Undergraduate Course Duration
Our four-year undergraduate degree structure is often referred to as the ‘gold standard’ of university education. No other country in the UK offers this structure, which provides undergraduates with a more well-rounded educational experience which encourages learning outside your chosen degree subject.
Scotland offers a wide array of summer school options at our institutions all over the country. These programmes help provide the perfect opportunity to get a taster of studying in Scotland. With up to 17 hours of daylight in Scotland at the height of the summer months, you’re also still left with plenty of time to get out and explore the rest of Scotland after a day of study.
We love welcoming international exchange students and nearly all of Scotland’s universities have agreements in place for undergraduate student exchanges. Study exchanges in Scotland are offered by many institutions all over the world and you should check with your own university if they have an agreement in place.
Year Abroad (Erasmus)
As part of the European Union, we're proud to be involved in the EU's Erasmus Student Exchange Programme. Established in 1987, Erasmus covers more than 4,000 higher education institutions across 37 countries. The exchange allows students studying in Scotland to spend time studying at another institution throughout Europe, and also welcomes European students to Scotland for up to a year.
The UK has left the EU and entered a transition period from 31 January 2020 until 31 December 2020. The UK remains a full participant in the Erasmus+ programme until 31 December 2020. Projects funded in the 2020 call or earlier will continue to be funded by the European Commission as normal, even if activity takes place after 31 December 2020, and will run until their normal completion dates.
If you're looking to make a difference in your work then studying in Scotland is the right choice for you. Every one of our 19 universities undertakes research of world-leading quality, with 86% of all research conducted in Scotland judged to have an 'outstanding' or 'very considerable' impact.