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Use the Post-9/11 GI Bill to study in Scotland.

Abertay University welcomes US military veterans.

In September 2019, we welcomed even more US military veterans to study with us in Dundee, Scotland... 

... and we'd love you to follow in their footsteps.

Use the Post-9/11 GI Bill to study at Abertay University in Scotland.

These new students will be using the benefits of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which could include: 

  • Full payment of tuition fees for a four-year degree.
  • Housing allowance between $1,000 and $2,000 a month.
  • Up to $1,000 a year to use for books and supplies.

There may also the opportunity to transfer your benefits to a spouse or child. 

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Start a thrilling new adventure.

Why not use your GI Bill funding to embark on a new and exciting adventurestudying Games or Ethical Hacking in Scotland.

When you graduate from Abertay, you'll graduate with more than just a degree. You'll have all the confidence, knowledge and skills you need to hit the ground running.

When you use your GI Bill funding to study at Abertay University you will:

  • Gain the knowledge and skills you need to switch careers.
  • Make more money. A college degree leads to higher salaries.
  • Experience living and studying in Scotland.  A beautiful wee country that welcomes 50,000 new overseas students every year. 

Abertay is extremely proud to accept GI Bill funding (VA facility code: 11201274).

For more information on your eligibility, and the terms of the GI Bill funding, please visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website.

5 reasons to study video games at Abertay University

  1. Number one in Europe: We're the number one college in the whole of Europe for video games degrees (Princeton Review, 2021). 
  2. You’ll be taught by the best: You’ll learn from, and work with, academics who’ve been part of some of the biggest and best computer games in history, including Grand Theft Auto (its creator, Dave Jones, was an Abertay student) and Lemmings.
  3. Top industry accreditation: All of our video games degrees are accredited, most by ScreenSkills—the quality mark for excellence in media education.
  4. Entrepreneurial spirit: Many of our graduates have successfully set up their own games companies, including Guerilla Tea, Hyper Luminal Games, Pixel Blimp, and Tag Games.
  5. You’ll be sought after by industry: Abertay graduates are in high demand across the US. Many of our graduates have gone on to work for the video games industry’s heavy hitters, including Riot Games, Ubisoft, Blizzard Entertainment and Naughty Dog.
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Learn how to make games by making them

We believe the best way for you to learn how to make games is by making games.

Games are involved in almost everything we doand the more powerful the technology gets, the more intelligent it gets, the more important games become in our lives. The only thing we can safely predict is that Abertay graduates will be at the heart of it all, changing the world in ways we can't imagine yet. 

Find out more about our prestigious Games School or read about each of our Undergraduate gaming majors:

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Become a cybersecurity specialist

Demand for cybersecurity specialists is rising every single year. The business world needs more cybersecurity experts, and there aren't enough of them.

We are right at the forefront of cybersecurity, producing in-demand, highly qualified graduates. 

  • Great prospects. Industry needs ethical hackers, so you will be highly employable.
  • Top starting salaries. Six months after graduating, over 90% of our graduates are earning $74K-$100K. (Payscale.com.)
  • An in-depth, hands-on course. Taught at one of the top Games Colleges in Europe (Princeton Review 2021).

Find out more about our Ethical Hacking degree course, or speak to Beth Meehan, our North American expert, about how to apply.

News article 2020: Military veterans reskilled to fill growing cybersecurity workforce gap

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Other degrees, more possibilities.

Abertay is not ALL about games and ethical hacking. We offer a wide range of undergraduate courses.

All our degrees are very industry-focused, giving you an in-depth knowledge of the area you want to pursue in your career.

Scottish bachelor degrees with Honours normally take four years and begin in September each year.

And UK degrees are comparable with US ones. Lots of Abertay alumni work in the US, particularly in the computer games industry.

Please contact Beth for more information so she can help you.

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Be inspired.

Our grads have gone on to have amazing careers in the US.

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Claude Dareau

Since graduating Claude works on VR projects for Oscar-winning visual effects studio Framestore

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Michael Barclay

Michael is a Game Designer who has worked on Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and The Last of Us: Part II at Naughty Dog.

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Why Scotland?

Scotland's universities have been at the leading edge of academic thinking and knowledge for over six centuries.

Each year, more than 50,000 international students from over 180 countries are warmly welcomed into our Scottish culture and thriving community of scholars whose thoughts and actions make waves across the world.

Dundee is the best place to live in Scotland.

Dundee is nestled on Scotland’s beautiful east coast. It’s the nation's fourth-largest city. It’s also the sunniest. It’s around 60 miles from Edinburgh, 80 miles from Glasgow, and 150 miles from the Loch Ness Monster.

Britain's coolest little city - GQ Magazine

The city's status as the country's creative and affordable heartland has been sealed: Dundee was recently voted the best place to live in Scotland (The Sunday Times).

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Learn more about entry requirements, and what it's like to live in Dundee and Scotland.

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USA

We value our long-standing links with the US and are delighted to welcome students for full degree programs, study abroad and faculty-led visits.

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Living in Dundee

Dundee is vibrant and cosmopolitan, friendly, compact, safe and affordable. Read all about living here.

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