The University of Aberdeen, founded in 1495, is the fifth oldest university in the UK. Scottish University of the Year 2019, 96% of graduates go on to find work within six months of leaving. There have been five Nobel Prizes across medicine, nutrition, chemistry, and physics with new ground-breaking research and innovation continuing to this day.
Facilities include the Olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village and an Aquatic Centre. There are also four libraries, including the university's main GBP 57 million Sir Duncan Rice Library, home to over one million books and special collections.
Aberdeen is one of the most affordable student cities in the UK. Rich in culture and history and surrounded by beautiful countryside and coastlines, there is plenty for students to do and see outside of the classroom. Attractions include theatre, museums and art galleries, Footdee, Union Square, sports, outdoor pursuits, festivals and lots more.
There are over 120 award-winning student clubs and societies, 1st in Scotland and 5th in the UK. These range from the Yoga Society to the Ice-Skating Society. The Students' Union building is spread over three floors, and includes shops, cosmopolitan restaurants and a bar.
Students are well supported at the university with a number of dedicated services. This includes the accommodation service, which helps with finding housing and the careers service which is in place to support students with all aspects of finding employment after graduating, from CV writing to interview preparation.
The university has three campuses, Kings College and Foresterhill in Aberdeen, and one in Doha, Qatar. The university welcomes a diverse community of over 14,000 students from 130 nationalities to these sites. It also runs an International Exchange Programme with partner universities globally. Students also have the chance to take part in the Erasmus exchange programme to spend some of their course in another country and experience another culture.