The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen. For information relating to your degree please check the online prospectus for specific requirements.


The University of Aberdeen welcomes applications from students from Colombia presenting a range of qualifications including

  • GCE A Levels
  • US High School Diploma (with other standardised tests including the SAT, ACT or APs)
  • International Baccalaureate

Students presenting the Colombian high school diploma are normally required to complete a recognised Foundation year programme for admission to undergraduate study.

Engineering: Students interested in Engineering have the option to complete an international foundation year, such as the one offered by Kaplan International Colleges in Nottingham, UK. This entails completing your first year at Kaplan, before transferring into the second year of either the BEng in Mechanical Engineering with Oil & Gas Studies, BEng in Petroleum Engineering, or BEng in Chemical Engineering.  The benefit is that you have a year of additional support to help you transition to the UK education system, while still graduating with a fully accredited degree from the University of Aberdeen within the normal time period.

Please refer to the Kaplan website for further information.

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here.

Postgraduate: Typically we require a Licenciado which is deemed equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree. A score of 3.5 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 3.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.