Scholarships at Abertay University, UK

Overview

Abertay University is perhaps best known for its strong focus on computer games and art design. It is the only UK university with official accreditation in both these fields, and has a partnership with Peking University in China for games. The University is also academically strong in the areas of IT, as well as business, economics and biotechnology.

 

Abertay is a campus University based in Dundee in eastern Scotland with over 4,000 students enrolled. Many of the courses and buildings are modern, with a high-tech approach to learning common throughout the five schools and one institute which act as departments and faculties for the University. It also features numerous specialist departments in areas such as wood technology, urban water systems and bioinformatics. Abertay University has built up many strong industrial links with companies such as Sony, Microsoft, Rare and Codemasters.

Services for International Students

International students represent almost 20% of the student population, from over 60 countries. Abertay University offers English courses during, before and between terms at the University, allowing new students to develop and improve their English skills.

International students also benefit from an International Guide. Written by the University with international students in mind, the guide contains helpful information on a variety of subjects including visas, banking, the local climate and medical help.

Ranking

  • 80th in the Times University Guide 2021
  • 48th in the Guardian University Guide 2021

Abertay University was the first university in the UK to offer dedicated degrees in computer arts, and the first in Scotland to offer bioinformatics and biotechnology. Almost two-thirds of Abertay’s psychology research and more than half of its sports science research and environmental research is rated as ‘internationally excellent’ or ‘world-leading’ in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.

Accommodation

There are a number of options for student residential accommodation, either privately owned or directly leased by the University. All first year students are given priority for accommodation.

Abertay University has five self-catering residences. The size of accommodation varies from single bedsits to multi-occupancy flats and are all located within easy walking or travelling distance to the University. The self-catering flats are furnished and complete with standard kitchen facilities. 24-hour campus security is also available.

Location

Abertay University campus is located in the centre of the historic city of Dundee, the fourth largest city in Scotland. Today, Dundee is promoted as the City of Discovery, in honour of Dundee’s history of scientific activities and of the RRS Discovery of Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic exploration vessel, which was built in Dundee and is now berthed in the city harbour. Biomedical and technological industries have arrived since the 1980s, and the city now accounts for 10 per cent of the United Kingdom’s digital-entertainment industry.

Alumni

  • David Jones (Founder of Rockstar North)
  • Joe FitzPatrick (Scottish MSP)
  • Nick Mercer (Lead singer of Sergeant)

Scholarships at Abertay University

Abertay International Scholarship
Scholarship Name Abertay International Scholarship
Academic Year 2020
Scholarship amount up to £10,000
Nationality Any
Overview

This is an award of up to £10,000 for prospective new international undergraduate students. This scholarship is intended to support you with living and travel costs.

The award is £2,500 per annum, paid in equal instalments in January and April, and for a maximum of 4 years.

In addition, to support your health and well-being, we also offer ALL international students free membership to the Abertay Gym, and to the nearby V&A Museum in Dundee, which opened in 2018. The V&A Dundee is the first design museum in Scotland and the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London.

Eligibility

To be eligible you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Be classified as International (Overseas) fee status by Abertay University.
  • Registered as a full-time student for your first undergraduate degree.
  • Have met all the academic conditions attached to your offer of admission for entry to the University as a new full-time student in September 2019.

Students who are admitted with Advanced Entry into Level 2 or above, and who meet the above conditions, will also be eligible for this Award.

Applicants who already hold a UK undergraduate degree are not eligible.

We’re sorry to advise that this Award is not available to currently registered students, or to students transferring from another UK higher education institution regardless whether they meet the above criteria.

The Award will be paid for each year of your undergraduate degree, up to a maximum of 4 years, while you are studying in Dundee. The Award will not be paid for any year you spend studying abroad or working in the industry.

How to Apply

No separate application form is required, and you will be assessed for the scholarship based on your application for study, and your personal statement. If you meet all the eligibility criteria and are awarded an Abertay International Scholarship you will be notified by us by email following your offer of study, by July 1. Should you apply after this date, you will be considered in the second round of scholarship awards, by August 23. Please continue to check your inbox once you have received your offer of study from Abertay, or if you have any questions about the awards, please contact Doug Watters, international@abertay.ac.uk

Please note: The Abertay International Scholarship may not be combined with other University Scholarships, discounts or the Scottish Saltire Scholarships.‌

Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarships
Scholarship Name Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarships
Academic Year 2020
Nationality Any
The Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship Programme is open for lecturers at Indonesian universities and administrative staff at DIKTI and Indonesian state universities, to undertake postgraduate study at many leading universities and higher education institutions in the United Kingdom.

The programme will fund up to 750 academics to come and study in the UK over the next five years. All academic subjects are eligible for funding under the DIKTI programme

Eligibility

For more information please visit the Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship programme homepage.

How to Apply 

For more information please visit the Indonesia-UK DIKTI Scholarship programme homepage.

International Postgraduate Abertay Scholarships
Scholarship Name International Postgraduate Abertay Scholarships
Academic Year 2020
Scholarship amount £3,000
Nationality Any
Overview

This £3,000 award is open to all prospective new international (non-EU) taught postgraduate (MSc/MProf) students who:

  • Are international (non-EU) students who are domiciled outside of the UK.
  • Are classified as overseas fee status by Abertay University.
  • Are applying for postgraduate study with a 2:1 UK Bachelors degree equivalent or better.

For students starting in September, you will receive your scholarship in equal instalments in January and April. For students starting in January, you will receive your scholarship in equal instalments in April and September.

In addition, to support your health and well-being, we also offer ALL international students free membership to the Abertay Gym, and to the nearby V&A Museum in Dundee, which opened in 2018. The V&A Dundee is the first design museum in Scotland and the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London.§§

Eligibility 

To be eligible you must meet all of the following conditions:

  • Have been classified as international (overseas) fee status by Abertay University.
  • Have registered with Abertay University as a full-time student for your first postgraduate degree. Applicants who already hold a UK postgraduate degree are not eligible.
  • Have met all the academic conditions attached to your offer of admission as a full-time student in September 2019 or January 2020.
  • Have obtained the equivalent of 2:1 UK Bachelors degree or above.

This Award is not available to currently registered postgraduate students or to Abertay alumni – please see Abertay Alumni Discount information.

How to Apply 

No separate application form is required, and you will be assessed for the scholarship based on your application for study, and your personal statement. If you meet all the eligibility criteria and are awarded an Abertay International Scholarship you will be notified by us by email following your offer of study, by July 1. Should you apply after this date, you will be considered in the second round of scholarship awards, by August 23. Please continue to check your inbox once you have received your offer of study from Abertay, or if you have any questions about the awards, please contact Doug Watters, international@abertay.ac.uk

Please note: The International Postgraduate Abertay Scholarship may not be combined with other University Scholarships, discounts or the Scottish Saltire Scholarships.‌

TOEFL Scholarships
Scholarship Name TOEFL Scholarships
Academic Year 2020
Nationality Any
Overview

The TOEFL scholarship awards TOEFL test takers for achieving academic excellence, exhibiting leadership skills, performing extracurricular activities and demonstrating English-communication proficiency. Test takers applying for the TOEFL scholarship must be citizens of Mainland China, India, Japan, Korea or Taiwan.

Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following eligibility criteria to avail the TOEFL scholarship. The eligibility criteria may vary depending on the country you are applying from.

1. You must be currently living in the country from where you have registered for TOEFL.

2. You must be beginning undergraduate or graduate study at a college or university listed in the TOEFL Destination Search.

3. Hold a grade point average of at least 80 or higher on a 100-point scale or a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

4. Have a valid TOEFL test result used as a requirement for admissions into your undergraduate or graduate program.

5. Complete the application form online and upload your transcripts.

How to Apply 

For more information on eligibility, please visit the TOEFL website.

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