Applications for full-time undergraduate degree programmes at Aberdeen - as to other UK universities - are made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The exceptions are for part-time courses, and non-graduating or visiting students, who apply direct to the University.
You apply online to UCAS and schools and colleges can provide advice and guidance. UCAS will accept applications for 2014 from September 2013. If you wish to contact UCAS from outside the UK, you can write to them at the address provided, or you can visit their website. UCAS expects to receive most applications electronically through Apply. This electronic system contains the most up-to-date course information, is quicker to use, and, as you are using the Internet, you can complete your application anytime.
Your completed application should be submitted (preferably via Apply) to UCAS with the applicant's fee of £22. If you wish to apply for only one course at one institution, a reduced price of £11 applies. For all applicants, there are full instructions to make it as easy as possible for you to fill in your online application, plus help text where appropriate.
You may apply to up to five institutions on the full-price UCAS application. You should list your choices in the order in which they appear in the Handbook. Applicants for Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science should list no more than four such courses in their five choices.
Although admission at Aberdeen is to a degree and not to a particular Department or subject, you should still enter your preferred degree programme title and UCAS code in your UCAS application. However, in most cases it is easy to change your degree preference after you have begun your course.
Your school or college will provide you with full assistance on how to use Apply. For information, the contact details for UCAS are:
New Barn Lane
Gloucestershire GL52 3ZA
Tel +44 (0)871-468 0468
UCAS Code: A20, The University of Aberdeen
Short Code: ABRDN