Scotland Exchange

This is a bilateral exchange. The University of Aberdeen is located in Aberdeen, Scotland on the edge of the North Sea. It is about 500 miles from London, or a little over one hour by plane. Aberdeen is known as the oil capital of Europe. Since the university was founded in 1495 and has over 9,000 students, Aberdeen is also known as a university town. The University of Aberdeen provides students with a wide array of courses to choose from, however the university is primarily known as a major science center with some thirty departments or specialist units offering undergraduate courses in scientific study. Accommodations are provided in single rooms in one of the residence halls. Students may study at Aberdeen for either a semester or academic year. You may find additional information on the University of Aberdeen website.

Regarding Student Visas

Exchange Students are responsible for obtaining their own visas. Countries′ immigration policies change periodically; the absolute best source of information is the Consulate of the country for which you′re attempting to obtain a visa.

A student visa is a document issued by a country granting an individual permission to enter a country with the express purpose of completing studies there at a recognized institution. The process of obtaining a visa to study in another country can take weeks or months, so it is important to begin the process as soon as possible after being accepted to the exchange. Without a visa, you may not be allowed to enter the foreign country, even upon arrival at their airport.