• Rank: # 220th QS Survey
  • 148

University Of Aberdeen

Founded in 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest and the UK's fifth oldest university.
  • A university ranked consistently among the world's top universities
  • Scotland's third oldest university and the fifth oldest in the UK, founded 1495
  • Five Nobel Laureates are associated with the University of Aberdeen
  • Community of 120 nationalities, with 14,500 students: 49% men 51% women, and 12% mature undergraduates
  • Aberdeen is Scotland's ‘safest university city’ (Complete University Guide)
  • Aberdeen is the second most ‘affordable student city’ in the UK (Royal Bank of Scotland Student Living Index 2017)
  • One of the largest wireless campuses in Europe.
  • Engineering and Technology graduates earn the highest salaries in the UK. (DfE LEO dataset, June 2017.  Median UK salary 5 years after graduation.)
  • Biology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology ranked equal first in the UK for student satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2017)
  • Civil Engineering, Physical Geography, Cinematics and Photography ranked equal first for teaching quality. (National Student Survey 2017)
  • Rated top in the UK in REF14 for environmental and soil science research
  • Top 30 in the world for Theology, Divinity and Religious Studies, top 50 for Engineering and top 100 for Archaeology, Agriculture and Forestry, Environmental Sciences and Anthropology (QS World University Rankings by subject)
  • 76% of research assessed through the UK's Research Excellence Framework (REF14) is ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’
  • Outstanding sports facilities include Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village and Aquatic Centre
  • Student clubs and societies ranked top in Scotland and 5th in UK (WhatUni Awards 2013)


# 220th

QS Survey 2023

# 158th

Times Higher 2022

# 205th

QS Survey 2022

# 57th

Times Higher 2021

Admission Criteria & Eligibility

   Undergraduate Standard
  IELTS Academic   Listening - 5.5 or above

 Reading - 5.5 or above
 Speaking - 5.5 or above
 Writing - 6.0 or above
 Overall - 6.0


 TOEFL DI code is 0818

  Listening - 17 or above

 Reading - 18 or above
 Speaking - 20 or above
 Writing - 21 or above
 Overall - 78

  PTE Academic  Listening - 51 or above
 Reading - 51 or above
 Speaking - 51 or above
 Writing  - 54 or above
 Overall - 54 or above
  Cambridge English
 Advanced & Proficiency
  Listening - 162 or above

 Reading - 162 or above
 Speaking - 162 or above
 Writing - 169 or above
 Overall - 169

At Standard XII a minimum percentage of 75% overall. Additonally, a minimum percentage of 80% in English at Standard XII or our normal English language requirements. The University of Aberdeen will also accept successful completion of the first year of a University degree programme as qualifying for first-year entry. 

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University Of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen, King's College, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom, AB24 3FX

Phone: + 44- 330- 333-0230
College Website