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University of Aberdeen

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom, Europe

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University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen is an ancient university founded in 1495, in Aberdeen, Scotland. It is the third oldest university in Scotland and the fifth oldest in the United Kingdom and wider English-speaking world. The modern University of Aberdeen was formed in 1860 by the merger of two pre-existing ancient universities: King's College, located in Old Aberdeen and Marischal College, founded in 1593 and located in the new city of Aberdeen. The University of Aberdeen is one of the ancient universities of Scotland. The first university in Aberdeen, King's College, was founded in February 1495 by William Elphinstone, Bishop of Aberdeen and Chancellor of Scotland, drafting a request on behalf of King James IV to Pope Alexander VI resulting in a Papal Bull being issued. The university was established near St Machar's Cathedral, and its chapel, consecrated in 1509, was dedicated to the Trinity and the Blessed Virgin Mary in her Nativity. The first principal was Hector Boece, graduate and professor of the University of Paris, who worked closely with Elphinstone to develop the university.

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  • Information & Statistics

    Number of Undergraduate Students 
    11,000
    Total Number of Students 
    16,000
    Student to Staff Ratio 
    16
    Percentage of International Students 
    23%
    Languages of Tuition
    English
  • Tuition

    Tuition Fees Local - Currency 
    GBP
    Tuition Fees Local - Amount 
    9,000
    Tuition Fees - International (Average) 
    14,700
    Tuition Fees - Description 
    Tuition fees are stated on a yearly basis for certain undergraduate degrees and do not include accommodation. These amounts are representative and do not reflect all degrees. EU students qualify for local fees.
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    Guardian University Guide

    38

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University Address 
University Office
King's College
Aberdeen
AB24 3FX
United Kingdom

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Reviewer: Anonymous
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It was one of the best educational experiences

Reviewer: Anonymous
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It was really nice to attend such a great university, I like the environment and faculty of the University of Health Sciences Antigua.

Reviewer: Rebecca R.
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Studying at St. Andrews was one of the best choices I have ever made.

Reviewer: Andrew L.
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Average: 4 (1 vote)
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I went to FSU on an athletic scholarship having finished a degree at Stirling University in Scotland.