EU Visiting Student Programme

Our EU Visiting Student Programme gives EU students the opportunity to study at Abertay even if their university doesn't have Erasmus+

EU Visiting Student Programme

Abertay University offers a flexible programme for visiting students from higher education institutions in the EU and which are not Erasmus partners (if you are from an Erasmus partner institution, please see our Erasmus+ Exchange page for more information).

Please note that the available places on this programme are limited.

Deadlines (2018/19 academic year):

15 April 2018 for semester 1 (August 2018 - December 2018) and full year 2017/18 applications
15 September 2018 for semester 2 (January 2019 - May 2019) applications.

Deadlines for 2019/20 academic year:

  • 15 May 2019 for semester 1 and full year 2019/20 applications.
  • 15 October 2019 for semester 2 2019/20.


Academic calendar

  • Semester 1: usually starts at the end of August and ends in mid-December
  • Semester 2: starts in early January and ends in early May
  • Semester 3: starts in early May and ends in mid-August. Please see our Academic Calendar for exact term dates.

Decisions will be announced as soon as possible after the deadline. Late applications are welcome depending on availability.

Who can take part?

Undergraduate and postgraduate students currently enrolled at a university in the EU.

What can I study?

As an EU Visiting Student, we give you maximum flexibility to plan your studies. You can pick and mix modules from any of our courses as long as you meet the module prerequisites. Please consult our module catalogue for further details of the modules on offer.

Please note that your choice of modules is still subject to timetable clashes. This is particularly common if you choose modules across different courses and years, and we recommend choosing modules from the same course and year to avoid this.

Timetables are announced a few weeks before the start of teaching, so unfortunately we are unable to guarantee whether a certain combination of modules will be feasible at the time of application.

Do I receive academic recognition and credit?

EU Visiting Students will receive an Abertay transcript so that their credits can be transferred to their home university.

Abertay uses the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). One SCQF credit point is equivalent to 0.5 ECTS credits, so a full workload of 60 SCQF credit points per semester equates to 30 ECTS credits.

Please note that as an EU Visiting Student you are not eligible to graduate with an Abertay degree.

Fees, finance and funding

Tuition fees for EU Visiting Students are currently

  • £1820 per 120 SCQF credit points for undergraduate modules
  • between £4300 and £5400 per 120 SCQF credit points for postgraduate modules

Fees are subject to change, however please consult our programme pages for the latest indication of fees for your particular programme of study.

If you take less than 120 SCQF credit points because you would like to study with us for one semester only then fees are charged on a pro rata basis. Full-time students should take modules worth 60 SCQF credit points (equivalent to 30 ECTS credits) per semester.

Please note that the Students Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) does not fund tuition fees for EU Visiting Students. You could, however, be eligible for tuition fee support from your home country. Please contact the International Office at your home university for more information.

Dundee is an affordable student city with the cost of living estimated at 12% below the UK average. You can view an estimate of what it costs to live in Dundee here.

How do I apply?

Please apply directly to us using our EU Visiting Student application form 2019/20.

On the application form you are asked to provide a reference from the International Office or academic staff at your home university, so please make sure to contact the colleagues there to discuss your study abroad plans. This also serves as proof of your English language proficiency, so you will not be required to provide any test results.

You should also note your preferred choice of modules on the application form, with additional choices in case your preferred choices are not feasible due to unmet module prerequisites or timetable clashes. Please see our module catalogue for details.

In addition, please attach:

a current transcript of records.
The application should be sent to us directly by post at this address:

Exchange and Study Abroad Officer
Abertay University
Bell Street
Dundee DD1 1HG
United Kingdom

If my application is accepted, what comes next?

If you are given an offer you will also be issued with a unique student number. This number, which you will keep for the duration of your studies at Abertay, allows you to access the part of our website which contains details (dates, location etc.) about registration and enrolment for your course. This information and other details will also be e-mailed to you.

All international students are invited to attend an International Student Welcome event and orientation programme before the start of teaching. For more information on this and advice on how to prepare for your stay in Dundee, please see our International Guide.


Abertay offers a range of University accommodation. Please see our accommodation webpages for more information. If you book a term or year in University residences then accommodation during the International Student Welcome and orientation programme is free of charge.

English language courses

Abertay offers pre-sessional English language courses before the start of teaching and free in-sessional courses throughout the semester. You can find more information here.

Contact us

Please email for more information.