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Abertay University

Abertay University

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Uni facts

  • Dundee, UK
  • University type: Public
  • Rank: 2012
  • Program types -
  • Programs total -
  • Acceptance rates -
  • Nationalities 60
  • International Students 611

Study abroad at Abertay University

Previously known as the University of Abertay, Abertay University is a public institution located in the heart of Dundee, Scotland. The University boasts a close-knit campus, with all buildings and local amenities within 15 minutes of each other.

The University offers a wide range of programs at undergraduate, postgraduate taught, and postgraduate research levels. Abertay is particularly known for its computer games degrees, and was the first university to offer such programs.

The campus is made up of four buildings, with another four residence buildings offering double and single rooms, bedsits and rooms with en-suites. There are also a number of leisure facilities available to students on campus, including a gym and more than 20 sports clubs you can join.

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Why study at Abertay University?

  • Small class sizes

    Abertay University has small class sizes which mean you’re on first name terms with your lecturer

  • Highly ranked

    Abertay is ranked number 1 for computer games degrees

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Life as an international student

Abertay University welcomes students from all over the world representing over 60 nationalities, and they offer a wide range of support to their international students. The University’s student services department has a dedicated advisor who is on hand to help you with a range of issues.

As well as offering support for things like visa applications and finances, they can also provide the international student welcome and orientation programs. These are designed to help you get to grips with life at Abertay before the start of term.

The University offers more than 30 clubs and societies you can join, including an international student society. Joining clubs are a great way to meet people and make new friends, and you can even start your own if you don’t find one that fits your interests.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Individual Study Rooms
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 1
    • Restaurants 1
    • Cafe’s 1
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organisations 13
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities 1
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
  • Praying Rooms
    • Language Centre
    • Group Praying Rooms

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Fees and funding

International student fees are guaranteed in advance for the duration of study. Abertay University offers financial support towards living and travel costs.

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  • Undergraduate; £13,800 - £14,600
  • Postgraduate; £13,250 - £14,250

Undergraduate: Living & travel support - up to £10,000 over 4 years Postgraduate: £3,000 award


Abertay University

Bell St, Dundee, DD1 1HG UK

Dundee is ancient Scottish city rich in culture and history. It is easily accessible by air, road and rail from all major UK cities and beyond.

  • From Edinburgh International Airport

    1 hour

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Visa requirements for Abertay University

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

UK student visa requirements