Welcome to the University of Aberdeen

Welcome to the University of Aberdeen’s webpages for students from South Africa. Here you will find all the guidance, support, and information that you need to help you make an informed decision about your study options. We have been welcoming increasing numbers of South African students at the University of Aberdeen in recent years. Whether you are interested in Undergraduate or Postgraduate or PhD study, the University of Aberdeen has a wide range of study options on offer. 

Aberdeen is the fifth oldest University in the UK with an academic reputation spanning more than 500 years, and we are pleased to announce that Aberdeen is now listed in the world's top 200 university (QS World Rankings 2020 and Times Higher World University Rankings 2020).

The University has an excellent reputation for teaching quality and research, and, over the years, five Nobel Prizes have been awarded for work carried out or begun at Aberdeen. In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) in 2014, over three quarters of the University’s research was classified as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (4* and 3*). 

As part of our £230 million investment into infrastructure, our campus now has wireless internet access throughout all buildings across the University campus, including all bedrooms. In 2009 we saw the completion of phase one of the awe-inspiring, olympic-standard Aberdeen Sports Village, and autumn 2011 saw the completion of our brand new flagship Library, hailed as a major intellectual and cultural learning centre for students in the 21st century.