the deadline date.

About the University of Aberdeen and Scholarship

The University of Aberdeen, a venerable institution rooted in the rich history of Scotland, stands as a testament to the enduring legacy of academic excellence. Established in 1495 by Bishop William Elphinstone, who, on behalf of King James IV, petitioned Pope Alexander VI to establish King’s College, the university holds the distinction of being one of Scotland’s four ancient universities and the fifth-oldest English-speaking university globally.

Consistently positioned among the top 200 universities worldwide and within the top 20 in the United Kingdom, according to The Guardian, the University of Aberdeen has earned its place as a leading institution. In the 2019 Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, it was ranked 31st globally for its impact on society, showcasing its commitment to making a meaningful contribution beyond academia. Recognizing its achievements, the university was named the 2019 Scottish University of the Year by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. Moreover, in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, over 75% of the university’s research was classified as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent.’


Despite its academic prowess, the university is actively engaged in promoting diversity and widening access to higher education. Despite having one of the lowest percentages of students from lower-class backgrounds—ranking sixth from the bottom for class equality—the University of Aberdeen is dedicated to correcting this imbalance.

The University of Aberdeen is offering the Undergraduate/PGDE South Asia Scholarship for the 2024–2025 academic year, which will start in August or September. This £5,000 tuition price reduction is available to self-funded undergraduate and graduate degree students from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives who typically reside in one of the aforementioned countries.

The scholarship is open to self-funded, full-time, international students paying tuition who are enrolled in undergraduate or graduate programs on campus (medical programs excluded), and who do not receive any other scholarships from the University of Aberdeen or outside funding other than those provided by the University of Aberdeen Development Trust. The scholarship applies to all years of the program. Students from South Asia will be able to pursue their academic objectives at the University of Aberdeen with the help of this initiative, demonstrating the university’s commitment to fostering a varied and inclusive learning environment.

Details about the University of Aberdeen Undergraduate/PGDE South Asia Scholarship:

Scholarship Sponsor: University of Aberdeen, UK

Scholarship Value: Up to GBP 5,000 tuition fee discount

Number of awards: N/A

Study level: Undergraduate/Postgraduate

Host Institution(s): University of Aberdeen, UK

Eligibility Criteria for the University of Aberdeen Undergraduate/PGDE South Asia Scholarship

Applicants are advised to meet the following requirements to be qualified for the University of Aberdeen Undergraduate/PGDE South Asia Scholarship:

  • A full-time, on-campus undergraduate student must be self-funded.
  • International students who pay fees should be categorized as such.
  • An offer of admission from Aberdeen University is required for students.

Eligible Countries:

Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives.

Application Process for University of Aberdeen Undergraduate/PGDE South Asia Scholarship

Please be aware that this award does not need a separate application from you. When you apply, your scholarship eligibility will be instantly verified for your studies. Every qualified student will get the scholarship as a fee reduction, and it will be included in both your Certificate of Acceptance to Study (CAS) letter for your visa application and your Offer on UCAS.

Beyond the regular application deadlines for overseas students (30 June 2024) starting their studies in August or September 2024, there is no deadline for this scholarship as there is no application necessary. Please make sure that you have received confirmation from the school that you have made arrangements for self-funding and that you have definitely accepted an invitation to study there. You can also visit the official website for further details.

The Submission Deadline is: Not Specified

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