The University of Aberdeen

Mr Chris Sojka

Widening Participation Officer
01224 273107
c.sojka@abdn.ac.uk

The information on this page was last updated on 8 August 2019.

The details of support available can change, so before you apply it's best to speak to the named contact to check exactly what they offer.

The University of Aberdeen provides a range of services and support for students with care experience. We have been awarded the Buttle UK Quality Mark in recognition of our commitment to young people in and leaving care.

The university offers one-to-one support for applicants who have care experience. Help and support is available on a range of topics – these include how to apply via UCAS, finding out about qualifications needed, writing personal statements and more.

We also offer access programmes for those applicants who may not have the qualifications necessary to gain entry via the standard routes. The two main access opportunities are contextualised admissions and the summer school for access. You can find more information on both of these courses at: www.abdn.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/alternative-routes-of-entry-547.php. The University guarantees that any care experienced applicant who meets the minimum entry requirements for their chosen degree programme will be made an offer of entry.

All of our students are offered a range of support services designed to help you throughout your studies. This includes the advice and support office, childcare assistance, a counselling service, personal tutors and the students-4-students mentoring scheme. You can find out more information about the university’s range of support services at: www.abdn.ac.uk/infohub/support/advice-and-support-office-606.php.

We also have a range of learning support services on offer to help you in your studies. Many of these support mechanisms are provided by the student learning service, which provides a regular programme of workshops, individual assistance, dyslexia study advice sessions and more. You can find more information about this service at: www.abdn.ac.uk/sls.

Support we offer

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  • A named contact
  • Outreach sessions or activities
  • Pre-application help
  • Guidance for offer holders
  • A web page for care leavers
  • Careers advice and support after graduation

Accommodation we offer

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  • A place to live all year round
  • If not, help finding somewhere to live for the whole year

Funding support we offer

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  • Specific funding that's just for care leavers
  • Additional funding available (such as bursaries and grants)
  • Support for students seeking asylum
  • Support for those with discretionary leave to remain
  • Financial advice

The University of Aberdeen recognises the importance of getting help if and when you have any financial difficulties during the course of your studies. If you are worried about money, or need advice on how to manage your money more wisely, the student support service can help you in a variety of ways.

Discretionary/hardship funds

The university has funds, primarily from the government’s discretionary funds, to help undergraduate and postgraduate students financially – usually through a non-repayable award. Once you have registered, you may be eligible to apply for assistance from this fund: we’ll normally ask you for evidence, such as your award/student loan letter, bank statement, rent etc. Please see the following webpage(s) for more information: www.abdn.ac.uk/infohub/finance/financial-support.php.

Funding opportunities/scholarships

There are various sources of financial support that might be available to you during your studies. As we recognise that being a student can be costly, we have scholarships for every year of undergraduate study for the length of your degree. There are access awards, for students who might find it difficult to enter higher education without financial support. There are a variety of funding opportunities and scholarships on offer for undergraduate applicants and students. Please see the following webpage(s) for more information: www.abdn.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/scholarships-and-funding-286.php

Financial and budgeting advice

If you are experiencing financial difficulties, then you can arrange to see a student support adviser. These advisers can provide you with information and advice on finance, fees, student loans and budgeting. You can contact them on: 01224 273935 or: student.support@abdn.ac.uk.

165 courses

Course information from Discover Uni was last updated in December 2020

Animal Behaviour Old Aberdeen
BSc
Applied Mathematics Old Aberdeen
BSc
Applied Sports Science Old Aberdeen
BSc
Archaeology Old Aberdeen
BSc
Bachelor of Divinity Old Aberdeen
BD
Bachelor of Music Old Aberdeen
BMus
Bachelor of Theology Old Aberdeen
BTh
Behavioural Biology Old Aberdeen
BSc
Biochemistry Old Aberdeen
BSc
Biochemistry Foresterhill
BSc
Biochemistry with Industrial Placement Old Aberdeen Sandwich year
MSci
Biochemistry with Industrial Placement Foresterhill Sandwich year
MSci
Biological Sciences Old Aberdeen
MSci
Biology Old Aberdeen
BSc
Chemical Engineering Old Aberdeen
BEng
Chemical Engineering Old Aberdeen
MEng
Chemistry Old Aberdeen
MChem
Chemistry Old Aberdeen
BSc
Civil Engineering Old Aberdeen
BEng
Civil Engineering Old Aberdeen
MEng
Computing Science Old Aberdeen
MEng
Computing Science Old Aberdeen
BSc
Computing Science with Industrial Placement Old Aberdeen Sandwich year
MSci
Conservation Biology Old Aberdeen
BSc
Ecology Old Aberdeen
BSc
Education Old Aberdeen
BMus
Engineering Old Aberdeen
BEng
Engineering Old Aberdeen
MEng
BSc
MChem
Environmental Science Old Aberdeen
BSc
BSc
BSc
Genetics Foresterhill
BSc
Genetics Old Aberdeen
BSc
Genetics (Immunology) Foresterhill
BSc
Genetics (Immunology) Old Aberdeen
BSc
MSci
MSci
Genetics with Industrial Placement Foresterhill Sandwich year
MSci
Genetics with Industrial Placement Old Aberdeen Sandwich year
MSci
Geography Old Aberdeen
BSc
BSc
Geology Old Aberdeen
MGeoSci
Geology and Physics Old Aberdeen
BSc
Geoscience Old Aberdeen
BSc
Immunology Foresterhill
BSc
Immunology Old Aberdeen
BSc
BSc
BSc
Immunology with Industrial Placement Old Aberdeen Sandwich year
MSci
Immunology with Industrial Placement Foresterhill Sandwich year
MSci
Law Old Aberdeen
LLB
Law Accelerated Old Aberdeen
LLB
LLB
Law with English Law Old Aberdeen
LLB
Law with French Law Old Aberdeen
LLB
Law with German Law Old Aberdeen
LLB
LLB
Law with Spanish Law Old Aberdeen
LLB
Marine Biology Old Aberdeen
BSc
Mathematics Old Aberdeen
BSc
BSc
BSc
Mechanical Engineering Old Aberdeen
BEng
Mechanical Engineering Old Aberdeen
MEng
Medicine Foresterhill
MBChB
Microbiology Old Aberdeen
BSc
Microbiology Foresterhill
BSc
Microbiology with Industrial Placement Old Aberdeen Sandwich year
MSci
Microbiology with Industrial Placement Foresterhill Sandwich year
MSci
Molecular Biology Foresterhill
BSc
Molecular Biology Old Aberdeen
BSc
Molecular Biology with Industrial Placement Old Aberdeen Sandwich year
MSci
Music and Communities Old Aberdeen
BMus
BSc
BSc
Oil and Gas Chemistry Old Aberdeen
BSc
Oil and Gas Chemistry Old Aberdeen
MChem
Petroleum Engineering Old Aberdeen
MEng
Petroleum Engineering Old Aberdeen
BEng
Pharmacology Old Aberdeen
BSc
Pharmacology Foresterhill
BSc
Pharmacology with Industrial Placement Foresterhill Sandwich year
MSci
Pharmacology with Industrial Placement Old Aberdeen Sandwich year
MSci
Physical Sciences Old Aberdeen
BSc
Physics Old Aberdeen
BSc
Physics with Geology Old Aberdeen
BSc
BSc
Physiology Old Aberdeen
BSc
Physiology Foresterhill
BSc
Physiology with Industrial Placement Foresterhill Sandwich year
MSci
Physiology with Industrial Placement Old Aberdeen Sandwich year
MSci
Plant and Soil Science Old Aberdeen
BSc
Primary Education Old Aberdeen
MEd
Psychology Old Aberdeen
BSc
Psychology with French Old Aberdeen
BSc
Psychology with Gaelic Old Aberdeen
BSc
Psychology with German Old Aberdeen
BSc
BSc
BSc
Zoology Old Aberdeen
BSc