Abertay University

Campus Location(s):Dundee, Scotland (single site campus)
Field of Study:Business (Accounting & Finance, Business & HR Management, Business Management, Marketing & Business), Social Sciences (Criminology, Sociology), Psychology, Computer Games (Programming, Design, Arts), Ethical Hacking
Language of Instruction:English
Semester Dates:

typically: Semester 1 September to December; Semester 2 January to May. 

S1 (Fall): 31 August – 18 December; S2 (Spring): 11 January – 7 May. All dates are inclusive of induction week and exam week (final week of each semester is exam week).

Academic Calendar: https://www.abertay.ac.uk/study-apply/studying-at-abertay/academic-calendar/

Exchange information (for KPU students):https://www.abertay.ac.uk/study-apply/exchange-and-study-abroad/incoming-students/
Exchange Student Handbook (if applicable):https://www.abertay.ac.uk/welcome/new-students/
PDF iconStudy Abroad at Abertay.pdf
Social Media:Twitter: @abertayuni; Instagram: @abertaygoesglobal @abertayuni


PDF iconIncoming Study Abroad Fact Sheet 2122.pdf

Course Information:https://www.abertay.ac.uk/course-search/?studyLevel=Undergraduate
Program Information:https://www.abertay.ac.uk/course-search/?studyLevel=Undergraduate
Accommodation Information:

All details of Abertay accommodation can be found here: https://www.abertay.ac.uk/accommodation/

Students will be prioritized for a place in Abertay accommodation (if they apply for it) up to a certain deadline for each semester (which they will be notified of following the application process). Students are also welcome to look for privately owned student accommodation (e.g. house or flat share with other students), so they do not have to stay in Abertay accommodation.

Cost of Living:Generally £300-400 per month for accommodation, overall living cost approx. 10% cheaper than the whole of the UK, and 20% cheaper than London. Dundee is an affordable place to live. It’s a relatively small city so easy to get around by walking or public transport. More info here: https://www.abertay.ac.uk/study-apply/money-fees-and-funding/living-costs-and-budgeting/
Visa Information:

Currently, students from Canada studying for less than 6 months (i.e. for one semester) in the UK do not have to apply for a separate visa, but must go to a manned desk at immigration on first port of entry in the UK to get a Short Term Student Stamp (to allow them to stay for up to 6 months): PDF iconShort Term Student Stamp Fact Sheet.pdf

Students can check if they need a UK visa here by answering 3 short questions.

For students studying for a full academic year, a visa is usually required, and more information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/study-visit-visa

Institution Transfer Credit Database

Transfer credit equivalency shown in the table below is from past assessments done. The following history indicates how a class has been previously assessed but is not necessarily the only way that a class can come back to KPU. The equivalency is subject to change over time with new assessments of the transfer credit needed to be done through a Learning Agreement and Transfer Credit Memo process. This is done for Study Abroad students going abroad through an exchange program when the new course outline of the foreign course is received and assessed by KPU faculty and OREG for transfer back to KPU. Also, availability and access to classes at the partner institution is subject to change.  

If you have any questions about how courses from abroad could come back and aid for your program at KPU, please contact an academic advisor of your program and discuss more with them.  

If you have questions on this transfer credit process for study abroad exchange purposes to partner Universities and for participation in a Study Abroad program email internationalprograms@kpu.ca and you can make an appointment with a Study Abroad Coordinator. 

FacultyPartner Course: Code - Name (Credit Value)Kwantlen Equivalent: Code (Credit Value) Date Assessed (dd-mmm-yyyy)
ArtsPSY302 - Human Development Across the Lifespan (20 SCQF)PSYC 2320 (3 credits)23-Jan-2023
ArtsCNS305 - Mental Health Psychology: Living with a Diagnosis (20 SCQF)PSYC 3350 (3 credits)23-Jan-2023
ArtsPSY 206 - Essential Research Methods and Analysis for Psychology (20 SCQF)PSYC 2400 (3 credits)23-Jan-2023
ArtsPSY 216 - Psychology in the Real World (20 SCQF)PSYC 2XXX (3 credits)23-Jan-2023
ArtsPSY303 - Advanced Research, Design, and Analysis (20 SCQF)PSYC 3400 (3 credits)23-Jan-2023
ArtsSOC 301 – Contemporary Social Theory (20 SCQF)SOCI 3300 (3 credits)31-May-2023
ArtsSOC 303 – Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration (20 SCQF)SOCI 3XXX (3 credits)31-May-2023
ArtsCRM 306 – Drugs, Addiction, and Society (20 SCQF)CRIM 3270 (3 credits)21-Jun-2023
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