Who is the Programme for?

This programme has been specially designed for students who wish to spend a semester studying in Scotland.  The programme is currently available during Semester 2, i.e. January to May.

What does the Programme offer?

Our programme offers you the opportunity to:

  • Choose from an extensive selection of modules from across our 3 faculties, so that you can have as wide a study programme as possible
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Orientation programme which runs throughout the semester, allowing you to visit Scotland, including visits to Edinburgh, Glasgow, St Andrews and Loch Ness
  • Credits for study successfully completed

Who can apply?

Anyone who is registered as a student at university and has been granted permission to spend a semester studying abroad.

How do I apply?

You should first obtain permission from your university to participate in study abroad.  Once you have received approval, you should complete our online application form at http://rgu.moveonnet.eu/moveonline/incoming/welcome.php

Our deadline for receipt of applications is 15 November.

What modules can I study?

There are over 100 modules to choose from, however, timetabling restrictions will apply (see “How do I construct my study programme?” below). N.B. We cannot guarantee that all modules will be available. 


What are the fees?

The fees for our one semester study abroad programme are GBP 5,200.  These include tuition and participation in the Orientation Programme.

When do I pay the fees?

You will pay your fees when you enrol at the University.

How do I construct my study programme?

Students normally study 4 modules per semester.

Each of our modules is worth 7.5 ECTS credits/15 SCQF credits.

There is a list of all the modules on offer to Visiting Students below – detailed information on the content of the modules can be found by clicking on them.

Our timetabling system will help you construct your programme:

Timetable Finder 2013-14

You should use the name of your selected modules into this system to obtain last year’s timetable – you should then compare the timetables for each of the 4 modules you have chosen to see whether there are any clashes.  If there are clashes, then it is likely you will not be able to take these modules.  You should construct your timetable so that there are no clashes.

Please note that timetables do change each year, so we cannot guarantee that the timetabling arrangements that were valid in January 2014 will be identical in January 2015.

If you would prefer to make your module choices after you have submitted your application, our published timetable for January 2015 will be available after 16 December 2014.

Once you have selected 4 modules without apparent timetable clashes, you should complete these on the Learning Agreement which you should then sign and arrange for your supervisor in your home university to sign as well – this is to approve your proposed course of study.  This Learning Agreement can then be scanned or faxed to us.

What about visas?

Students who are coming to the UK for less than 6 months should apply for a Student Visitor Visa

Full details are available from

UKVI Studying in the UK

What happens next?

Once we have received your application form and proposed Learning Agreement, we will check to ensure whether the modules you have selected are available.

We will then write to you to let you know whether you have been awarded a place – this letter will include details of your Student ID number and will allow you to apply for university accommodation.

Accommodation and Meal Plans

You can find out more about our accommodation at http://www.rgu.ac.uk/accommodation  This includes information on what is available and also the cost.

All of our accommodation is self-catering which means that you prepare your own meals.  On-campus catering is available during the day in most of our buildings, but meal plans are not available.

Modules available


International Business

PR, Media, Journalism and Fashion

Law and Politics

Hospitality, Tourism and Retail Management



Architecture and Built Environment

Applied Social Studies

Pharmacy and Life Sciences

For further information, contact: studyabroad@rgu.ac.uk