Campus & student experience
Discover the Aberdeen Family - a supportive student community made up of over 130 nationalities, so you can feel at home no matter where you’re from.
Join the Aberdeen Family
One of the benefits of studying at Aberdeen is being part of the Aberdeen Family. The Aberdeen Family is a welcoming and supportive network of staff and students from all over the world. Here, you will be able to embrace Scotland's unique heritage whilst also exploring the multicultural atmosphere of the city and University.
Societies are a great way to make new friends when you are a new student here and I have made many friends through those societies. It's a great social environment and a vibrant student body over here."
Israr from Pakistan
Studies LLB Law
Over 15,500 students at the University - creating a welcoming atmosphere where you'll make friends from all over the world
Sir Duncan Rice Library named one of the most beautiful in the world
CEOWORLD Magazine 2016
220+ sports clubs and societies so you can keep growing and learning outside of the classroom
Scottish culture in an international atmosphere
With students from more than 130 nations represented on campus, the University of Aberdeen is a truly multicultural place to be a student. Scotland may be famous for its iconic heritage — but alongside the tartan, bagpipes and highland cows, you will benefit from international cuisine, music and friendships.
Aberdeen boasts impressive facilities both inside and outside of the classroom. No matter your choice of subject, you’re destined to benefit from some of the multimillion pound investments made into study and research at the University:
- Bloomberg Terminal - helping business students gain real-world experience in financial trading.
- Sir Duncan Rice Library - home to seven floors of books on everything from the arts and humanities to science, as well as a gallery, 1,200 study spaces, and a break room with panoramic views of the city. The building itself has won many architectural awards and is made from more than 22,000 tonnes of concrete and 760 glass panels.
- One of the largest health campuses in Europe.
- Aberdeen Sports Village - Olympic-standard sports facilities open to International Study Centre students from day one.
Old Aberdeen campus
Living in Aberdeen
Choose Aberdeen as your base whilst you live and learn in the UK. Aberdeen is proud of its traditional Scottish heritage, but also embraces the international atmosphere made possible by its diverse residents.
Discover our accommodation options at the International Study Centre and find out more about your home from home as you experience your new life in Aberdeen.