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

Carnegie-Cameron Scholarship

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 2016/2017 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 September 2016 intake of the 2016/2017 session are open until Friday 19 August 2016.

Apply for the Carnegie-Cameron Bursary 2016/17


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 September 2016. Applicants who do not hold an offer of admission by the deadline will not be considered for the award.

Full eligibility criteria:

Carnegie-Cameron Bursaries Regulations (PDF 113KB)


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 September intake of the 2016/17 cycle are open until Friday 19 August 2016.

Apply for the Carnegie-Cameron Bursary 2016/17

Contact Claire Scullion for questions about your application.

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