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Welcome to the official University of Aberdeen Applicant Thread for 2024! Here, you have the opportunity to meet and chat with fellow applicants and ask any questions you want regarding applying to University of Aberdeen.

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“What course are you applying for?”
“Will you be attending any Open Days?”
“How are you feeling about starting University?”


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Welcome to the thread all! We are the University of Aberdeen rep account and will be very happy to answer any questions you have through the process.

This thread is for those applying for Undergraduate or Postgraduate study at the University of Aberdeen starting in September 2024. Please use this thread to discuss the applicant experience, talk about studying in Aberdeen, and voice any questions you might have through the process of applying to study with us. We’re very happy to advise on any questions you have but also feel free to discuss amongst yourselves.

You can search through a full list of our Undergraduate degrees here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/degree-programmes/
And our Postgraduate degrees here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/degree-programmes/

How To Apply
For further information about the application process, please look below.
Undergraduate How to Apply: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/how-to-apply.php
Postgraduate Taught How to Apply: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/apply.php

For more general details about the University of Aberdeen and studying here, please have a look at our About page! You can find out details about our campus, the city, and facilities available to you here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/about/
There's also some extra information on our campuses, both our Foresterhill Medical campus and ancient King's College campus, as well as maps to be found here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/about/campus/index.php

All the best to all of you with your applications, and let us know if there’s anything we can help with!

- Matthew, Enquiry Team
Student Outside, University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen
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hiya! i'm studying a-level spanish, german and english language (predicted a*a*a*) as well as doing an EPQ on language education in Britain. i'm planning on applying to aberdeen as well as edinburgh, st andrews, glasgow, durham - all for languages (spanish and german), plus with comparative literature at st andrews. i'm so excited to start university - not just to further my language studies, but also move out and experience life in another city!
Reply 3
Hello
I studied Spanish, Maths, Physics and Physical education at A level and got ABBC.
I am applying to mechanical engineering in aberdeen as well as applying to similar courses at glasgow, strathclyde, loughborough and sheffield.
Im on a gap year and I am looking forwards to start uni :smile:
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Original post by imclx
hiya! i'm studying a-level spanish, german and english language (predicted a*a*a*) as well as doing an EPQ on language education in Britain. i'm planning on applying to aberdeen as well as edinburgh, st andrews, glasgow, durham - all for languages (spanish and german), plus with comparative literature at st andrews. i'm so excited to start university - not just to further my language studies, but also move out and experience life in another city!

Thanks so much for your interest in studying with us! All the best with your applications. If you have any questions about Aberdeen, or about studying in the UK in general please let us know as we'd be happy to help.
We have some information on our website for international students interested in studying with us: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/international/
Additionally, here is our International Students Guide: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/documents/International_Guide_web_2022.pdf

- Matthew, Enquiry Team
Original post by Ekdjd dmd
Hello
I studied Spanish, Maths, Physics and Physical education at A level and got ABBC.
I am applying to mechanical engineering in aberdeen as well as applying to similar courses at glasgow, strathclyde, loughborough and sheffield.
Im on a gap year and I am looking forwards to start uni :smile:

Thanks do much for your interest in studying with us! Hope you have a great time on your gap year and all the best with your applications. If you have any questions about Aberdeen we can help with just let us know.
You might be interested in some more information about our School of Engineering and the research they're involved in: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/engineering/

- Matthew, Enquiry Team
Hi all, this is the University of Aberdeen rep account. With the UCAS deadline at the 31st of January we would like to get some guidance on how to apply here.

How To Apply
For further information about the application process, please look below. The next intake for Undergraduate studies is September 2024 and applications through UCAS will be due on the 31st January. We are very happy to advise on applying with us in the meantime.
Undergraduate How to Apply: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/how-to-apply.php
UCAS guidance on applying: https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-university/ucas-undergraduate-when-apply

For some guidance on writing your personal statement from UCAS you can look at their page here: https://www.ucas.com/undergraduate/applying-university/writing-personal-statement/how-write-personal-statement
We also have some info on our website here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/careers/cv-applications-interviews/Personal-Statements.php

We'll be off from the 22nd December to the 8th January, but will be very able to answer any questions you have before we're away or when we're back. Hope this helpful!

- Matthew, Enquiry Team
I have an offer for Anthropology and history!
Original post by Sunnyhughes
I have an offer for Anthropology and history!


i’ve got an offer for geosciences!!
Original post by anonymous #1


i’ve got an offer for geosciences!!


omg me too for geoscienes!!!
do you guys know if i can apply for accommodation without confirming my place?
Original post by Anonymous #2
do you guys know if i can apply for accommodation without confirming my place?


unfortunately not, you have to confirm your place before applying for accommodation, if you don’t mind me asking, what course did you get in to
Original post by Shusjssj67


unfortunately not, you have to confirm your place before applying for accommodation, if you don’t mind me asking, what course did you get in to


I got primary education, however it’s a conditional and i’m not sure if i want to move so far away to go to uni
As a US student who has applied to the MA human geography program, should I be concerned that I haven't heard anything? Seems geoscience (which I think is the same department) is sending out acceptances but still no word...except for an email asking me to do a survey for international students.
Original post by Anonymous #2
I got primary education, however it’s a conditional and i’m not sure if i want to move so far away to go to uni

This is a very fair concern. Going away to uni can be a great chance to spread your wings but it's perfectly understandable to not want to move too far away from home. In case it helps with thinking about this, Aberdeen does have pretty good transport links. If you're from Scotland or the north of England then train is a good way to get here, and if you're from further afield then there's an airport which has flights between here and other UK and Irish cities. There's a bit more info here: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/getting-here-1694.php
Know this can be quite a personal decision so all the best in weighing up your factors for moving or not, and if you want any more info just give us a shout!

- Matthew, Enquiry Team
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i’m just wondering about accomodation as I have issues which i believe means i need an en-suite but i wont be able to apply for it until i accept the offer and i feel as though the rooms with en-suites will be gone when i apply for accommodation
Original post by Anonymous #3
As a US student who has applied to the MA human geography program, should I be concerned that I haven't heard anything? Seems geoscience (which I think is the same department) is sending out acceptances but still no word...except for an email asking me to do a survey for international students.

Hi, no there's no need to be concerned on not having heard! Applications are getting processed across the board right now and offers will be getting sent out over the next months. We wait until after the UCAS deadline passes to process the bulk of applications, so rest assured that the admissions team will be working towards getting you an answer on your application as soon as they can. Hope this helps!

- Matthew, Enquiry Team
Original post by Anonymous #2
i’m just wondering about accomodation as I have issues which i believe means i need an en-suite but i wont be able to apply for it until i accept the offer and i feel as though the rooms with en-suites will be gone when i apply for accommodation

Ok, I'd say the best thing to do is if you would be requiring en-suite is to make our accommodation team aware. If you email [email protected] then they'll be able to let you know if there are any options for ensuring you get the option you'd be after even without firming your offer at this stage. Accommodation options are somewhat first come first serve but we would certainly try to ensure that someone in need of a specific option was secured that. If you'd feel more comfortable you can also contact [email protected] who would be happy to discuss further with you. Really hope this helps and feel free to give us a message if you want any more pointers.
- Matthew, Enquiry Team
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Original post by UoA Enquiry Team

Ok, I'd say the best thing to do is if you would be requiring en-suite is to make our accommodation team aware. If you email [email protected] then they'll be able to let you know if there are any options for ensuring you get the option you'd be after even without firming your offer at this stage. Accommodation options are somewhat first come first serve but we would certainly try to ensure that someone in need of a specific option was secured that. If you'd feel more comfortable you can also contact [email protected] who would be happy to discuss further with you. Really hope this helps and feel free to give us a message if you want any more pointers.
- Matthew, Enquiry Team


Thank you so much!
hi i'm also worried about accomodation because of some health issues! i have a conditional offer and i'm wondering if i firm my offer then will i be able to mark my interest for accomodation immediately or will the student numbers be sent after the ucas deadline even if i have already got an offer?

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