Country Specific Information


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Our international students enjoy the benefits of our small and supportive classes which allow them to receive a high level of guidance and support from their academic expert lecturers.

Our dedication to teaching quality enhances your learning experience and our close industrial links will increase your commercial awareness.

Aberdeen is a safe, friendly city and studying at RGU provides students with a multicultural experience in a peaceful surrounding in the heart of historic Royal Deeside.

Entry Requirements

Please note that this information is intended as a guideline and allows you to broadly compare your qualifications to the British qualifications specified on the course pages of this website. Some courses may require a higher standard of English than stated in this page. Applications are considered on an individual basis and other qualifications or work experience may be taken into consideration.

Undergraduate Requirements

  • Students with the Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Abitur is accepted. The minimum grade accepted is 2.4 however a higher grade may be required dependant on the course applied for. Our Student Admissions Service can advise you on the specific overall grade for your chosen program.
  • Students with the Fachgebundene Hochschulreife/Fachhochschulreife or Berufsfachschulabschluss will be considered.
  • Students with the Fachschulabschluss (those awarded up until 2012 inclusive) may be considered for advanced entry to Year 2 and Year 3 of an undergraduate programme.
  • Applications will be considered on a case by case basis, please contact our Student Admissions Service for information:
  • Applicants who do not hold an International High School qualification will be expected to undertake a pathway programme at our International College.
  • We will consider International Baccalaureate (IB) Qualifications within the range of 26 to 32 (or higher). The specific acceptance criteria differ dependant on the specific course; visit the individual course pages for more information on entry requirements.

English Language 

Most undergraduate courses require an IELTS score of 6.0, with a minimum of 5.5 in each area. Some courses require a higher English language score. Always check the relevant course page and our English Language Requirements page before applying.

Postgraduate Requirements

  • A Bachelor Degree /Fachhochschuldiplom/Diplom (FH) of 2.2 = 3.5 or less or ‘Befriedigend’ – Satisfactory, and 2.1 = 2.5 or less  'Gut' - Good
  • Applicants with a Magister Artium/Diplom (those issued after 2003) is comparable to a British Honours Degree
  • A small number of our Postgraduate courses require a minimum of second class upper classification, or an equivalent - refer to the relevant course pages for more information
  • Applicants with lower qualification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis. Contact our Student Admissions Service for information:
  • Students who do not meet our direct entry requirements may be able to undertake a pre-masters programme through our International College at Robert Gordon University

English Language

Most postgraduate courses require an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each area. Some courses require a higher English Language score. Always check the relevant course page and our English Language Requirements page before applying.


Partnerships allow international students to start a degree with RGU from an equivalent entry point.

  • Hochschule Hannover University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Meet Us

Your chance to meet RGU staff to apply for a course or discuss an existing application. 

We visit countries around the world at various times of the year. We also provide opportunities for you to chat to us online. Our regular web chats make it easy for you to connect with us from your own home.

If no visit is scheduled in your country, please contact the International Team and we will be happy to help you.

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25 June 2024

Join our interactive Q&A session if you're thinking about studying art and design at university but you're not sure what to do next!

Scholarships & Funding

We have a wide range of scholarships are available to international students, find out if you are eligible for support for your country.

Scholarship or funding options may have additional eligibility requirements, however you may still qualify for support. Contact the International Team for further information, or search all Funding and Scholarships.

Available Scholarships & Funding for students from Germany


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