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Country Specific Information


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RGU is a dynamic, vibrant and modern university and has gained an impressive international reputation for delivering academic excellence for over 40 years especially in the Oil and gas industry.

RGU is located in Aberdeen, the Energy capital of Europe, the best place for Thai students who want to get into the energy sector, whatever their degree is. Moreover, we also have an outstanding tradition in the fields of health and social care, business and the creative industries, means our graduates are highly sought after in these sectors too. We work closely with employers – to offer courses that make our graduates particularly desirable to local, national and international companies and organisations.

RGU is delighted to welcome an increasing number of Thai students every year who enjoy the historic, friendly and cosmopolitan city of Aberdeen.

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

  • Applicants with qualifications from any international high school are expected to have results comparable to students from UK institutions
  • Applicants with Certificate of Secondary Education / MAW 6 (equates to SQA Higher) - 60% /Fair/Grade Point 2
  • Applicants with the Maw 5 or do not meet our entry requirement, will be considered for entry through our International College at Robert Gordon University
  • Entry requirements for undergraduate courses are listed on the course information pages
  • Applications will be considered on a case by case basis, please contact Admissions for information:
  • Applicants who do not hold an International High School qualification will be expected to undertake a pathway programme at our International College

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 grade of GPA 2.3 will be accepted from the following recognised universities:

  • Chulalongkorn
  • Thammasat
  • Mahidol
  • King Mongkut

4 year Bachelors Degree from a recognised university with a GPA of 2.5 or better will be considered for courses which require a 2.2 degree.

  • A small number of University postgraduate programmes do require a minimum of second class upper classification, or an equivalent (please refer to the relevant course page)
  • Applicants with lower qualification and / or relevant work experience will be considered on a case by case basis. Contact Admissions 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.

If your course is not listed, but your institution is a partner of Robert Gordon University, you may still be entitled to the scheme. Please contact

We have mapped courses from our partner institutions into our 2nd, 3rd and 4th year of undergraduate study depending on their entry level, and graduate diploma level for students with a relevant graduate certificate.  We also off an international partnership scholarship in recognition of our valued relationship with our partner institutions, that is automatically applied as a fee discount.

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

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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 Thailand

Agents in Thailand

These are our university-approved agents in Thailand. In addition to our Admissions Office and International Team, they are available to help you with any enquiries and help with the submitting your application.


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