Study Abroad

United Kingdom

Study-In-Scotland Program

The Study In Scotland program is collaboration between the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, -La Crosse, -Stout campuses.  The program offers students an opportunity further their academic career with an international experience.  Students may select the campus of their choice that will further enhance their course of study.

University of Aberdeen University of Glasgow University of Stirling

For specific details (i.e., application deadlines, program fees, etc.) regarding this program, please contact your home campus’ international office.

            UW-Eau Claire
            UW-La Crosse

Students from nonparticipating universities are eligible to attend this program.  Please follow the UW-La Crosse application guidelines.

University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen, the oldest university in Scotland and the fifth oldest university in the United Kingdom, was founded in 1495. With over 13,900 students, the university has over 120 nationalities represented, and is composed of 19% international students. The university has over 590 first-degree programs, libraries with over 1,050,000 volumes, and over 150 sports clubs and societies.

The Aberdeen Area
The city of Aberdeen lies on the northeast coast of Scotland with miles of beaches, dunes, and cliffs. With a population of 220,000 people, Aberdeen is big enough for the “big city” feel, but is compact enough to make it student-friendly. The historic campus is located on Old Aberdeen, just a fifteen minute bus ride from the bustling city-centre. The city hosts cinemas, museums, galleries, and leisure and sports facilities, and has a fantastic nightlife. Not far away are the Scottish Highlands with castles, mountains, and miles of North Sea coastland.

Academic Program
Many academic programs may be taken at the University of Aberdeen. Course descriptions can be found at: Undergraduate Course Descriptions

The online Catalogue of Courses for the University of Aberdeen is available at the following link: Students accepted to this program should re-check their preliminary course selections and update appropriately prior to arriving Scotland.  [As a reminder, students will not be registered for a course until they meet with their advisor upon arrival.  It is therefore advisable for students to select alternate courses be selected with their home advisor in case there are timetabling issues etc.]  Students will be contacted with their advisor’s details and appointment time prior to departure.

Students may request either self-catered or catered living. Catered living will include meals on particular days. Program fee will adjust to reflect housing choice. Information on Hillhead Halls and costs and amenities are available on-line.

Students interested in becoming involved with
clubs and societies at the University of Aberdeen should access their Student’s Society website.  The University's job link provides service lists reputable employers for students who want to work part-time.  This site also provides information on accommodation and volunteering for charity as well as links for students who want to take part in their student radio or newspaper.

Check out their International Society Page which posts information on the events held throughout the year.

For More Information
International Homepage
International Student Handbook
North American Students
Traveling to Aberdeen
Visa Information

University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the UK and has maintained a consistent reputation for academic excellence and innovative research. The University is a truly Scottish university, with over 73% of our students coming from all over Scotland, and offers international students the opportunity to study in a world-class teaching and living environment.

The Glasgow Area
Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, is a bustling, lively and cultural place in which to live and study. With a population of over 570,000, Glasgow gives the big city feel. The varied and colorful social scenes ensure there is always something to do and places to go: busy shopping streets and modern indoor malls such as Princes Square and the Buchanan Galleries; pubs and restaurants offering everything from pub grub and international menus to haute cuisine; discos, clubs, cinemas, art galleries housing important collections, parks, museums, theatres: in fact, all the facilities you would expect of a large cosmopolitan city. Glasgow is situated on the west coast of Scotland with ready access to countryside natural beauty and less than an hour away from many attractions, including Edinburgh, Stirling, the Ayrshire Coast, Loch Lomond and the Trossachs.

Academic Program
Potential courses and degrees can be found in the Undergraduate Course Catalog.  A list of course offerings is available for review.

University Halls are split into two categories; Catering or Self-Catering and both types consist of single or shared study bedrooms and a range of communal rooms. Most are self-catering and within easy walking distance of the main campus and most have recreational facilities, as well as common rooms, libraries or study areas, TV rooms, kitchen/pantry and laundry facilities. All residences have staff or student wardens who are there to offer help and support in the unlikely event of any difficulties.

More information on Glasgow's housing options may be found at: Self Catered Halls and Catered Hall.

For More Information
University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow - Study Abroad

University of Stirling

University of Stirling
Stirling has welcomed international students onto the campus for many years. Currently students from outside the UK represent about 14 percent of the student body, and in any single year there are generally around 80 nationalities represented on campus.

 Top 10 Reasons to Attend the University of Stirling

The Stirling Area
Stirling was the ancient capital of Scotland and is also home to many historic sites and monuments. Building on its historic foundations to create an exciting mix of the old and new, Stirling has a thriving centre and a growing population of around 40,000. Big enough to offer the full 'city experience' of shopping, café culture and nightlife, Stirling is still compact enough to retain a warm community feel, making it a home from home that's as easy to get around as it is to settle in. Today Stirling is a modern tourism, administrative and manufacturing centre, with the shopping, amenities and recreational facilities you would expect to find in a Scottish city. The cosmopolitan city centers of Glasgow and Edinburgh are also less than an hour's travel from Stirling.

Academic Program
Students can take Undergraduate courses in the following areas: Undergraduate Degree Programs.  The Course Catalog is also available on-line.

The University has accommodation for over 3,000 students on-campus and in the city of Stirling itself. Students may have their choice of catered or self-catered halls. Most choose self-catered, as students often socialize while cooking meals.  More information on Stirling's housing options may be found at the Residential Services-Undergraduate Housing website.  Costs and amenities are available on-line.

For More Information
University of Stirling

Student Prospectus
Pre-arrival Student Manual
Virtual Campus Tour
Frequently Asked Questions

The course equivalencies spreadsheets have been compiled from past approved Academic Plan forms.  They show when the course was last approved and how it transferred back to La Crosse.  You may notice that some classes satisfied several UWL options.

This list is not comprehensive nor does it take the place of  meeting with your advisor for final approval!  They are meant to be a guide of what courses may be appropriate for your studies abroad.

Before you travel abroad, you will need to obtain a passport, which will serve as proof of your U.S. citizenship. A passport may allow you to gain entry to (and exit from) other countries. Depending on the country to which you're traveling, a visa may be required as well. Entry requirements vary from one country to another. The U.S. State Department issues travel warnings specific to certain countries, and offers tips and publications relevant to travel abroad generally. Well in advance of your departure, you should also familiarize yourself with international travel health issues, and health recommendations specific to your destination.

Due to recent immigration changes in the UK, students may NOT fly into Dublin!  The approved arrival airports are Aberdeen Airport, Glasgow International or Edinburgh Airport.

Program Dates
Varies by institution

Admissions Criteria
Students must have a 3.0 GPA
Must be a Sophomore at the start of the study program.
Open to students from other universities (La Crosse campus only)

Program Fee
The program fee includes:

  • Tuition (12 Credits) and administrative fees
  • Orientation to Study Abroad Class (provided by home campus))
  • Study Abroad Health Insurance (required by UW System) (provided by home campus)
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC) (provided by home campus)
  • Study Abroad Graduation Sash (La Crosse campus only)

The program fee does not include airfare, housing or meals.
Financial Aid is applicable to program fees through your home campus
Refer to Program Fees for the most current program fee

BUTEX North American Scholarships



BUTEX is now accepting applications for its North American Scholarship Programme!


The Scholarship is open to all undergraduate students currently registered at an institution in the USA or Canada.  To be eligible to apply you must have been offered a study abroad or exchange place at a UK university which is BUTEX affiliated.  Your study abroad or exchange place must be for the academic year and your place must be for a minimum of one semester.


Each scholarship will be paid to the winners once they have arrived and registered at their host university.



For further details of how to apply for this scholarship please see

Tips and Advice from Program Alumni


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