University Of Aberdeen Qualifications
Applicants applying within 5 years of leaving school will normally be expected to produce evidence of at least four Higher passes at grade B or better, BBB at A Level, an HNC with at least a B in the graded unit, or equivalent qualifications. For entrance to the Sciences these would include a good performance in at least two Mathematics/Science subjects.
For candidates who left school more than 5 years ago a minimum of four qualifications with evidence of high achievement should still be presented, but professional, work based qualifications, Open University or Access courses may be offered in lieu of Highers/A-Levels. Students applying for counselling skills should be aware that relevant work experience in the caring professions will also be taken into consideration – as a partial requirement alongside qualifications.
Candidates will be considered on a case by case basis by the appropriate Undergraduate Admissions Selector.
To study for a degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. These skills will allow you to understand lectures, produce high standards of written work, and perform well in examinations.
Applicants who require a visa to study in the UK
For applicants who require a Tier 4 visa, language proficiency is assessed by referral to candidates’ IELTS Academic, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic, or Cambridge Advanced/Cambridge Proficiency qualifications. We also accept Trinity ISE – Trinity Integrated Skills in English.
An English language test is not required if you are a national of one of the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, New Zealand, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America.
Applicants considering taking a pre-sessional English language course in case they do not meet the language requirements, will need to take the IELTS Academic for UKVI test as this is the only test acceptable for English language courses.
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