Study for your undergraduate or postgraduate degree here in Scotland and join us.
We have been number one for student experience in Scotland for five years and we are one of the top 200 institutions in the world.
We offer an exceptional standard of education, and career prospects for our graduates are amongst the best in the UK.
Studying for a degree in Scotland
The Scottish education system dates back as far as 1413. The USA and France also use our educational degree model.
Undergraduate degrees are normally four years in duration. It is possible to gain advanced entry with exceptional grades.
You apply for a specific course of study as you begin to study within your chosen subject area during first year.
You can switch your course of study up to second year, but once you enter third year, you must continue with your chosen course of study. For some students, this is one of the key advantages of studying in the UK.
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 in December and April/May.
In the UK, the term 'postgraduate' refers to Masters and PhD level courses. You may know these as 'graduate' level.
Our postgraduate Masters degrees are 12 months in duration. The advantage to the 12 month courses is that you will save both time and money, and begin your career sooner.
You will leave with a specialisation that can give you an edge in a particular field. Courses start in September, some also have January start dates.
A PhD or Doctorate usually takes three years to complete, if studied full time. The British PhD does not have a substantial taught element, rather it relies on original research.
English Support Programme
Moving overseas to live and study in a country where you need to speak in a different language can be daunting. We offer an English Support Programme to increase your English skills and knowledge. Plus it's a great way to make new friends.
Classes are free and there is no formal assessment.
Student Life in Dundee
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, with the rest of the UK easily accessible, even without a car. If that's not enough, you'll only be a short flight away from mainland Europe too.
Our International Student Society has members from over 100 countries worldwide. They organise trips, tours and arrange social events such as Hogmanay (New Year), Burns Night, and St Andrew's Day.
They also work alongside our International Support Service to help make your time in Dundee memorable.
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
We accept students who hold the Bachillerato with a minimum score of 8.5 or students who have taken a Foundation Year in a relevant subject area with a pass of 60%.
For IB entry requirements please see the relevant course website.
We will also accept students with US qualifications. Please see our USA country page for further information.
Postgraduate - taught
Typically a Licenciado is considered to be equivalent to a UK bachelors degree. A score of 8 from a well ranked institution is considered comparable to a UK 2.1, while a score of 7 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.
All courses at the University of Dundee have minimum entrance requirements. These are general guidelines only, exact requirements will vary from course to course.
The information above assumes you have taken exams under your country's national education system. If this is not the case, please refer to the entry requirements for the relevant country.
A Levels or the International Baccalaureate (IB) are international qualifications. You will find minimum levels for these qualifications listed on individual programme pages.
For some of our postgraduate programmes there may be additional entrance requirements. This may not be academic, for example: relevant work experience. The individual programme pages explain these in detail.
English language requirements
For all our programmes you will also need to satisfy the University's English language requirements.
The fee you will pay depends on your course and fee category. Please use the course finder search above.
The University of Dundee offers a range of scholarships, depending on the course you are applying for.
For course specific scholarships please use the course finder search above and go to the Fees & Funding tab.
Additionally, there are scholarships available for your country.
We have an excellent employment record. 96% of our graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation.
Benefits of a British 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. Academic standards are regularly assessed by independent bodies.
Studying and living abroad will help you to stand out from other candidates in an increasingly crowded job market. Employers value skills in adaptability, self-confidence and problem solving. You will be able to demonstrate these from your time in the UK.
Our independent approach to learning will help develop critical thinking, self-discipline and analytical skills.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.