Robert Gordon University Studying Abroad: From Pakistan to Aberdeen, Scotland

Studying Abroad: From Pakistan to Aberdeen, Scotland


My journey from Pakistan to Aberdeen started when I took the decision to do a master’s degree that could help me expand my knowledge and boost my career. There were many different Universities and courses to choose from so I consulted “The Complete University Guide-league tables” to narrow down my options before applying for my course.

Why Robert Gordon University (RGU)?

While exploring my options in the UK, I came across Robert Gordon University. The University’s website was very helpful providing detailed information about my course of interest. It was commendable to see the University’s accreditation with professional bodies and the industry trained staff that delivered the course. Moreover, the technology that I wanted to implement in my home country was already used in Scotland so I knew I’d get a first-hand experience of Scotland’s mandate to achieve this, later on, in Pakistan.

This allowed me to understand the great return on investment that I was going to get after completing an MSc Construction Project Management at RGU.

Saltire Scholarships Opportunity

After receiving my unconditional offer to study in RGU, I applied for the Saltire Scholarship.  This scholarship offered by the Scottish government is open to citizens from Canada, China (including Hong Kong), India, Japan, Pakistan and USA.

I was overwhelmed when I opened the letter that came all the way from Aberdeen to Pakistan to notify me that I was awarded the scholarship!  Reading the letter brought me joy and a ray of hope that I was set on the right pathway to achieve my aim.

My Next Steps

As a final step, I had to book my accommodation and once again the RGU website came in handy offering all the information I needed. I chose university accommodation which is well suited for newcomers who want to avoid the hassle that comes with moving to a new city.

The visa application process can be difficult but I received help from the RGU representatives in Pakistan. They helped me understand the visa application process, gather all the information required and gave me more information about life in Aberdeen.

My First Impressions of RGU

RGU has state-of-the-art facilities based in its campus along the River Dee. This setting gives you serene walks if you want to relax after class on a bright sunny day. The administration and school are very helpful and if you have any problems or queries they sort it out for you in the best way possible.

RGU also offers excellent support and advice services. They conduct workshops which can help you develop the skills required to cope with the research world and they have a dedicated place to worship your religion at Kaim Cottage.

I still remember my first day at RGU, if you are planning to study at RGU I can guarantee you that you are going to have an amazing experience.

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