There are currently 59 students from Hong Kong studying at the University of Dundee. This number is growing each year and we would be delighted to have you join our dynamic student community.
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.
Which courses are popular with students from Hong Kong?
Students from Hong Kong apply across the full range of our disciplines with the following courses being the most popular:
The programmes of studies are great due to their huge range of possibilities and tutors are always there if you need them for any advice.
International Student Barometer, 2015
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.
British Council Hong Kong offers guidance, information and pre-departure sessions for students who are coming to study in the UK. You can discover further information on the British Council Hong Kong website.
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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.
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.
Here at Dundee there is an amazing range of activities for students in their free time, including diverse sport societies, the Union, and the Enterprise Gym which excels at providing participants with the skills required to achieve a successful career.
International Student Barometer, 2015
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.
Hong Kong-based entry requirements for 2018
We welcome applications from holders of the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) for entry to our undergraduate programmes. We will request a minimum grade equivalencies of 3,3,3 excluding Chinese and Liberal Studies.
Typical GCE A-level offer Typical HKDSE offer
Programmes requiring Mathematics as a specified subject will require both the Compulsory and Extended parts.
Holders of Higher Diplomas, Associated Degrees with good performance will also be considered to entry to our undergraduate programmes for year 2 or year 3 entry where the programme rules allow.
The Hong Kong Bachelor degree is considered comparable to British Bachelor degree standard. Students with bachelor degrees awarded by universities in Hong Kong may be considered for entry to one of our postgraduate degree programmes.
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 Hong Kong doing now?
Pau Lau from Hong Kong graduated with a LLB in Law in 1990 and now has his own law firm, Lau Pau & Co Solicitor, in Hong Kong.
Dean Young from Hong Kong graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 1976 and is currently a Senior Consultant with Mayer Brown JSM in the Hong Kong Office.
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 38 38 38
China Recruitment Officer
T: +44 (0) 1382 38 38 38
Meet us in your country
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