University of Aberdeen

Why Study Here

The University of Aberdeen is the fifth oldest university in the UK and, over the past 500 years, we have consistently offered life-changing opportunities to all of our students. The Complete University Guide ranked the University 29th in the UK in their 2020 league tables, with a top 10 in subjects such as Accounting & Finance, Engineering, Linguistics, Sports Science and Law.

The university at a glance

  • Over 1,400 students
  • 130+ nationalities
  • Over 150 sports clubs
  • Olympic Standard sports facilities
  • Almost 370 first degree programmes
  • Associated with Five Nobel prizes

Based in the heart of one of the most dynamic and beautiful regions of the UK, Aberdeen really has something for everyone. In a matter of minutes you can find yourself travelling from the bustling city centre of Europe’s Energy Capital to touring through awe-inspiring countryside and coastlines.

Fascinating facts about Aberdeen

  • Consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live and work in the UK
  • Scotland’s third largest city
  • Named Scotland’s Safest University City (source: Provident, Sep 2017)
  • Vibrant and cosmopolitan community

Top tips for Clearing

  • Prepare for results day and keep calm.
  • Start the process as soon as you can.
  • Have your information on hand, including your UCAS number.
  • Do your research beforehand – know what study areas you are interested in.
  • Ask the team questions – this will help make decision making easier.


We have a range of accommodation options* to suit everybody, located in or close to King's Campus, Hillhead Student Village and the City Centre. These are just a few of the many benefits to living on campus:

  • 24 hour, 7 days a week senior management and friendly face presence, responding to and assisting with everything from being locked out, a blocked drain or just someone to talk to.
  • Although just a short 10 minute walk to the main academic campus, Hillhead Student Village enjoys great transport links with a regular and direct bus service to our King's and Foresterhill campuses and the City Centre.
  • Guaranteed accommodation* for all new students.
  • Priority access to a fantastic £7 million student services building: HeadSpace.
  • A great range of catered room packages and food and drink meal plan options.
  • Living on campus is truly part of the University and Student Life experience.

 *See our website for Terms & Conditions related to guaranteed accommodation.