Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Computing Merit Scholarships, UK


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July 29, 2016

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Robert Gordon University Aberdeen Computing Merit Scholarships

The School of Computing and Digital Media is pleased to offer a number of merit scholarships to outstanding students who wish to study an MSc course at the School either in January 2016, September 2016 or in January 2017. Please read through the following information carefully. 

  • Number of awards in academic year 2015-16: around 25-30
  • Value of awards in academic year 2015-16:
    • Part-fee: £1,000-£2,000 per award.
  • Who can apply: You may be an international student or you may be a UK / EU student wishing to study on a full-cost course (a course with a fee of at least £7000 for home/EU students). There is a list of eligible courses in section 2 below.
  • You need to complete an application form and return it to the School together with supporting documentation (see below).

How to Apply

We must receive your completed application by the due date:

  • If you are starting your course in September 2015 you must submit your application by 31 July 2015. If you submit your application by 15 May 2015 you will get an answer in June 2015
  • If you are starting your course in January 2016 you must submit your application by 4 December 2015
  • If you are starting your course in September 2016 you must submit your application by 29 July 2016. If you submit your application by 13 May 2016 you will get an answer in June 2016

Please note that in order to be considered for a scholarship, you must already hold an offer of a place to study on an eligible course at the School commencing session 2015-16 or 2016-17. You must therefore ensure that your application for a place is submitted well in advance.

Please download the Application Form and return it to us as a scanned copy by e-mail.

Computing Merit Scholarship Application Form (DOC 320KB)

Your application must contain a short supporting statement, which should address the following points: 

  1. Why you are applying for the scholarship.
  2. How you will benefit from the opportunities that being given the award will provide;
  3. How you would contribute to the University community during your studies here.

You may refer to activities, achievements and personal qualities which are particularly relevant to your application.

Applications must be complete.

Applications which are incomplete, missing required data or are illegible will be considered invalid.
You may only apply for an award once. Multiple applications will not be considered.

Eligible Courses

  • Software Technology with Network Management PgCert/PgDip/MSc
  • IT for the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Information and Network Security MSc/PgD/PgCert
  • Data Science MSc/PgD/PgCert

Awards criteria

The School's award panel will meet in May, August and December to consider all eligible scholarship applications received by the due date.

The School will assess all applications against the following criteria:

  • Previous academic record and your suitability for postgraduate study in School, ie 
  1. Class of degree / CGPA / final score of first degree
  2. Relevance of your first degree to the course you are applying for
  3. The standing of the previous academic institution attended
  4. Any prizes or awards given to you in your first degree
  • Relevant industrial or professional experience
  • Evidence of workplace experience that is relevant to the course you are applying for
  • Personal achievements - evidence of personal achievements in your life to date which indicate your ability to contribute to the wider life of the University community during your studies and the professional community that you will be joining on graduation. 
  • In the event that 2 applications are scored identically and only one award is available, the panel will award the scholarship to the first application received, using the date of receipt in the University as the relevant date.

Notification and acceptance

  • Decisions will be announced 2-3 weeks after the relevant deadline.
  • Successful applicants will be informed in the first instance by email.
  • Applicants will be required to respond by email to accept the offer within two weeks of receiving the offer. Failure to accept the offer will lead to the scholarship offer being withdrawn and offered to an alternative applicant.

Appeals process

All decisions on scholarship applications will be made by the School's Scholarship Panel. All decisions are final and we cannot enter into correspondence with unsuccessful applicants. There are no grounds for appeal against an unsuccessful application with the following exception:

  • Where there is evidence of alleged improper conduct or irregular procedure during the scholarship awards process.

If you wish to appeal on the above ground, you should write in the first instance to the Head of School, outlining your evidence of alleged improper conduct or irregular procedure during the awards process. The Head of School will respond to you within 20 working days.

Terms and Conditions

  • All scholarships are awarded in the form of a discount on fees paid.
  • Scholarships will not be awarded to candidates whose fees are paid by a funding body (i.e. already have another scholarship to pay their fees).
  • Scholarship recipients may be asked to act as ambassadors for the course.
  • A scholarship will be withdrawn if:
    • You fail to accept the offer within the time permitted.
    • Your scholarship or University application is found to contain incomplete or inaccurate information.
    • You are found to have committed academic misconduct once enrolled at the University.
    • You are found to have committed non-academic misconduct once enrolled at the University.
    • You fail to pass module assignments or end of module exams at the first attempt once enrolled on your course.
    • You defer your offer of a place, suspend your studies, withdraw from the University or are suspended or withdrawn from the University.
    • You fail to make payment for fees due (if applicable) to the University within 23 days of the due date.


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January 22, 2016
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