University of Aberdeen Admission 2017/2018

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University of Aberdeen Admission 2017/2018

Admission to the University of Aberdeen is entirely on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve. We operate an admissions policy which ensures equality of opportunity to all applicants. Applications are welcomed from students with excellent academic potential and the University recognises the importance of admitting applicants to a course suited to their ability and aspirations. The selection process therefore takes account of all aspects of an application and not just an applicant’s academic profile.

In seeking to attract applications from students with excellent academic potential, the University of Aberdeen is committed to widening participation and to promoting wider access to Higher Education. There are no admissions quotas which advantage or disadvantage any group of applicants and the University of Aberdeen is committed to treating all applicants within the admissions cycle fairly.

Every course has an admissions selector, who considers all the applications for that area of study. Selectors are interested in an applicant’s academic achievements but they will also take note of the spread of subjects studied and will check for competence in any specific subjects required for particular courses. Selectors take an applicant’s personal statement and the Referee’s Report into account when they make their decision, as well as actual or predicted examination grades. Selectors are looking for evidence of knowledge and understanding of a subject, of commitment, motivation and responsibility, and ability to cope with the challenges of a university education.

Applications for admission to all courses are considered without regard to any inappropriate distinction eg ethnicity or national origin, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, gender, religious or political beliefs, marital status or socio-economic background. Mature students (those who will be 21 or over at the time they start an undergraduate course), and students who have suffered educational hardship or disruption (including students with disabilities), may receive special consideration.

The University of Aberdeen believes a diverse student population is important from an educational and social perspective; enhancing the educational experience for all.

The University’s Guidance Notes for Admission provide further information for applicants who wish to submit an application.

Applications for full-time undergraduate degree programmes at Aberdeen – as to other UK universities – are made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). The exceptions are for part-time degrees, and non-graduating or visiting students, who apply direct to the University.

You apply online to UCAS and schools and colleges can provide advice and guidance. UCAS will accept applications for 2017 from September 2016. If you wish to contact UCAS from outside the UK, you can write to them at the address provided, or you can visit their website. UCAS expects to receive most applications electronically through Apply. This electronic system contains the most up-to-date course information, is quicker to use, and, as you are using the Internet, you can complete your application anytime.

Your completed application should be submitted (preferably via Apply) to UCAS with the applicant’s fee of £24. If you wish to apply for only one course at one institution, a reduced price of £13 applies. For all applicants, there are instructions on the UCAS website to make it as easy as possible for you to fill in your online application, plus help text where appropriate.

You may apply to up to five institutions on the full-price UCAS application. You should list your choices in the order in which they appear in the Handbook. Applicants for Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science should list no more than four such courses in their five choices.

You may apply to up to five institutions on the full-price UCAS application. You should list your choices in the order in which they appear in the Handbook. Applicants for Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary Science should list no more than four such courses in their five choices.

Although admission at Aberdeen is to a degree and not to a particular Department or subject, you should still enter your preferred degree programme title and UCAS code in your UCAS application. However, in most cases it is easy to change your degree preference after you have begun your degree.

Please note, UCAS has a variety of application deadlines in place that vary between courses and providers. You can find more information on the UCAS website, or by visiting our ‘How to apply’ page.

Your school or college will provide you with full assistance on how to use Apply. For information, the contact details for UCAS are:

UCAS
Rosehill
New Barn Lane
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire GL52 3ZA
Tel from within the UK: 0371 468 0468
Tel from outside the UK: +44 330 333 0230

UCAS Code: A20, The University of Aberdeen
Short Code: ABRDN

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