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Trinidad and Tobago

These pages are specifically designed for those students coming to Dundee from Trinidad and Tobago.

The University of Dundee is home to nearly 18,000 students, with approximately 20% coming from countries in the EU and overseas. We very much welcome applications from students living in Trinidad and Tobago.

Why Dundee?

Come and join our student population and study for your undergraduate or postgraduate degree here in Scotland, at one of the top 200 institutions in the world. We offer a very high standard of education, and career prospects for our graduates are amongst the best in the UK.

Studying for a degree in Scotland

It is important that you understand a little about the Scottish education system before you make your decision to come and study here at Dundee:

For undergraduates

The Scottish education system dates back as far as 1413 and its educational degree model has been adopted by the USA and France. Undergraduate degrees are typically 4 years in duration, although it is possible to gain advanced entry with good grades (see our entry requirements for more information).

Students begin to study within their chosen subject area during their first year. This means that you apply for a specific course of study. You can switch your course of study up to year two, but once you enter year three, you must continue with your chosen course of study. For some students, this is one of the key advantages of studying in the UK.

Unless you are studying for a professional degree, such as law, accountancy or medicine, you will probably be taking either a BSc or an MA. The following links explain the structure for these degrees:

At Dundee, we also offer more flexibility than other UK universities, by offering joint degree programmes.

Our academic years run from September to May, with two teaching semesters.  Exams for most undergraduate courses are held in December and April/May.

Studying

In Dundee, you will be expected to approach your studies with a level of independence, self-motivation and critical thinking.  For some subjects, particularly those within the MA programme, the time spent in lectures and tutorials might seem less than you are used to. However, the empty spaces on your timetable are not simply free time - you will be carrying out private study. You might find this is different to the way you have been taught previously, but it will help you to develop skills which are highly sought-after by employers. 

For postgraduate students

In the UK, the term 'postgraduate' refers to Masters and PhD level courses - you may call these 'graduate' level in your home country.

Postgraduate Masters degrees are 12 months in duration at the University of Dundee. They tend to be very focused and you will leave with a specialisation that can often give you an edge in a particular field. Generally the courses start in September, although some also have January start dates.

The advantage to the 12 month courses is that you will save both time and money, and begin your career sooner.

The normal period of study - on a full-time basis - for completing a Doctorate (normally a PhD) is three years. The British PhD does not have a substantial taught element, and is based on original research.

 

Scottish life and culture

While at Dundee you can immerse yourself in Scottish culture (there's more to it than just tartan and shortbread!) and explore the scenic beauty of Scotland. Mountains, lochs and glens are all within easy reach, and the rest of the UK is also highly accessible, even without a car. If that's not enough, you'll only be a short flight away from mainland Europe too.
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"I enjoyed living with people from Scotland, and a few other countries. It gives you a different out look on things. The diversity at the University is high and it is nice to get to know a lot of other people. The Students Union is also fun and a great way to meet new people. The area around the campus seems very safe and enjoyable."
International Student Barometer, 2009

Student Societies

We have a thriving International Student Society which has members from over 100 countries world-wide. They organise trips and tours, arrange social events, and work in conjunction with our international support service to make sure your time at Dundee runs smoothly.

You'll easily find friends to celebrate Scottish holidays and events with - such as Hogmanay (New Year), Burns Night, and St Andrew's Day.

Our International Support Office also organises events for the international community.

You might also find the University's African and Caribbean Student Society of interest.

"Dundee has a very large community of international students. The resultant exposure to a melting-pot of cultures, languages and traditions was an enriching and valuable experience."
Leon Gerber, LLM Mineral Law & Policy, 2011

British Council

Learn more about studying in the UK from the British Council.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements

For entry to all our programmes you will need to demonstrate that your qualifications meet the University of Dundee entrance requirements. These are general guidelines only, and exact requirements will vary on an individual basis, and from course to course. The information below is based on you taking your exams under your country's national education system. If this is not the case, please refer to the entry requirements for the relevant country.

For undergraduate courses: if you have taken international school leaving qualifications such as A Levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB), the entry requirements are detailed on the individual undergraduate course pages.

For some of our postgraduate programmes there may be additional non-academic entrance requirements such as relevant work experience. These are detailed on the individual postgraduate course pages.

Undergraduate - Year 1

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) in six CAPE units, including two double unit courses. Grades of 3 or above are required in each unit.  Some courses such as Medicine, Dentistry and Law may have higher requirements.

Undergraduate - Year 2

Candidates will be considered on a case by case basis.

Postgraduate - taught

Typically we can consider applicants who hold a Bachelors Degree from the University of the West Indies. A score of B+ or 65% is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score 50% or B is considered comparable to a UK 2.2.

Postgraduate - research

A Masters level qualification from a good university will normally be required. Evidence of some research experience (for example through a Masters Degree project) is expected. Transcripts of all previous degree-level studies must accompany the application.

English language requirements

You do not need a further English language qualification.

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We are sometimes able to connect you to alumni who live or work in your part of the world. If you are interested, please email alumni@dundee.ac.uk to find out more.

Fees, Funding and Living Costs

The cost of studying in Dundee is very affordable. Dundee also offers scholarships to overseas students.

Fees

Who are you? Choose from the following to access relevant information about Fees & Funding:

Scholarships

Visit our general scholarship pages to check whether you are eligible for any scholarship and bursary opportunities available across the university, and our Academic School Scholarships webpage for course-specific funding.

Living Costs

  • Dundee is ranked as one of the most affordable places for students to live in the UK, so you get a high value of education and your cost of living is affordable.
  • Students are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week with their student visa.
  • As a student in Scotland, you have access to the National Health Service, so you do not have to pay for health insurance while studying at Dundee.
  • We offer a variety of accommodation, both on and off campus.

Employability

Dundee has an excellent employment record, and 96% of our graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation.

Benefits of a UK degree

A British degree is highly respected and valued by employers across the globe. Standards of teaching, research and facilities in the UK are among the best in the world, and are regularly assessed by independent bodies to ensure high academic standards are maintained. Here at Dundee, we are ranked as one of the UK's top ten universities for learning and teaching.
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Studying and living abroad will also help you to stand out from other candidates in an increasingly crowded job market. You'll gain first-hand international experience, and be able to draw upon your time in the UK to demonstrate skills in adaptability, self-confidence and problem solving - all of which employers value.

The more independent approach to learning that you'll find here will also help you to develop critical thinking, self-discipline and the analytical skills that are sought after by employers.

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