Where Can I Study?

See the different universities you can attend while studying for a particular degree pathway during your time at Abertay

Where you're eligible to study will depend on the subject of your degree; please see the table here for an indication of which Erasmus partner universities you can attend.

Listed below is an overview of our Erasmus partner universities.

Germany: Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Dortmund, Germany’s eighth largest city and the unofficial capital of the Eastern Ruhr Valley, has become a centre for high tech industry and as a result it has undergone significant change in recent years. With a population of just less than 600,000 this cosmopolitan city is also famous for football, as the home of BVB Borussia Dortmund.

Abertay partners with the Faculty of Business Studies, which is the largest of the seven faculties at Fachhochschule Dortmund with over 50 full-time lecturers and 1900 students.

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Spain: IE University, Segovia

IE University is ranked the 8th best university in Europe for employability according to the Education Times 2016. Students from over 100 different countries study at the university and 65% of its population is made up of international students. IE University's cultural diversity is one of its greatest strengths.

Segovia, declared a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1985, features an impressive Roman aqueduct, as well as a castle and a cathedral. It is located in Castilla y León, a region famous for its cuisine and wines, with a continental climate (expect warm summers and cold winters).

Located only 25 minutes' away from the bright lights of Madrid by high-speed train, the campus is housed in the historic convent of Fanta Cruz La Real. The building was declared a national heritage site in 1931.

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Finland: University of Turku

Turku, Finland's oldest city, is located in the south west and is a very important business and cultural centre. With a population of approximately 180,000 inhabitants, it is the 6th largest city in Finland.

There are around 18,000 students enrolled in the university, making it the 2nd largest university in the country after the University of Helsinki. There is such a buzz around the university that it calls itself 'the campus that never sleeps'.

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France: IDRAC Business School

The IDRAC Business School has 10 campuses spread across France, with Abertay students able to study at the Lyon or Paris campuses.

Lyon is the third largest city in France, yet retains a cosy feeling and is easy to navigate. It is approximately an hour away from the foot of the Alps, so getting away from the hustle and bustle of city life is easy to do.

The attraction of Paris for students almost doesn’t need to be explained – The Eiffel Tower, Disneyland, the River Seine, the Louvre, L’Arc de Triomphe are all immensely popular attractions for visiting students.

The University also offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture by learning French as a foreign language. Students can enrol in a French seminar at the start of the semester.

It is easy to understand why over 200 students from around the world go to IDRAC Business School for a semester or a year.

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Italy: Universita Carlo Cattaneo LIUC

The university is housed in a restored 19th Centurycotton mill. It is called 'a university of the people' as it was founded in 1991 by 300 entrepreneurs. The city, Castellanza, is located in the Province of Varse in the region of Lombardy, North of Italy. With its population of about 15,000 inhabitants, it is hard to feel lost in this cosy city. The feeling of community is vibrant within the city and the university.

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The Netherlands: TIO University of Applied Sciences

Tio University is recognised as the best university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. It is in the heart of Amsterdam and located just a three-minute walk from Amsterdam Sloterdijk station. Amsterdam is the cultural capital of the Netherlands, making it the ideal place for an international education.

Dutch people are known for their spirit of trading and open-mindedness towards people from other countries. There’ll be no fear of a language barrier in this city for students who do not speak Dutch as English proficiency in the Netherlands is higher than most European cities.

The city’s main attractions are its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Anne Frank House and the Amsterdam Museum, to name a few.

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Germany: Cologne Game Lab

Cologne Game Lab is an institute for game development and research with many academic similarities to Abertay.

The university promotes the research and development of interactive content, such as digital games, playful software applications as well as interactive film and TV formats.

By constantly challenging the creative responses towards authorship, audio-visual design and development, CGL is bridging the gap between interactive art, entertainment and learning. It provides specialist training for current and future gaming industry professionals. The aim of the university is to shape public opinion about games in a positive way.

The university is located in the vibrant city of Cologne, Germany’s fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich. The city will appeal to art lovers with its impressive range of museums. It also caters to lovers of chocolate, sports and Roman history. Cologne is like a 3D textbook on history and architecture.

Drifting about town, you’ll stumble upon an ancient Roman wall, medieval churches galore, avant-garde structures and even a new postmodern quarter right on the Rhine.


The Netherlands: NHTV Breda

NHTV Breda is an international higher education institution, with about 7,700 students from over 60 countries. The university has a strong international outlook. Most of the Bachelors programmes and all Masters programmes are taught in English and 13% of the total student population is international.

NHTV applies 'action learning' rather than traditional 'receiving' education, with students designing and directing their own plan of study.

Breda is a historical city with around 180,000 inhabitants and approximately 20,000 young people studying there. It was voted the Best City Centre of Holland in 2011, and is only 100 km from both Amsterdam and Brussels.

It is also home to a cosy mix of bistros and shops. Every year about a quarter of a million visitors from all over the world make their way to Breda for the oldest and largest open-air jazz festival in Holland.

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Malta: University of Malta

The University of Malta is the highest teaching institution in Malta. There are about 11,500 students enrolled at this university and about 1,000 of them are international students from around 92 different countries. The university regularly hosts a large number of Erasmus and exchange students.

The small sized island possesses a huge sense of community. The narrow streets lead to the main square, which is dominated by the beautifully architected baroque churches. The countryside is dotted with medieval towers, chapels and some of the oldest known human structures in the world.

The island, along with its two neighbouring islands, has been described as an open-air museum. With sunny weather, attractive beaches and 7,000 years of intriguing history, it is easy to understand why Malta is an attractive destination for students.

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Germany: University of Applied Sciences Osnabruck

The Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences offers programmes in economic and engineering sciences, life sciences, music and design, as well as social sciences. In addition, the University welcomes around 100 guest students from all over the world, who come to Osnabrück for a semester or two.

The city is located in north-west Germany with beautiful natural surroundings. It is situated in a valley between the Wiehen Hills and the northern tip of the Teutoburg Forest. This peaceful city offers chances to meet new people, network and also experience Germany’s natural beauty.

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Italy: University of Naples Federico II

The University of Naples Federico II is one of the oldest and largest in the world, with nearly eight centuries of history behind it. Naples is Italy’s third largest city and one of the oldest and most artistic cities in the country.

The city is also renowned for its food, serving up some of the country's best pizza, pasta, coffee, street snacks and sweet treats. Naples' Centro Storico (historic centre) is a Unesco World Heritage Site and its archaeological treasures are amongst the world’s most impressive. The city is close to Sicily, Sardinia, the ancient ruins of Pompeii, and the beautiful Amalfi Coast.

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Belgium: Howest, University College West Flanders

The university has become one of the leading providers of higher education in the province of Flanders. Today, about 6000 full-time students are enrolled at Howest. There’s an open, vibrant and friendly environment that offers a vast range of educational opportunities, with emphasis on high quality and practice-oriented courses.

There are a huge amount of services provided to the student body, such as accommodation, specialised libraries, individual study schemes, student counselling and other study-related services.

Kortrijk is under an hour from Bruges - one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, and known as the Venice of the north - and just over an hour from Belgium's capital, Brussels.

Studying in Kortrijk also gives you the perfect base to explore the Belgian coast and Flemish art cities like Antwerp and Ghent. It is also easy to reach other European cities, including Paris, London, Amsterdam, and Cologne - all of which are approximately two hours journey by train.

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Finland: University of Lapland

The University of Lapland is the most northern Science and Arts University in Europe. There are approximately 4400 students enrolled there, and the close-knit community makes for a great opportunity to meet students from all over the world.

The University is in Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland. Rovaniemi is a gateway town to the artic, situated right on the Arctic Circle, and bordering the Northern Ostrobothnia region, west Sweden, Norway and east Russia.

Lapland is home to about 3.4% of Finland's population and is the least densely populated area in the country. It is also the home of Santa Claus, and his office at Santa Claus Village is just 8.6 km from the centre of Rovaniemi. In Lapland, every day could be Christmas!

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The Netherlands: University of Amsterdam

The university is ranked among the top 20 universities in Europe and the top 100 worldwide. With almost 30,000 students, it's a great university to meet a range of diverse and like-minded students. The city is ranked 11th out of 200 cities worldwide in Mercer’s 2016 “Quality of living Survey”. 94% of students polled in the pan-European “international student barometer” were satisfied with safety in the city an 94% said that it “was the place to be”.

The famous canals, flowing throughout the city of Amsterdam, have been added to the UNESCO world heritage list. Amsterdam is the cultural capital of the Netherlands, the ideal place for an international education.

The city has a host reasons as to why it hosts more than 5 million international visitors annually. The city’s main attractions are the aforementioned historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, and Amsterdam Museum to name of a few.

For students that like to travel and explore, the city is well connected with the rest of Europe. The proficiency for English in the Netherlands is higher than most other European countries, so there will be no fear of a language barrier for students who do not speak Dutch.

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The Netherlands: University of Groningen

The Universityof Gronigen is a top 80 institution in the world, according to Times Higher Education (THE). It boasts a youthful population, with roughly a quarter of the city’s 200,000 inhabitants being students.

Gronigen is famed for its welcoming, vibrant atmosphere and with countless restaurants, museums and sports facilities on offer, you'll not struggle for things to do. The university itself has a very visible presence - the historic buildings in the city centre show the rich academic tradition as well as contemporary architecture.

If you feel like some time away from city life, the countryside is never far away. Take a breath of air and clear your head while enjoying the famously flat landscape and limitless views in all directions.

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Turkey: Istanbul Bilgi University

Bilgi University is a privately owned university in Istanbul. The city straddles the Bosphorus strait which separates Europe and Asia. The Silahtarağa campus is largest of the three university campuses, spreading over an area of 118,000 m² (30 acres approx.). It houses the SantralIstanbul, an arts and culture complex consisting of an energy museum, an amphitheatre, concert halls and a public library.

It now hosts more than 1,000 conferences, festivals and other scientific and social events annually, and was formerly the first power station of the Ottoman Empire.

The city of Istanbul was named European capital of culture in 2010. The city had around 12.56 million foreign visitors in 2015, making it then the world’s 5th most popular tourist destination. Why not find out why first hand, by experiencing an academic semester or year in Istanbul?

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Spain: Universidad de Granada

The University of Granada is a public university with a high quality of teaching and research that boasts of almost 500 years of history. Over 4,800 students enrol at the university every year, around 13% of which are international students. The university has a Gold Star award-winning Erasmus programme.

The city of Granada offers many cultural opportunities including the culinary kind. Granada is known for its tapas and is considered the cheapest city in Spain - and Europe - to live for students.

The city is located close to Sierra Nevada, which has an excellent ski resort and stunning scenery. It is also a short trip from the beautiful Mediterranean coast.

Granada is well known for The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace. It is a renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy and is just one part of what makes Granada a popular tourist destination.

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