A true Scottish welcome - International Students

A true Scottish welcome - International Students

The Scottish Government recently announced that the vaccination programme in Scotland has been expanded to include all international students.

By travelling to Aberdeen our overseas students become part of our local community, and we are delighted that the Scottish Government has provided this assurance. Meanwhile, discussions are continuing with the Scottish Government on quarantine arrangements for overseas students, with the current understanding being that students from amber list countries self-isolate in their home – whether that be University halls, purpose-built student accommodation, or private accommodation. Fully vaccinated arrivals from some amber list countries are exempt from the need to self-isolate. These rules can change, so please continue to monitor the Government website and University messaging that is being regularly released for the most up to date information. 

We will meet the cost of managed quarantine (up to a maximum value of £2250) for students travelling from UK red-list countries. Your quarantine arrangements will be based on the country you were in when you applied to study with us. More information is available on our Coronavirus FAQ webpage.

International students who are unable to travel to campus in the first semester can start their studies online and transition to campus once they are able to do so. The UKVI has extended Covid-19 visa concessions, students who start their studies online will qualify for the new Graduate Route visa if they arrive in the UK by 6 April 2022.

Please note that if you study on one of the following programmes, online only study may not be possible, due to accreditation, pedagogical or placement reasons:

  • Medicine (MBChB)
  • Advanced Clinical Practice (MSc)
  • Physician Associate Studies (MSc)
  • Dentistry (BDS)
  • Dental Technology (DipHE) and Postgraduate Dental Programmes
  • Education (including PGDE)

You can tell us if you require to study online via the Student Hub. Please note that we are not able to offer online study only as a permanent option for those registered on “on campus” programmes. As such, we can only guarantee that you can study online in the first semester, while arrangements for the second semester will be reviewed in the Autumn in line with restrictions.