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Baillie Gifford Access Scholarship

The Baillie Gifford Access Scholarship provides substantial opportunities for those intending to study at Grays School of Art.

Awarding Body
Baillie Gifford & Co
9 October 2022
Quantity of Awards
4 scholarships


Baillie Gifford & Co are an independent investment partnership headquartered in Edinburgh. With over one hundred years of experience, Baillie Gifford has £105 billion under management and advice in specialist equity, fixed income and multi asset portfolios for a global client base. The Baillie Gifford Access Scholarship is open to undergraduate students and provides funding support up to the value of £1,500 per year.

Successful applicants will be supported by the student support staff at the Widening Access Department. This is a student led process to facilitate both academic and personal success.


Eligible Countries of Residence

  • Scotland

Other Requirements

To be eligible for consideration, you must meet ALL of the following criteria: 

  • Meet the scholarship specific eligibility criteria 
  • Enrol full time in the first year of your chosen undergraduate degree programme at RGU 
  • Be Scottish domiciled and classed as a ‘home fees student’ 
  • Have not already obtained a first degree 
  • Reside in a low income household (in receipt of Educational Maintenance Allowance or eligible to claim SAAS bursary i.e. household income below £34,000) 

In addition you must meet at LEAST ONE of the following criteria:

  • Reside in a postcode area which is regarded by the Scottish Government as being within the 40% (Quintiles 1 and 2) most deprived regions of the country as categorised by Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD).
  • Have spent time as a Looked After Child or looked After and Accommodated Child, be that at home, in residential, foster or kinship care
  • Have completed an ‘Access To’ programme  

Full details of the selection criteria are available with the application form. 

How to Apply

Applicants for the Scholarship must have met the entry requirements of their UCAS offer from Robert Gordon University and have formally accepted the offer. Applicants must also have met the Access RGU scholarship eligibility criteria.

Application is by invitation only. Eligible applicants will receive an email with further direction.

Applicants need only apply once and awards will last the duration of your course of study.

Full details of the selection criteria is available with the application form.

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