Undergraduate Foundation Programme

Foundation programmes for undergraduate study


The Undergraduate Foundation Programme is the first step to academic success at the University of Aberdeen. Our specialist programmes help you to adjust to the Scottish education system whilst you develop your language and subject knowledge, as well as introducing you to University life in a friendly and supportive group of international students.

Why study the Undergraduate Foundation Programme?

  • Equivalent to the first year of your undergraduate degree (except LLB programmes)
  • Lessons taught in the same style as those at the University
  • Taught in the heart of the campus
  • Progression to the second year of your degree upon achieving the required grades with exception to the LLB programmes which offer first year entry only

Choose from four subject routes

Your study plan


The Undergraduate Foundation Programme offers multiple entry points throughout the academic year for you to choose from, as long as you meet the minimum entry requirements.

1 YEAR PATHWAY UNDERGRADUATE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME AT THE INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE* 3 YEARS AT THE UNIVERSITY GRADUATION
YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4
YEAR 1 1 YEAR PATHWAY UNDERGRADUATE FOUNDATION PROGRAMME AT THE INTERNATIONAL STUDY CENTRE*
YEAR 2 3 YEARS AT THE UNIVERSITY
YEAR 3
YEAR 4
GRADUATION
* This journey is not applicable to Undergraduate Foundation Programme - pathway to Medicine or for progression to LLB degrees.