University of Aberdeen

Undergraduate Foundation Programme

Life Sciences – pathway to Medicine



The UK’s fifth oldest university, Aberdeen has been offering life-changing learning opportunities for more than 500 years. Today, it adds to this rich heritage with modern facilities and a 21st-century outlook. The University of Aberdeen strives to be one of the world’s top research-intensive universities. Associated with five Nobel Prize winners, it is known for learning and research excellence. Students at Aberdeen benefit from a personalised experience and flexible learning. The University of Aberdeen International Study Centre is located at the heart of the historic King’s College Campus. It offers a full range of subject options and pathways, including tailored programmes in engineering and medical studies.


Sep & Jan 





Academic Requirement:

Good high school graduation grades, or equivalent

Students need Chemistry plus two other science from Biology, Maths or Physics

English Language Requirement: 

IELTS for UKVI 6.0 (6.0 in all skills)


Age Requirement:

17 years old and above


Progression degree:

Students who successfully complete the Undergraduate Foundation Programme will have the option to apply for the Sri Lanka Medical Pathway at the University of Aberdeen.

There are up to 15 places available for the best students meeting minimum requirements during this Undergraduate Foundation Programme. If successful, your journey to medicine would see you first progressing to the University of Aberdeen, and then to Sri Lanka for two years of clinical experience. 

Progression is competitively awarded and is dependent on achieving the required academic and English language grades, as well as performance in the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) and at a multiple mini interview. 

Students who are not successful in progressing to medicine at this time will have the option of moving to a degree from the Life Sciences pathway (depending on their grades).

Aberdeen's Medicine Degree is ranked:

#2 in Medicine in the UK

(The Guardian University League Table 2020)

University of Aberdeen

Progression Scholarship-Undergraduate pathway students

The University of Aberdeen is offering progression scholarships to students who achieve Grade B (equivalent of at least 68%) in their undergraduate pathway programme. The scholarship is up to the value of £2,500 for each year of undergraduate degree study following progression from the International Study Centre. It is available to self-funded students only and to all students except those progressing to MBChB Medicine.