Undergraduate pathway programmes
Your undergraduate degree at Aberdeen
Studying your undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen offers an immersive learning environment perfect for international students.
The undergraduate degrees at Aberdeen are all about choice. There may be many different subject areas you want to pursue before you find your passion, so programmes at the University offer a flexible approach to your studies. You can experiment with different subjects or create a unique learning experience of your own by swapping your subjects to find the perfect fit for you.
Outside of the classroom, you’ll be a part of a supportive and welcoming international community, helping you to make the most out of life in Scotland. Here you can make friends, meet staff and join clubs and societies to create a well-rounded undergraduate study experience.
Starting your journey at the International Study Centre
We offer a variety of pathway programmes to undergraduate study at the University of Aberdeen. Depending on your interests, academic background and age, we have a variety of routes for you to choose from. Our pathway programmes combine subject-specific modules with English language lessons and courses on how to improve your study skills, allowing you to progress to your degree with the skills to succeed.
You will be a member of the University community from your first day, studying a curriculum designed in collaboration with University of Aberdeen academics. Scottish undergraduate degrees are typically four years in length and your time at the International Study Centre will not affect this. Depending on the pathway programme you choose, you will transition to degree study in either your second or third year, still graduating in the typical four years it would take a domestic student. The only exception to this are the LLB and Medicine programmes which offer first year entry.
Undergraduate Foundation Programme
Spend three terms at the International Study Centre, before joining the second year* of your degree at the University. You will develop the academic, study and English language skills necessary to succeed in a wide range of degrees across the University.
* Some exceptions apply for LLB programmes.
International Year Two
If you have a higher academic background and English language level than our Undergraduate Foundation Programme, you can accelerate your learning by studying the International Year Two programme. Successful completion of this programme provides you with entry to the third year of a four-year undergraduate degree.