FAQs for Incoming Students
FAQs for European exchange students applying to Robert Gordon University
How do I apply to study as an exchange student at Robert Gordon University?
Full details on how to apply are available from
What are the application deadlines for European exchange students?
Semester 1 - 01 June
Semester 2 - 01 November
Where should I send my application?
Only original applications can be accepted - if you submit a fax or scanned copy, you will be asked to post the original. The original forms should be sent to:
Robert Gordon University
Do I have to have any English language qualifications?
The majority of Schools do not have English language entry requirements. However, Aberdeen Business School is an exception. Full details on the English language qualifications that Aberdeen Business School accept can be found at http://www.rgu.ac.uk/future-students/study-abroad/incoming-students/registration-procedures-at-robert-gordon-university
How do I find out what modules I can study?
Modules available to incoming exchange students can be found in our ECTS Information Package at http://www.rgu.ac.uk/ects-modules
How many credits do I have to take?
If you are coming to study for a whole year, you will be expected to undertake modules to the value of 60 ECTS credits. If you are coming to study for one semester, you will be expected to undertake modules to the value of 30 ECTS credits.
No exceptions will be made to this rule.
Can I pick modules from any courses or any levels?
No, you cannot select modules from different subject areas and different years.
What are the semester dates?
Our Semester Dates can be found at
How do I apply for accommodation?
If you are accepted to study at Robert Gordon University, you will be sent an official offer of acceptance letter. This letter will include your student number. Once you have received this letter, you will be able to apply for accommodation. You will not be able to apply for accommodation until you receive this letter.
My university does not have a Bilateral Agreement with Robert Gordon University, will you sign one with my university to allow me to study with you?
No, we cannot sign Bilateral Agreements at the request of a student.
If I can’t come as an Erasmus student, is there any other way I can apply?
You may apply to attend Robert Gordon University as a fee-paying exchange student, which means you would have to pay tuition fees on enrolment. For undergraduate courses, these are currently £1,820 for a whole Academic Session and £910 for one semester. Please note that there is no guarantee that your application will be accepted. Details on how to apply can be found at http://www.rgu.ac.uk/future-students/study-abroad/incoming-students/apply