Where Can I Study?

Where you can study depends on which subject you’re studying and the availability of places. We currently have partners across Europe and the USA.

The table below highlights the university partners we have for each subject. Don’t be discouraged if your course or preferred destination isn’t on the list. We are often looking to expand opportunities for Abertay students, so please get in touch to see what options may be available.

Your next step is to look at the module choices available at the partner university and find the ones that best suit your course at Abertay and your interests. You’ll then need to discuss these with your programme leader here at Abertay.

For more information on how to apply, click here.

Course

Programme

University Partner

Location

Accounting and Finance* Erasmus University of Turku Turku, Finland
IDRAC Business School Lyon/Paris/Montpellier/Nantes, France
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences Dortmund, Germany
Universita Carlo Cattaneo LIUC Castellanza, Italy
tio University of Applied Sciences Utrecht/Amsterdam, Netherlands
IE University Madrid/Segovia, Spain
Study Abroad Exchange Kwantlen Polytechnic University Surrey/Vancouver, Canada
Ontario Tech University Oshawa, Canada
University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA
Biomedical Science Erasmus Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences Bonn/Cologne, Germany
Leiden University of Applied Sciences Leiden, Netherlands
Study Abroad Exchange University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Business Management Erasmus University of Turku Turku, Finland
IDRAC Business School Lyon/Paris/Montpellier/Nantes, France
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences Dortmund, Germany
Universita Carlo Cattaneo LIUC Castellanza, Italy
tio University of Applied Sciences Utrecht/Amsterdam, Netherlands
IE University Madrid/Segovia, Spain
Study Abroad Exchange Ontario Tech University Oshawa, Canada
University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida, USA
New Jersey City University Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA
Business & Human Resource Management Erasmus University of Turku Turku, Finland
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences Dortmund, Germany
Universita Carlo Cattaneo LIUC Castellanza, Italy
IE University Madrid/Segovia, Spain
Study Abroad Exchange Kwantlen Polytechnic University Surrey/Vancouver, Canada
Ontario Tech University Oshawa, Canada
University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Computer Arts Erasmus Howest University College (Digital Arts Entertainment) West Flanders, Belgium
Cologne Game Lab Cologne, Germany
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences (German proficiency required) Dortmund, Germany
Breda University of Applied Sciences Breda, Netherlands
Study Abroad Exchange Champlain College Burlington, Vermont, USA
Computer Game Applications Development Erasmus Howest University College (Digital Arts Entertainment) West Flanders, Belgium
Cologne Game Lab Cologne, Germany
Study Abroad Exchange Champlain College Burlington, Vermont, USA
Computer Games Technology Erasmus Howest University College (Digital Arts Entertainment) (TBC) West Flanders, Belgium
Cologne Game Lab (TBC) Cologne, Germany
Study Abroad Exchange Champlain College Burlington, Vermont, USA
Computing Study Abroad Exchange Ontario Tech University Oshawa, Canada
Champlain College Burlington, Vermont, USA
Criminology Erasmus University of Malta Msida, Malta
Study Abroad Exchange Kwantlen Polytechnic University Surrey/Vancouver, Canada
Ontario Tech University Oshawa, Canada
University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida, USA
New Jersey City University Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Ethical Hacking (exchanges in Year 2 only) Study Abroad Exchange Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA
Champlain College Burlington, Vermont, USA
Fitness, Nutrition and Health Erasmus University of Malta Msida, Malta
Study Abroad Exchange University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Food & Consumer Science Erasmus University of Applied Sciences Osnabruck Osnabruck, Germany
University of Naples Federico II Naples, Italy
Food, Nutrition and Health Erasmus University of Applied Sciences Osnabruck Osnabruck, Germany
University of Naples Federico II Naples, Italy
Study Abroad Exchange University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Forensic Sciences Erasmus Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences Bonn/Cologne, Germany
Study Abroad Exchange Ontario Tech University Oshawa, Canada
Game Design and Production Erasmus Howest University College (Digital Arts Entertainment) West Flanders, Belgium
Cologne Game Lab Cologne, Germany
Breda University of Applied Sciences Breda, Netherlands
Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, Netherlands
Study Abroad Exchange St Edward's University Austin, Texas, USA
Champlain College Burlington, Vermont, USA
George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Law (Year 3 Term 1 only) Erasmus University of Lapland Rovaniemi, Finland
Universita Carlo Cattaneo LIUC Castellanza, Italy
IE University Madrid/Segovia, Spain
University of Gothenburg Gothenburg, Sweden
Marketing and Business Erasmus University of Turku Turku, Finland
IDRAC Business School Lyon/Paris/Montpellier/Nantes, France
Dortmund University of Applied Sciences Dortmund, Germany
Universita Carlo Cattaneo LIUC Castellanza, Italy
tio University of Applied Sciences Utrecht/Amsterdam, Netherlands
IE University Madrid/Segovia, Spain
Study Abroad Exchange Kwantlen Polytechnic University Surrey/Vancouver, Canada
Ontario Tech University Oshawa, Canada
University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida, USA
New Jersey City University Jersey City, New Jersey, USA
Pennsylvania College of Technology Williamsport, Pennsylvania, USA
Psychology / Psychology and Human Resource Management /Psychology and Counselling* Erasmus University of Malta Msida, Malta
University of Groningen Groningen, Netherlands
University of Bergen Bergen, Norway
Study Abroad Exchange Kwantlen Polytechnic University Surrey/Vancouver, Canada
University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida, USA
George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Psychology and Forensic Biology* Study Abroad Exchange University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida, USA
George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Sociology Erasmus University of Amsterdam Amsterdam, Netherlands
Study Abroad Exchange Kwantlen Polytechnic University Surrey/Vancouver, Canada
University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Sport and Exercise / Sport and Exercise Science / Sport and Management Erasmus Kajaani University of Applied Sciences (KAMK) Kajaani, Finland
University of Malta Msida, Malta
Universidad de Granada (Spanish proficiency required) Granada, Spain
Study Abroad Exchange Ontario Tech University Oshawa, Canada
University of North Florida Jacksonville, Florida, USA

*Please note that exchanges in these subjects could affect professional accreditation. For further advice, please contact your Programme Leader.

If your degree programme does not appear in the table above and you're interested in opportunities abroad, please get in touch: international@abertay.ac.uk 

Who can take part?

Abertay offers exchange opportunities for undergraduate students aged over 18 in Year 2 or Year 3 (for Dundee Business School students Year 4 could also be an option - please check with us for details). As part of the exchange, students from our partner universities in Europe come to study at Abertay.

When and how long is the exchange?

Most students study abroad in Years 2 or 3 (for Business Management students, Year 4 could also be an option). You could go for either a full year or a single semester depending on your course structure, the modules offered at the partner university and your personal preference.

The exact timing of the exchange depends on the host university. Generally, Semester 1 modules begin in September and end in December or January. Semester 2 modules begin in January/February and end in May/June.

Please note that in some cases different semester times lead to overlaps between teaching at Abertay and at the host university, particularly if the host university is located in Germany or Malta and you are going abroad for Semester 1 only. If this affects you then we will advise on appropriate arrangements.

Will I be able to afford it?

As part of the exchange agreement between Abertay and the partner university, you will not be liable for paying tuition fees at the host university. You will continue to pay tuition fees to Abertay through your normal arrangements. If you usually apply for SAAS tuition fee support, a student bursary or loan, you will be able to do this as if you were studying at Abertay.

In addition, Erasmus offers a non-repayable grant to participating students in order to help you cover the cost of the exchange. You will receive 80% of the Erasmus grant before the start of your studies abroad and 20% upon return. You will be responsible for paying the costs associated with the exchange such as travel costs, housing, meals and personal spending. The need for any additional money beyond the Erasmus grant will depend on your personal circumstances and lifestyle abroad.

There may be additional funds available depending on your household income or if you have special needs. For grant amounts please check with us as these are set by the British Council and vary from year to year.

Do I need to know a language?

No. Almost all of our Erasmus partners teach in English. Nevertheless, we encourage you to start learning the language of your host country before you go abroad. Abertay can support you in learning languages here in Dundee - please contact Abertay Language Centre for more information. You may also be able to take classes in your host country before you begin your exchange or during your stay.

Do I receive academic recognition and credit?

Credits earned during an Erasmus exchange are counted towards your degree and recognised on your transcript. Your study abroad experience will also be recognised in your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).

Please note that your grades achieved abroad will not be converted and will not be taken into account for calculating your degree classification. This means, for example, that if you study abroad during your entire Year 3, only grades achieved during your Year 4 will count towards your degree classification.

Before participating in an exchange, you must document the modules you intend to take at the partner university in a Learning Agreement and seek your School Erasmus contact's approval. If you then proceed to complete the approved modules, the credits earned will be added to your Abertay transcript after your return.

Our European partners use the European Credit and Transfer System (ECTS) while Abertay is part of the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF). One SCQF credit point is the equivalent of 0.5 ECTS credits, so a full workload of 60 SCQF credit points per semester equates to 30 ECTS credits.

Contact us

Email international@abertay.ac.uk for more information.

Also, make sure to check out these resources to help you prepare for your study abroad adventure: