Founded 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.
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Location: Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom (population: 196,000)
University: University of Aberdeen (students: 14,500, with 30% international)
Minimum application requirements: 3.0 GPA and Sophomore Status
Visa information: See the Visa Information: United Kingdom page for detailed information.
Currently, the University offers undergraduate and specialized programs in:
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.
Biochemistry, Biology, Bio-medical Sciences, Environmental Science, Exercise and Health Science, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychology, and Sports & Exercise Science.
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.
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.
The University of Aberdeen is located in the historic district of Old Aberdeen. HPU students have the option of choosing between campus accommodations or self-catered accommodations with apartments being single sex.
Campus accommodations mainly consist of apartment (suite) style living, with each student having their own single room. Some halls also feature private en-suite bathrooms.
Exchange students are given preference in housing accommodations, provided they apply by the appropriate deadlines.
Please refer to the University of Aberdeen’s Accommodations website for more information on student accommodation.
The University of Aberdeen does offer a meal plan to students. Note that a typical catered plan would not generally be as extensive as a meal plan at a typical North American University. There are also many restaurants in the neighborhood off campus.
At High Point University, the primary expenses, excluding travel, for an HPU semester study abroad program are included in, or comparable to, regular HPU fees. Just as for a semester on HPU’s campus, the fees for study abroad must be broken down into tuition, fees, room, and board, with expenses paid either to HPU or other organizations. See below for an explanation of how we bill for semester programs abroad.
|Category||Fee (Per Semester)||To Be Paid To:||Deadline|
|Total Paid to HPU||$17,559.00||Includes application fee, HPU tuition, and HPU fees.|
|Application Fee*||$500.00||High Point University||Application Deadline|
|Tuition & Fees||$17,559.00||High Point University||Please refer to your HPU bill for payment deadlines|
|Room†||Varies. Check with your Host University||Host university, housing office, or landlord abroad||Check with your Host University|
To best understand billing for semester study abroad at High Point University, it’s important to distinguish between the 4 main areas of HPU billing, tuition (the academic/classroom expenses), fees, room, and board:
Application Fee*: In addition to the Tuition, Fees, Room & Board expenses, all study abroad applications are billed an application fee. This fee is non-refundable and is not applied towards the tuition & fees billing for the semester.
The University of Aberdeen Students describe Aberdeen as having an incomparable social scene, which provides for tastes in arts, culture, leisure and entertainment. The city is big enough for the “big city” experience, but also compact enough to make it easy to find your way around and make friends.
While at the University of Aberdeen, the city always has something for new visitors to see. Nightlife, eating out, and shopping make the city very enjoyable whether you prefer a relaxed atmosphere and good conversation or cozy cafes and student hang-outs. The campus offers many extracurricular activities such as societies and socials, student sports clubs, and campaign teams as well as a Burns Night celebration and two ceilidhs at which you’ll experience traditional Scottish dancing and culture.
The Sports Club offers students the choice between non-competitive or intra-mural league options presenting sports such as volleyball, basketball, soccer, rugby, lacrosse, snow sports and many more.
The Charities Campaign is a group of students who raise money for local charities by hosting a wide variety of events such as parades and fashion shows. These are all great ways to get involved while also making a difference.