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    University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen

    Aberdeen, Aberdeen | Government University

    QS Ranking : 220 | THE Ranking : 192

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    About University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen

    The University of Aberdeen was founded in the year 1495 and has a history of over 525 years in education. The University of Aberdeen is a public research university situated in Scotland and became one of the UK's oldest universities after crossing many incredible milestones in the past. The university is Scotland's 3rd oldest university and the 5th oldest in the English-speaking. The University of Aberdeen strives to be committed to delivering outstanding teaching and providing first-class research facilities. The University of Aberdeen is a prestigious university that has students from over 130 countries and offers over 400 undergraduate programs and around 190 postgraduate programs like animal behavior, sustainability transitions, theology and disability, Viking, and medieval nordic studies. The University of Aberdeen offers these programs in over 10 different streams like engineering, business, arts, IT, law, Medicine, and more. The university also helps students find many work opportunities after study in the UK.

    The University of Aberdeen is a great institution for the year 2023 ranked 13th in the UK in the Guardian University Guide and 19th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. The University of Aberdeen has two main campuses in the UK, Old Aberdeen, and Foresterhill. The university also has an international campus in Doha, Qatar. It also aims to achieve this with a diverse community of people at the heart of everything. Therefore, the university encourages its students to push through any obstacles and helps them become strong and upright individuals. The University of Aberdeen top reason to study is the diversified student body, and quality education in addition to great research facilities. 

    The University of Aberdeen has a friendly, competent faculty on par with an amazing student union that conducts events, and workshops and even has societies for students to join and socialize. The additional University of Aberdeen facilities to guarantee a pleasant academic are accommodation, food spots, and cafés, three libraries and study spaces, a fantastic student union, a museum & study collection, societies, and sports clubs, Aberdeen sports village, career and support, counseling, science teaching hub, The InfoHub and managing student finance and language center for international students.

    University Highlights

    • The University of Aberdeen has been ranked in the top 20 universities in the United Kingdom by the Guardian University Guide 2021.
    • The University of Aberdeen ranks among the top 180 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021
    • Guardian University League Table 2021 ranks the University of Aberdeen 1st in the United Kingdom for dentistry, 2nd in the UK for medicine.
    • The University of Aberdeen has been ranked 3rd in the United Kingdom for sports science by the Complete University Guide 2022.
    • The university also offers sports facilities which include Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village and Aquatic Centre.
    • The university has also received recognition from other top publications like QS World Rankings, Shanghai Rankings, etc.
    • The University of Aberdeen has also formed collaborations with leading universities and associations for research and development and for developing the quality of education and new technology.


    Bachelors vs Masters
    Student Demographic
    • European union:   2160
    • Asian:   1535
    • Others:   745
    • African:   380
    • Indian:   145

    Other Highlights

    Institute TypeUniversity

    Ranking and Stats

    Ranking Body
    Overall Score54.8
    Overall Rank192
    Parameter Ranking
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    International Outlook

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    Education Level
    Duration60 Months
    Fees21.33 L/yr
    Duration48 Months
    Fees21.33 L/yr
    Duration48 Months
    Fees21.33 L/yr
    Duration48 Months
    Fees21.33 L/yr
    Duration60 Months
    Fees21.33 L/yr
    Duration48 Months
    Fees21.33 L/yr


    International Student
    17.64 L - ₹31.79 L/yr
    Local Student
    7.28 L - ₹29.33 L/yr

    Admission and Applications

    How to Apply to the University of Aberdeen

    Students applying for the University of Aberdeen London admission must follow a specific procedure. The students must verify and check the availability of scholarships and visa requirements before applying and the application must be verified to ensure fast processing of the application.


    Interested students must apply through UCAS and for part-time courses apply directly on the official website for undergraduate University of Aberdeen admission.

    • Browse the courses on the University of Aberdeen, and finalize the preferred course.

    • Visit the UCAS portal and enter the university code, and via the degree finder and click on the preferred course and register on UCAS for a new application.

    • Enter all the required information and attach the necessary documents.

    • Finally, pay the application fee and save the application form and print a copy.


    Interested students must apply through the Postgraduate Applicant Portal on the official website for postgraduate University of Aberdeen admission. And only for PGDE in Primary Education or PGDE in Secondary Education applications must be done via UCAS.

    • Browse the courses on the official website- and finalize the preferred course.

    • Then on the main homepage click on the ‘study here’ option, follow the postgraduate taught option, and finally, click on ‘How to Apply’.

    • Check the given information, through the postgraduate applicant portal and register and finally enter the required details and attach the necessary documents.

    • Check out the various scholarships available before applying.

    Documents required

    Candidates must submit all necessary paperwork along with their application for University of Aberdeen admission. The university's requirements for documentation must be met to ensure easy enrollment without any hassle.

    • Scanned copies of the official transcript issued by current or former university

    • Description of the grading system at the home university and an official translation into English as required.

    • Attractive personal statement of purpose.

    • Evidence of English language proficiency with scores for IELTS and TOEFL.

    • A copy of the students' passport and any current UK student visa.

    • Earlier visa refusal

    • Previous UK Study (PUK)

    • A portfolio of relevant work for practice-based courses like arts and music.

    • Two references or letter of recommendation either academic, professional, or employer references

    • Scholarships statements as proof

    • Proof of financial aid


    Students applying from India

    UG- Grade XII with a minimum percentage of 75 to 85 percent overall. Additionally, a minimum of 80 percent in English at Standard XII or the normal English language requirements. 

    PG - For State and Central Universities a minimum of 60 percent and for private and deemed universities a minimum of 65 percent.

    Students applying from Malaysia

    UG-Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a CGPA of 3.0 including a grade B or better in two science-based subjects, or Mathematics and a science-based subject.

    PG-Score of Class 2.1 or 3.3 - 3.5 (Islamic University - 3.0-3.2) from a top institution is considered equivalent to a UK 2.1, while a score of Class 2.2 or 2.7-3.3 is considered equivalent to a UK 2.2.

    Students applying from Sweden

    UG-Gymnasieexamen, C overall, including at least two B grades in science or mathematics or physics accordingly.

    PG-Kandidatexamen or Magisterexamen. A score of VG from a reputed institution is considered equal to UK 2.1, and a score of G is considered equal to UK 2.2.

    Campus Life

    • The University of Aberdeen campus life is fruitful because of the prospective students' on-campus amenities. And, additional information can be found on the university's official website- and the University of Aberdeen facilities are available for the remainder of the academic year. University of Aberdeen campus life is amazing because of all the facilities provided.
    • Food outlets and eateries include Hardback Café, MacRobert, Suttie Centre, SGT, Peppers, roots, noodle exchange, crisp, and Los Pollos Hermanos.
    • Sports clubs for American Football, Baseball, Boxing Club, Fencing, and more.
    • And events conducted by the Student Union include Virtual Yoga Class, Sip and Paint, and Casual Games Give it a Go.
    • Student union societies in Society, Arts, Music, Performance, Career and Employability, Faith, Cultural, and more.
    • Facilities for sports and fitness include The King's Pavilion, Balgownie at Bridge of Don, The Hillhead Centre, and Alt-Na-Giubhsaich.

    Campus Facilities

    Study Ameneties


    The University of Aberdeen has one of the biggest and best-equipped libraries in the UK. The library is also known as the Sir Duncan Rice Library which provides exceptional educational opportunities. The Medical Library and Taylor Library situated at the Foresterhill Campus provides specialized subject assistance and study spaces for students. The libraries since 1495 have been assembling resources and fostering education.

    Library services include-
    1.3 million books and online sources
    Over 1500 individual study spaces at three sites
    Bookable group-work spaces
    Specialist advise for Library and IT inquiries
    Assistive Technology booths
    Galleries and events areas for exhibitions and presentations
    Tours and workshops to enhance your study skills

    Ameneties Club


    The University of Aberdeen has a lot of cafes and restaurants on the campus and around it. The university has many options catering to the needs of students and takes into account the dietary requirements, like vegetarian, vegan, gluten, and allergens. The AberBean menu at the Old Aberdeen or up at Foresterhill has many cafes like The Hardback Café, MacRobert, Suttie Centre, Urban Café, and Foodstory. zero cafes, and, Starbucks.

    Students can check out the food available at the Student Union building like SGT. Peppers, roots, noodle exchange, crisp, Los Pollos Hermanos, Cocina Mexicana, The Bear Essentials, Union Brew, and Subway. The university also has mindful menus and The Works Bar and Bistro at Hillhead campus for choices in food.



    Students interested in sports can join Aberdeen University Sports Union which has 50 Sports clubs like All-Round Fighting, Floorball, Kickboxing Club, Shinty, Triathlon, and Weightlifting.

    There are other sports services are exercise classes for aerobics, circuits, sports conditioning, box fit, body conditioning, step, studio cycling, and more. Additionally, the Aberdeen Sports Village has a 50-meter, 10 lanes Olympic standard swimming pool, sauna, and steam room. Large multi-purpose sports hall, 4 squash courts, a large fitness suite and performance gymnasium, 2 studios, a 400-meter outdoor athletics track and stadium, and more.


    Transport Facility

    The University of Aberdeen is located in such a city with an excellent public transport system that runs day and night.

    For students traveling by train, the Aberdeen Train Station is a 10-minute bus ride from the University's main (King's College) campus or a 25-minute walk. Students can issue a 16 to 25 railcard to reduce travel fares.

    And students wishing to travel by coach is the best option with the first-class roads south to Edinburgh, Glasgow, and onwards, linking Aberdeen with other UK's major cities. Many travel card schemes make coach travel popular with students. Students can also check out Citylink, Megabus, and National Express.

    For traveling within the campus, students can travel via cycle or walking. This is the most sustainable way of traveling which will even act like a good exercise.


    The University of Aberdeen provides accommodation for all students like Erasmus,

    new undergraduate, PGDE, postgraduate, returning undergraduate, and study abroad exchange. The types of rooms available are catered and self-catered and are either

    • Single Bedroom (Ensuite Toilet and Shower) or

    • Single Bedroom (Shared Toilet and Shower) or

    • Single Bedroom with washbasin (Shared Toilet and Shower)

    Accommodation in UK is provided in the range of £92 to £156 at

    • Fyfe House

    • Wavell House

    • North Court

    • Keith House

    • Grant Court

    • Hector Boece Court

    • Adam Smith House

    • Kings Hall

    • South House

    • Elphinstone Road Flats

    • New Carnegie Court


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