A number of formal statements set out what you can expect from the University and what expectations are placed on you. This page lists, in alphabetical order, the key documents you will need and directs you to the policy documents.

Academic Quality Handbook

Provides details of all the University's policies and procedures for teaching and learning.


Sets out latest fees, accommodation available, how to apply for accommodation through the University's Accommodation Service, and what students need to do before arriving.

Admissions Policy

Our admissions policy and links to the standard terms governing our offer of admission for students are available here:

Amendments to Programmes and Courses

The University will take all appropriate steps to deliver programmes and courses in line with the public information available via the University website, course catalogue and the online prospectus, in addition to that communicated orally, such as that at University open days. We make every effort to ensure that the information provided to you is fair and accurate at the time of publication, however, as it is prepared well in advance of the academic session to which it applies, changes to the information presented may have occurred. We explain in the document attached why details of your programme might change, and how you will be informed of this.

Appeals and Complaints

Provides information on the University's Appeals and Complaints Procedures, through which students may formalise their concerns about aspects of their academic experience or complain when they feel that standards of non-academic service have fallen short of that which they expected.

Degree Regulations

Regulations for Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates. General Degree Regulations apply to all undergraduate degrees awarded by the University of Aberdeen except for those of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, the Bachelor of Science in Medical Science and the Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Supplementary Regulations are specific to different degrees. Students must satisfy both General Regulations and Supplementary Regulations to be awarded a Degree, Diploma or Certificate.


Click on your year of entry and this will show you tuition fee rates that apply and any other related fees that you may be required to pay.

Intellectual Property Rights

Provides details of the University's policy and procedure on assigning of Intellectual Property Rights of students, arising in connection with a student's studies at the University.

IT Services

Details of all the main Information Technology policies and conditions that apply to students.

Library Regulations

The University's Library Regulations can be accessed here.

Postgraduate Research Students' Code of Practice

The Postgraduate Code of Practice for Postgraduate Research Students provides guidance and practical advice for research students, supervisors, Heads of School, Research School Offices and the Dean of the Postgraduate Research School.

It can be accessed from here.

Postgraduate Taught Students' Code of Practice

The Postgraduate Code of Practice for Postgraduate Taught Students provides guidance and practical advice for students, programme coordinators, and Heads of School.

It can be accessed from here.

Student Debt Policy

This details the University’s expectations and procedures for the collection of all student related debt.