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