University of Aberdeen

University Location:

Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, UK

University Type:

Public University

Year Established:


Basic Overview:

The University of Aberdeen is a popular institution in Scotland that is based on public research. Founded in the year 1495, it is a university where teaching is organized across 12 schools. Of late, the University of Aberdeen is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities consistently. It has also been placed 31st across the world under the 2019 impact rankings of Times Higher Education University. Moreover, it received the title, ‘Scottish University of the Year 2019’ from The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.

As it is presently constituted, the University of Aberdeen was established in 1860 by a union of King’s College and Marischal College, a 1593 second university recognized as a Protestant alternative to the former. It is home to two campusesKing’s College campus which dominates the Old Aberdeen section of the city. Another campus of the university is the Foresterhill campus which is home to the School of Medicine and Dentistry and the School of Medical Sciences. One amongst the largest health campuses in Europe is comprised of these two buildings. The department of social sciences, arts, and physical sciences along with the university’s main library can be located on the Old Aberdeen campus. The majority of subjects under medicine and life sciences are covered by the university’s Foresterhill campus. One international campus is also maintained by the university in Doha, Qatar.

University at a glance

% International Students:

33 %

Male/Female Ratio

1 : 1.16

Endowments Value:

Pound 45 Million

No. of Campuses:


Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense:

INR 4.5 Lakh

International Students Website:

World University Ranking – QS 2021


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