One of Scotland's premier institutions, founded in 1495

Picture yourself off the beaten track in northeast Scotland surrounded by breathtaking scenery and accompanied by 13,000 other eager students, all looking for a distinctive experience, rigorous academics and the great outdoors.

Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is one of Scotland's premier teaching and research institutions located in the country's third largest city. The University conducts internationally significant research across a variety of fields including medicine, oil exploration and technology, marine and fisheries science, environmental management and planning, biological sciences, and Scottish and Irish studies.

Discover the amazing hidden secrets of Aberdeen. It will become part of you, if you let it. The close-knit group of people that live, work, and study here will accept you right into the family. ”

Kyle Compton

George Washington University Student, University of Aberdeen

  • You'll find everything from animal health and welfare to sports and leisure management, as well as courses in Scottish history and culture. Philosophy, English, Celtic and divinity studies are also popular course choices.

  • There is a strong emphasis on STEM subjects such as biosciences, engineering, environmental science and hydrocarbon/renewable energy studies linked to the North Sea oil reserves.

  • The recently renovated library is one of the world's "Must See" libraries, offering seven stories of material and incredible views of the city and North Sea.

  • The university is located on the outskirts of the city and retains the feel of a small village with a congenial student body.

  • Learn more about our Arcadia in Edinburgh Center.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2023 9/4/2023 12/16/2023 13-16 $21,730 4/20/2023 More Info
Academic Year 2023 9/4/2023 5/18/2024 26-32 $41,590 4/20/2023 More Info
Spring 2024 1/10/2024 5/18/2024 13-16 $22,050 10/1/2023 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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Student health, safety and security in Scotland are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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