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Fact Sheet:
Admin Fees: Yes WI GI Benefits Eligible: Yes
Program Type: *UWL-Exchange* Language of Instruction: English
Areas of Study: Accountancy, Anthropology, Archaeological Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Child Development, Chinese Studies, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, Education, Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Exercise and Sport Science, Finance, Forestry (Natural Resources, Conservation, Wildlife Management), French, Geo-archaeology, Geography, German, Health, History, International Relations, Law, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics Housing Options: Apartment, Residence Hall
Financial Aid Eligible: Yes
Program Description:


The city of Aberdeen lies on the northeast coast of Scotland with miles of beaches, dunes, and cliffs. Aberdeen is big enough for the “big city” feel, but is compact enough to make it student-friendly. The historic campus is located on Old Aberdeen, just a fifteen minute bus ride from the bustling city-center. The city hosts cinemas, museums, galleries, and leisure and sports facilities, and has a fantastic nightlife. Not far away are the Scottish Highlands with castles, mountains, and miles of North Sea coast land.

Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Official Language: English
Population: 220,000
Campus size: 13,900+ students (120 nationalities represented)
Interesting Fact: The University of Aberdeen, the oldest university
in Scotland and the fifth oldest university in the United Kingdom, was
founded in 1495.
More info
@ Aberdeen Brochure
@ Aberdeen Exchange Website
Highlight: Pre-med Program!
  1. Meet with a Study Abroad Advisor
  2. Meet with your academic advisor to discuss courses
  3. Complete the study abroad application process*
  4. Pay UWL resident tuition
  5. Pay housing and meals to the host institution abroad
  6. Spend your semester or academic year in Scotland!
*Students MUST first start the UWL study abroad application
process. Students can ONLY start the University of Stirling application
process after our office nominates students. 
Students studying abroad for 1 semester will NOT need to apply for a student visa prior to
departure. However, they will need to provide required documentation in order to
receive their student visa upon entering the UK. Students participating in an academic
year ARE required to apply for a visa before departure. Get more information about
students visa @ GOV.UK**

NOTE: UWL DOES NOT arrange student visas. Students are required to independently
arrange for their student visa and need to be aware that this is a time sensitive
requirement that will include an additional out-of-pocket cost.

Students may request either self-catered or catered living.
Catered living will include meals on particular days. Program
fee will adjust to reflect housing choice.

See housing options here!

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Many academic programs may be taken at
the University of Aberdeen. Students will not be registered for a course until
they meet with their advisor upon arrival at Aberdeen.

Get more info about their courses here!

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  • 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore status at start of program
  • Good academic standing
  • Good disciplinary record on campus 
Students who are interested in studying abroad, but do not meet eligibility
requirements, are encouraged to make an appointment with a study abroad
advisor. We will assess each situation on a case-by-case basis.

Get current information regarding key dates and academic calendar here!

Fall: Early-September to Mid-December
Spring: Early-January to Late-May
Credits: 12-18

Early-September to Late-May
Credits: 24-36

Info coming soon!
Credits: 3-9
Get current summer program info
@Summer School


Students will pay ONLY UWL resident tuition while abroad, even if the student is currently paying out-of-state tuition. Students need to be enrolled full-time with a minimum of 12 credits hours. Please refer to the Budget Sheet at the top of this online brochure for more information. Exchange programs are very competitive and placements are limited. However, students who are not offered an exchange placement can still participate in this program as a direct enroll student. This means that students will be billed University of Aberdeen's tuition rather than UWL resident tuition.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2019 03/01/2019 03/01/2019 TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.