Transfer your studies

Transfer to Abertay

We are excited to welcome applications from students who want to transfer from Community College or University into one of our degrees.

We are here to help you make the switch as simple and straightforward as possible. If you need support at any time, please feel free to reach out to our North American Engagement Lead, Beth Meehan at:

Here's how you do it:

  1. Decide which degree you'd like to study using our course pages.
  2. Fill out the free Transfer Information Form on the right, and we will contact you to provide your transcript(s) and any other supporting documents.
  3. Once your academic records are submitted, Abertay’s Admissions Team will undertake a transfer credit evaluation to compare your college or university credit with your chosen degree. We will provide this to you so you can apply for the right year of entry.
  4. You then use this information to make an informed decision about applying to Abertay.

After that, to apply, please visit the UK universities application portal

For more in-depth information, read How to Apply to Abertay which covers the entire process from application to registration.

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Our college transfer partnerships

Transfer from Northern Virginia Community College

Abertay and NOVA have a transfer agreement in place spanning a range of degrees from Ethical Hacking to Business degrees. For more information on this, please visit our dedicated NOVA page.

Transfer from Humber College, Toronto

Humber College Students can now transfer to one of the TOP universities for Games Studies in Europe, according to the Princeton Review. Applications are now open.

  • Students must complete the three-year Advanced Diploma in Game Programming (at 65% or higher) from Humber College to be considered for admission.
  • Humber students accepted into the Masters program at Abertay University will follow a two-year program which includes a one-year pre-Masters preparation course in conjunction with 4th year students in Computer Game Applications Development, followed by an additional year of project-based work to achieve both the award of BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Application Development and Masters of Professional Practice in Games Development.  
  • Scholarships are available for Humber students, please enquire for details.
  • For further information or to apply directly, please contact Beth Meehan, North American Engagement Lead:

Transfer from Vanier College, Montreal

  • Students must complete all three years of the Computer Science Technology Diploma (at 70% or higher overall, with an R score of 24) from Vanier College to be considered for admission.
  • Vanier College students accepted into the BSc in Ethical Hacking at Abertay University will enter the 2nd year of the four-year honors degree.  
  • Scholarships are available for Vanier students, please enquire for details.
  • For further information or to apply directly, please contact Beth Meehan, North American Engagement Lead:

Why Abertay?

Abertay is much more than your average university:

  • We are a specialist university with internationally recognised tech-driven degrees such as Ethical Hacking and Computer Games, as well as top Business and Social Science degrees.
  • We are small and we like it that way! It gives us room to get to know you as a student, and provide you with the type of personal and academic support you won’t find in a larger University.
  • We truly value our North American students. You will receive priority access to our accommodation, and be automatically considered for our dedicated International Scholarship, worth £3000 per academic year. No application required!


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