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Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University (RGU) is an innovative and modern place to study with an international reputation for providing high-quality demand-led teaching and research.

Their diverse and exciting range of degree programmes are taught in state-of-the-art facilities by specialists who maintain close links with the world of work.

Well-established relationships with professional bodies, industrial organisations, government departments and research institutes ensure that all taught content is relevant and meets industry standards. As a result, the university has a reputation for producing graduates that are highly sought after by employers.

RGU is currently ranked 2nd in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for student satisfaction (THE’s positivity measure, NSS 2023).

Fast Facts


  • Aberdeen, Scotland

Number of Students

  • 18,000+ from 152 countries


  • 2,840


  • Aberdeen Business School
  • School of Applied Social Studies
  • School of Computing Science and Digital Media
  • School of Creative and Cultural Business
  • School of Engineering
  • Gray’s School of Art
  • School of Health Sciences
  • The Law School
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
  • The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment
  • The Graduate School

Key strengths in teaching and research

  • Physiotherapy 2nd in the UK
  • Pharmacy 15th in the UK
  • Journalism
  • Architecture
    (The Complete University Guide, 2020)


Robert Gordon’s world-class research reflects their expertise across their eleven Schools, delivering innovative research solutions for business and industry providing economic, societal, environmental and cultural impact.

The focus at Robert Gordon University is on applied research. An integral part of their purpose is to build a research base of staff and students who undertake highly relevant leading-edge research that advances knowledge and provides tangible benefits to the wider economy and society.

Top 10
in the UK

for teaching quality
(The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)

Top 10
in the UK

for student satisfaction
(Complete University Guide 2024)

in the UK

for affordability
(QS Best Student Cities 2023)


Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan, creative and connected place – with people from across the world working and studying here. There is something for everyone, and with over 16,000 students, you will be part of a lively, vibrant, student friendly city with great culture, shops, restaurants, live music, bars and nightlife.

Aberdeenshire has a stunning coastline with vast, spectacular sandy beaches and picturesque fishing villages, and with 300 castles, stately homes and ruins dotting its landscape, it is unsurprisingly known as ‘Scotland’s Castle Country’.

Did you know?

  • Aberdeen is the happiest city in the UK to live and work
    (Shawbrook Bank 2021)
  • Aberdeen is 1st in the UK for affordability thanks to its lower living costs (QS Best Student Cities 2023)

Scholarships and Funding

Robert Gordon University has various funding and scholarship arrangements in place for international students. Scholarships may be offered by the university itself, some by the British Government, whilst others are country-specific scholarships or study loans, part of an agreement with funding bodies across Latin America. Below is an overview of opportunities available to Latin American students interested in studying at Robert Gordon University.

For further information please do some research directly with these funding bodies, or contact the Inova Education team and we can assist you identifying opportunities available in your country. Note that in most cases you cannot apply for scholarships or study loans until after you have secured a university offer.

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