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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.

Flexible study options

Starting in January? You can choose to join us on campus for your programme or start online from home. Find out more about preparing to study at the International Study Centre.

A world top 160 university

The University is ranked 158th and 22nd in the UK in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022, as well as ranked 20th by The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.

World leading research

Staff at the University are experts in their fields, with 76% of research considered ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework 2014.

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 15,500 students from across 130 different nationalities.

Start your journey with us

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