Robert Gordon University

Robert Gordon University has a heritage going back 250 years and is now Scottish University of the Year 2021 (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).

Over the past 250 years the university has gone from strength to strength, proactively engaging with businesses in the development of many of its degree courses and meeting regional and national needs at a time of constant change and development.

We have a reputation for producing graduates that are highly sought after by employer and we ranked top modern university in Scotland for graduate prospects (Guardian University Guide 2022) and 1st in Scotland and 2nd in the UK in the Graduate Employment Rate measure (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022).

Today Robert Gordon University delivers more than 300 courses to over 16,000 full and part-time students from 153 countries. We are recognised for our teaching excellence, student-centred approach and are consistently named as one of the top 10 UK universities and top three in Scotland* for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2022.  Our applied learning, strong industry links, state-of-the-art facilities and demand driven courses will ensure you have a fantastic experience at university, while gaining the knowledge and skills required for a successful career.


We’ve invested £120 million in the development of our campus including modern, purpose-built facilities, industry standard equipment and dedicated study spaces. You will benefit from these exceptional facilities by undertaking industry-level projects and study in an environment that encourages independence and innovation.  See for yourself by taking a virtual tour or check us out on Instagram.


A £135 million construction project at our Garthdee campus was completed in 2015 and provides our students and staff with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities. This includes a new library, and formal and informal learning and social spaces for students. This development gives the university and our local community some of the best facilities in the UK. Indeed, the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, published in 2018, quoted RGU as number one in Scotland and top 10 in the UK for the quality of our facilities.

Robert Gordon University generously co-funds a number of Chevening Awards to support any one-year taught master’s programme. All applicants who wish to be considered for an award at Robert Gordon University are encouraged to select the university as their first preference in their Chevening application.

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Robert Gordon University and Chevening

Robert Gordon University is partnering with Chevening to help make education financially accessible to students who rely on scholarships to study. Additionally it will give us the opportunity to raise the University’s profile overseas in key markets with an aim to welcoming more international students onto our campus in 2019-20.


Who do RGU support?

Robert Gordon University welcomes applications from all Chevening-eligible countries to study one-year taught master’s degrees offered by RGU in the following schools: Aberdeen Business School, the Law School, the School of Creative and Cultural Business, the School of Computing Science and Digital Media, the School of Engineering, the Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Grays School of Art, the School of Applied Social Studies, the School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences, and the School of Health Sciences.