Prospective students

Prospective students

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FAQs

Undergraduate degree programmes

Last updated 04 February 2022

1. I am studying for an HNC/D at College but we are no longer sitting graded units, what does this mean for my offer to University?

The SQA has confirmed that in academic year 20/21 instead of sitting Graded Units HNC/D students will be awarded a mark based on quality assured grades from internal assessment in their College. The University will make offers based on these new grades. The offers will be at the same level as the former graded unit offers but the University remains in close contact with Colleges regarding the changeable situation. We recognise the disruption caused to education systems and learner journeys across the world. The University’s Admissions Selectors will be as flexible as possible while still ensuring that applicants are academically qualified for their chosen course of study.

We appreciate students may be worried about the situation but would like to encourage anyone to contact us at this time with any concerns they may have. Please email our dedicated Access and Articulation Team if you would like further information and guidance.

2. I am planning to apply for university for September 2023 and am concerned about the approach to awarding grades. How will this affect me when applying to start in 2023?

The University of Aberdeen recognises the disruption caused to education systems and learner journeys across the world. The University’s Admissions Selectors will be as flexible as possible while still ensuring that applicants are academically qualified for their chosen course of study. 

We understand that these are unprecedented times, but please be assured that, wherever you are from, we are looking at all options to support your future ambitions to join the University of Aberdeen. If you have any concerns, please email our enquiry team [study@abdn.ac.uk] to discuss your circumstances.

Postgraduate taught degree programmes

Last updated 04 February 2022

Are you accepting applications to join in September 2022 and January 2023 for Postgraduate Taught programmes?

If you are interested in postgraduate study at Aberdeen, whether in September 2022 or beyond, we would encourage you to apply. We continue to process applications as normal.

International applicants

Last updated 04 February 2022

1. I have an outstanding language condition attached to my offer - What should I do?

The University of Aberdeen has extended the range of language certificates and documents it accepts. You can find out more about the different options to meeting the required language standard here

The University of Aberdeen also offers a range of Pre-Sessional English courses, including 5- and 10-week options for students wishing to study with us. You can find out details here.

2. What travel restrictions are in place in Scotland?

Full details of the rules regarding travel to Scotland are outlined on the Scottish Government website: Coronavirus (Covid-19): international travel and managed isolation (quarantine).

The rules are different depending on where you are travelling from, and whether you are fully vaccinated. Please ensure you check the webpage linked above for the most up to date advice on travel arrangements, as these are changing quickly.

3. How can I receive my day two PCR Test?

Please check the Scottish Government travel guidance for up to date travel requirements.

If you are staying in University of Aberdeen accommodation and require a PCR test this can be delivered to you regardless of the date you arrive on site. Please ensure you provide your full address including postcode. If you are unsure about your address, please contact our accommodation team.

If you are arriving at private accommodation, please ensure you check arrangements with your landlord.

Vaccination

Last Updated: 20th July 2021

Visit our Vaccination page for FAQs and more information.

Deciding where to study

Last updated: 7 December 2021

1.I have an offer to study at the University of Aberdeen, and wish to come and visit the campus before I make a decision. Can I do so?

We have a number of excellent virtual campus tours available to watch. Check them out!

If you would like to visit the campus yourself, you can find our campus maps online. If you’d like some tips on where to grab a coffee, email the Enquiry Team on study@abdn.ac.uk who would be delighted to help.

If you are going to be in Aberdeen on a week day, and would like a tour of the campus, please email visitus@abdn.ac.uk, and we will see if we can arrange a tour. 

2. I have questions I would like to ask before submitting an application or accepting an offer. Can I talk to someone?

You can talk directly to current students and admissions staff via Unibuddy

You can take part in one of our online information sessions or virtual open days. Find out more here

If you are an international student, you can also join us at one of the online higher education events we are attending. Find out more here

You can always email our enquiry team at study@abdn.ac.uk, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Life in Aberdeen

Last updated: 7 December 2021

1. What restrictions are in place?

You can keep up to date with the current Scottish Government restrictions on their website

2. I have questions about the arrangements in halls 

Please see our Accommodation FAQs page for further information.

Contact us

Our phones are currently not in operation as we are working remotely from home. You can reach us by emailing study@abdn.ac.uk and by following us on social media:

You can also chat to our students and staff via Unibuddy.