The Academic Bridge Programme (ABP), part of Qatar Foundation's Pre-University Education, and the University of Aberdeen have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), which will see the provision of further study opportunities for ABP students.
The agreement will allow ABP graduates to study Business Management and Accountancy and Financing at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland or at AFG College with the University of Aberdeen in Qatar, as well as provide an accelerated pathway to undergraduate degree and a Masters degree in these fields.
Dr Bryan Lewallen, director of ABP, said: “The Academic Bridge Programme in Education City is focused on offering our students as many opportunities as possible related to their university studies. Over the last 19 years, we have worked to establish an excellent reputation as the premier foundation program in the region.”
“Through the establishment of MoUs with a wide variety of universities in Qatar, the UK, and the US, we are able to help our students attend universities located all over the world. We are delighted to sign this MoU with the University of Aberdeen, which covers both AFG College with the University of Aberdeen in Qatar, as well as the home campus in Scotland.”
Dr Mark Newmark, assistant director of Academic Affairs at ABP, said: “One of the key indicators of the quality of an ABP education is the degree to which universities value our graduates. It has been gratifying to see so many US and British universities eager to create pathways for these students; pathways which allow them to join the first year of undergraduate programmes and sometimes even the second year of undergraduate programmes.
"The coronavirus has created some uncertainty about what countries students will be able to travel to and study in this fall. This MoU is especially valuable in the current situation as it expands the local options for ABP graduates.”