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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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