International Study Centre

Two students in the Sir Duncan Rice Library.

Discover the University of Aberdeen

Why study at the University of Aberdeen?

Studying a pathway programme at the International Study Centre makes it possible for you to study at one of the United Kingdom’s oldest universities. Established in 1495, the University is defined by a long history of academic success and research excellence, combined with a modern approach to teaching and learning. With help and support from University staff and fellow students, you will graduate with the skills you need to change the world.

Top 20 UK University

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

Ranked 158th in the world

THE World University Rankings 2022

130 nationalities
on campus

The UK's 5th oldest university
founded in 1495

Students vote Aberdeen as a top 20 university in the UK

University of Aberdeen has been ranked in the top 20 of UK universities in 7 different categories by the StudentCrowd UK University Awards 2022, based entirely on verified student reviews:

3rd for course content
4th for value for money
5th for wi-fi and internet
7th for teaching quality
11th for campus and facilities
11th for clubs and societies
15th for careers service