International Study Centre

Welcome to the University of Aberdeen International Study Centre

Our university preparation programmes combine supportive staff who are experts in their subject with English language development, helping you to succeed on the undergraduate or postgraduate degree of your choice. We can’t wait for you to join the Aberdeen Family.

Top 15 in UK and world top 200 university

The University is ranked 12th in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2023 and 192nd in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2023.

World leading research

Staff at the University are experts in their fields, with 77% of research considered ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

A historical place to study

Enjoy a long history of academic excellence by gaining your degree at Scotland’s 3rd oldest university, and the 5th oldest in the United Kingdom, founded in 1495.

Join an international community

Get the best of both worlds by experiencing a rich British heritage, all whilst studying with 14,000 students from across 130 different nationalities.

Join the International Study Centre

Application support

Receive guidance every step of the way, from enquiry to arrival, and start your adventure with us.

How we help


Learn more about visas and scholarships before you apply to the International Study Centre.

Discover the admissions process
Simba from Zimbabwe

You’ll get a very fulfilling academic experience, and also an all-around experience. It's a very diverse university, so you'll meet people from many nationalities. You’ll have the opportunity to grow as a person and to be a good functioning member of society, just by coming to Aberdeen."

Simba from Zimbabwe
Studies BEng Chemical Engineering