Global Education

University of Aberdeen

An HPU Exchange Program
Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Poster_UniversityOfAberdeenFounded in 1495, University of Aberdeen is the 5th oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is home to around 14,500 students and is ranked Scotland’s safest university city and the happiest and sunniest place to live. It is known today as a center of excellence in the Humanities, Law Energy, Health Sciences and Environmental Studies. International students make up 30% of the student body while representing over 120 countries on campus.

Top 3 Reasons to study here:

  1. The University of Aberdeen is listed in The Top Ten Most Beautiful Universities in the UK by QS Top Universities.
  2. The campus is walking distance to the center of the modern city, which offers an international airport making traveling very easy.
  3. The university offers numerous student clubs, societies, and volunteer opportunities.


Quick Facts

Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom (population: 196,000)

University: University of Aberdeen (students: 14,500, with 30% international)

Terms available:

  • Fall (September-December)
  • Spring (January-May)
  • Academic Year (September-May)

Minimum application requirements: 3.0 GPA and Sophomore Status

Application deadlines:

  • Fall Term Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Term Abroad: May 15, the year prior
  • Academic Year Abroad: March 15

Visa information: See the Visa Information: United Kingdom page for detailed information.


Academic Program

Currently, the University offers undergraduate and specialized programs in:

Arts and Social Sciences

Accountancy and Finance, Accountancy and Finance, Anthropology, Celtic and Anglo Saxon Studies, Economics, English Film & Visual Culture, Hispanic Studies, History, International Relations, Management Studies, Music, Philosophy, Politics, Religious Studies, and Sociology.

Life Sciences

Biochemistry, Biology, Bio-medical Sciences, Environmental Science, Exercise and Health Science, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychology, and Sports & Exercise Science.

Specialised Programmes

Pre-Med, Pre-Law, Scottish and Irish Studies, Independent Research (History) courses, Summer Research Programmes (Life Sciences)

Students enroll in 3-4 courses (15 British credits each). The normal course load is therefore 60 British credits per semester, or approximately 15 US credit hours.

Exchange students are examined alongside degree-seeking students. Most classes are examined through a combination of continuous assessment, mid-term assignments and an end of semester examination. The academic year is divided into semesters with exams at the end of each semester.

To review the available courses offered for study abroad students, please visit the University of Aberdeen’s course catalog.

For more information, go to the University of Aberdeen’s Exchange Program website.


Credit Transfer

For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.

For More Information…

For more information, visit the University of Aberdeen’s website or email a study abroad representative. To schedule an advising appointment, contact the Office of Study Abroad at (336) 841-9280

Office of Global Education

Location: Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Phone: +1 (336) 841-9280
Mailing Address:
High Point University
Office of Global Education
One University Parkway, Drawer 24
High Point, NC 27268  USA

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