Joining University from College

Over the past 500 years, the University has gained an international reputation for offering world leading teaching and learning opportunities. Students past and present have joined the University through a variety of pathways and we invite you to join our Aberdeen family and become part of the next chapter of our history. 

The University welcomes students whose pathway to University has been through study at a Scottish College, whether that be from an Access programme or an HNC or HND. We have created these new web pages to give you all the information you need to plan your journey to University even before you start studying at a College. We are constantly adding more content but if you do have questions or suggestions please contact the Access & Articulation Team, we will be happy to hear from you.

One thing you might be confused by is the terminology used to describe students coming from college to university. We call this 'Articulation', but it may also be called 'advanced entry', or 'direct entry'. It all means the same thing. 

Unibuddy Chat

If you'd like to chat with one of our team you can message us on Unibuddy. View our Unibuddy profiles here.

Associate Students

Any student who is at a college in Scotland can apply to become an associate student of the university. This gives you access to our facilities including the library.

Apply now, it's completely free!


#AskABDN 30 Second Videos

Below is a selection of short 30 second videos answering your frequently asked questions. Further down the page you can also find a link to our YouTube playlist which currently covers 44 FAQ's!

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