International Study Centre

Two students in the Sir Duncan Rice Library.

Discover the University of Aberdeen

Why study at the University of Aberdeen?

Studying a pathway programme at the International Study Centre makes it possible for you to study at one of the UK’s oldest universities. Established in 1495, the University is defined by a long history of academic success and research excellence, combined with a modern approach to teaching and learning. With help and support from University staff and fellow students, you will graduate with the skills you need to change the world.

Go Beyond Boundaries

Top 15 in UK

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

5 Nobel Prize winners

including the fields of Chemistry and Physics.

A diverse community 

of more than 130 nationalities, with 14,000 students and 3,600 staff.

Student satisfaction

Ranked 10th in the UK for overall student satisfaction*.

(National Student Survey 2023)

*The ranking is an aggregated mean average of the positive responses percentage across the 25 questions that are asked at all institutions, across the University. The ranking is based on the Guardian University Guide 2023 edition list of universities.

Students vote Aberdeen as a top 20 university in the UK

University of Aberdeen has been ranked in the top 20 of UK universities in 8 different categories by the StudentCrowd UK University Awards 2023, based entirely on verified student reviews:

  • #2 for value for money
  • #7 for Wi-Fi and internet
  • #13 for clubs and societies
  • #14 for best UK universities
  • #16 for careers service
  • #17 for course content
  • #20 for campus and facilities
  • #20 for teaching quality.
Faisal from Jordan holding a book.

The main thing that made me choose Scotland was number one, the safety here because Aberdeen is one of the safest cities in Scotland and in the UK in general. That's an important thing for me since back home was one of the safest places and my parents didn't want to put me in a place that's really difficult to live in. The quality of life here is really good because of the weather and it's on the sea, which I'm used to because back home I was living near the sea too."

Faisal from Jordan

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.