Arcadia: Aberdeen - University of Aberdeen

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Located on the northeast coast of Scotland, Aberdeen is the country’s third-largest city and home to a University that has been a center of excellence for five centuries. Founded as King’s College in 1495, Aberdeen has distinguished itself over it... read more

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I matured a lot and learned how to be more independent as an 18 year old - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned much about myself and how I behave not just out of my comfort zone, but out of typical environment. I also learned that people of different regions and cultures aren't as different as some like to make out. As a Southerner, I found that I had more in common with an international student from Switzerland, than I did wit... - Wofford College View Entire Review
I learned a lot and it was definitely worthwhile to go abroad. I learned that I cannot live in a cold place, which is valuable. I learned that I love where I live and where I go to school even more than I thought I did. I learned that it is valuable to do things out of your comfort zone even if it doesn't go as well as you thoug... - Trinity University View Entire Review
I gained good academic experience that was worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review
April 19, 2022 My Time In Scotland
I learned what it was like to live in a new place and what other cultures experience. - Berea College View Entire Review
Past Review Aberdonians
I learned to expect the unexpected. - Arcadia University View Entire Review
I gained a new perspective about different styles of education and living and was able to increase my sense of independence. - Trinity University View Entire Review
This study abroad experience has made me thankful for what I have in life. Scotland is such a beautiful country - I'll definitely be back one day. - Trinity University View Entire Review


Located on the northeast coast of Scotland, Aberdeen is the country’s third-largest city and home to a University that has been a center of excellence for five centuries. Founded as King’s College in 1495, Aberdeen has distinguished itself over its long history as a center of research, boasting five Nobel laureates among its distinguished faculty, with discoveries taking place in areas as varied as chemistry, agriculture, physics, and medicine. 

This spirit of innovation continues today through Aberdeen’s strength in STEM and many other subjects, commitment to research, and numerous international collaborations. The university is ranked internationally in many subjects, including divinity, agriculture, and anthropology, and is among the top 20 universities in the UK, with high rankings in sport science, medicine and dentistry. Aberdeen is also renowned for environmental science and hydrocarbon/renewable energy studies linked to the North Sea oil reserves. Aberdeen offers courses across twelve different schools and Arcadia Abroad students can choose from a wide variety of offerings.

Known as the granite city for its shimmering grey building facades, the city of Aberdeen is located on the North Sea and retains a small-town feel. As it is a bit further north, you may need a warm coat for the twenty-minute trip to the beach. You’re within immediate reach of gorgeous Scottish landscapes and will enjoy living among friendly, congenial Aberdonians.

One £250 scholarship is available each semester to students on Arcadia’s program at the University of Aberdeen. Recipients of this award will be expected to complete a co-curricular project based in the northeast of Scotland. For more information, please contact your Program Manager.

Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:

  • Firbush Activity Weekend

  • Windsor Castle

  • Adventure weekend in Wales

  • Royal Ascot

  • Ceilidh Dance

  • and more...

Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental Science
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Computer and Information Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Legal Studies
  • English Language and Literature
  • Zoology, Animal Biology
  • Ecology, Evolution Biology
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Archeology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • International Relations
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Music
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • History
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Arcadia Scholarships

Arcadia aims to help students for whom financial assistance can mean the difference between participating on an Arcadia program and staying home. Arcadia scholarships are awarded to eligible applicants based on need. Approximately 70% of study abroad students who apply for aid from Arcadia receive some form of award


Applications are received on a rolling basis.

Only students who have been accepted to a program from Arcadia Abroad will be considered for an award.