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Welcome to the University of Dundee Clearing Website

Clearing is the process by which applicants who are not holding any offers through UCAS or GTTR can seek entry into University. There are several reasons why you would be in Clearing.

  1. You are not holding any offers after consideration of initial applications.
  2. You are applying after 30th June.
  3. Your firm or insurance choice places have not been confirmed after receipt of the exam results.

How do I apply?

If you are eligible for Clearing you should automatically be informed by UCAS and be given a Clearing number. Although you can contact several universities and be offered a place at more than one through Clearing, you must only firmly accept one offer through UCAS Track.

If you are interested in any courses at the University of Dundee please follow these steps:

  1. Visit the site related to your Fee Status and view Vacancies
  2. Click on the title of the course (s) that you are interested in to find out more about the programme
  3. If vacancies are available and you wish to be considered please follow the Apply link and complete the Application Form. You can also call our Clearing Helpline on +44 (0)1382 386386 and give the same detailed information over the phone to one of our call handlers.
  4. If vacancies are not available but you wish to leave your details on a Waiting List, please complete the online Enquiry Form.

We aim to reply to all Application Forms within 2 working days. Some courses may require an interview, therefore, a decision on entry to the course may take slightly longer.

Fee Status

The four fee categories are Scottish, Rest of UK, EU and Overseas.

Scottish students

"My home is in Scotland and I am studying in Scotland."

If the above statement applies to you then you will probably be classified as a Scottish student.

Undergraduate students will pay the Scottish student tuition fee rates as detailed on each specific course page under Fees and Funding. Scottish-domiciled students studying full-time courses can apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for their tuition fees to be paid on their behalf providing they meet their residence conditions.

RUK (Students from the rest of the UK including England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Jersey, Guernsey &Isle of Man)

"My home is in England, Northern Ireland, Wales, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man and I am studying in Scotland."

Rest of UK (RUK) usually refers to students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man whose normal home address is in England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man.

Undergraduate students will pay the RUK student tuition fee rates as detailed on each specific course page under Fees and Funding.

UK students should seek advice from the relevant student finance contacts to learn more about financing their education in Scotland.

  • Student Finance England
  • Student Finance Northern Ireland
  • Student Finance Wales
  • Isle of Man Government – Department of Education and Children
  • Guernsey Government – University and Higher Education
  • States of Jersey – Student Grants

EU students

"My home is NOT in Scotland or the rest of the UK, but in a non-UK EU country and I am an EU national."

If the above statement applies to you then you will probably be classified as an EU student.

Undergraduate students will pay the EU student tuition fee rates as detailed on each specific course page under Fees and Funding. EU students from outside the UK studying full-time courses can apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for their tuition fees to be paid on their behalf providing they meet their residence conditions

Overseas students (non-EU)

"My home is NOT in Scotland and I am a national outside the EU."

If the above statement applies to you then you will probably be classified as an Overseas student.

You will pay the Overseas student tuition fee rates as detailed on each specific course page under Fees and Funding. For fees and funding support for overseas students please visit UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs). You may or may not be eligible for some form of Student Support from the Scottish Government.

Further information on Fees and Funding can be found at: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/admissions/fees_funding/

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I haven't applied yet?

If you have made no application to the UCAS or UTT systems for 2014 entry you can still apply for our courses with vacancies.

If you are offered a place a Late Application Form will be completed by our Admissions Officer on your behalf and sent to UCAS/UTT.

The process is both quick and easy - so don't panic there is still time to get a place at University to start September 2014.

To apply please visit the relevant clearing page for a list of available vacancies:

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When does Clearing start?

Clearing opens when the main UCAS cycle closes on 30th June 2014. The Clearing Vacancy List will be posted on 22nd July 2014 and candidates can apply for courses with vacancies from that date onwards.

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When does Clearing end?

UCAS Clearing runs until September, however most courses will have filled by this point.

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What can I do before I get my exam results?

If you are looking for a place at the University of Dundee, please wait until you have your exam results.

However, it's important to plan ahead by gathering all the information you think you will need. You can download or request a prospectus for the University of Dundee now.

Make a list of the courses you are interested in and check the entry requirements of the courses. If you have been made a conditional offer, and are worried that you will not have met the conditions, then look at courses in your interest area with lower entry requirements.

Bookmark University Clearing pages so they are readily accessible when you have your exam results. Most universities will list the courses that are available at Clearing.

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I have already applied to Dundee - how can I find out if I have been accepted?

This is called Confirmation. Once we have received notification of your exam results you will receive initial notification from UCAS if you have been accepted.

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Will I have to pay fees or obtain a student loan?

Your liability to pay fees and obtain loans to help with living costs depends on where you currently live. Please visit our Fees and Funding pages for more information.

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University Accommodation - is it still available?

There is limited availability for accommodation and it is assigned on a first come first served basis. Once you firmly accept a place at the University, an accommodation form and instructions will be automatically sent out to you.

Visit our Residences Office website - for more information on types of accommodation at the University.

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When will my studies begin at Dundee?

Term Dates 2014-2015

Welcome Week: 8 - 14 September 2014
Semester 1: 15 September to 19 December 2014
Semester 2: 19 January to 29 May 2015
(Easter Vacation: 6 April - 26 April 2015)

Please note that UTT programmes start earlier in August. You will be sent details of start and matriculation dates if you accept an offer.

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What Happens to My Application?


We = The University of Dundee Clearing Team
You = The applicant

  1. We receive information from you via our web form or by phone to our Vacancy Helpline.
  2. We may request more information, arrange an interview time or make you an offer.
  3. If we make you an offer formally, we will tell you how to accept the offer, as follows:
  4. If you are in UCAS and in Clearing :
    • after being made an offer you should log onto your UCAS Track account and accept our offer, by adding a Clearing choice of the course at the University of Dundee (D65).
    • we will receive information from UCAS that an applicant has accepted our offer through Track
    • we collate all the information from the Clearing Helpline including the details we have been given by you of your exam results.
    • we will check that you have been made an offer, we will check your qualifications and we will check all the information you have provided is accurate.
    • we will update UCAS
    • Please note that it will take at least 2 working days to check and process an application from the time that you accept your choice by adding a University of Dundee course through Track. Calling or e-mailing the Clearing Helpline during the first 24 hours after you have accepted will only slow your application's progress and perhaps lead to a longer processing time.
  5. If you are in UCAS but not in Clearing:
    • if you have applied to UCAS, and have approached the University of Dundee regarding vacancies, but are not in Clearing on Track, you will have to be released from offers at other universities before being able to complete your application at the University of Dundee.
    • if you have not received an offer from the University of Dundee, then you should not ask to be released from another institution. This may result in you not having a place at any university.
    • once you have been released they then you should follow step 4 above.
  6. If you have not applied to UCAS:
    • if you have not yet applied to UCAS, you will be required to send all your original exam certificates to us.
    • if you have been made an offer, we will check all your qualifications, and we will check that all the information you have provided to the University of Dundee is accurate.
    • we will then ask you to complete a Record of Prior Acceptance (RPA) Form, and once this has been received back we will make an application to UCAS on your behalf.
    • UCAS will process the application we have made. We cannot guarantee how quickly UCAS will do this at peak times.
    • Please note that it will take at least 2 working days to check and process your application from the time that you have submitted your RPA and all relevant exam certificates. Calling or e-mailing the Clearing Helpline during the first 48 hours after you have accepted will only slow your applications progress and perhaps lead to a longer processing time.
  7. If I am accepted, what happens next?
    • Once you have been accepted by UCAS (either through UCAS Track or the RPA form) we will pass your file to our main Admissions Team.
    • Our main Admissions Team will e-mail you details of accommodation, matriculation information and details of VISA applications for International students.
    • From this point onwards, applicants accepted through Clearing are sent the same information as applicants who apply in the main UCAS cycle. This will take at least 24 hours after they have been passed the file by Clearing.
    • It is not possible to apply for accommodation in our residences until after the main Admissions Team has processed your application.
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Contact Us

How to Apply

  • You can either complete our online Application or Enquiry Form or call our Clearing Helpline. Please follow the instructions on the “Apply” tab.

Following submission of an Application Form, we will contact you with a decision within 2 working days. Following submission of an Enquiry Form, we will only contact you if vacancies arise on the course you are interested in.

Opening Hours

We are open from the 26th of July to 21st September Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm GMT. We do not close for Bank Holidays.

Postal Address

The Vacancies Helpline
Admissions and Student Recruitment
University of Dundee
2 Airlie Place
Dundee
DD1 4HN
United Kingdom