Welcome to the University of Aberdeen International Study Centre

Our university preparation programmes combine supportive staff who are experts in their subject with English language development, helping you to succeed on the undergraduate or postgraduate degree of your choice at the University of Aberdeen. 97% of students who completed their pathway programme at Aberdeen International Study Centre were offered progression to a degree course at the University of Aberdeen in 2023.

Top 15 in UK

The University is ranked 12th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2024.

World leading research

Staff at the University are experts in their fields, with 77% of research considered ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

Historical place to study

Enjoy a long history of academic excellence by gaining your degree at Scotland’s 3rd oldest university, and the 5th oldest in the UK, founded in 1495.

Join an international community

Get the best of both worlds by experiencing a rich British heritage, all whilst studying with 14,000 students from across 130 different nationalities.

Anastatia from Antigua

Youngest female astronaut: Anastatia’s journey from studies to stars

I read a little bit about it [University of Aberdeen]. I liked the buildings and the culture connected to it. I thought the community was very open and safe as well. Had I not applied for the University of Aberdeen and had all these little events not happened, it's likely we wouldn't be going on this trip. So I do feel a very deep connection to Scotland and the University also. I feel like it was all meant to happen.” 

Anastatia from Antigua
Undergraduate Foundation Programme
BSc Physics with Philosophy

Join us today

Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Aberdeen family.