Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is one of the UK’s most internationally distinguished universities. It has a student population of around 15,000 and a large international community of students and staff from over 120 different countries. Aberdeen is a full spectrum University and offers around 550 bachelor degree programmes and 140 master’s degree programmes.
Learn more about why you should consider studying in Scotland at Aberdeen below and arrange a free consultation with SI-UK in Nairobi or Mombasa to so we can assist with your application to study in the UK.
Five Reasons to Study at Aberdeen University
1. Scottish University of the Year
In 2019, Aberdeen was named the Scottish University of the Year by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide and was judged to have performed strongly across the teaching quality, degree outcomes, and graduate prospects categories.
Professor George Boyne, Principal, said: “This is a major honour and a testament to the efforts of our staff and students, as well as the great sense of identity and community that we have at Aberdeen.”
2. Future Employability
Aberdeen courses are designed to provide a professionally orientated education and the majority of courses at the University have professional accreditations, with programmes taught by leading practitioners. Aberdeen graduates earn some of the highest starting salaries in the UK and the University offers a professional Careers Service for life in order to maximise employability.
3. Great Scholarships
The University of Aberdeen offers a selection of scholarships and funding opportunities to international students from all over the world every year. Competition for funding can be fierce though and once you have decided what to study, it is important to submit your funding application quickly.
4. International Outlook and Impact
The most recent Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings placed the University 31st in the world for the positive impact it has on society, and 5th in the world for responsible consumption and production It also rose to 28th in the world for its International Outlook,
5. The City of Aberdeen
Located in the northeast of Scotland, Aberdeen is a beautiful, historic city which offers a wide variety of activities for students to do away from their studies. A combined student population of 50,000 means pubs, restaurants and coffee shops are always bustling, with museums and galleries offering more peaceful retreats. The Aberdeen coastline stretches for miles, whilst Aberdeenshire provides historic castles, rivers and mountains to explore.
Study at Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen has a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses available to apply for today. Learn more about how we can help you successfully apply to study at Aberdeen by visiting SI-UK for a free consultation in Nairobi or Mombasa.