At the University of Aberdeen, ancient meets modern. Founded in 1495 by Bishop Elphinstone, it boasts 500 years of excellence, and in the 21st century has secured a position as a leading international learning centre. Far from being stuck in the past, the university offers free campus-wide Wi-Fi, superb new sports facilities, and a jaw-dropping new multimillion pound library delivers world-class inspiration.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

This institution did not take part in the TEF. Participation is voluntary. Find out more about TEF.

International Student Statistics

5,225 international students in 2016–17

Welcome Arrangements

  • Aberdeen has long welcomed international students from around the world, and currently has a large community of students and staff from over 120 different countries.
  • The university's International Office advises students before, during and after their application to study at Aberdeen.

English Language Requirements

  • The university has a set minimum entry for the level of English, to ensure sufficient language skills for a student's studies.
  • Please refer to the university website for information about English language requirements and the English courses offered by the university's language centre.

Accommodation for International Students

  • All new undergraduate and postgraduate students are guaranteed an offer of single accommodation, either owned by the university or a preferred partner, provided their application is received by the deadline. Terms and conditions apply.

International Tuition Fees

The following are the typical annual course fees for overseas students submitted to us by the university (Reddin Survey of University Tuition Fees 2018–2019). Always confirm individual course fees with the university.

Type of Course Undergraduate (£) Taught Postgraduate (£)
Classroom 14,600 15,000
Mixed - -
Laboratory 18,400 18,900
Clinical 39,000 -
Teaching takes place in a classroom or ordinary lecture theatre. Subjects with classroom teaching might include history, maths and philosophy.
Subjects taught in classrooms and laboratories, such as languages.
Much of the teaching may take place in a laboratory and includes biology, chemistry and physics.
Clinical subjects can include dentistry, medicine and veterinary medicine.