Key Dates

Key Dates

We look forward to welcoming you to the University of Aberdeen!

The below contains information about key dates for United Kingdom and overseas applicants for our undergraduate programmes.

Please remember to complete all required steps as soon as possible. Don’t wait until the date listed below to complete a step! If you have any questions about your application, please email Undergraduate Admissions.

I am a prospective student from the UK or Republic of Ireland


Apply via UCAS by 31 January 2024 (equal consideration deadline). For Medicine, the deadline to apply is 16 October 2023. Some degrees will still be accepting applications after this date, so do check on UCAS to see what might still be open for application.

Receive your decision

Receive your decision (Unconditional, Conditional or Unsuccessful): you will receive a decision from the University by 16 May 2024 at the latest, though we will hope to have all decisions made by the end of March 2024. Keep an eye on your UCAS Hub account and your emails!

Offer Holder Day

Attend our on-campus Offer Holder Day on 24 April 2024. Once you receive an offer from Aberdeen, you will be sent an email with information on how to book your place for this event.

Make it Aberdeen

Make Aberdeen your Firm Choice. If you have received all of your university offers on UCAS Hub by 16 May 2024, then you will need to make your decision on UCAS Hub by 6 June 2024.

Exam Results Day

Exam Results Day – Good luck! SQA Results Day is 6 August 2024 and A Level Results Day is 15 August 2024. Remember, if things don’t go as expected, do call our Clearing Hotline to talk through your possible options with our friendly Clearing Team.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week (Freshers) starts 16 September 2024 and teaching starts 23 September 2024. See you then!

I am a prospective student from the rest of the world

Accept and Send

Accept & send all required documents to the Admissions Team. If your offer was conditional on sending your results then please do this as soon as possible to You also need to return to the Admissions Team the Financial Guarantee document (no CAS can be issued without this).

IT Set-Up

Once you have a Student ID you need to set up your IT account and complete multi-factor authentication from 16 August.


You need to complete online registration from 18 August.

Welcome Week

Welcome Week starts on 16 September. Welcome Week is all about helping you settle in and prepare for your academic and non-academic university life.

Teaching Starts

Teaching starts on 23 September.

Registration Deadline

The last date you can register for your undergraduate programme is 7 October. Please note that you must be in Aberdeen, registered and ready to begin your studies in person by this date. We will not permit students to begin their studies online and will not permit you to register after this date.