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University of Aberdeen

2016 League Table Ranking 40
2016 Overall Score 733
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Pre-arrival and orientation

  • There are various events laid on to welcome new students, including information sessions and social events, and there is also a meet-and-greet facility to welcome students at the airport, etc.
  • To find out more please visit


  • Aberdeen is unusual for a big-city university in having a lot of student accommodation within walking distance of its main teaching site. There is a choice of University-managed halls and privately-owned and managed halls.
  • The majority of the University's halls of residence are located in Hillhead student village, which houses around 2,500 students.
  • Hillhead is a 10-minute walk to the University; there is also a bus service available.
  • All new students are guaranteed a place in university-run accommodation in their first year.
  • The halls of residence are a mixture of individual rooms within houses or flats, available on a catered and self-catered basis. All have full wireless (wi-fi) internet access.
  • Students do not have to move out of their accommodation each vacation.
  • Up-to-date information on university accommodation, including costs, is available from the Student Accommodation Office, or online.

English language requirement

Scholarships and bursaries

  • There are a number of scholarships that the university offers particularly to international students.
  • Visit the website for a full list of the scholarships available to undergraduate and postgraduate international students.

International Student Breakdown

Further information for international undergraduate degree students


David Stoll
International Officer
University of Aberdeen
Regent Walk
Aberdeen AB24 3FX

Why study at the University of Aberdeen?

  • International students make up a large part of Aberdeen’s student population. Over 20% of our student body is international.
  • Around 120 nationalities are represented. Aberdeen is Europe’s energy capital at the forefront of the oil and gas, and renewables industries.

Overseas campus

  • No overseas campus.

International organisations for international students

  • The university’s Students’ Association has over 150 societies and around 60 sports clubs on offer. All of these clubs and societies are open to international students.

Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2015–2016

The following are the typical annual course fees submitted to us by the university:

Type of Course Undergraduate Taught Postgraduate
Classroom £13,000 £13,000
Mixed - £16,200
Laboratory £16,200 £17,300
Clinical £28,600 -

Advice for International Students


International Students in the UK

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