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Undergraduate Foundation Programme

What is the Undergraduate Foundation Programme?

The Undergraduate Foundation Programme is the first step to academic success at the University of Aberdeen. 

Our specialist programmes help you to adjust to the Scottish education system whilst you develop your language and subject knowledge. You will also be introduced to university life and join a cohort of friendly and supportive international students.

Why study the Undergraduate Foundation Programme?

  • Equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate degree  and offers progression to the second year of your degree upon achieving the required grades (with exception to the LLB programmes which offer first year entry only)
  • Receive expert support from specialists at teaching international students
  • Lessons taught in the same style as those at the University
  • Taught in the heart of the campus

Key facts

  • Course length: Three terms
  • Start date: September, November (Enhanced Induction) or January
  • Term dates: Check the term dates
  • Fees: Check your programme fees
  • Scholarships: Learn more about available scholarships

Your study plan

The Undergraduate Foundation Programme offers multiple entry points throughout the academic year for you to choose from, as long as you meet the minimum entry requirements.

Undergraduate Foundation Programme Study Plan

* This journey is not applicable for progression to LLB degrees.

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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.