rgu aberdeen

Robert Gordon University Admission Requirements For 2023/2024 Academic Year

Do you wish to be a beneficiary of the Robert Gordon University International scholarship?

Check out the Robert Gordon University Admission Requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  It is when you have checked requirements that you would be able to tell whether you are qualified for the application or not.

rgu logo

The management of the Robert Gordon University Aberdeen has published their entry requirements for all the programmes that are offered in the institution.

Any candidate who is interested in the RGU admission is advised not to joke with this article. Kindly read from the beginning to the end in order to know more about the Robert Gordon University (RGU) admission requirement for 2023/2024 academic year.

Standard Entry Requirements into Robert Gordon University Aberdeen

For all Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses, the RGU have standard entry requirements that applicants must attain before he/she could be considered for admission.

RGU may require a specific grade in a specific subject in order to join some courses. To find out more about these standard entry requirements for all the courses respectively, kindly click on the each of the courses listed in the RGU Course Page

Apply for:

Minimum Entry Requirements

RGU is fully committed to widening participation to extend access to learning and enable talented individuals from under-represented groups, particularly those from deprived areas, to achieve their ambitions through higher education, whatever their circumstances.

In Robert Gordon University (RGU), it is believed that anyone with the talent and potential to succeed deserves the opportunity to study in the institution.

The RGU recognises you as an individual, and not all individuals’ experiences and opportunities are equal. For this reason, the university applies what is regarded as ‘contextual admissions’ in its decision making.

The admissions processes of the institution are aimed to be fair to all learners by taking full account of your circumstances when assessing any application. 

Qualifications and grades are important, but they are considered alongside other information that helps the RGU to identify your full potential and widen access to the institution. 

Another important information that the Robert Gordon University (RGU) take into consideration while giving admission are your personal statement, work experience, voluntary and extra-curricular activities.

As part of this assessment they also look for contextual indicators that show you are either:

  • a young carer
  • care-experienced
  • attending or attended a Schools for Higher Education Programme (SHEP)
    – such as Aspire North, LIFT OFF, LEAPS or Focus West
  • are from an SIMD1 or SIMD2 postcode
    The Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation ranks each postcode in Scotland by factors such as levels of income, health, access to services, crime, employment and education.

SIMD20 (sometimes referred to as SIMD1 is the 20% most deprived postcodes in Scotland. 

Recommended Posts:


When you check the RSU courses, we list the Scottish Higher entry requirements in two ways. We list our Standard Entry Requirements and our Minimum Entry Requirements (access threshold requirements). 

The minimum entry requirements are the grades that applicants who are eligible for contextual admissions must achieve by the time you enter the University. These grades are in general 2-3 grades lower than our standard entry requirements.

On some course entry requirements you will see what we call ‘banded grades’. These show where the university may be able to accept just 3 Higher grades instead of the standard 4. Where 3 is acceptable, this will be at an increased grade.


The dedicated Access RGU team are here to help you transition to University as well as throughout your learning journey

Subject Specific Requirements

Some courses or subjects need applicants to attend an interview, supply a portfolio of work or something else to support their applications. Further details about what will be required are given on each course page.

If you have any questions about specific requirements needed as part of your application, contact admissions by email [email protected] or call the RGU  on 01224 262728.

Important Links:

University Of California Acceptance Rate 

University Of Chicago Acceptance Rate

Yale University Acceptance Rate

University Alabama Acceptance Rate, Admission Requirements & Rankings

Duke University Acceptance Rate

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have a certain level achieved in a Standard English test and we accept a variety of in-country and secure English language tests.

English Language for Courses

English is the language of instruction at Robert Gordon University and all students must demonstrate that they’re proficient in reading, writing, speaking and listening before starting a course with us.

Pre-Sessional English Programme

The Pre-Sessional English Programme offers language tuition during the summer directly before your postgraduate or undergraduate course begins.

RGU English Language Proficiency Test

The RGU English Language Proficiency Test can be taken in a student’s home country under secure conditions or on campus at RGU at scheduled times.

This test assesses the English language level of candidates in the four skills of listening, speaking, writing and reading. This is not an IELTS test, but is written and scored in order to provide the University with an equivalency score; both overall and in each of the four components.

Who Is This Test For?

This test is for students who:

  • Hold a conditional offer from Robert Gordon University, based on meeting English language requirements of the course they hope to study
  • Do not have an up to date Secure English Language Test (SELT)
  • Have an expired SELT
  • Are unable to take the SELT due to time constraints
  • Have not taken another RGU English Language Test in the last three months

When And Where Do These Tests Take Place?

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the management of the institution are closely monitoring the countries we can run our RGU English Language Proficiency Test for the coming intakes.

At this time, it is only possible to run the tests in: UK, China, Mexico, Nigeria.

We will update this list in line with public health guidelines to add or remove countries as advised. If you are from one of these countries, kindly progress to the Register For a Test section.

If you are not from one of the mentioned countries, we advise you consider the other English tests that are available at this time.

We plan to return to offering tests across the globe as soon as it is safe to do so.

Click HERE to register for the test

Alternative Qualifications

Robert Gordon University also accepts applications from those with equivalent qualifications to those stated, including SVQs/NVQs, access programmes and overseas qualifications.

Applications from students with non-standard qualifications or work experience are encouraged to apply or contact our Student Admissions Service for advice by emailing [email protected] or calling 01224 262728.

Recommended Scholarships:


If you have any questions about your eligibility for a course, get in touch with Admissions:

You can also find out more about the application processes here

I believe that the information contained in this article is helpful. Do well to share it to other via any of social media platforms given below.

Share on

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *