Welcome to students from Canada

In Scotland, we value our many historical and cultural connections with Canada and Canadians. Abertay has nurtured these links by warmly welcoming Canadian students through its doors for a number of years.

Our Canadian Engagement Lead regularly attends exhibitions and visits schools across Canada to support students and counsellors through the application process. To see where she'll be, visit our Meet Us In North America page. 

Benefits of a Scottish Degree:

  • Four year undergraduate degrees are similar to the Canadian system, with lectures, seminars and tutorials forming the basis
  • Ideal for students who want to specialise immediately in their chosen subject as the focus is on the main degree subject from Year 1
  • Abertay offers accelerated degrees in Games Design, Ethical Hacking, Food and Consumer Science and Business Management, so you can finish an Honours degree in 3 years.
  • Taught Master’s degrees are one year in Scotland, saving you a year and achieving the same recognised qualification.
  • Scottish universities enjoy a prestigious worldwide reputation for quality, academic rigour and focus.

 

Beth Meehan our Canadian Engagement Lead

Originally from the Niagara Region, I came to Dundee in 2016, although I’ve lived in Scotland off and on for close to 10 years. I love Scottish culture, history and nature but I really miss the Canadian backyard barbecues on a super-hot summer day, butter tarts and snow days.

I very much look forward to helping you come to Abertay. I'm here for you every step of the way so don't hesitate to get in touch. 

Contact me

Beth Meehan

Liam Wong Art Director at Ubisoft, Montreal

What is your lasting impression of Dundee and Abertay?

"It was instrumental. From graduating at Abertay to becoming Ubisoft’s youngest director in the space of two and a half years, everything I knew about working in teams, leadership, planning, presenting my work and giving direction was picked up from my experience at Abertay."

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

The following programmes require a high school diploma/DEC/certificate of graduation with the minimum requirements as stated below:

Programme Requirement Prerequisite(s)
BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance 65%  
BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science 65% Biology and Chemistry
BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management 65%  
BA (Hons) Business Management 65%  
BA (Hons) Computer Arts 75% Art, Photography or Graphic Design
BSc (Hons) Computer Game Applications Development 75% Math
BSc (Hons) Computing 70% ONE of Computer Science, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Geography, Physics or Information Science
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Technology 75% Math at 70%
BA (Hons) Criminology 70%  
BSc (Hons) Ethical Hacking 70% ONE of Computer Science, Math subjects, Chemistry, Geography, Physics
BSc (Hons) Fitness, Nutrition and Health 70% ONE of Math, Biology, Physics or PE
BSc (Hons) Food and Consumer Sciences 65%  
BSc (Hons) Food, Nutrition and Health 65%  
BSc (Hons) Forensic Sciences 65% Chemistry and Biology
BA (Hons) Game Design and Production 75%  
LLB (Hons) Law 70%  
BA (Hons) Marketing and Business 65%  
BSc (Hons) Mental Health Nursing 70% Demonstrate evidence of literacy and numeracy. Demonstrate ability to undertake the study of science as applied to mental health nursing
BSc (Hons) Physical Activity and Health   entry through BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise
BSc (Hons) Psychology 70%  
BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling 70%  
BA (Hons) Social Science - entry into Year 2 only with appropriate qualifications
BA (Hons) Sociology 70%  
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise 70% Leads to a choice of BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, BSc (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching, BA (Hons) Sport and Management, BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning

Postgraduate Taught Entry Requirements

Programme  Requirement(s)
MSc Accounting and Finance (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Gateway) Honours UG degree in accounting at 60% or above
 MSc Computer Games Technology Honours UG degree in computing at 60% or above
 MSc Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security Honours UG degree in computing (focussed on software development and networking) at 60% or above
Professional Masters in Games Development Honours UG degree in relevant subject such as computer games technology, computer science, digital art and animation, games design and production, audio production - at 70% or above

 

Scholarships and Funding

Abertay Undergraduate Scholarships: This is an award of £2,300 per annum for international undergraduate students and is intended to support you with living and travel costs. The award is paid in equal instalments in January and April for a maximum of four years.

Abertay Graduate Scholarships: This is an award of £2,000 for international graduate students domiciled outside of the UK who are accepted into graduate studies.

Canada Student Loans and Canada Student Grants: Abertay is on the master list of designated educational institutions for Canada Student Loans. Our institutional code is PUKL. For application information please see Canada Student Loans Website.

Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships: £8,000 towards tuition fees for one year of full-time study on a graduate Masters programme to citizens of Canada and four other countries. For more information please visit Scotland's Saltire Scholarships

Partnerships and Exchanges

Concordia University (Montreal) and Abertay University have had an agreement of academic cooperation since 2016, which incorporates collaborative research, faculty exchange and student exchange programmes. For this and other exchange and study abroad opportunities please see: Abertay Exchange and Study Abroad

 

More Information

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