Student Terms and Conditions

Student Terms and Conditions

A number of formal statements set out what you can expect from the University and what expectations are placed on you. This page lists 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.


The Student Accommodation Office details all the accommodation available to students, how to apply, and associated costs. The website also details everything you 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.

Every effort is made to ensure that the information provided to you is fair and accurate at the time of publication, however, as publications are 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

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.

Charter for Responsible Debate

The University has adopted the principles of the Young Academy of Scotland’s Charter for Responsible Debate to support open and constructive debate. The Young Academy of Scotland proposes nine general principles for responsible debate. These are grounded in an ideal of informed, respectful and inclusive collective decision-making. This is designed as a starting point to support discussion amongst those who initially disagree, but who listen well to each other in pursuit of common ground and common cause. The principles can be adapted and refined for specific contexts.

Please familiarise yourself with the Young Academy of Scotland Charter for Responsible Debate Principles.

Degree Regulations

Find out information on 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

Information on the main Information Technology policies and conditions that apply to students.

Library Regulations

Details the main University's Library Regulations that apply to students.

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.

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.

Student Debt Policy

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

Student Discipline

The Code of Practice on Student Discipline (Academic) and the Code of Practice on Student Discipline (Non-Academic) set out the procedures to be followed in the case of disciplinary offences by students.

Disciplinary offences are defined in academic and non-academic terms. Academic offences include, for instance, cheating in an assessment or at an examination, while non-academic offences include, for instance, damaging University property.

In addition to the electronic version, you can also access the Code in hard copy on request from: Registry, Kings College, Aberdeen AB24 3FX.