Welcome to the University of Aberdeen. Founded in 1495, Aberdeen in one of the Ancient Universities of Great Britain and has a proud history of scholarship dating back over 500 years.

We have a long history of close educational links with North America, and welcome an increasing number of Canadian students to our beautiful campus each year. Some of our most famous graduates who have made a significant impact in North America include:

  • Bertha Wrenham Wilson, Canadian jurist and the first female Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Bruce Allan Clark, prominent Canadian lawyer and indigenous tribes activist
  • James Blair (1656-1743), founder and first President of the College of William and Mary in the USA
  • The Hon A Gail Prudenti, Chief Administrative Judge of the Courts of New York State
  • William Smith (1727-1803), the first Provost of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Dr William Thornton (1759 – 1828) the architect who designed the United States Capitol in Washington DC


Aberdeen is a recognised centre of excellence in areas including the Humanities, Divinity, Law, Energy, Environmental Studies and the Life Sciences. Our most popular programmes amongst Canadian students are Law, Medicine, Divinity, Anthropology and Engineering.

School of Law

The School of Law has recently launched a new 2 year accelerated option for graduate students wishing to obtain an LLB with English Law. This programme is ideally suited to Canadian graduate students looking to obtain a recognised Law degree. [find out more]

Scholarships

As part of our mission to attract the very best students to join our diverse international community, the University of Aberdeen offers a range of scholarships including the

Why Aberdeen?

  • Study at one of the Ancient Universities of Great Britain, with a proud history of scholarship dating back over 500 years
  • Be inspired by our beautiful historic campus, with ancient buildings alongside 21st-century research and sporting facilities
  • Earn a degree from a university ranked 137th in the 2015 QS World University Rankings, and 55th in the world in the 2015 CWTS Leiden Rankings (scientific impact).
  • Benefit from a flexible and broad-based four-year undergraduate system or graduate with a Master’s in one year.
  • We offer scholarships for Canadian students
  • We provide a wide range of on-campus housing options

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