Trinidad and Tobago

This page is for prospective students from Trinidad and Tobago.

We currently have 11 students from Trinidad and Tobago studying with us. This number is growing and we welcome applications from Trinidad and Tobago.

Study for your undergraduate or postgraduate degree at the Scottish University of the Year 2016 (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide).  We have been number one for student experience in Scotland for six years and are amongst the top 1% of universities in the world.

We offer an exceptional standard of education, and career prospects for our graduates are amongst the best in the UK.

Study 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.

An undergraduate degree is a first degree for those who do not already hold one.  You can choose from more than 220 undergraduate degree courses.

Four Year Honours

As with most Scottish universities, the majority of our undergraduate degrees traditionally take four years study to complete. This is different from those in the rest of the UK, and the additional year is designed to give you a broader education in the early years with a greater degree of flexibility, and in many
cases, the opportunity to try out new subjects.

In the final two years you will narrow your choice of subject and specialise in the key areas of interest to you.  It is also possible to study for a joint degree.

Three Year Honours 

If you are suitably qualified, you may be able to start your course at Level 2 (second year).  This is known as advanced entry.  

We also offer several discrete three year degree courses, including:

Five Year Degrees

For some degrees, you will need to study for a little longer. Courses which take five years include:

Academic Years

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.

Masters Degrees

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.

PhDs

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

Dundee itself is a dynamic and multicultural city which has recently been named as the UK’s first UNESCO City of Design. It is a friendly place you can settle into quickly, but has all the cultural and leisure activities you would expect from a much larger city. Theatres, art-house cinema, restaurants, galleries, bars, boutiques and craft shops are all within five minutes' walk from the University.  Most students choose to live on or near the campus, so you won't need a car. The city also has a vibrant nightlife, with a mix of mainstream and alternative clubs and live music venues. 

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 well served by public transport. If that's not enough, you'll only be a short flight away from mainland Europe too.

Find out more about our student life in Dundee »

Student societies

Dundee University Students' Association (DUSA) has many student societies and sports clubs for you to choose from. Our International Student Society organises trips, tours and arranges social events such as Hogmanay (New Year), Burns Night, and St Andrew's Day. They 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

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

For all our programmes you will also need to satisfy the University's English language requirements.

Fees

The fee you will pay depends on your course and fee category. Please visit our undergraduate or postgraduate course pages to find out more.

Scholarships

The University of Dundee offers a range of scholarships, depending on the course you are applying for.

For course specific scholarships please visit our undergraduate or postgraduate course pages and go to the Fees & Funding section.

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.

Find out more about our careers service »

Meet alumni

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.