The Aberdeen Business School is offering a limited number of scholarships to assist exceptionally able students.

  • Worth of Scholarship

Full-time MBA
The maximum scholarship award for the full-time MBA is £5,000. The maximum scholarship award for the full-time MBA Oil and Gas Management is £7,000. The numbers of Scholarships awarded varies from region to region.
Online MBA and Executive Part-time MBA : Scholarships range from £500 to £3,000 and are open to all applicants.
The scholarships take the form of a reduction in the normal tuition fees by a specified amount. Successful applicants will be responsible for paying the balance of their tuition fees, and for all their other travel and living expenses.

  • Criteria for the award of scholarships

Candidates with an offer for the MBA or MBA Oil and Gas Management degrees can apply for a MBA scholarship.
The scholarship application is judged on three criteria. The first is academic excellence. The second is demonstrated career progression and achievement. The third is the written paper.

  • How to Apply

Full-time MBA Application
Please download and complete the MBA Full-time Scholarship Application Form (Word document):
MBA Scholarship Application Form (58 KB)
Online MBA and Executive Part-time MBA Scholarship Application
Please download and complete the MBA Online Scholarship Application Form (Word document):
Online MBA and Executive MBA Scholarship Application Form (64KB, Word)
This Form and the Submission Paper should be sent with all other essential documentation to the MBA Director at [email protected] please title your email “MBA Scholarship Application”. You should only apply for a scholarship when you are in receipt of an offer for the degree.

  • Guidance Notes for the Written Essay

Applicants for a scholarship should prepare and submit a paper of 1,000 – 1,500 words under the following headings:
1. Business Experience
Demonstrate how your business and managerial experience to date has provided some unique insights into business and business processes and how these can be made relevant to your class colleagues and in which modules of the course.
2. Interpersonal Skills
Demonstrate how your interpersonal skills will exceptionally enhance group based learning during your course.
3. Cultural and National Prospective
Outline your cultural and national prospective and demonstrate why this will be of interest to other members of an international class.
4. Special Attributes
Outline any academic or other specialised skill achievements that you possess which will enhance and contribute to class discussion and debate.
5. General attributes
Generally demonstrate why your application should be considered ahead of others from your region.

  • Award of Scholarships

Applications for a scholarship will be assessed by the admissions panel on a competitive basis.
Scholarships will be awarded to students on the basis of their potential contribution to the course, assessed by information gained from their application form, scholarship application paper, references, and any other relevant information.
Decisions on the award of scholarships will be made by the MBA Scholarship Committee. The MBA Scholarship Committee meets each month. When a decision has been reached this will be immediately communicated to the applicant.
The School will not enter into any correspondence about unsuccessful applications for scholarships.

  • MBA Scholarship Submission Deadlines

If you wish to begin your degree in September. Your completed scholarship application should be submitted by August 31.
If you are beginning your degree in January. Your completed scholarship application should be submitted by November 30.
For more information, and to apply, visit their website by clicking here.