University of Aberdeen

Aberdeen, Scotland


The University of Aberdeen is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland. Founded in 1495, it is Scotland’s third-oldest university and the fifth-oldest in the English-speaking world. Today, Aberdeen is consistently ranked among the top 200 universities in the world and is ranked within the top 30 universities in the United Kingdom.

The university as it is currently comprised was formed in 1860 by a merger between King’s College and Marischal College, a second university founded in 1593 as a Protestant alternative to the former. There are two campuses; the predominantly utilised King’s College campus dominates the section of the city known as Old Aberdeen, which is approximately two miles north of the city centre. The university’s Foresterhill campus is next to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and houses the School of Medicine and Dentistry as well as the School of Medical Sciences.

Aberdeen has approximately 13,500 students from undergraduate to doctoral level, including many international students. Five Nobel laureates have since been associated with Aberdeen.

28 in League Table Ranking of The Complete University Guide
Type University Public
Year Founded 1495
Size Medium
14,150 Students


3,4 years
Course Durations Available

TEF Rating

This institution did not take part in the TEF. Participation is voluntary.

Courses Available

  • Accounting, Business, Management and Marketing
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Studies (Language, Literature and Linguistics)
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Law and Legal Studies
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Recreation, Sports and Fitness Studies
  • Theology
  • Veterinary, Agricultural and Food Sciences
  • Visual and Performing Arts


How to Apply?

Accepts UCAS

For International Students

6.0 Minimum IELTS Score
IELTS Requirement: Required
TOEFL, PTE, Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of IELTS)
Deadlines and Important Dates
Application Deadline for Medicine and Dentistry
Application Deadline for all other degrees

Cost and Scholarships

£ 20,000
Average Tuition Fee
(For International Students)

Types of Scholarships Available



Development Trust Scholarships
Total Worth 3,000 per year
Eligibility and Requirements Scottish and EU Students
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline May 25
Other Details Preference will be given to students who have one (or multiple) of the priority Widening Participation characteristics as defined by Scottish Government and the Scottish Funding Council. (See attached guidelines for full details) These characteristics include (but are not limited to) being resident in target postcode areas, attending a target secondary school, having experience of being in care and being an unpaid Carer. Financial need and academic potential will also be taken into account. 5 scholarships are available
Merit Scholarship
Total Worth 1,000 per year for four years
Eligibility and Requirements Rest of UK (RUK) i.e. English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students.Grades of AAB at A level or equivalent
Available for International Students No
Application Deadline --
International Undergraduate Scholarships
Total Worth Full tuition-fee for a year
Eligibility and Requirements International Students
Available for International Students Yes
Application Deadline --
Other Details If you are an international student entering into an undergraduate degree programme of at least four years duration the university will offer you a scholarship equivalent to the tuition fee in your fourth year. If you are studying a five year degree (excludes Medicine & Dentistry), the scholarship will be applied in your fifth year.