International Study Centre

Students walking through Aberdeen

Study in Scotland

An ancient yet innovative education system

Every year, thousands of international students choose to study in the UK. Universities here are respected around the world for their high quality of education and welcoming and supportive multicultural atmosphere. The United Kingdom is made up of four countries: England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The University of Aberdeen is located in Scotland, the northernmost of the four countries.

Studying in Scotland is unlike studying elsewhere in the UK. Degrees here are flexible, allowing you to find the right specialism for you. If you are an undergraduate student, you’ll study for four years rather than the typical three — a system that has been implemented across the world, from the USA to China.  Postgraduate students will benefit from developing their knowledge in a country home to some of oldest universities in the world.

Why study in Scotland?

  • Develop your English skills: By studying in a native English speaking country, you’ll be able to practice your language skills both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Get the most out of your degree: Scotland’s flexible degree structure means you’ll have a more unique learning experience related to your interests.
  • Discover a new culture: There is so much to see and do in Scotland – whether you’re on campus, exploring the city, or discovering the wild countryside.
  • Get a world-recognised degree: Degrees from the UK universities are renowned all over the world and can lead you to a variety of careers worldwide.

Work after study

Start your career in the UK with the new Graduate Immigration Route – a two-year post-study work visa for international students graduating from UK universities. Study a pathway programme and take the first step towards working in the UK.

Discover the Graduate Immigration Route

Hear from our students and staff

There’s no better way to discover what life is truly like in Aberdeen than hearing students and staff from the University give their opinions of the city. Discover the best places to go, the international atmosphere, and what the weather in Scotland is really like.