University of Aberdeen


Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is the fifth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The beautiful setting of the historic Old Aberdeen campus provides a daily reminder of the university's proud history and heritage. This hidden gem of Scotland, which was recently named amongst the Top Ten Most Beautiful Historic Universities in the UK by QS Top Universities website, features numerous architectural treasures including King’s College, with its crown tower and chapel, which dates back to the foundation of the University. The University of Aberdeen offers a number of programmes at Undergraduate, Postgraduate Taught and Research levels in disciplines including Law, Engineering, Arts and Humanities, Medicine and Science. The city of Aberdeen has been voted Scotland's safest university city.


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  • Average tuition fees - £16,825
  • Estimated living costs - £12,000
  • Minimum IELTS score - 6.5   
  • Student satisfaction - 87  
  • Employment prospects - 96
  • International student ratio - 32%  



  • The Times: 44
  • The Guardian: 46
  • QS World Rankings: 158
  • Complete University Guide: 40