Free places and help with fees 

Bursaries for Entry to Secondary 1 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 awarding 24 S1 bursaries to pupils joining the College in August 2017. 

In 2018/19 approximately £1.6m was available for our Senior School Bursary Programme. Currently 1 in 8 Senior School pupils benefit from Bursary support.

This extensive programme is possible with the support of the Aberdeen Endowments Trust; other trusts and funds; and the College’s own endowments. Our bursary support aligns 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 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 Thursday 10 January 2019. The application is available online and any questions can be directed to 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 this goal 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.