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University of Aberdeen

Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Websiteinfo for exchange students
Language of instruction: English
Terms: Semester 1 (September - December), Semester 2 (January - May)

Specific Restrictions:

  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 5.0/9.0 (B)


  • Aberdeen has a lot to offer visitors coming to the sparkling ‘Granite City’. Shops, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, bars, nightclubs, sports facilities, music venues, art galleries, parks and gardens, sandy beaches, gorgeous countryside and a warm friendly welcome.
  • The University of Aberdeen was recognised as Scottish University of the Year in 2019, and is the 3rd oldest University in Scotland and 5th oldest university in the English-speaking world.
  • A new state-of-the-art Science Teaching Hub which is due to open in early 2022. The building has been designed around the provision of specialist teaching, training and learning for students across a number of disciplines, and will be a fully digitised space where students can benefit from advanced lab facilities that mirror industry standards along with cloud based learning systems that encompass live data acquisition and analysis capabilities.
  • Aberdeen Sports Village, located just across the road from the main campus, provides outstanding sports and exercise facilities, including a 50 metre Olympic swimming pool, a 25 metre Olympic diving pool, a full-sized 3rd generation FIFA approved indoor football pitch and exclusive memberships for students.
  • The Aberdeen University Student Association (AUSA) runs more than 120 departmental, cultural, creative arts and general interest societies and more than 50 sports clubs.
  • The city is only half an hour's travel away from the magic of Scotland's countryside, including the Cairngorms mountains, and the heart of the castle and historic whisky trail.

Area of study

  • Arts
  • Social Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Business

Exchange credit history

See the exchange credit history listing of courses that have been previously evaluated from University of Aberdeen. Note that this is a guide only, and not a guarantee that your courses would be evaluated in the same way.


  • On-campus housing: Available. New students are guaranteed a place in accommodation, either University-owned or with one of our preferred partners, provided the application reaches us by the deadline. For details, see the university's Accommodation website.
  • Accommodation mainly consists of apartment (suite) style living, with each student having his or her own single room. Some halls also have private en-suite bathrooms. Hillhead Student Village has both self-catered and catered accommodation, however, that a typical catered meal plan would not be as extensive as a meal plan at a Canadian university. The majority of students opt for self-catered accommodation.
  • Off-campus housing: Available

Medical Insurance, Immigration & Arrival

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