University of Aberdeen


Introduction to the University of Aberdeen


UF students recommend study abroad at the University of Aberdeen


The University of Florida’s College of Liberal Arts and Science offers students the opportunity to study in Aberdeen, Scotland. The University of Aberdeen is a public research university in Aberdeen, Scotland and is the fifth oldest university in the English speaking world. Students may attend in the fall, the spring, or for the entire academic year. Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city and is located on the Dee River. The city boasts spectacular granite architecture, is home to an active arts culture, and lively social scene. Aberdeen’s “Granite Mile” has over 800 shops and restaurants and is a common destination for locals and tourists alike. The city is home to its own golden sandy beach and has a mild climate with ample opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

Student accommodations at the University of Aberdeen: Sofia Mesa, UF undergraduate
University of Aberdeen Exchange Student Carol Buydos’s Testimonial
University of Aberdeen Exchange Student Kelsey Kolasa’s Testimonial

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Requirements/Eligibility

UF students Kaitlyn Ennis and Lauren Stewart at the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland
UF students Kaitlyn Ennis and Lauren Stewart at the Glenfinnan Viaduct in Scotland.
  • Open to all majors.
  • Science majors, including pre-medical/dental/vet students, are encouraged to apply.
  • Languages of Instruction: English.
  • Required GPA: 3.0.
  • Students must have completed 12 hours of coursework at the University of Florida.
  • Each applicant must be nominated by the University of Florida and then apply to the exchange partner as an international exchange student.

Credits/Courses

A large number of University of Aberdeen courses have been pre-approved to transfer course credit (see samples of course equivalents). Additional course equivalents are possible by contacting Dr. Brian Harfe in the CLAS Deans Office.

InstitutionUF Course NumberUF Course NameForeign Course NumberForeign Course NameDepartmentApproved Through
University of AberdeenANT 2000GENERAL ANTHROPOLOGYAT1502INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY: QUESTIONS OF DIVERSITYAnthropology2024
University of AberdeenANT 3930SCOTTISH FOLKLORE AND ORAL TRADITIONSEF2501SCOTTISH FOLKLORE AND ORAL TRADITIONSAnthropology2024
University of AberdeenANT 4930MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGYAT3528MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGYAnthropology2024
University of AberdeenANT 4956INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY: PEOPLES OF THE WORLDAT1003INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY: PEOPLES OF THE WORLDAnthropology2024
University of AberdeenANT 4956ARCHAEOLOGIES OF LANDSCAPEAY3504ARCHAEOLOGIES OF LANDSCAPEAnthropology2024
University of AberdeenANT2000General AnthropologyAT1502Introduction to Anthropology: Questions of Diversity AnthropologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenANT3930special topics courseAT2513Political AnthropologyAnthropologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenBMS4136CHuman HistologyAN3009Architecture of LifeBiologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenBSC3096 or BMS3521Human Physiology or Human Physiology in TranslationPY3002Integrative PhysiologyBiologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenBSC4956Bio ElectiveEK3303Population EcologyBiologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenBSC4956Bio ElectiveBI3312Ecological GenomicsBiologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenBSC4956Bio ElectiveBI3010Statistical Analysis of Biological DataBiologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenCCJ 4934JURISPRUDENCELS3527JURISPRUDENCESociology & Criminology2024
University of AberdeenCHM2210COrganic Chemistry 1 plus labCM 2514Organic and Biological ChemistryChemistryPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenCHM2211COrganic Chemistry 2 plus labCM 3534Organic and Biological ChemistryChemistryPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenCJL 1000CRIMINAL LAWLS1020CRIMINAL LAWSociology & Criminology2024
University of AberdeenCJL 1000FOUNDATIONS OF PRIVATE LAWLS1022FOUNDATIONS OF PRIVATE LAWSociology & Criminology2024
University of AberdeenCLA 3930THE CELTS, THEIR NEIGHBORS, AND THE CLASSICAL WORLDCE2536THE CELTS, THEIR NEIGHBORS, AND THE CLASSICAL WORLDClassics 2024
University of AberdeenCOM3125Organizational CommunicationLN4502Language and the ProfessionsDial CenterPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenCPO4401Arab-Israeli ConflictIR 4516Arab-Israeli RelationsPolitical SciencePreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenCPO4731Democratization in Global PerspectivePI 4566DemocratizationPolitical SciencePreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenDEP3053Developmental PsychPS3518Developmental Psych.PsychologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenECO 4956ADVANCED MICROECONOMICSEC4025ADVANCED MICROECONOMICSEconomics2024
University of AberdeenECO 4956ADVANCED MACROECONOMICSEC4505ADVANCED MACROECONOMICSEconomics2024
University of AberdeenECO3101Intermediate MicroEconomicsEC 2003Intermediate MicroEconomicsEconomicsPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenECO3203Intermediate MacroEconomicsEC 2503Intermediate MacroEconomicsEconomicsPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenECO3704International TradeEC 3024International EconomicsEconomicsPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenECO4421EconometricsEC 3529EconometricsEconomicsPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenECP3302Environmental Economic and Resource PolicyEC 3025Economics of Natural Resources and the EnvironmentEconomicsPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenECP3530Health Care EconomicsEC 3524Health EconomicsEconomicsPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenECS 4013ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTEC3027DEVELOPMENTAL ECONOMICSEconomics2024
University of AberdeenENC 4956 (3 credits)Overseas StudiesEL35YBCREATIVE WRITING: CREATIVITY AND CRAFTEnglishPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenEUH 3206TWENTIETH CENTURY EUROPEHI1022EUROPE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURYHistory2024
University of AberdeenEUH 4185THE VIKING EXPERIENCEHI1526VIKINGS!History2024
University of AberdeenEXP3104PERCEPTIONPS3012PERCEPTIONPsychology2024
University of AberdeenEXP3104Sensory ProcessesPS3012PerceptionPsychologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenEXP3604Cognitive PsychologyPS3519Memory and LanguagePsychologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEA1000Geography for a Changing WorldGG1008GLOBAL WORLDS GLOBAL CHALLENGESPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEA1000Geography for a Changing WorldGG1510GLOBAL WORLDS LOCAL CHALLENGESPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO2200Physical GeographyGG2013 PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENTSGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO2410Social GeographyGG2509ENVIRONMENT AND SOCIETYGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO2420Introduction to Human GeographyGG2014SPACE ECONOMY AND SOCIETYPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO2500Global and Regional EconomiesGG3576 GLOBALISATIONGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO2XXXIntroduction to Digital EarthGG2510MAPPING AND MONITORING THE ENVIRONMENTGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO3162CIntroduction to Quantitative Analysis for GeographersGG3068DATA ANALYSIS GeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO3280Principles of Geographic HydrologyGG4071ENVIRONMENTAL HYDROLOGYGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO3315Geography of Crop PlantsGG4072RURAL AND AGRI-FOOD GEOGRAPHIESGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO3372Conservation of ResourcesGG3057 LAND AND MARINE CONSERVATIONGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO3803 Geography of AlcoholGG4576 LIQUID Geography: THE Geography OF VINE AND WINEGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO3930Special TopicsGG3052 APPROACHES TO EARTH AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCEGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO3930Special TopicsGG3071APPROACHES TO GeographyGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO3930Special TopicsGG3570 CONCEPTS IN HUMAN GeographyGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO4285Models in Geographic Hydrology GG3575 TECHNIQUES IN PHYSICAL GeographyGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO4938Special TopicsGG4571ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGEGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO4938Special TopicsGG4069GLACIOLOGYGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO4938Special TopicsGG4573MONTANE ENVIRONMENTSGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGEO4938Special TopicsGG4016TRANSPORT GeographyGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGIS3043Foundations of Geographic Information SystemsGG3069REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMSGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGIS4037Digital Image ProcessingGG3069REMOTE SENSING AND GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMSGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGIS4113Introduction to spatial networksGG4572DIGITAL GEOGRAPHIESGeographyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY 2100CHISTORICAL GEOGRAPHYGL1005THE NATURE OF THE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH GEOLOGICAL TIMEGeology2024
University of AberdeenGLY 4310CIGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROLOGYGL3520IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC PETROLOGYGeology2024
University of AberdeenGLY2100Historical GeologyGL 1005THE EARTH THROUGH GEOLOGICAL TIMEGeologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY3000+ElectiveGL 4022LIFE THE UNIVERSE AND HYDROCARBONSPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY3000+ElectiveGL 4526TECTONICS CLIMATE & EARTH HISTORYPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY3000+ElectiveGL 4522THE BIRTH GROWTH & DEATH OF SUPERCONTINENTSPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY3105Evolution of Earth and LifeGL 1005THE EARTH THROUGH GEOLOGICAL TIMEGeologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY3200MineralogyGL 2015PETROLOGY & MINERALOGYGeologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY3202Earth MaterialsGL 1505EARTH'S MATERIALSGeologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY4310CIgneous and Metamorphic PetrologyGL 3520IGNEOUS & METAMORPHIC PETROLOGYGeologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY4400CStructural GeologyGL 3027STRUCTURAL Geology & TECTONICSGeologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY4450GeoPhysicsGL 2511GEOPhysicsGeologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY4552CSedimentary GeologyGL 3521SEDIMENTOLOGYGeologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY4750LField MethodsGL 3026FIELD AND MAPPING TECHNIQUESGeologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY4750LField MethodsGL 4023GEOLOGICAL MAPPING PROJECTGeologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY4750LField MethodsGL 4528Geology FIELD COURSEGeologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY4750LField MethodsGL 2510INTRODUCTION TO FIELD GeologyGeologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY4905Individual ResearchGL 4527GEOLOGICAL RESEARCH PROJECTGeologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGLY4930SeminarGL 3519CURRENT ISSUES IN GEOSCIENCEGeologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenGRW 2240NEW TESTAMENT GREEKDR1039GREEK LANGUAGE (NEW TESTAMENT) 1Classics 2024
University of AberdeenGRW2240New Testament GreekGRE1120Greek language (New Testament)ClassicsPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenHIS 4956EUROPE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURYHI1022EUROPE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURYHistory2024
University of AberdeenHIS 4956KINGSHIP, CLEARANCES AND CONFLICT: DEBATES IN SCOTTISH HISTORYHI2524KINGSHIP, CLEARANCES AND CONFLICT: DEBATES IN SCOTTISH HISTORYHistory2024
University of AberdeenINR3333Introduction to International security IR 3018International SecurityPolitical SciencePreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenINR4035Rich and Poor Nations in the International SystemPI 4576Wealth Poverty and International OrderPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenINR4083War and Peace in World PoliitcsIR 4528War and Peace in International PoliticsPolitical SciencePreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenINR4244International Politics of Latin AmericaIR 4026Modern Day Latin AmericaPolitical SciencePreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenLIT 3383Women in LiteratureEL45JAWANDERING WOMEN: LITERATURE PLACE AND ENVIRONMENTPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenLIT 4320Intro to FolkloreEF3501Scottish Folklore and Oral TraditionsEnglishPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenLIT 4322The FolktaleGH2006Gaelic FolkloreEnglishPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenLIT 4930Variable Topics in Literature and LanguageEL45YLCREATIVE WRITING: THE WRITER'S VOICEEnglishPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenMAC 2312ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS 2MA1508CALCULUS IIMathematics2024
University of AberdeenMAS4105LINEAR ALGEBRAMA2008 and MA2508 Mathematics2024
University of AberdeenMAT 4956MATHEMATICS FOR FINANCEMX5013MATHEMATICS FOR FINANCEMathematics2024
University of AberdeenMCB2000MicroBiologyBI25M5Microbes InfectionPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenMHF 3202SETS AND LOGICMA1511SET THEORYMathematics2024
University of AberdeenPCB3063GeneticsBI20M3Molecular Biology of the GeneBiologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPCB3134Eukaryotic Cell Structure and FunctionBC3503Molecular Control of Cell FormationBiologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPCB3713CCellular and Systems Physiology BI20B2Physiology of Human CellsBiologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPCB4233ImmunologyIM3501Fundamentals of ImmunologyBiologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPCB4674EvolutionBI2017Genes & Evolution BiologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPHI 2010INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHYPH1023EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND REALITYPhilosophy2024
University of AberdeenPHI 2630CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUESPH1522HOW SHOULD ONE LIVE?Philosophy2024
University of AberdeenPHI2010Introduction to PhilosophyPH1023EXPERIENCE KNOWLEDGE AND REALITYPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPHI2630Contemporary Moral IssuesPH1027CONTROVERSIAL QUESTIONSPhilosophyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPHI2630Contemporary Moral IssuesPH1522HOW SHOULD ONE LIVE?PhilosophyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPHI3300Theory of KnowledgePH2531THEORY OF KNOWLEDGEPhilosophyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPHI3400Philosophy of Natural SciencePH2033SCIENCE AND Philosophy 2PhilosophyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPHI3501Free WillPH453M*FREE WILL AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITYPhilosophyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPHI3650Moral PhilosophyDR2565VIRTUE AND FREEDOM: EXPLORING THE TRADITION OF WESTERN ETHICSPhilosophyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPHI3700 Philosophy of ReligionDR2066INTRODUCTION TO Philosophy OF ReligionPhilosophyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPHM 3123FEMINIST PHILOSOPHYPH2325GENDER EQUALITYPhilosophy2024
University of AberdeenPHM 3202Political PhilosophyPH354JGLOBAL JUSTICEPhilosophyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPHY3101 Modern PhysicsPX2510Relativity and QMPhysics2024
University of AberdeenPHY3513Thermal PhysicsPX3014Energy and MatterPhysics2024
University of AberdeenPHY4523Statistical PhysicsPX4012Stat. Phys and Stoch. SysPhysics2024
University of AberdeenPHY4604Quantum MechanicsPX3511Quantum MechanicsPhysics2024
University of AberdeenPHY4905Intro to Solid StatePX3016Intro to Solid StatePhysics2024
University of AberdeenPHY4905Phys ModelingPX3017Res. and ComputingPhysics2024
University of AberdeenPSB3002BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGYPS3014BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGYPsychology2024
University of AberdeenPSB3002Physiological Psych.PS3014Biological PsychologyPsychologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPSB4434NEUROCHEMISTRY, PHARMACOLOGY AND BEHAVIORBM3502NEUROSCIENCE AND NEUROPHARMACOLOGYPsychology2024
University of AberdeenPSB4504Developmental PsychoBiologyPY4302Developmental NeuroscienceBiologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPSB4934NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH TOPICSBM3804NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH TOPICSPsychology2024
University of AberdeenPSY 3213LLABORATORY METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGYPS1011INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY I: METHODS AND APPLICATIONSPsychology2024
University of AberdeenPSY 4930MEMORY AND LANGUAGEPS3519MEMORY AND LANGUAGEPsychology2024
University of AberdeenPSY2012General PsychologyPS1009Introductory PsychologyPsychologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPSY3213LLab Methods in Psych.PS1011Methods and ApplicationPsychologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenSOP3004Social PsychologyPS3520Social Psych.PsychologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenSPN1130Beginning Spanish ISP1027Spanish Language 1SpanishPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenSYO4200Sociology of ReligionSO3067 Religion & Society SociologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenSYO4200Sociology of ReligionSO4058 Sociology of Religion & Culture SociologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenSYP3000Society and the IndividualSO2004Studying Social Life 1 SociologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenSYP4060Sociology of Human SexualitySO4063Sex Death and the Afterlife Previously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenZOO3513CAnimal BehaviorBI3505Behavioral BiologyBiologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenZOO4232Human ParasitologyZO4816ParasitologyBiologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenZOO4307CVertebrate BiodiversityZO3011Animal Evolution and BiodiversityBiologyPreviously approved, but see Department for current approval
University of AberdeenPHY 3101INTRODUCTION TO MODERN PHYSICSPX2510RELATIVITY AND QUANTUM MECHANICSPhysics2024

Tuition

Tuition at the host school is waived for exchange students. Students participating in an exchange pay tuition directly to the University of Florida at their usual tuition rate. All financial aid, scholarships, and fellowships are applicable. Students incur no additional tuition cost while they are on an exchange.

Housing

Exchange students are guaranteed housing provided their requests are submitted on time. Students have the option of living in catered (with a meal plan) or self-catered (with shared kitchen) residence halls. Students can live on campus in either Crombie or Johnston Hall or in Hillhead Student Village, which is a 15 minute walk from campus. View the Hillhead Central Building Student Experience video.

Financial Aid

University of Florida students needing financial aid should apply through UF Student Financial Affairs. Normal eligibility for aid may be used while studying abroad as an exchange student. This includes using the Bright Futures scholarship and the Florida Pre-Paid College Plan.

Scholarships

King's College Aberdeen
King’s College (built in 1495). Forms the center
of the University of Aberdeen

For fall, spring, and academic-year scholarships administered by the University of Florida International Center, the deadlines for application are: early March for programs starting in fall; and early October for programs starting in spring. Applications forms are available on the UF International Center website.

The Brian and Kate Harfe International Exchange Scholarship: Please note that preference will be given to students spending an entire year abroad.

Health Insurance

Students will be billed for mandatory international health insurance which includes emergency medical assistance.

Fees

A $425 non-refundable service charge is assessed for students participating in single semester or Academic Year programs. (The $425 fee is refundable if student is not accepted to the program). This charge is due within 21 days of the application. Students will be charged regular UF tuition while participating in the program.

Application Deadlines

See the application deadline and dates on the International Center website.

Work Requirements and Volunteer Opportunities

Currently, students will be able to work (with conditions) on a UK student visa. These resources may be helpful in explaining the certain restriction/conditions further:

Contact Information

UF Students in Aberdeen
UF Students in Aberdeen

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Emma Frierson (she/her)
Study Abroad Advisor
efrierson@ufic.ufl.edu
352-273-1508

UF Faculty Manager
Dr. Brian Harfe
bharfe@ufl.edu
(352) 294-1955

Additional Information

University of Aberdeen
University of Aberdeen Go Abroad Youtube Channel
University of Aberdeen Study Abroad Guide
Aberdeen Virtual Tour
University of Aberdeen Marketing Materials
University of Aberdeen: About Us
University of Aberdeen UF Exchange Flyer

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