A university has launched a scheme to attract students from poorer backgrounds.
The University of Aberdeen is offering applicants a free year in its halls of residence, which usually costs between £3,861 and £5,733.
The offer is only available to students who live in a postcode region deemed as being among the most deprived 20% in the country.
The university hopes to hit strict Scottish Government targets which require universities to have 10% of new undergraduates from areas classed as disadvantaged by 2021.
This year 33 students have taken up the offer, at a cost to the university of around £200,000.