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University of Aberdeen Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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University of Aberdeen offers students undergraduate and graduate courses. Applicants looking forward to pursuing an undergraduate degree should apply through the Universities and Colleges Admission Service (UCAS) whereas for graduate/postgraduate courses students need to apply through the 'Postgraduate and Online Application Portal'.

  • The university enrols 14,500 students every year.
  • SAT/ACT Score is also accepted.
  • The intake is generally done during September and February.
  • Deadlines vary a lot for the University of Aberdeen.


Application PortalUG: UCAS
PG: Postgraduate and Online Application Portal
Application feeUG: £24
IELTS/TOEFL iBT/PTE/ CEA or CEP scoreGeneral score 6.0/General score 78/General score 54 and above/ General score 169
SAT/ACT score1250/26
Mode of paymente-Registration/Internet Bank Wire Transfer/e-Payment
Academic calendarSemester system
Intake monthsFebruary/September
Work experienceNA
Financial assistanceScholarships/Funds/Employment integration


  • SAT/ACT scores vary according to streams.
  • Application dates are different for Medicine and Dentistry.

University of Aberdeen Admission Deadlines

To get through without any problems, students should take note of these semester wise application dates.

Semester beginsDeadlines for application
SpringBy 15th January
FallBy 22nd July

University of Aberdeen International Students Admission

International students looking forward to applying to the university would need to follow the following steps to complete the admission process smoothly in time. The eligibility criteria required for students in order to apply for a particular course may vary per course.

Admission Requirements:

  • Students can choose to apply for any of the two semesters- Spring and Fall.
  • Students must have these documents arranged as soft copies before applying-
    • School leaving certificate
    • Transcripts
    • Academic records
    • Medical certificate
    • Bank letter
    • English Language Tests Result cards

Exams and Academic Qualifications Considered

Students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in high school for undergraduate or postgraduate admissions. Apart from this, the table below shows the academic entrance exam scores accepted by a university in order to provide admission-

Exams AcceptedAverage score needed
UCATMinimum of 2380

Note- Different graduate and postgraduate programmes accept specific scores for the exams mentioned above.

English Proficiency Test Scores for International Students

Scotland being an English speaking nation, students need to acquire a certain score in any of the following English Language Tests to communicate and understand efficiently-

English Language Proficiency TestMinimum Score (UG)Minimum Score (PG)
IELTS6.06.5; Listening - 5.5; Reading - 6.0; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0
TOEFL iBT7890;Listening - 17; Reading - 21; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21
PTE5462;Listening - 51; Reading - 54; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54
CAE169176; Listening - 162; Reading - 169; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

Visa Acquisition Procedure for International Students

An important aspect of studying abroad is the Visa application. The right time and action are of paramount importance because the procedure is facilitated by the government of the target country. So here's how one must complete it successfully-

  • You must apply for a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to be obtained through the college/university you're aiming to study at, it is mandatory for studying in the UK.
  • After receiving the CAS, students should apply for Visa within 6 months time by filling the 'student immigration application form' available on the university website.
  • To fill the form correctly, the UK government visa website should be consulted.
  • To fill the Student Visa form (Tier 4) details to be included are as follows-
    • Passport
    • CAS number
    • Proof of financial subsistence

Documents required to apply for a Visa

Students are expected to check and submit the following documents as part of visa acquisition-

  • A travel document
  • Proof of parental/guardian assent
  • Proof of parent-progeny relationship
  • Proof of TB test
  • Proof of Sponsor's status (if any)
  • English Language Certificate
  • Bank statement

University of Aberdeen Graduate Admissions

The University of Aberdeen has more than 350 undergraduate and postgraduate courses available in Finance, Language, Media, Art, Medicine, IT, History, Psychology and Sociology.

Where to apply- UCAS/Agent's Login Portal webpages for postgraduate

Application fee- £24

Application Requirements:

  • Academic scores and certificates
  • English Language Test results
  • Passport photograph

English Proficiency Scores:

  • IELTS: 6.0
  • PTE- 54 and above
  • CAE: 169
  • CPE: 169

Some of the popular courses at the University of Aberdeen are:

  • BSc Animal Behaviour
  • BD Divinity
  • BSc Ecology
  • MLitt Art and Business
  • MSc Clinical Pharmacology
  • MSc Health Psychology
  • MMus Music

All these courses have a similar deadline and application requirements.

The University of Aberdeen pays emphasis on Students are advised to be mindful of the two-semester deadlines and Visa deadline in order to secure a seat.

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