Course Overview

  • Intakes January, October
  • Course Duration 8 months

Course Description

The direct pathway to the University of Aberdeen.

Secondary School => Undergraduate Foundation Programme => 2nd year of Bachelor Degree

The University of Aberdeen has a long history in the sciences and the Undergraduate Foundation Programme is the best way for international students to benefit from this. On this pathway, you will study core academic modules based on developing your English language and career skills, as well as studying subject-specific modules in the subject route you choose to follow.

This programme is equivalent to the first year of a four-year Scottish degree, this one-year programme allows you to graduate in the typical four years of a Scottish degree.

Entry Requirements

  • Academic Requirements (International Qualification)
    • IGCSE / GCSE / O-Level 5 passes with grade 4 minimum or grade C, including native language
    • A levels/AS levels 24 UCAS points (native language accepted)
    • IB first year 24 points or IB Certificate IB – 22 points
  • Academic Requirements (COuntry-Specific)
    • Hong Kong, SAR Form 5 : 3 subject passes or HKDSE 2,2,2. Chinese to be accepted
    • India Completion of Year 11 60% or Year 12 (HSC) 50%
    • Indonesia Successful completion of SMU 3/Sikolah Menegah at grade 6.0 or above or SMU 2 at an average of 6.5
    • Malaysia UEC with aggregate of not more than 34 points for 5 relevant academic subjects inc English & Mathematics. SPM school: Form 5 – A-C grades in 4 subject
    • Taiwan Successful completion of Senior High School Year 3 pass with an average grade of 60% in relevant subjects overall, including relevant subjects or SH2 with 70%
    • Thailand Successful completion of MAW 6 with average GPA 2.0 in relevant subjects including Maths and Sciences or successful completion of MAW 5 with GPA 2.5
    • Vietnam Successful completion of Year 12 with average GPA 6.0 or Year 11 GPA 6.5
  • English Language Requirement: 
    • Academic IELTS for UKVI 4.5 (4.5 in writing, 4.0 in all other skills)

Campus Location

Regent Building, Regent Walk, King’s College, Aberdeen AB24 3FX, United Kindom

Documents Required for Application

  1. Passport size photographs
  2. Copies of your passport and any previous study visas (if any)
  3. Academic certificate and transcript(s) for your secondary/undergraduate education
  4. Score report of English language proficiency qualification IELTS for UKVI /  IELTS
  5. Personal Statement
  6. Work experience letter (if any)
  7. Certificates of any additional courses or activities (if any)

Progression Degree

This programme can lead to one of the 2nd year undergraduate degrees at the University of Aberdeen in the below list. (Subject to meeting the progression grades requirement)

  • BSc/MA Applied Mathematics
  • BSc/MA Archeology
  • BEng Chemical Engineering
  • BSc Chemistry
  • BEng Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • BEng Civil and Structural Engineering
  • BEng Civil Engineering
  • MA Computing
  • BSc Computing Science
  • BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • BEng Electronic and Software Engineering
  • BScEnvironmental Chemistry
  • BSc Geography
  • BSc Geology
  • MA Mathematics
  • BEng Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc Oil and Gas Chemistry
  • BEng Petroleum Engineering
  • BSc Physical Sciences
  • BSc Physics

Depending on your career ambitions, you may progress on to a BSc degree or an MA degree. A Scottish MA, or Master of Arts, is an undergraduate degree equivalent to a BA.

More Information

Only students can apply for this course.
University Information
  • Total Courses 9 Courses
  • Location United Kingdom
  • Full Address Aberdeen AB24 3FX, UK
  • QS 2020 Ranking 195
  • ARWU 2019 Ranking 201
  • THE 2020 Ranking 168