Bursaries and Scholarships

S1 Bursaries

We believe that a Robert Gordon’s College education should be available to any child regardless of family income. Remaining true to the philanthropic ethos of our founder, Robert Gordon, the College is proud to offer a Bursary programme that currently sees 1 in 8 Senior School pupils benefit from our programme.

In partnership with Aberdeen Endowments Trust; other trusts and funds; and the College’s own endowments, free and reduced fee places are available every year to pupils entering Secondary 1 (S1). We awarded 22 bursaries to pupils joining the College in August 2019.

Bursaries are awarded using a combination of academic merit and financial need. Bursary awards are only available to families with an annual household income under £80k. 

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.

Bursary applications for August 2020 entry will be available in the Autumn 2019.

S5-S6 Scholarships

Burnett Scholarships are available to pupils currently in Fourth or Fifth Year at other schools and offer up to half fee discounts to pupils of outstanding talent in academic subjects, in music, or in sport. 

Above all, Fifth and Sixth Year pupils at Robert Gordon's College form a vibrant community of ambitious and well-rounded young people, familiar with expectations of excellence and the rewards of hard work. Our pupils' success is founded on a strong sense of who they are, what they are capable of and what it feels like to be part of a happy and purposeful school community.

Candidates meeting the criteria will be expected to attend an interview at the College; there is no exam involved. 

Applications for Burnett Scholarships for August 2020 entry will be available in Autumn 2019.