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University of Abertay Dundee Overseas Student Scholarships in UK, 2013-2014

University of Abertay Dundee

University of Abertay Dundee is funding International Scholarships for students living outside the European Union and the European Free Trade Area and who are liable to pay overseas tuition fees. Various Academic Merit and Personal Achievement Scholarships are offered. The Overseas Student Scholarship Fund will support individual scholarships based on academic merit, and/or personal achievement in either sports or music. Scholarship is available for international students living outside the EU and enrolled for undergraduate and postgraduate study at Abertay for September 2013. Students may apply multiple scholarships but only one scholarship is awarded.  

About Scholarship: 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 the University of Abertay Dundee 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. They will be available for students enrolling for study at Abertay in September 2013. The value of each scholarship award will be directly related to the quality of the individual’s academic merit and/or his or her personal achievements in sport or music. 

Study: any of the courses offered by the University of Abertay Dundee in UK

Course Level: Undergraduate and postgraduate degree

Scholarship by: University of Abertay Dundee

Location: UK 

Eligibility: –Students living outside the European Union and the European Free Trade Area, who are liable to pay overseas tuition fees and whom the University of Abertay Dundee believes would bring to the University additional personal and academic qualities

-Awards are only available to candidates eligible to pay full-time overseas tuition fees.

-Applicants must be available to take up their place on the course in September 2013.

-The Academic Merit Scholarships will be available to those with outstanding academic merit, based on their proven academic record at school and/or college and/or university at the point of application.

-The Personal Achievement Scholarships will be available to those applicants whose personal achievements in sport or music demonstrate a commitment and determination to excel in other aspects of life.

-Applicants can only apply for a scholarship if they have submitted an application for a place on a degree or postgraduate programme at Abertay.

Level of musical/sporting achievement required: We would expect that you will be able to submit evidence of having achieved an advanced level by a recognised body in the musical or sporting world.

(a)Music: Evidence of successful examination performance (e.g. Associated Board Examinations or equivalent) and/or selection to play in a regional or national orchestra or other major successful musical group.

(b)Sport: Evidence of selection to a regional or national team or recognised qualifications from an approved sporting body/association. Applicants for golf should submit evidence of their handicap. 

Scholarship Open for: International students can apply for these scholarships (Scholarships are open to students living outside the European Union and the European Free Trade Area).

All Academic Merit/Personal Achievement Scholarships:

Academic Merit Scholarships: – Academic Merit Award: Awarded to those who have academic  merit above the normal requirement for the chosen degree programme.

-Academic Excellence Award: Awarded to those who have academic merit significantly above the normal requirement for the chosen degree programme.

-Outstanding Academic Merit Award: Awarded to those who have excellent academic merit in relation to their chosen degree programme.

-Exceptional Award: Awarded to those who have excellent academic merit in relation to their chosen degree programme and a breadth of academic achievement in a range of subjects beyond those which are relevant to their chosen course.

(2)Personal Achievement Scholarships:-Personal Achievement Merit Award: Awarded to those who have demonstrated sporting and/or musical skills and achievements at local club level or local orchestra/band/solo performance.

-Excellent Achievement Award: Awarded to those who have demonstrated sporting and/or musical skills and achievements at regional level or regional orchestra/band/solo performance.Scholarships will not be awarded to students retaking an academic year, in whole or in part, at the same stage.

-Outstanding Achievement Award: Awarded to those who have demonstrated sporting and/or musical skills and achievements at national level or national orchestra/band/solo performance.

-Exceptional Award: Awarded to those who have demonstrated sporting and/or musical skills and achievements at international level or international orchestra/band/solo performance.

It has run a highly successful Elite Athletes programme for many years, supporting individual sports men and women who are competing at national or international level, and who have also represented the University in their sport. Among Abertay’s sporting alumni are: a women’s tae kwon do world champion, a European amateur golf champion, and international competitors for Scotland and or the UK in rugby union, judo, athletics, figure-skating, hockey, gymnastics, soccer, and waterpolo. In music, Abertay is one of only a handful of universities in the UK to have its own pipe band, linked to a thriving University traditional music club. Among the sporting scholarships will be: 11 Cricketing Excellence Scholarships, 8 Golf Handicap Scholarships, 11 Football Scholarship, 15 Rugby Union Scholarship, 5 Basketball Star Player Scholarship. Other sporting scholarships are available for Volley Ball, Hockey, Badminton, Ladies Netball, Boxing, and Snow Sports. Applicants will be asked to justify their applications through, for example, membership of their relevant regional or national sporting teams or demonstrable excellence at club level. Among the available music scholarships will be: 2 Piano Solo Performance  Scholarships, 2 Piano Ensemble Scholarships, 4 Digital Keyboard Performance Scholarship, 2 Guitar Solo Performance Scholarships, 2 Guitar Ensemble Performance Scholarship as well as scholarships for all sections of orchestral performance, as well as traditional musical instruments (non-western) and traditional western musical instruments (e.g. Fiddle, Bagpipes).  Applicants will be expected to demonstrate their achievements through certified performance skills in their chosen musical form. 

Duration: Undergraduate students who are granted a place on a University of Abertay Dundee full-time degree course and are awarded a scholarship will benefit from the scholarship funding each year, for up to four years depending on the length of their course. For taught postgraduate degrees, successful applicants will enjoy scholarship funding for the duration of their course (normally between 12 and 18 months). 

Value: Academic Merit Award ( between £1,000 and £2,500),  Academic Excellence Award (between £2,500 and £5,500), Outstanding Academic Merit Award (between £5,500 and £8,000), Exceptional Award (between £8,000 and £9,500), Personal Achievement Merit Award (between £1,000 and £2,500), Excellent Achievement Award (between £2,500 and £5,000), Outstanding Achievement Award (between £5,500 and £8,000), Exceptional Award (between £8,000 and £9,500).

Selection Criteria: The Academic Merit Scholarships will be available to those with outstanding academic merit, based on their proven academic record at school and/or college and/or university at the point of application. The Personal Achievement Scholarships will be available to those applicants whose personal achievements in sport or music demonstrate a commitment and determination to excel in other aspects of life.

Notification: Applicants will be notified whether they have been successful within 4 weeks of the relevant closing date.

Apply: electronically or by post 

Deadline: 31st July 2013

Further Information: http://www.abertay.ac.uk/media/OS%20Student%20Scholarship%20Bklt%202013%20entry.pdf

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