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Admissions Processes - Taught Postgraduate Courses

The information on this page is designed to help you through the stages from applying to starting a course at the University of Dundee.

To ensure your application is handled as efficiently as possibly, at each stage we have indicated:

Application

YOU submit your application via UKPASS, including any supporting documents that are requested. We need at least the following, but some courses may require more:

  • Home Students - a scanned copy of your University Degree Certificate and your transcript/marksheet
  • International Students - a scanned copy of:
    • your University Degree Certificate
    • a University transcript/marksheet in English of your degree curriculum, and
    • an English Language proficiency certificate (IELTS, TOEFL, etc)
  • References - attach these to your UKPASS application

Your application will be sent onto the University of Dundee, please wait at least one week before contacting us.

Acknowledgement

After we receive and process your application, WE will send you an email message to:

  1. acknowledge that we have received your application
  2. ask for any further information at this stage
  3. confirm your personal details, YOU check the sheet we send, and tell us if corrections are required
  4. inform you of your University of Dundee id number, plus your My Dundee and University of Dundee email login details
  5. state your tuition fee status. If YOU wish to appeal the decision please complete the relevant Fee Status Questionnaire (link in the email)

Once we have received your application and supporting documents, WE will pass your application to an academic assessor for consideration. This may take 2-3 weeks.

International applicants only

  1. WE will send you an email regarding the UKBA Previous Study Rule. YOU must follow the instructions and upload a copy of your passport, current or expired UK visas.

Our Decision: Offer / Reject

The academic assessor will make one of three decisions. WE email you, and you will also be notified via UKPASS:

  • Unconditional Offer - if you already satisfy the entry requirements,
  • Conditional Offer - you need to satisfy the entry requirements stated by the admission tutors, or
  • Rejection - if you are not considered to be suitably qualified

Offer Response

After you receive our offer, YOU must respond via UKPASS, either:

  • Accept - if you wish to take up the offer, or
  • Decline - if you no longer want the place

Scholarship (if applicable)

After you have accepted your offer, if your course offers a scholarship, WE will email you a scholarship application form.

YOU must complete and return the form by the given deadline if you wish to be considered for a University of Dundee scholarship.

Note students can only hold one scholarship for their course of studies.

US Federal Loans (if applicable)

After you have confirmed your application for a US Federal Loan, WE will issue a Notification of Student Loan for the Academic Year.

This will be signed by the University of Dundee and sent to you by DPL Courier. Please use the original for visa purposes.

Firm Acceptance

After you have accepted our offer, WE will email you a firm acceptance letter.

If you have accepted a conditional offer, YOU must send us the results of any outstanding qualifications when you receive them (scanned copies).

If you are an International applicant, we will ask YOU to:

  • email us a scanned copy of a valid passport, and
  • make a pre-payment towards your fees

If you are an International applicant, you may need an ATAS certificate, at the moment, this only applies to MSc Earthquake & Offshore Geotechnical Engineering.

University of Dundee Accommodation

After you have accepted our offer, from April onwards WE will email you an application form for University of Dundee accommodation.

YOU must complete and return the form by 15th July if you require University of Dundee accommodation.

Admission Letter (Home/EU applicants)

WE will email you an Admission letter, including matriculation / enrolment details.

CAS checklist (International applicants)

After we have received your passport copy and you have made a pre-payment towards your tuition fees, WE will email you a CAS checklist.

YOU must check all the details are correct, and send the form back by email.

Admission Letter / CAS statement (International applicants)

After you have returned your CAS checklist, WE will email you

  • Admissions Letter, and
  • CAS statement for visa purposes, and
  • ATAS certificate (if required)

YOU need to make the necessary arrangements to obtain a visa.

Matriculation / Enrolment (all students)

WE will email you information about matriculation, including the date, time & place you need to attend to formally register at the University of Dundee.

You must also complete an online pre-matriculation task before arriving in Dundee (

Home/EU students - YOU must bring the following documents:

  • Original qualifications - certificates/transcripts, which you used to gain your place on the University of Dundee course
  • Passport/driving licence - as proof of your identification

International students - YOU must bring the following documents:

  • Original qualifications - certificates/transcripts, which you used to gain your place on the University of Dundee course
  • Original Passport
  • UK Visa
  • ATAS certificate (if required)

You can also download this information as a diagram.