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University of Aberdeen


Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is one of the UK’s most internationally distinguished universities. Ranked in the World’s Top 200 Universities, it boasts a student population of around 14500 and a large international community of students and staff drawn from over 120 different countries. Located in one of the most dynamic, prosperous and beautiful regions of the UK, Aberdeen truly has something for everyone – from the bustling city centre of Europe’s energy capital to the superb and dramatic countryside and coastline in an area rich in historic and natural interest. Moreover, the city of Aberdeen is consistently hailed as one of the safest in the UK.

The University of Aberdeen is one of the oldest universities in Europe and the fifth oldest in the UK. Here, the 15th century remains very much alive, bringing a genuine sense of history to the daily life of a university firmly focused on the needs of the new millennium. Five Nobel Prizes have been awarded for work either completed or initiated at the University of Aberdeen, and our international reputation bears testament to a long tradition of excellence and innovation. Learning resources for students on our beautiful campus are first-class. At Aberdeen you will find ancient buildings side by side with modern, newly refurbished laboratories, excellent computing facilities and the latest library technology.

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  • Location
    Highlands and Islands
  • Registered students
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Academic specialism

  • More than 500 years of academic excellence.
  • Within the three colleges of Arts and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Life Sciences and Medicine, many degree programmes have been rated either the best in Scotland or in the top ten in the UK by numerous league tables.
  • Particular strengths lie in the university's founding disciplines of Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Medicine, Education, Divinity and Law.

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  • There is easy access to nearby hills and countryside, and Aberdeen itself has miles of golden sandy beaches.
  • Communication and travel links are excellent.