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 13th 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 15,500 students from across 130 different nationalities.
Our 12-week Pre-Masters is perfect for students looking to expand on their subject knowledge whilst developing their English skills for study at a top-ranking UK university. We offer routes in both Business and Law and Science and Engineering, leading to a range of postgraduate degrees.
International Study Centre
Your journey to the University of Aberdeen starts at the International Study Centre. We offer a welcoming and supportive environment to help you thrive at university. Our pathway programmes are designed specifically for international students to succeed at a high-ranking university.
Join the International Study Centre
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