University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is the UK’s fifth oldest university, founded in 1495. It boasts a large and diverse student community of over 14,500 students from 120 countries. They have outstanding teaching facilities, including world leading business and engineering schools. The university also offers international students free English language support sessions prior to enrolment.

Academic Strengths

The university ranks highly in almost all subjects but is particularly world leading in fields relating to petroleum, gas and engineering. The fact that five Nobel laureates have graduated from Aberdeen is testament to this.

university courses offered

Aberdeen offers both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in a range of different subjects. They are ranked first and second place for Dentistry and Medicine respectively (Guardian University League Table 2021). The University of Aberdeen offers over 400 undergraduate courses to study including courses in Accounting, Dentistry, Medicine, Law and Sports Science.

The University of Aberdeen also offers a range of different courses at postgraduate level, giving international students more options to study at the university. They offer over 150 Master courses including Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering, Creative Writing and Data Science.

Students who have previously applied with Global Study UK have selected Computer Science to study at undergraduate level. At postgraduate level, students have studied Medical Imaging, Artificial Intelligence and Data Science at the University of Aberdeen.


Aberdeen was known as the oil capital of Europe and is Scotland’s third most popular city. It is also known as “The Silver City”. They have a national park double the size of the lake district which surrounds the city adding a nature feel to the wonderful city. In addition, Aberdeen is rated the safest city in the UK giving more of a reason for international students to begin their studies in this incredible city. Furthermore, the city has a population of over 200,000 people with a vibrant nightlife, hundreds of independent shops as well as many independent café’s giving students who are new to the city a wide range of places to explore and adapt to the Scottish lifestyle.

International Student Support

The relatively new International Centre is home to a dedicated team of International Student Advisors. Here, students can meet informally and receive information. Students can also access exclusive trips away which are very popular and an excellent way to make friends.

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Entry requirements vary by course and country. Check the official University of Aberdeen website for more details regarding requirements.

English Language

Students require an IELTS score of 6.0 for Undergraduate study and 6.5 for Postgraduate study at this university.

Tuition fees

Students wanting to study an undergraduate degree here will pay tuition fees ranging from 18,000 – 20,700 GBP per year.
Students wanting to study a postgraduate degree here will pay tuition fees ranging from 17,000-19,000 GBP per year.
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