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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.

Why Aberdeen?

  • 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
  • Earn a degree from a university ranked 137th in the 2015 QS World University Rankings, and 55th in the world in the 2015 CWTS Leiden Rankings (scientific impact).
  • 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

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