Abertay University International Students
Information for International Students
Abertay offers a friendly and welcoming environment in which to study. We have students from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. International students are represented from over 60 countries around the world, so we truly are an international centre. As well as being an internationally recognised leader in computer games development, we also offer great learning opportunities in business, contemporary and social sciences, and much, much more. Every course at Abertay has one thing in common – they are all aimed at developing you to your true potential. Get in touch today to discuss your future, or use the course finder to help you find out more.
A warm welcome to our International Guide – written especially with you in mind. The guide should contain all the information you feel is important before embarking on the adventure of your life! If you can’t find the answer to your question please email our advisory service or use our Ask a Question page.
Studying abroad is one of the most exciting things you can do. You will not only learn academically, but also culturally and socially. All of these new experiences will transfer themselves into great life skills – no matter what subject you choose to study. International students are given a really warm reception not only at the University but also in Dundee as a city, which welcomes and celebrates diverse cultures.
We have no doubt that moving from school, further education, home and family or the world of work to university will be both an exciting and daunting experience, involving considerable changes for you. We are aware that the lead-up to coming to Scotland and your first few days in the University may feel a little bewildering, but don’t worry as our orientation programme will help settle any homesickness you have. Don’t forget your family and friends will be just as excited, but will also worry about you travelling so far from home, so make sure you give them a copy of your travel plans and the address of your accommodation.
This is your opportunity to ask me any questions you may have on what it’s like to live in Dundee, Scotland and what life is like at Abertay. I will also be able to tell you about the excellent support available to you during your studies and any pre-arrival information that you require. My colleague Liz MacDougall will also be on hand to talk to you about our Abertay Language Centre and Language courses.