Explore the stunning architecture, views, and grounds of the University of Aberdeen located in the beautiful country of Scotland. During your travels you will experience the Scottish culture and heritage of a city spanning for thousands of years. Known to have more castles than anywhere else in the UK, its rich history has the reputation of being a contemporary and dynamic place to live, study, and work.

Program Highlights:

  • Scholars associated with the university include five Nobel Prize winners, and the inventor of the modern MRI machine.
  • Established the first Chair of Medicine in the English speaking world in 1497.
  • The School of Psychology is the oldest in the UK, founded more than 100 years ago.
  • The Rowett Institute for Nutrition and Health is a world leading centre of excellence in human nutrition.
  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities (QS world university rankings 2015)
  • Ranked one of the most Beautiful Historic Universities (QS Top Universities website)

Program Details

  • GPA Requirement: 3.0
  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior UGs - all majors
  • Strong academic performance and ability to work independently
  • An academic letter of reference from your home institution
  • An academic transcript
  • A personal statement explaining why you would like to study at the University of Aberdeen
  • An English Language test if English is not your first language


Costs & Financial Aid

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition is paid to Nazareth University
  • Accommodation Fee is paid directly to the University of Aberdeen

 Out-of-pocket costs include:

  • Roundtrip airfare (to and from Scotland)
  • City transportation (student rate)
  • Meals
  • Miscellaneous personal items and personal weekend and fall and spring break travel.

Students will be provided with a cost estimate for out-of-pocket expenses for the semester. Note eligible students can use their SPARK Grant for this semester long program.

Nazareth students pay the on-campus tuition cost for this program and continue to use their financial aid package and payment plan. Matriculated students are eligible for all financial resources for which they would qualify if they were studying on the Nazareth University campus (including federally subsidized loans). Students are also encouraged to apply for outside scholarships and grants to supplement their support resources.

There is no opportunity for students to receive U.S. Federal work-study funding while studying in Scotland.

The Refund Policy is in accordance with the Registrar's Office of Nazareth University (585-389-2033).

Travel & Documents

Students will be responsible for arranging and paying for their round trip airfare. Nazareth University will advise all students of the best flight connections for timely arrival at the study site. Questions about travel are amply covered at orientation meetings on the Nazareth Campus or to visiting students through advisement by telephone or email.

All students will need a valid passport that continues to be valid at least six months after the conclusion of the semester program in Scotland. It is also necessary to take proof of health insurance coverage, although a European-based maintenance health program is included in the Program. It is mandatory to take a valid student ID from the home campus, as well a second form of official identification.

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    Glasgow Cathedral
    Cruden Bay

    At A Glance

    Term: Fall or Spring

    Program level: Undergraduate

    Program Type: Academic

    Major(s): Open to all majors

    Language Requirement: None

    Minimum GPA Requirement: 3.0