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 a growing number of US students to our beautiful campus each year. Some of our most famous graduates who have made a significant impact in North America include:
- 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
- Bertha Wrenham Wilson, Canadian jurist and the first female Puisne Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
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 US students are Politics & International Relations, Economics, English and Psychology at undergraduate level and Archaeology, Engineering, English and History at graduate level.
- Aberdeen is now listed in the world's top 200 university (QS World Rankings 2020 and Times Higher World University Rankings 2020)
- 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
- Benefit from a flexible and broad-based four-year undergraduate system or graduate with a Master’s in one year.
- We offer scholarships and US students can also avail of US Federal Aid Loans
- We provide a wide range of on-campus housing options
Find out more...
- Contact the North America Recruitment and Admissions Team
- Sign up for a forthcoming webinar
- Download the North American Student Guide or our Study Abroad brochure
- Read our international student blog for more information about student life at Aberdeen or follow us on Instagram to explore our beautiful campus
- Meet us in person during our next recruitment trip to the US