International students welcomed for RGU first day

A number of exchange students from across the world celebrated their first day at RGU yesterday with a welcome lunch.

Erasmus Welcome 2017Around 75 students have joined RGU this term as part of their international university exchanges, many of whom are taking part in the European Commission funded Erasmus programme, designed to support students across the EU who wish to study and work in one of 33 Erasmus participating countries. 

The students have arrived from a range of countries, including France, Spain, Norway, USA and Malaysia.

During their time at the university, they will study courses such as Adult Nursing, Bioscience with Biomedical Science, Computer Science, Communication Design, Management and Law.

Their welcome lunch on Monday 18 September allowed them an opportunity to meet one another, as part of an induction by RGU’s Study Abroad team.

Andrew Rattray, International Exchanges Administrator at RGU, said: “We have partnerships with over 120 universities in 26 different countries and are delighted to welcome our new exchange students to the university.

“The exchange experience is an extremely rewarding one, where students develop valuable knowledge and skills by learning in a different social and cultural context.

“Since 2010, hundreds of students from across the globe have taken part in exchanges with RGU and benefited from our innovative teaching, state-of-the-art facilities and reputation as a leading university for graduate employability.”

There are currently 96 RGU students taking part in international exchanges worldwide, with that number expected to rise considerably by the end of the academic year.


Release by Jonathon Milne
Communications Officer | Health and Sport
Press and Media Enquiries