Entry Requirements

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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.

Undergraduate: Please contact David Stoll with your qualifications.

Postgraduate: Diplomë universitare is insufficient for entry. Kandidat i Shkencave (Candidate of Sciences), Masters level will be considered. A score of 8.5-9.5 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1 while a score of 8-8.5 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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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.

Undergraduate
Arts and Social Sciences: Overall 18
Science: A minimum average of 18 with grades 18 or more in each of two specific science subjects.
Engineering: A minimum average grade of 18 with grades of 18 or more in Maths and Physics.
Medicine: Please refer the School of Medicine and Dentistry website for information on entry requirements and how to apply.

Postgraduate: 4-year Licenciado is deemed equivalent to a UK bachelors degree. A score of 15/20 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1 while a score of 13-14/20 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Flag of ArgentinaArgentina

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.

Undergraduate

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

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

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

Medicine - For detailed information, please visit the Medicine and Dentistry website.

Postgraduate

Typically we require a four year Bachelors degree: A promedio of 7.5 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1 while a score of 6.0/6.5 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. 

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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.

Undergraduate

Reifeprüfungszeugnis/Maturazeugnis

Arts & Social Sciences: 2 overall
Science: 2 overall, 2 in two science subjects
Engineering: 2 overall, 2 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 1.5 overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateA Bachelor's degree, Diplomstudium/Magister with a score of 60% or B or 2.7 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 50% or C or 3.1 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2

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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.

Undergraduate:

Science: A minimum average grade of 4 or more, including 4 or more in two specific science or maths subjects. In addition we require successful completion of the first year of an appropriate BSc degree programme at a university in Azerbaijan with a good average grade, or satisfactory completion of an approved science foundation course. 

Engineering: A minimum average grade of 4 or more, including 4 or more in Maths and Physics. In addition we require successful completion of the first year of a BEng degree programme at a university in Azerbaijan with a good average grade, or satisfactory completion of an approved foundation course. 

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: A score of 4.3-4.69 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 3.9-4.29 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. 

 

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Flag of BahrainBahrain

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.

Undergraduate

Thanawiyah

Science: A minimum average mark of 60%, including 60% or more in Mathematics and a science subject. In addition we require successful completion of the first year of an appropriate BSc degree programme at a university in Bahrain with a good average grade, or satisfactory completion of an approved science foundation course.

Engineering: A minimum average mark of 60%, including 60% or more in Mathematics and Physics. In addition we require successful completion of the first year of an appropriate BSc/BEng degree programme at a university in Bahrain with a good average grade, or satisfactory completion of an approved science foundation course.

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: A score of 2.7-3.3/4.0 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 2.2-2.6/4.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Flag of BangladeshBangladesh

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.

Undergraduate

Higher Secondary Certificate

Science: A minimum GPA of 3.0, with 3.0 or more in Maths and a science subject. In addition we require successful completion of an appropriate BSc degree programme at a university in Bangladesh with a good average grade, or successful completion of an approved science foundation course. 

Engineering: A minimum GPA of 3.0, with 3.0 or more in Maths and Physics. In addition we require successful completion of an appropriate BEng degree programme at a university in Bangladesh with a good average grade, or successful completion of an approved foundation course. 

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: A score of 65% to less than 75% from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 60% to less than 65% is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. This depends on the reputation of the university and the specific discipline of the degree taken. 

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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.

Undergraduate

Certificat d'enseignement secondaire superieur or DVHSO


Arts & Social Sciences: 70% overall
Science: 70% overall, 70% in two science subjects
Engineering: 70% overall, 70% in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 75% overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateTypically we require a Bachelor degree/Licenciaat/Licencie. A grade of Summa Cum Laude from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a Magna Cum Laude is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. 

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Flag of BoliviaBolivia

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.

Undergraduate

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

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

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

Medicine - for detailed information, please click here.

Postgraduate

Typically the Licenciado is deemed equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree. A score of 75 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 63 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. 

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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.

Undergraduate

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

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

Students presenting the Brazilian 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: Please refer the School of Medicine and Dentistry website for information on entry requirements and how to apply.

 

Postgraduate: Typically the Bacharel/Licenciado/Licenciatura is deemed equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree. A score of 7.5 or 75 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 6.5 or 65 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. For other grading systems, please contact the International Office. 

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Flag of BruneiBrunei

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.

Undergraduate: Coming soon!

Postgraduate: A score of 60% or B or 3.1 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 50% or C or 2.7 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. 

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Flag of BulgariaBulgaria

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.

Undergraduate

Diploma za sredno obrazovanie


Arts & Social Sciences: 5.5 overall
Science: 5.5 overall, 6 in two science subjects
Engineering: 5.5 overall, 6 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 5.5 overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateTypically we require a Bachelor's degree (started after 2001) or the Master's degree (awarded pre-2001). A score of 5 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 4 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. 

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Flag of CambodiaCambodia

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.

Undergraduate: Coming soon!

Postgraduate: A four year Licence degree with a score of 8.0 - 8.4 or Very Good or B+ from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 7.0-7.9 or Good or B is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. 

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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.

Undergraduate

Grade 12 High School Graduation Diploma, or Quebec DEC

All Programmes (except Medicine)

Entry Requirements can vary depending on the programme applied for, however as a general guide, we recommend that students should present an average of 75% in the relevant high school diploma for their province or territory. Students applying to Law, Science and Engineering may require higher grades in specific subjects.

Please email Brian Hussey at brian.hussey@abdn.ac.uk for further information.

Medicine: The entry requirements for Medicine can be found here

Postgraduate

Typically either a GPA 3.3, numeric grade of 77 or above, or B+ will be considered equivalent to a 2:1 degree. 

Please email Brian Hussey at brian.hussey@abdn.ac.uk for further information.

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Flag of ChileChile

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.

Undergraduate

The University of Aberdeen welcomes applications from students from Chile 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 Chilean high school diploma (Licencia) are normally required to complete a recognised Foundation year programme for admission to undergraduate study.

MedicineFor detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate

Typically the Licenciaturo is deemed equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree. A score of 5.5 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 5.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. 

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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.

Undergraduate

University Entrance Examination (GAOKAO)

Arts and Social Sciences: Students with overall scores of 80% and above in the Senior High School Diploma will be considered for entry.  Alternatively, good scores in the GAOKAO will also be considered.

Science: Students with overall scores of 80% and above in the Senior High School Diploma will be considered for entry. Students must score 80% or above in two science subjects.   Alternatively, good scores in the GAOKAO will also be considered.

Engineering: Students with overall scores of 80% and above in the Senior High School Diploma will be considered for entry. Students must score 80% or above in Maths and Physics science subjects.   Alternatively, good scores in the GAOKAO will also be considered.

Law: Students with overall scores of 85% and above in the Senior High School Diploma will be considered for entry. Alternatively, good scores in the GAOKAO will also be considered.

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate

The entry requirements for postgraduate taught programmes is 75% from any Chinese institution.

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Flag of ColombiaColombia

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.

Undergraduate

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. 

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Flag of CroatiaCroatia

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.

Undergraduate

Matura

Arts & Social Sciences: 4 overall
Science: 4 overall, 4 in two science subjects
Engineering: 4 overall, 4 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 4.5 overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateThe minimum qualification for entry to a master's course is either the Baccalaureus/Baccalaurea degree (started after 2005) or the Visoko Obrazovanja/Level VII/1 when awarded before 2005. A score of 4 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 3 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. 

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Flag of CyprusCyprus

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.

Undergraduate

Cypriot High School qualification (Apolytirion)

Arts & Social Sciences: 19 overall, including the Pancyprian exams OR 19 overall and BB at A-level excluding Greek
Science: 19 overall, 19 in two science subjects, including the Pancyprian exams OR 19 overall and BB in two science subjects at A-level
Engineering: 19 overall, 19 in Mathematics and Physics, including the Pancyprian exams OR 19 overall and BB in Mathematics and Physics at A-level
Law: 19 overall, including the Pancyprian exams OR 19 overall and AB at A-level, excluding Greek
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateBachelor's degree considered comparable to British Bachelor degree standard. A score of 7.0-8.49 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 6.0-6.99 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Flag of Czech RepublicCzech Republic

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.

Undergraduate

Maturitni Zkouska


Arts & Social Sciences: 2, 2, 2, 2
Science: 2, 2, 2, 2, including two science subjects
Engineering: 2, 2, 2, 2, including Mathematics and Physics
Law: 2, 2, 2, 1
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateTypically we require a Bakalar degree (issued since 2001). A score of 2+ from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 2 or 2- is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. 

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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.

Undergraduate

Studenterekasmen


Arts & Social Sciences: Four A-level subjects at 10, 10, 7, 7
Science: Four A-level subjects at 10, 10, 7, 7, with 10 in two science subjects
Engineering: Four A-level subjects at 10, 10, 7, 7, with 10 in Mathematics and Physics
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateA score of 10-11 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 7-10 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Flag of EcuadorEcuador

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.

Undergraduate

The University of Aberdeen welcomes applications from students from Ecuador 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 Ecuadorian high school diploma are normally required to complete a recognised Foundation year programme for admission to undergraduate study.

MedicineFor detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate

Typically we consider a Licenciado to be deemed equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree. A score of 80 or 8 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 70 or 7 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Flag of EgyptEgypt

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.

Undergraduate:

Secondary Education Certificate of Al-Azhar

Arts and Social Science: An overall average of 80%. In addition we require successful completion of the first year of a degree programme at a university in Egypt with a good average grade.

Science: An overall average of 80% or more, including 80% in two science subjects. In addition we require successful completion of the first year of an appropriate science degree programme at a university in Egypt with a good average grade, or satisfactory completion of an approved science foundation course.

Engineering: An overall average of 80% or more, including 80% in Maths and Physics In addition we require successful completion of the first year of an appropriate Bachelor of Engineering degree programme at a university in Egypt with a good average grade, or satisfactory completion of an approved foundation course.

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here.

Postgraduate: A score of 80 - 89% from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 65 - 79% is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. See USA for American grading systems.

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Flag of EstoniaEstonia

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.

Undergraduate

Gumnaasiumi Ioptunnistus and Riigiesksamitsunnistus

Arts & Social Sciences: 4.5 overall, 75% in three state exams
Science: 4.5 overall, 75% in two science school exams, as well as 75% in Mathematics state exam and one other state exam
Engineering: 4.5 overall, 75% in Mathematics and Physics school exams, as well as 75% in Mathematics state exam and one other state exam
Law: 4.5 overall, 80% in three state exams
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateTypically we require a Bakalaureusekraad, or Magister or Magistrikraad. A score of B from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of C is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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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.

Undergraduate

Studentsprógv


Arts & Social Sciences: Four A-level subjects at 10, 10, 7, 7
Science: Four A-level subjects at 10, 10, 7, 7, with 10 in two science subjects
Engineering: Four A-level subjects at 10, 10, 7, 7, with 10 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: Four A-level subjects at 12, 10, 10, 10
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: Please contact Mr David Stoll

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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.

Undergraduate

Ylioppilastutkintotodistus/Studentexamensbetyg


Arts & Social Sciences: 5 overall, with at least two E grades
Science: 5 overall, E in two science subjects
Engineering: 5 overall, E in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 6 overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateTypically we require Kandidaattii/Kandidat awarded pre-1993 or post 2007 or the Maisteri/Magister. Two grading schemes are in place. In the 1-3 system, we typically require marks of 2 or above. In the 1-5 system, we typically require marks of 2.5 or above.

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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.

Undergraduate

Baccalauréat or Option Internationale


Arts & Social Sciences: 13 overall
Science: 13 overall, 14 in two science subjects
Engineering: 13 overall, 14 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 14 overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateTypically we require a Licence obtained after three years of study. A score of 13-13.9 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 11.6-13 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. Alternatively the Maîtrise with grades of 12/20 or above.

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Flag of GeorgiaGeorgia

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.

Undergraduate: Please contact David Stoll with your qualifications.

Postgraduate: A Bachelor's degree (minimum 4 years duration) with a score of 4.5 - 4.9 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 4.0 - 4.49 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Flag of GermanyGermany

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.

Undergraduate

Abitur


Arts & Social Sciences: 2 overall
Science: 2 overall, 12 in two science subjects
Engineering: 2 overall, 12 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 1.8 overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateTypically we require a Fachhochschuldiplom/Diplom (FH) with minimum grades of 2/Gut or Bachelor's or Magister Artrium/Diplom/ Erstes Staatsexamen with minimum of 2.2/Gut. A score of 2.0-2.4 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 2.5-3.1 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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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. Please check below for recent updates on our course requirements!

Undergraduate

Senior Secondary Certificate

Science: A pass at credit or better in WASSCE in at least five subjects including English and Mathematics, and including two science subjects at grade B or better.

In addition we require either a University diploma with good performance in an appropriate science or maths subject, OR successful completion of the first year of an appropriate BSc degree programme at a university in Ghana with a good average grade OR satisfactory completion of an approved science foundation course. 

Engineering: A pass at grade B or better in WASSCE in at least five subjects including English, Mathematics and Physics.

In addition we require either a University diploma with a good performance in an appropriate Bachelor of Engineering or Mathematics subject OR successful completion of the first year of an appropriate Bachelor of Engineering degree programme at a university in Ghana with a good average grade OR satisfactory completion of an approved foundation course. A pass at grade B or better in WASSCE or NECO in Chemistry is required for Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.

Law:

5 subjects in WASSCE or NECO, all at a grade of least C4 (including English) and two of the five subjects must be at a grade of B3 or better.

OR

B. A pass at credit in WASSCE or NECO in at least five subjects including English PLUS either an Ordinary National Diploma with Upper Credit, OR successful completion of the first year of an appropriate arts or law degree programme at a university in Nigeria with a good average grade, OR satisfactory completion of an approved law foundation course.

In addition we require either an Ordinary National Diploma with Upper Credit, OR successful completion of the first year of an appropriate arts or law degree programme at a university in Nigeria with a good average grade, OR satisfactory completion of an approved law foundation course.

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate:  A score of 60-70% or 3.0-3.49 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 50-59% or 2.5-2.99 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Flag of GreeceGreece

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.

Undergraduate

Apolytirion of Eniaio Lykeio

Arts & Social Sciences: 19 overall, including the Panhellenic exams, OR 19 overall and BB at A-level, excluding Greek
Science: 19 overall, 19 in two science subjects, including the Panhellenic exams, OR 19 overall and BB in two science subjects at A-level
Engineering: 19 overall, 19 in Mathematics and Physics, including the Panhellenic exams, OR 19 overall and BB in Mathematics and Physics at A-level
Law: 19 overall, including the Panhellenic exams, OR 19 overall and AB at A-level, excluding Greek
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateBachelor's degree considered comparable to British Bachelor degree standard. A score of 7.0-8.49 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 6.0-6.99 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Flag of GuyanaGuyana

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.

Undergraduate

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

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

Students presenting the Guyana 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 StudiesBEng 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: Please refer the School of Medicine and Dentistry website for information on entry requirements and how to apply.

Postgraduate: Students are normally required to hold a Master's degree with good grades to be considered for postgraduate studies, except for Law and Medicine where a Bachelor's degree can be considered.

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Flag of Hong KongHong Kong

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.

Undergraduate

Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education

Science: Successful completion of the Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education including a pass in all four Core subjects including grade 3 or better in English and Maths (Compulsory part), and a pass at grade 4 or better in four subjects, including two Electives either selected from {Biology, Chemistry, Physics, ICT, Geography} or selected from {Science, ICT, Geography} (if one of these four subjects is Maths then both the Compulsory and Extended parts should be passed at grade 4 or better).

Engineering: Successful completion of the Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education including a pass in all four Core subjects including grade 3 or better in English and Maths (Compulsory part), and a pass at grade 4 or better in four subjects, including Electives in Maths (where both the Compulsory and Extended parts should be passed at grade 4 or better) and Physics.

Law: Successful completion of the Hong Kong Diploma in Secondary Education including a pass in all four  Core subjects, including level 4 in English, level 4 in three further subjects and level 5 in any one subject.

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here


Postgraduate:
 A score of 3.00-3.30 is usually considered comparable to a UK 2.1 and a score of 2.50-2.90 is usually considered comparable to a UK 2.2. However exact requirements do vary according to the institution and specific department studied at. The honours awarded will be clearly stated in the final transcript.

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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.

Undergraduate

Érettségi Matura


Arts & Social Sciences: 4 in all subjects, including at least two subjects at higher level
Science: 4 overall, 5 in two science subjects at higher level
Engineering: 4 overall, 5 in Mathematics and Physics at higher level
Law: 4.5 overall, including at least two subjects at higher level
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateTypically we require the Alapfokozt from a university (when started after 2004) or the Egyetemi Oklevel from a university. A score of 4 from a well ranked public institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 3 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate

Indian School Certificate or Higher Secondary School Certificate

Arts: At Standard XII a minimum percentage of 80% overall. Additonally, a minimum percentage of 80% in English at Standard XII or our normal English language requirements. The University of Aberdeen will also accept successful completion of the first year of a University degree programme as qualifying for first-year entry. 

Science: At Standard XII a minimum percentage of 80% overall, including 80% or more in two science subjects, or Mathematics and a science subject. A minimum grade of 80% is required where the prospectus specifies good performance in a particular subject. A minimum percentage of 80% in English at Standard XII. 

Engineering: At Standard XII a minimum percentage of 80% overall, including 80% or more in Mathematics and Physics. A minimum percentage of 80% in English at Standard XII.

Law: At Standard XII a minimum percentage of 85% overall. 

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: Requirements will vary dependant on recognition of University and scoring system used. As a guide, a score of between 60-80% is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of between 50-69% is considered comparable to a UK 2.2, depending on the ranking of the institution.

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Undergraduate: Coming soon!

Postgraduate: The Sajarna degree (S1, accredited with B3 or above) is deemed equivalent to a UK bachelors degree. 

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Undergraduate:

Pre-University Certificate (Peeshdaneshgahe)

Arts and Social Science: An average score of 17.
Science: An average score of 17, with 17 or more in two specific science or maths subjects.
Engineering: An average score of 17, with 17 or more in the maths and physics stream.
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: A score of 15-17/20 (75%) from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 13-15/20 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate:

Science: An average grade of 17 or more in the experimental science of mathematics or physics stream. 

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: A 4-year bachelors degree from a well ranked institution generally with grades of 75-89% would be considered as equivalent to a 2:1, while a score of 60-74% would be considered comparable to a 2:2.

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Undergraduate

ILC


Arts & Social Sciences: AABBB, B grades must be at B2 level or above
Science: AABBB, B grades must be at B2 or above, AB in two science subjects
Engineering: AABBB, B grades must be at B2 or above, AB in Mathematics and Physics
Law: AAABB, B grades must be at B2 or above
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateAs UK system.

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Undergraduate

Esame di Stato


Arts & Social Sciences: 85% overall
Science: 85% overall, 85% in two science subjects
Engineering: 85% overall, 85% in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 90% overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateTypically we require a Diploma di Laurea. A score of 27-29 or 104/110 is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 24-26 or 100/110 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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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.

Undergraduate: Coming soon!

Postgraduate: A bachelors degree is considered comparable to British bachelors (Honours) degree standard. A score of B or 3.0 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of C or 2.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate:

General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihi)

Science: An overall average of 75% or more, including 75% in Mathematics and a science subject. In addition we require successful completion of the first year of an appropriate science degree programme at a university in Jordan with a good average grade, or satisfactory completion of an approved science foundation course. 

Engineering: An overall average of 75% or more, including 75% in Mathematics and Physics. In addition we require successful completion of the first year of an appropriate BEng degree programme at a university in Jordan with a good average grade, or satisfactory completion of an approved foundation course. 

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: A score of 75-91% (GPA of 3.0/4.0 or 3.5/5.0) from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 63-74% is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate:

Atestat (Certificate of Secondary Education)

Science: A minimum average grade of 4 or more, including 4 or more in two science or Mathematics subjects. In addition we require successful completion of the first year of an appropriate BSc degree programme at a university in Kazakhstan with a good average grade, or satisfactory completion of an approved science foundation course.

Engineering: A minimum average grade of 4 or more, including 4 or more in Mathematics and Physics. In addition we require successful completion of the first year of an appropriate BEng degree programme at a university in Kazakhstan with a good average grade, or satisfactory completion of an approved foundation course.

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here.

Postgraduate: Minimum of Bakalavr, Specialist Diploma, Magister. A score of 4.3 - 4.69 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 3.9 - 4.29 is considered comparable to a 2.2.

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Undergraduate

Kenya Certificate of secondary education KCSE

Science: A grade of at least three in five subjects including English and Mathematics, and including two science or Maths subjects.

In addition we require successful completion of the first year of an appropriate BSc degree programme at a university in Kenya with a good average grade or satisfactory completion of an appropriate science foundation course. 

Engineering: A grade of at least three in five subjects including English, Mathematics and Physics.

In addition we require successful completion of the first year of an appropriate BEng degree programme at a university in Kenya with a good average grade or satisfactory completion of an appropriate foundation course. 

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: A score of 60-69% from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 50-59% is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate:

General Secondary School Certificate (Shahadat-al-thanawia-al-a’ama)

Science: An overall average of 75% or more, including 75% in Mathematics and a science subject. In addition we require successful completion of the first year of an appropriate science degree programme at a university in Kuwait with a good average grade, or satisfactory completion of an approved science foundation course. 

Engineering: An overall average of 75% or more, including 75% in Mathematics and Physics. In addition we require successful completion of the first year of an appropriate BEng degree programme at a university in Kuwait with a good average grade, or satisfactory completion of an approved foundation course.

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: A score of 3.3-3.6 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 2.6-3.2 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate

Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu


Arts & Social Sciences: 75% overall, including in two state exams
Science: 75% overall, 75% in two science subjects in state exams
Engineering: 75% overall, 75% in Mathematics and Physics in state exams
Law: 80% overall, 80% in three state exams
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateBakalaurs (courses from 2000) and Magistrs (before 2000) are considered comparable to UK Bachelor's degree. A score of 7 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 6 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate

Baccalauréat General

Arts & Social Sciences: 16 overall
Science: 16 overall, 16 in two science subjects
Engineering: 17 overall, 17 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 17 overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: A score of 80-89% from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 70-79% is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Flag of LibyaLibya

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.

Undergraduate: Please contact David Stoll with your qualifications.

PostgraduateA score of 75-84% from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 65-74% is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate

Brandos Atestatas


Arts & Social Sciences: 9 overall, 70% in two state exams
Science: 9 overall, 9 in two science subjects, 70% in two science subjects in state exams
Engineering: 9 overall, 9 in Mathematics and Physics, 70% in Mathematics and Physics in state exams
Law: 9 overall, 80% in two state exams
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateBakalauras is considered comparable to British Bachelor's degree. A score of 9 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 8 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate

Diplôme de fin d’études secondaires


Arts & Social Sciences: 45 overall
Science: 45 overall, 45 in two science subjects
Engineering: 45 overall, 45 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 47 overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateTypically we require a Bachelor's degree. A score of 16-18 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 14-16 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate

Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

Science: A CGPA of 3.0 or more, including grade B or better in two science-based subjects, or Mathematics and a science-based subject. A minimum grade of B is required where the Prospectus specifies good performance in a particular subject. Grade C or better in GCE O level English.

Engineering: A CGPA of 3.0 or more, including grade B or better in Mathematics and Physics. Grade C or better in GCE O level English.

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: A score of Class 2.1 or 3.3 - 3.5 (Islamic University - 3.0-3.2) from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of Class 2.2 or 2.7-3.3 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate

Matriculation Certificate


Arts & Social Sciences: B overall, including B in two subjects at A-level
Science: B overall, B in two science subjects at A-level
Engineering: B overall, B in Mathematics and Physics at A-level
Law: B overall, including B in two subjects at A-level
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateBachelors degree with honours is considered comparable to UK Bachelors degree, with the same grading system as the UK.

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Undergraduate 

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

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

Students presenting the Bachillerato or Prepa 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.

MedicinePlease refer the School of Medicine and Dentistry website for information on entry requirements and how to apply.

Postgraduate

Typically we consider a Licenciado as equivalent to a UK bachelors degree. A score of 8.5 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 7.5 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate

Higher Secondary School Certificate

Science: A minimum average percentage of 65% overall, including 65% or more in two science subjects, or Mathematics and a science subject. A minimum grade of 65% is required where the Prospectus specifies good performance in a particular subject.

Engineering: A minimum average percentage of 65% overall, including 65% or more in Mathematics and Physics. 

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: Typically 80% + in a Masters programme from a recognised University-level institution will be required. Also see India.

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Undergraduate

Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs


Arts & Social Sciences: 7 overall
Science: 7 overall, 7 in two science subjects
Engineering: 7 overall, 7 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 7.5 overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateTypically we require a Bachelors degree (started after 2002) or the second level doctorandus (drs/ir/mr) obtained after four to six years of study. A score of 7-8 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 6-7 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. For degrees graded on a 4.0 GPA scale, we require an overall GPA of 3.5. 

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Undergraduate

West African Senior Secondary School Certificate

Science: A pass at credit or better in WASSCE or NECO in at least five subjects including Mathematics and English, and including two science subjects at a grade B or better.

In addition we require either an Ordinary National Diploma with Upper Credit in an appropriate science or mathematics subject, OR successful completion of the first year of a BSc degree programme at a university in Nigeria with a good average grade, OR satisfactory completion of an approved science foundation course.

Arts and Social Sciences (except Law): A pass at credit or better in WASSCE or NECO in at least five subjects including Mathematics and English.

In addition we require either an Ordinary National Diploma with Upper Credit in a relevant subject, OR successful completion of the first year of a B.A. degree programme at a university in Nigeria with a good average grade, OR satisfactory completion of an approved arts or humanities foundation course.

Law:

5 subjects in WASSCE or NECO, all at a grade of least C4 (including English) and two of the five subjects must be at a grade of B3 or better.

OR

B. A pass at credit in WASSCE or NECO in at least five subjects including English PLUS either an Ordinary National Diploma with Upper Credit, OR successful completion of the first year of an appropriate arts or law degree programme at a university in Nigeria with a good average grade, OR satisfactory completion of an approved law foundation course.

Click here for more information about our LLB with English Law.

Engineering: A pass at grade B or better in WASSCE or NECO in at least five subjects including English, Mathematics and Physics.

In addition we require either a University diploma with a good performance in an appropriate Bachelor of Engineering or Mathematics subject, OR successful completion of the first year of an appropriate Bachelor of Engineering degree programme at a university in Nigeria with a good average grade OR satisfactory completion of an approved foundation course.  A pass at grade B or better in WASSCE or NECO in Chemistry is required for Chemical and Petroleum Engineering.

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

 

Postgraduate

 

Degree Class

 

%

 

CGPA /4.0

 

CGPA/5.0

 

CGPA/7.0

 

2:1

60-70

3.00 - 3.49

3.5 - 4.49

 

5.0 - 5.99

 

2:2

50 -59

2.5 - 2.99

2.99 - 3.49

 

4.0 - 4.99

 

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Undergraduate

VVO (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate)


Arts & Social Sciences: 4 overall
Science: 4 overall, 4 in two science (including Mathematics) subjects
Engineering: 4 overall, 4 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 4.5 overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: Typically we require a Bachelor degree. A score of B from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of C is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. Alternatively, Candidatus Magisterii with minimum grades of 2.5 or less. 

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Undergraduate: Please contact David Stoll with your qualifications.

Postgraduate: A score of 2.7-3.3/4.0 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 2.2-2.6/4.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate

Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSSC)

Arts & Social Sciences: Higher Secondary School Certificate (science or arts version): an average of 65% or better. For degrees involving Accountancy, Economics or Finance, a mark of 65% in Mathematics is needed. In addition, we require successful completion of the first year of a Bachelor’s degree programme at a university in Pakistan with an average mark of 60% or better, or satisfactory completion of an approved foundation course. We also require evidence of a satisfactory level of English.

Science: A minimum average grade of 65% or more, including 65% or more in two science or Mathematics subjects. In addition we require successful completion of the first year of an appropriate BSc degree programme at a college or university in Pakistan with a good average grade, or satisfactory completion of an approved science foundation course. We also require evidence of a satisfactory level of English.

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: Requirements may vary according to recognition of University and scoring system used. Typically, students will need to complete a 4 year Bachelors Degree to be considered for PG stuudy. A GPA of 3.2 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a GPA of 2.6 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. University of London External degree programmes are also considered for entry. We also require evidence of a satisfactory level of English.

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Undergraduate

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Undergraduate

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

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

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

Medicine - for detailed information, please click here.

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Postgraduate

Typically we require a Licenciado (four year bachelors) degree . A score of B, 81 or GPA of 1.75-2.49 out of 3.0 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of C, 71 or GPA of 1.0-1.6 out of 3.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2

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Undergraduate

The University of Aberdeen welcomes applications from students from Peru 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 Peruvian high school diploma are normally required to complete a recognised Foundation year programme for admission to undergraduate study.

MedicineFor detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate

Typically we require a four year bachelors degree. A score of 13 or Muy Bueno from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 12 or Bueno is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate: Coming soon!

Postgraduate: Typically holders of bachelors degrees from Prestigious State Universities would be considered for entry to postgraduate programmes. A minimum final mark of Magna Cum Laude would be considered equivalent to a 2:1.

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Undergraduate

Matura


Arts & Social Sciences: Pass with an overall average of marks in the sixth stanine, including at least two written exams at extended level
Science: 75% overall, 75% in two science subjects at extended level
Engineering: 75% overall, 75% in Mathematics and Physics at extended level
Law: Pass with an overall average of marks in the eighth stanine, including at least two written exams at extended level
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateTypically we require the Magister or master's degree (awarded pre-2006) or the bachelor's degree (started after 2006). A score of 4.5 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 4 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate

Diploma de Ensino Secundário


Arts & Social Sciences: 18 overall
Science: 18 overall, 18 in two science subjects
Engineering: 18 overall, 18 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 18 overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateTypically we require a Diploma de Estudos Superiores Especializados (DESE) or Licenciado. A score of 16-17 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 14-15 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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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.

Undergraduate: Please contact David Stoll with your qualifications.

PostgraduateA GPA of 2.7-3.3/4.0 (3.5/5.0) from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a GPA of 2.2-2.6 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. A GPA of 3.3 from any of the US universities in Qatar is typically considered as equivalent to a 2:1 for postgraduate entry.

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Undergraduate

Diploma de Bacalaureat


Arts & Social Sciences: 8.5 overall
Science: 8.5 overall, 9 in two science subjects
Engineering: 8.5 overall, 9 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 9 overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateThe Diploma de Licenta is considered comparable to British Bachelor's degree. A score of 9 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 8 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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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.

Undergraduate: Please contact David Stoll with your qualifications.

PostgraduateA score of 4.3-4.69 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 3.9-4.29 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate

General Secondary Education Certificate (Tawjihiyah)

Science: An overall average of 75% or more, including 75% in Mathematics and a science subject. In addition we require successful completion of the first year of an appropriate science degree programme at a university in Saudi Arabia with a good average grade, or satisfactory completion of an approved science foundation course.

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here.

Postgraduate: A 4-year bachelors degree with a GPA of 3.75-4.39 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a GPA of 3.10-3.74 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate: See A Level requirements (UK A Level requirements are the same as Singapore A Level requirements). Holders of other qualifications such as polytechnic diplomas may be considered for certain degree courses provided excellent grades have been achieved. Also see IB and American systems.

Postgraduate: Holders of a degree at Bachelor (Hons) or Masters level with good grades from Singaporean universities will be considered for entry to postgraduate degrees. A score of 60% or B or 3.1 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 50% or C or 2.7 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate

Maturita


Arts & Social Sciences: 2 overall
Science: 2 overall, 2 in two science subjects
Engineering: 2 overall, 2 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 1.5 overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: A score of 1.5 - 2.0 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 2.1 - 2.5 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Undergraduate

Maturiteteno Spricevalo


Arts & Social Sciences: 4 overall
Science: 4 overall, 4 in two science subjects
Engineering: 4 overall, 4 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 4 overall, 4.5 in at least two subjects
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: A score of 8.5 - 9.5 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 7 - 8.4 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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Entry Requirements

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.Please check below for recent updates on course requirements!

Undergraduate

Science

We require the award of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or IEB with an overall average of 65%, including grade 6 in each of two science-based subjects, or Mathematics and a science-based subject. We also require an NSC or IEB grade of 4 in English, or an approved English language test such as IELTS

Engineering

We require the award of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or IEB with an overall average of 65%,including good grades in Maths and Physics essential (with Chemistry also required for some Engineering programmes). We also require an NSC or IEB grade of 4 in English, or an approved English language test such as IELTS 

Arts

We require the award of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or IEB with an overall average of 60% in at least four N.S.C. subjects, ideally excluding “Life Orientation. We also require an NSC or IEB grade of 4 in English, or an approved English language test such as IELTS

Law

We require the award of the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or IEB with an overall average of National Senior Certificate, 80% or better in six subjects (not including Life Orientation)

AND

National Benchmark Tests: Proficient at 70% in Academic Literacy and Intermediate in Quantitive Literacy

Postgraduate

A four year bachelors degree with a score of 70-74% or Upper Second from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1. A score of 60-69% or Lower Second is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

Information on subject specific entry requirements can be found here

 

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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.

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Postgraduate: Coming soon!

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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.

Undergraduate

Título de Bachillerato


Arts & Social Sciences: 7.5 from the Bachillerato, plus any three marks of 8/10 (or 11/14) from any subjects in the P.A.U.
Science: 8 overall, 9 in two science subjects
Engineering: 8 overall, 9 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 8.5 overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateThe Licenciado or Título de Ingeniero or Título de Arquitecto is considered comparable to UK Bachelor's degree. A score of 8-9 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 6-8 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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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.

Undergraduate

Sri Lanka Advanced Level

Science: A minimum of BBB at A-level including two science subjects. A minimum grade of B is required where the prospectus specifies good performance in a particular subject.

Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

Postgraduate: Four year bachelor special degrees from recognised universities are considered for entry. A score of 60-74% from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 55-59% is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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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.

Undergraduate

Gymnasieexamen

Arts & Social Sciences: C overall, including at least two B grades
Science: C in 80% of subjects, B in two science subjects
Engineering: C in 80% of subjects, B in Mathematics and Physics
Law: B overall, including at least one A grade
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateTypically we require a Kandidatexamen or Magisterexamen. A score of VG from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of G is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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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.

Undergraduate
Arts & Social Sciences: 5 overall
Science: 5 overall, 5 in two science subjects
Engineering: 5 overall, 5 in Mathematics and Physics
Law: 5.5 overall
Medicine: For detailed information, please click here

PostgraduateTypically we require a Bachelor's degree (started after 2006) or Diplom or Lizentiat or Staatsdiplom/Diplôme d'Etat. A score of 5 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 4.5 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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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.

Undergraduate

Undergraduate applicants need to take a foundation year or have studied at a university in Syria for at least one year, before they can be considered for entry.

Postgraduate

Generally 'Very Good' or a GPA of 80-89% from private universities/70-79% from state universities would be considered as equivalent to a 2:1 for postgraduate entry. A score of 'Good' or 70-79% from private universities/ 60-69% from State universities is considered comparable to a 2:2.

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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.

Undergraduate: Coming soon!

Postgraduate: Typically a four year bachelors degree from a national or highly recognised university. A score of 75% or B from a well ranked university is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 70% or C is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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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.

Undergraduate: Coming soon!

Postgraduate: A score of 60-69% or B+ from a well ranked university is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 50-59% or B is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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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.

Undergraduate: Coming soon!

Postgraduate: Four-year Bachelor degrees from well-ranked institutions, normally with a minimum CGPA of 3.3 out of 4.0 are generally considered comparable to a 2:1 for postgraduate entry. A score of 3.0 - 3.29 is considered comparable to a 2:2.

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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.

Undergraduate: Please contact David Stoll with your qualifications.

Postgraduate: Lisans Diplomasi or a Műhendis Diplomasi. A score of 3.0-3.5 is considered comparable to a UK 2.1. A score of 2.7-3.0 is considered comparable to a 2.2. However the standing of the awarding institution is important and equivalents may vary.

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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.

Undergraduate: Please contact David Stoll with your qualifications.

PostgraduateA 4-year bachelors degree with a GPA of 3.0-3.49 out of 4.0 (3.5/5) from a well ranked university is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 2.60-2.99 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2. For qualifications from US, French, Australian, Indian, and other education systems, please see relevant country.

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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.

Undergraduate: Coming soon!

Postgraduate: A three-year bachelor degree (four years for Engineering, Law and Pharmacy degrees) with GPA of at least 60-69% or B+ may be considered for entry.

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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.

Undergraduate: Please contact David Stoll with your qualifications.

Postgraduate: Dyplom Magistra or a Bachelors degree with a score of 4.5 from a well ranked university is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 4.0 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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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.

Undergraduate: Coming soon!

Postgraduate: Typically we require a 2:1 (upper second class honours) or above for entry to most degree programmes however this does vary depending on the specific subject area. 

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The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

Undergraduate

Entry Requirements can vary depending on the programme applied for. As a general guide, students should present the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the University of Aberdeen.

Arts/Humanities/Business/Social Sciences

For entry to the Master of Arts (MA) programme, we look for a minimum of:

  • High School GPA of 3.0

Plus one of the following standardised tests:

  • SAT score of 1250 (post-March 2016), with 600 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, OR
  • ACT composite score of 26, OR
  • 1 SAT Subject Test score of 600, OR

Science

For entry to the BSc., we look for:

  • a minimum High School GPA of 3.0

Plus one of the following standardised tests:

  • SAT score of 1250 (post-March 2016), with 600 in Math, OR
  • ACT composite score of 26

Plus one of the following standardised subject Tests:

  • 1 SAT Subject Test with a score of 600 from either Math, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, OR
  • 1 AP Subject Test with a grade of 3 or above from either Math, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics

Engineering

For entry to the B.Eng/M.Eng., we look for:

  • a minimum High School GPA of 3.0

Plus one of the following standardised tests:

  • SAT score of 1250 (post-March 2016), with 600 in Math, OR
  • ACT composite score of 26

Plus one of the following standardised subject Tests:

  • 1 SAT Subject Test with a score of 600 from either Math, Biology, Chemistry, or Physics, OR
  • 1 AP Subject Test with a grade of 3 from Math, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Physics

Law

For entry to the LLB, we look for:

  • a minimum High School GPA of 3.3

Plus one of the following standardised tests:

  • SAT score of 1320 (post-March 2016), with 650 in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, OR
  • ACT composite score of 28, OR
  • 2 SAT Subject tests with a score of 650, OR
  • 2 AP Subject Test at grade 4

Medicine

Please refer the School of Medicine and Dentistry website for information on entry requirements and how to apply.

For information relating to your degree please check the online prospectus for specific requirements or email Brian Hussey at brian.hussey@abdn.ac.uk

Postgraduate

Entry to a Master of PhD programme usually requires the equivalent of a 2:1 (Upper Second Class Honours) British degree, or a 2:2 (Lower Second Class) British Degree.

  • A US degree with a CGPA of 3.3 - 3.5 in an honours programme, with a minimum of 3.5 in degree relevant subjects, is considered comparable to a 2:1 British degree.
  • A US degree with a CGPA of 3.0 is considered comparable to a 2.2 British degree.

Postgraduate programmes at the University of Aberdeen and other British universities do not generally require standardised tests such as the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT etc. Instead, applicants are assessed on the merit and relevance of their undergraduate studies, as well as references and personal statement.

For further information, please refer to the online prospectus, or email Brian Hussey at brian.hussey@abdn.ac.uk

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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.

Undergraduate: Please contact David Stoll with your qualifications.

PostgraduateA score of 80-90% from a well ranked university is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 75-80% is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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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.

Undergraduate

The University of Aberdeen welcomes applications from students from Venezuela 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 Venezuelan high school diploma (Bachillerato) 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 will consider a Licenciatura (four years) as equivalent to a UK Bachelors with a grade of 81% (Sobresaliente) as equivalent to a 2:1 though this does vary depending on the grading system used by the institution. For other grading systems, a score of 14 from a well ranked university is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 11 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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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.

Undergraduate: Coming soon!

Postgraduate: A Bachelor's degree (Bang tot nghiep dai hoc) from a recognised Vietnamese university is sufficient for postgraduate entry. Holding a Master's degree (Thac si) will strongly enhance an application. A score of 7.0-7.9 from a well ranked university is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 6.0-6.9 is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

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