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About University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen International Study Centre is located right in the heart of campus at the University of Aberdeen. Established in 1495, the University is known for its long history of academic success and research excellence, combined with a modern approach to teaching and learning. By studying a pathway programme at the International Study Centre makes it possible for you to study at one of the United Kingdom’s oldest universities. With help and support from University staff and fellow students, you will graduate with the skills you need to change the world.

Quick Facts

  • Ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2021)

  • One of the top 180 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021)

  • Scottish University of the Year 2019 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019)

  • 1st in the UK for dentistry (Guardian University League Table 2021)

  • 2nd in the UK for medicine (Guardian University League Table 2021)

  • 3rd in the UK for sports science (Complete University Guide 2022)

Choose how you study

Whether you begin your education in a classroom on-campus or virtually from the comfort of your own home, you will receive quality teaching, expert support and be a part of the Aberdeen student community from day one. Every student studying will experience the highest level of teaching and student support, whether they study online or on campus.

Join Aberdeen on campus

  • Experienced teachers and support staff

  • One-to-one support at every stage

  • Additional health and safety measures

  • Blended learning, which is a mixture of face-to-face and virtual teacher-led learning

Start virtually from home

Students may choose to start their programme virtually from home – arriving on campus by 6th April 2022.

  • 21-day money-back satisfaction offer

  • Visa refund policy

  • Wider range of English language tests accepted (CAS requirements stay the same)

Life in Aberdeen

Find Your Passion

The Aberdeen Family is a supportive student community made up of 15,000 students from over 130 nationalities. Aberdeen provides a welcoming atmosphere where you'll make friends from all over the world make the most of your student experience by joining clubs and societies, with the University of Aberdeen offering over 150 for you to choose from. University societies are a great way to get the most out of your university experience. You'll be able to connect and make new friends outside of your programme and accommodation. Students are given the freedom to explore their passions and interests with other like-minded people.

"Societies are a great way to make new friends when you are a new student here and I have made many friends through those societies. It's a great social environment and a vibrant student body over here."

-Israr from Pakistan,Studies LLB Law

Aberdeen is known as the sunniest city in Scotland, and with a campus that’s only twenty minutes’ walk from the city centre, students have plenty of opportunities to get outside and explore their new home.

  • Aberdeenshire’s coastline is one of the 20 most iconic landscapes in the world (National Geographic)

  • The UK's 3rd safest university city (Complete University Guide, August 2020)

  • Joint most affordable city in the UK for students (QS Top University Rankings 2019)

  • One of the only places in the world to see the Northern Lights

"I have travelled before but I always wanted to live in a city like this. I love this place. I've dreamed of living in a place like this before and I can't believe this is happening. I really honestly love the city."

-Lea from Namibia, Studied MSc Finance and Investment Management

Students' Association

The Students’ Association (AUSA) is open to every student at the University. Members have access to expert advice and additional services, as well as the opportunity to meet new people, start new hobbies, develop existing interests and influence the student culture which surrounds them.

Advice Centre: Assists students with a range of issues, including accommodation, welfare, equal opportunities, healthcare, bus routes and more.

The Money Advice Service: Provides tips for budgeting, money management, and information on private accommodation.

University Sabbatical Officers: help with any problems students may encounter during their time at University. AUSA hosts an overnight support service called Nightline, a confidential listening and information service which is run by trained volunteers.

Joblink and Volunteering Centre: Supports and assists in finding part-time work and volunteering opportunities to enhance students CV.

Undergraduate Pathways

No matter your educational background or English level, Aberdeen will help prepare you for your undergraduate degree


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