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Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA (Undergraduate): 2.5 Minimum GPA (Graduate): 3.0
Language of Instruction: English Housing: Campus Housing
Number of Credits Offered: 12-16 Eligible Population: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior, Graduate
Type of Program: Bilateral Exchange
Program Description:


Abertay University

Experience Scottish education, culture and student life at Abertay University an internationally recognized leader in computer games development. Abertay was the first university in the world to offer a computer games degree, and the first in the United Kingdom to be recognized as a Center for Excellence in Computer Games Education. Located in the heart of Dundee, Scotland's fourth largest city, Abertay benefits greatly from its central location, the proximity to all transport links, shopping malls, and civic amenities. This allows students to have a vibrant cultural scene within walking distance.

Program Details

Abertay University is a Bilateral Exchange Program. Students are enrolled as regular students at the partner university, pay Mason tuition to Mason, and pay room and board abroad.


  • Students must have completed at least 45 credits at the time of departure with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
  • Students should not study abroad the last semester of senior year if they plan to graduate on time.
  • Recent transfer students cannot study abroad their first semester at Mason.

Credits Offered

  • Transfer between 12-16 credits per semester
  • Letter grade received must be equivalent to a "C" or above
  • Courses are transfer credit; will not factor into the GPA of the participant.
  • Passing Grade for Abertay: D

Choosing Courses Abroad

This program does not have pre-approved classes. It is your responsibility to select courses and get them approved for transfer credit. To facilitate this process, you will complete the Petition for Transfer of Credit (PTC) Form. You will have access to the PTC form when you open an application.

You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to look at this institution’s courses ahead of time to see how they will match up to your Mason degree requirements. Talk to your academic advisor about what courses you will need to receive credit for during your time abroad to stay on-track for your degree. When looking at courses keep in mind that 1) you will have to be enrolled full-time while abroad, and 2) similarly to Mason, course schedules can change. We recommend having twice as many courses approved as necessary.

Credit Equivalency

Modules at Abertay are 20 SCQF credits (equivalent to 5 US credits) which means that a full-time student should take 3 modules per semester. 


Choose from residence halls or flats with self-catering accommodations. Students usually have their own rooms, though there may be some doubles. Bathrooms are shared by small groups of rooms. Internet is available in every room.

Visa Information

Once accepted into a program, it will be your responsibility to apply for a student visa and/or residence permit (if required, based on your citizenship). You will receive details on this with your acceptance letter. Do not apply for a visa until after you have been officially accepted. Visit the UK Border Agency's website for further information.

Links and Resources

Contact Information

Program Officer

Dianna Leonard

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 04/09/2018 ** Rolling Admission 08/27/2017 05/01/2019
NOTE: Program dates are estimated and will be updated once received from partner university.
Fall Semester 2018 04/09/2018 ** Rolling Admission 08/27/2018 12/10/2018
NOTE: Program dates are estimated and will be updated once received from partner university.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.