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University of Aberdeen

Check whether the University of Aberdeen is right for you as an international student.

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Aberdeen, UK
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Study abroad at the University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is a world-leading university based in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. The university runs a pre-master’s program for those wanting to progress to further study in business and law, and science and engineering. These programs are offered to international students through the University’s international study center, which has a community of more than 130 nationalities. A pre-master’s program prepares you with the knowledge, skills and language lessons you’ll need for your postgraduate qualification.

As well as the academic benefits of a pre-master’s program, you will also have access to the university’s Career Ahead program. This initiative gives you resources and time to develop your employability skills, ensuring you are fully equipped to succeed in your career.

Why study at the University of Aberdeen?

  • Historic

    5th oldest university in the UK established in 1495

  • Research

    75% of researched is ranked internationally excellent or world leading

Life as an international student

The university’s international study center has experts in their fields with lots of experience in teaching international students like you. You’ll receive full support from the study center from the start of your program through to the end, and your progress will be monitored through assessments to ensure you are ready to move onto your postgraduate degree.

Accommodation for postgraduate students at the study center will be on or close to the main Old Aberdeen campus. You will be offered a single occupancy bedroom with ensuite options.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
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    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Badminton Courts
    • No. of Squash Courts 4
    • No. of Tennis Courts
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    • No. of Athletics Track 2
    • No. of volleyball courts
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 1
    • Restaurants 7
    • Cafe’s 6
  • Transport
    • Bike Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Praying Rooms
    • Chaplaincy
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Campus Pharmacy
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 100
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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University of Aberdeen

King's College, Aberdeen AB24 3FX

The Old Aberdeen campus is the historic heart of the University and combines immaculately preserved buildings with state-of-the-art facilities for learning, research, and recreation.

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