University of Aberdeen

2015 League Table Ranking 44
2015 Overall Score 696
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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 http://www.abdn.ac.uk/newstudents/

Accommodation

  • 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.
  • For 2013–14 self-catered accommodation costs £70 per week; catered options cost from £144.
  • Up-to-date information on University accommodation, including costs, is available from the Student Accommodation Office.

English language requirement

  • To study for a degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read and write English fluently. These skills will allow you to understand lectures, produce high standards of written work and perform well in examinations. Language proficiency is mainly assessed by referral to candidates' IELTS, TOEFL or PTE.
  • Academic qualifications. If you possess English language qualifications other than IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE Academic you are advised to contact our Language Centre for guidance on equivalencies.

Undergraduate standard

  • IELTS: listening 5.5 or above; reading 5.5 or above; speaking 5.5 or above; writing 6.0 or above; overall 6.0.
  • TOEFL iBT, TOEFL DI code is 0818: listening 17 or above; reading 18 or above; speaking 20 or above; writing 21 or above; overall 87.
  • PTE Academic: listening 51 or above; reading 51 or above; speaking 51 or above; writing 54 or above; overall 54 or above.

Medicine (MB ChB)

  • IELTS: listening 5.5 or above; reading 5.5 or above; speaking 7.0 or above; writing 6.0 or above; overall 7.0.
  • TOEFL iBT, TOEFL DI code is 0818: listening 21 or above; reading 22 or above; speaking 28 or above; writing 21 or above; overall 100.
  • PTE Academic: listening 51 or above; reading 51 or above; speaking 70 or above; writing 54 or above; overall 70 or above.

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

Contact

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

  • Tel: +44 (1) 224 272408
  • Email: david.stoll@abdn.ac.uk
  • Web: www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international

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. To find out more please visit www.ausa.org.uk

Advice for International Students

Advice

International Students in the UK

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