Robert Gordon University School of Health Sciences Merit Scholarships
Number of awards in academic year 2015/16:
- MSc Clinical/Sports Biomechanics – 6 awards of £1000 each.
Course commences September 2016.
- MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration)/Doctorate of Physiotherapy – 9 awards of £1000 each.
Course commences January 2016.
- MSc Health Promotion and Public Health – 3 awards of £1000 each.
Course commences January 2016.
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.
You need to complete an application form and return it to the School.
Eligible Courses for the Merit Scholarships:
- MSc Clinical/Sports Biomechanics; scholarships available for overseas students only.
- MSc Physiotherapy (pre registration); scholarships available for both home and overseas students.
- Doctorate of Physiotherapy; scholarships available for both home and overseas students.
- MSc Health Promotion and Public Health; scholarships available for overseas students only*
* as UK/EU students already pay a lower fee on these courses (which are part-funded by the Scottish Government) there are no merit based scholarships for UK/EU students on these courses in 2015/16.
The School’s award panel will meet after the closing date 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:
i. Class of degree/CGPA/final score of first degree.
ii. Relevance of your first degree to the course you are applying for.
iii. The standing of the previous academic institution attended.
iv. 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 two 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; Terms and Conditions; Appeals Process.
Notification and acceptance
- Decisions will be announced at the end of November for the MSc (Pre-reg) Physiotherapy/Doctorate of Physiotherapy
- Decisions will be announced in December for the MSc Clinical/Sports Biomechanics and MSc Health Promotion and Public Health.
- Successful applicants will be informed in the first instance by email.
- Applicants will be required to respond by email to accept the offer. Failure to accept the offer will lead to the scholarship offer being withdrawn and offered to an alternative applicant.
Terms and conditions
- All scholarships are awarded in the form of a discount on fees paid
- 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 to the University within 23 days of the due date.
• In the event that a scholarship is withdrawn, you will need to pay the full fees due for your course.
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.