This page is for prospective students from China.
We currently have 805 students from China studying with us, and you will find a close-knit Chinese community in both the University and the city.
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:
- LLB (Hons) English/NI Law
- LLB (Hons) Law (English/NI) with Oil and Gas Law
- BSc (Hons) Applied Computing: Human Computer Interaction
Five Year Degrees
For some degrees, you will need to study for a little longer. Courses which take five years include:
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.
Moving overseas to live and study in a country where you need to speak and write in a different language can be daunting. We offer a free 10 week English support course to increase your English skills and knowledge once you've started here. It's also a great way to make new friends.
Depending on the level of your English, you may be required to take one of our pre-sessional courses so that you can improve your English skills before beginning your degree.
Information in Chinese
- You can view the University of Dundee Chinese Language website at www.universityofdundee.cn
- You can also follow our Chinese-language social media accounts on Weibo and WeChat (ID: UniofDundee)
Relationships with Chinese Institutions
The University of Dundee has set up strong partnership with leading Chinese institutions to work together to promote international excellence in higher education and provision of cultural and intellectual enrichment opportunities for staff and students of both parties.
Our partner institutions in China include:
University of Science and Technology Beijing
China University of Petroleum Beijing
Beijing Institute of Technology
NEU Qinhuangdao Campus
Hebei University of Technology
Tianjin Medical University
East China University of Science and Technology
Zhejiang University of Technology
Wuhan University of Technology
Central South University
Guangdong University of Technology
South China Agricultural University
British Council China offers guidance, information and pre-departure sessions for Chinese students who are coming to study in the UK. You can discover further information on the British Council China website.
Your Dundee, Your ScotlandDownload our guide to learn more
Dundee 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, with the rest of the UK well served by public transport. If that's not enough, you'll only be a short flight away from mainland Europe too.
When I got to Dundee I found it to be a peaceful, beautiful, clean and friendly city, and the people are warm-hearted.
Michelle Cui, Master of Design, 2009
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.
Our Malaysian and Singaporean Societies also run events and celebrate festivals which are of particular interest to students from China. For example, they recently celebrated the Chinese New Year with traditional food, music and games.
I came from Wuhan to study architecture at the University of Dundee so I would be able to enjoy the beautiful environment in Scotland. Scotland offers commodities at reasonable prices and has a excellent reputation for warm hearted people. On Christmas Eve I gained experience of the kindness of local Scottish students when they invited me to spend Christmas Eve with them.
Shuaibin Wang, MArch (Master of Architecture) 2012
Student life in Dundee is amazing; there is always something interesting happening to allow relaxation over the weekend. I have made many western friends, and often cook Chinese food for them! I feel that the University has helped me settle into university life, such as assisting me with opening a bank account.
Wenbin Gao, current student in Mathematical Biology
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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.
China-based entry requirements for 2020
We will consider applicants for entry to year one of our Bachelor programmes if they have completed a Chinese High School Graduation Certificate with 75% or HuiKao score of 75%.
The University of Dundee will consider applicants for advanced entry to year two of our Bachelor programmes if they have successfully completed the Gao Kao. To be admitted to the University, you must have gained the following minimum scores:
|Province||Total Maximum Score||UoD required score for year two entry|
|Hai'nan||750 (900 if including 150 Huikao score)*||525 (630 if including 150 Huikao score)*|
|Rest of China||750||525|
A three-year Chinese university diploma would normally allow entry into the 3rd year of a related degree course.
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.
International College Dundee
If you do not meet the entry requirements above, you may be able to apply via International College Dundee
The University of Dundee offers a range of scholarships, depending on the course you are applying for.
- Dundee has private rents 45% lower than Edinburgh and 20% lower than the national average (Citylets Rental Report Q4, 2018) so you get a high value of education and your cost of living is affordable.
- As a student in Scotland, you are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week with your student visa. Please read our factsheets for more information.
- We offer a variety of accommodation, both on and off campus.
- You pay only £150 per year of study for access to the National Health Service, so there is no need for expensive health insurance while studying at Dundee.
We have an excellent employment record. 95.8% of our graduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation. (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, June 2017)
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.
What are our graduates from China doing?
Yue Li (Lynn Lee) graduated with an MSc Advanced Sustainability of Built Environment in 2014 and is currently a graduate management trainee for Savills Beijing.
Ming Lian graduated with an LLM Energy Law & Policy in 2010 and is currently a legal counsel for the Sinopec Group.
Xianglai Meng graduated in 2013 with an MSc in Computing-Vision & Imaging and is currently a Project Manager with China National Nuclear Corporation.
Michelle Cui graduated in 2008 with a Master of Design in 2009. Michelle is the founder of, and teacher in, Fancy Art Studio in China.
Xin Qi graduated with a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering in 2013 and is currently a technical engineer with Hamamatsu China.
Read our student and alumni testimonials on the Chinese Language Website.
Our Team in China
The University of Dundee Greater China team is based in Beijing, and supports all University’s activities in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and liaise with our partners in the region.
Got any questions about the admissions process, studying or living in Dundee? Please contact the international officer(s) for your region:
Senior International Officer
T: +44 (0) 1382 383838
China Recruitment Officer
T: +44 (0) 1382 38 38 38
China Recruitment Officer
T: +44 (0) 1382 38 38 38
Meet us in your country / region
Our international team regularly travels to countries around the world, attending conventions and fairs and visiting schools and colleges. Forthcoming trips are listed below. If there are no trips scheduled to take place, please visit the international team webpage to contact us.
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.
Agents in your country
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