Aberdeen and Brazil

The University of Aberdeen has important partnerships with Brazil and plans to develop even more relationships with the country. There are currently 44 students from Brazil studying at the University. Some our most popular programmes amongst Brazilian students include Geology, Law and Engineering.

Some of our current research links with Brazil include:

Science without Borders (SwB) – The university participates in the Brazilian government program that offers scholarships for undergraduate and PhD students and for researchers in the UK. For more information, access

UFRGS – Sedimentary Systems Programme – This agreement with the Geosciences Institute of the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, CNPq and BG offers scholarships for PhD double degree (2+2 years) and post-doctorate opportunities. The scholarships cover tuition fees, maintenance and research costs. For more information access

Collaborative research – Aberdeen is one of the 3 British universities that are part of a joint geological research in the Parnaiba Basin, involving 4 Brazilian universities and the National Observatory. More information

Welcome to Europe's Energy Capital!

The city of Aberdeen is known as the Energy Capital of Europe and is home to some of the world's leading companies in oil, gas and renewables.

oil platformThe University of Aberdeen plays a pivotal role alongside the various energy companies in the city in contributing to the enormous developments in this sector over recent years.

Today, we offer 25 energy-related Masters programmes across business, law, engineering, geosciences, natural sciences and computing.  Covering the full spectrum of energy-related disciplines, our suite of energy programmes are unique and are aimed at producing world class graduates, capable of moving into key roles in the industry, with the right knowledge, skills and attitude.

About the University

Library, University of AberdeenFounded in 1495, University of Aberdeen is the fifth oldest University in the United Kingdom, ranked in the top 200 Universities in the world. There are over 16,000 students on our campus, of which approximately 20% are international students representing 120 nationalities, with xx students from Brazil.

Our 2009 Curriculum Reform has enabled the University to offer students an unparalleled UK study experience. Flexibility, structure, content and delivery of our degrees bring Aberdeen in-line with major international universities such as Harvard and Yale.

Our 150+ sports clubs and societies means there is great opportunity to get involved outside of your studies. Our £270 million planned investment has seen the opening of an Olympic standard sports village and flagship library for the 21st century student.

Life in Aberdeen

Aberdeen is everything a student city should be and more! Historic, international, fashionable and friendly. Voted the best place to be a student in the UK by a leading accommodation website, Aberdeen is the perfect place to live and study. Do you want to know why? Check out some of our videos at  or if you prefer a good read, we recommend the Lonely Planet Guide.