Free places and help with fees 

Bursaries for Entry to Year One of Senior School 2018-2019

Robert Gordon's College offers free places and reduced fee places to pupils every year for entry in to Secondary 1. Approximately £1.4m was available for our overall Senior School Bursary Programme in 2015-2016 enabling us to award 26 S1 offers. 

This is possible with the support of the Aberdeen Endowments Trust, other trusts and funds and the College’s own endowments. This is in line with the Charitable purpose of the College and our belief that a Gordon’s education should be available to any child regardless of family income.

These Bursaries are awarded using a combination of financial need and merit (as tested in the Joint Entrance Examination).  This examination is held towards the end of January each year for entry the following August. 

Applications for S1 Bursaries should be made by Tuesday 9 January 2018. Application forms and further information are available from the Admissions Office (select Admissions).

We hope many of your questions regarding bursaries are answered by our FAQ’s and financial assistance schemes summary

Information about the Bursaries from the Aberdeen Endowments Trust is available from the Clerk, Aberdeen Endowments Trust, 19 Albert Street, Aberdeen AB25 1QF (Tel: 01224 640194)

Through the Development Office, the College is striving to raise more funds for free and reduced-fee places and in recent years has met with considerable success.  It is a belief at the heart of the Robert Gordon’s College philosophy that the school should be accessible to all the community of North-East Scotland as it has been since its foundation.

The symbol of the Pelican represents the spirit of charity which infuses the Gordon’s tradition. Robert Gordon himself encouraged those who had benefited from an education at his ‘Hospital’ to give back to the school and generations of former pupils and supporters of the College have fulfilled his wish.