Carnegie-Cameron Taught Postgraduate Bursaries

The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland funds bursaries available to students on taught postgraduate courses at Robert Gordon University.


The University has received funding for 2015/16 for seven awards from the The Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland.

Under the conditions of the trust, these awards will be offered to Scottish students undertaking either a one year full-time or two year part-time taught postgraduate masters degree in any subject, excluding MPhil, offered by the University commencing in the 2015/2016 academic session.

Each award is worth up to £4,000 and will be deducted from the tuition fees due. If the course fees are under £4,000 the Trust will pay the lower fee amount.

Applications for the January 2016 intake of the 2015/2016 session are open until Friday 8 January 2016.

Apply for the Carnegie-Cameron Bursary 2015/16


Applicants must be Scottish by birth, descent (at least one parent born in Scotland) or have been continuously resident in Scotland for a period of at least three years for the purpose of secondary or tertiary education in Scotland.

A Bursary can be awarded only to a student on a one-year taught postgraduate masters degree course at the University. It is permissible that the ‘one-year' course be taken on a half-time basis over two consecutive years.

Applicants must already hold an unconditional offer of a place to study on a taught postgraduate masters course at the Robert Gordon University commencing in January 2016. Applicants who do not hold an offer of admission by the deadline will not be considered for the award.

Full eligibility criteria for the Carnegie-Cameron Bursaries for Postgraduate Masters 2015/16 (pdf 108kb)


Bursaries will be awarded on the basis of an overall assessment of the merit and promise of the candidate, including their financial circumstances.

While the most promising candidates will normally have a first-class honours degree or equivalent, this is not essential. The ultimate criteria for the award of a Bursary should be those envisaged by Andrew Carnegie - that the candidate be qualified and deserving, industrious and ambitious and that the candidate would derive particular benefit from a one-year full-time or two year part-time taught, postgraduate masters degree which he or she would be unlikely to enjoy without the award.


Applications for the January intake of the 2015/16 cycle are open until Friday 8 January 2016.

Apply for the Carnegie-Cameron Bursary 2015/16

Contact Claire McMillan for questions about your application.

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