What courses are available?
The following websites are a useful source of information when considering which subject to choose or which university to go to.
How do you apply?
All applicants for full-time study on any UK undergraduate degree programme must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. UCAS manages the applications for all undergraduate (first degree) programmes at UK universities and Colleges. The application process is the same for International/EU and UK applicants.
Applications are made online through UCAS Apply. Your son or daughter will usually be guided through this process by their school or 6th Form College. Applicants have up to five choices on their UCAS application form and should ensure they have researched their choice of university or course before they apply. Applications need to be completed by 15 October for all Dental, Veterinary Science and Medicine applicants and anyone including the universities of Oxford or Cambridge among their choices. For all other applicants the deadline is 15 January.
Dr. Steve Townsend, BSc Admissions Selector
Applying for Medicine
If your son or daughter is applying for Medicine, only four of the five choices on the UCAS application form can be used for this purpose. Students are encouraged to use the fifth choice for an alternative programme. This will not prejudice your application in terms of commitment to study Medicine.
Useful information about applying for Medicine at the University of Aberdeen can be found at http://www.abdn.ac.uk/medicine/prospective/
How much will it cost?
Whether your son or daughter needs to pay fees, and the cost of those fees, depends on several factors. The position differs for students from different parts of the UK, or from within or outside the EU.
UK/EU Undergraduate Student Finance
Information about international student finance and fees:
International Student Finance
Extra help is available at Aberdeen in the form of scholarships worth £1000 a year for new undergraduate entrants. To find out more about our scholarships visit
Where will they live?
The University of Aberdeen guarantees accommodation in halls of residence to all new students who apply before the deadline, which is usually in August. Our Student Accommodation Office can provide full details of University accommodation and advise students who prefer to make their own arrangements.
You can find out more about our accommodation by visiting www.abdn.ac.uk/accommodation
Leith Forsyth gives the lowdown on Campus Services
What student support is available?
Our student support services rank with the best in the UK. We aim to look after the health and wellbeing of every member of our community and have a network of support in place to help students with their academic, personal and social life.
This includes helping new students to settle in when they arrive, and continuing to support them throughout their stay in Aberdeen. Visit our support pages for details of the support we offer students.
Parents' information evenings
Every year the university hosts a series of parents' evenings throughout the UK. These events provide parents of our applicants with a valuable opportunity to receive information on various aspects of university life.
The evening begins with an informal presentation which includes an overview of the University, information on finance and the admissions process, as well as student life.
Parents of Applicants will be invited to attend one of the events which are held annually throughout the UK in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in February and March.
Visiting the University
It is always a good idea for prospective students to visit the university they are thinking of applying to, if they can.
At the University of Aberdeen, prospective students and their parents can come to the general Open Day in August or arrange a visit though our Open Door Policy. Students who have applied to the University will also receive an invitation to attend one of our Applicant Visit Days with their offer letter, which are usually held in late February or March.