University of Aberdeen


  • Scotland's third oldest university, founded in 1495.
  • First chair of medicine in the English-speaking world.
  • Five Nobel prizes have been awarded for work begun or carried out at Aberdeen.

Location and Transport

  • Aberdeen is a vibrant, creative and ambitious city, famous for its historic charm, a thriving economy and cosmopolitan community.
  • Voted Scotland’s safest university city.
  • The city is large enough to give the big city feel, but small enough for you to easily find your way around and make friends.
  • Based in the heart of one of the most beautiful regions of the UK, Aberdeen has something for everyone – our location means you can find yourself travelling from the busy city centre of Europe’s Energy Capital to awe-inspiring countryside and coastlines in no time at all.
  • Communication and travel links are excellent, with global air, rail and road connections, Aberdeen is easily reachabled from anywhere in the UK within an hour and a half. Local transport services offer a reliable and regular service throughout Aberdeen and the surrounding areas.