Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen, is the fifth oldest university in the UK and has been ranked in the top 20 universities in the UK by the Guardian University Guide 2022 and Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022. There are five Nobel Prizes associated with the University 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 Sir Duncan Rice Library, home to over one million books and special collections. The Sir Duncan Rice Library was named one of the most beautiful in the world (CEOWORLD magazine, 2016).
Aberdeen is one of the most affordable student cities in the UK. Rich in culture and history and surrounded by beautiful countryside and coastlines. Attractions include theatre, museums and art galleries, the picturesque area of Footdee, city centre shopping, sports, outdoor pursuits, festivals and lots more.
There are over 120 student clubs and societies, with something for everyone. The Students' Union building is spread over three floors, and includes shops, restaurants and a bar.
Students are well supported at the university with a number of dedicated services. This includes the accommodation service and the careers service which is in place to support students with all aspects of finding employment both during their studies and after graduating.
The university has three campuses: King's College and Foresterhill in Aberdeen, and one in Doha, Qatar. The university has an online learning offering and welcomes a diverse community of over 14,000 students from 130 nationalities.
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 to experience another culture.