The University of Aberdeen has a long-standing commitment to Widening Access to Higher Education. As an Institution we aim to create an outstanding and inclusive educational environment, to ensure every student has the opportunity to reach their potential. 

We are keen to encourage people from the widest possible range of backgrounds to participate in university studies, and we appreciate that not all applicants have the same opportunity to meet our typical entry requirements.

For this reason we take “contextualised information” into account when making decisions on the applications we have received. Applicants who meet our criteria may be made an offer of admission at the relevant Access Threshold level. Find out more about contextual admissions and widening access criteria

We work with individuals, Primary and Secondary Schools, and Further Education Colleges to support learners at every stage of their journey. Our work is centred on a number of initiatives aimed at different audiences.