Undergraduate Open Day - Saturday 26 August 2017

The Open Day is an opportunity for prospective student of all subject areas to explore the campus, speak with academics, and find out more about student life at the University of Aberdeen.

If you are visiting Aberdeen at the end of August you may wish to register for the Open Day rather than attending our daily campus tours.  

Click here for more Open Day information.

Undergraduate Visits

The University of Aberdeen operates an 'open door' visiting policy throughout the year. All prospective students, interested parents, teachers and careers staff are welcome to visit the University by making an appointment with the Student Recruitment & Admissions Service.

Our visits are Monday - Friday at 1pm (with the exception of Medicine which begins at 11am on Wednesdays).  We usually require two weeks notice so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Please be aware that the University is currently outwith term-time until the start of September, so unfortunately we cannot guarantee an appointment with an academic department - however we will try our best!

A visit begins with a tour of the King's College campus led by one of our current students, followed by a visit to the department(s) of interest (maximum of 2 due to time restrictions).  If you are an international student we will allow some time for you to meet with one of our International Officers.  The tour includes our sports facilities, library and many more of the resources that the University has to offer. This gives visitors the opportunity to get a real feel for the campus, as well as finding out more about life at the University from both students and academics.

Accommodation for undergraduate students is located at the Hillhead Student Village, which is a 20 minute walk from the King's College Campus. If you would like to include this as part of your visit please let us know and we would be happy to arrange this for you.

Some departments have specific days when they are available (listed below) to meet with visitors, please take this into consideration when selecting your visit date.

  • Film and Visual Culture - These are available at 1pm Monday - Thursday.
  • History Visits- These are available at 1pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays.
  • Medicine Visits- These are available at 11am on Wednesdays between April and 15 October only.
  • Psychology Visits- These are available at 1pm, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

Visit Enquiries

Science, Engineering and Medicine Departments

Matthew Edwards
+44 (0)1224 273651

Arts and Social Sciences, Education and Law Departments

Fiona MacMillan
+44 (0)1224 272091

Postgraduate Visits

If you are interested in Postgraduate study, and would like a tour of campus as well as the opportunitiy to speak to a member of staff from your programme of choice, please email visitus@abdn.ac.uk.