The University of Dundee has a long history of welcoming students from India to Dundee and there are currently 103 Indian students studying on our campus or taking one of our distance learning courses. This number is growing each year and we would be delighted to have you join our dynamic student community.

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.


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 India?

Our Indian students apply across the full range of our disciplines with the following courses being the most popular:

MSc Civil Engineering

MSc International Business

MSc Animation & VFX

MCh Orth Orthopaedic Surgery

MDPH Dental Public Health  

English support

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.

Pre-sessional courses

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

British Council India offers guidance, information and pre-departure sessions for Indian students who are coming to study in the UK. You can discover further information on the British Council India 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. 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 easily accessible, even without a car. If that's not enough, you'll only be a short flight away from mainland Europe too.

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What I like most about the city is how compact it is. This means that everything is easily accessible and it was easy for me to adjust to the place as well. The people of Dundee are very kind, warm and helpful which makes the stay of international students even more pleasant.

One of the best things about the University which really contributes to the student experience is the Students' Union. It is a lovely place to grab coffee and snacks during the day, and by the evenings it’s a great place to unwind and socialize.

Simran Chopra
first year student, BSc Biomedical Sciences

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.

We also have a very active Indian Society who organise a large number of social activities and events throughout the year. Recent events have included a celebration of Diwali, a Bollywood night and various dinners.  Check out the Dundee Indian Society Facebook page to learn more about their activities and connect with current Indian students studying at Dundee. 

Dundee is an amazing place for students. All the facilities available here are great and the University clubs and societies make it possible to celebrate all your festivals throughout the year.

Student from India, International Student Barometer, 2015

Life in Dundee for Indian Students

Dundee is a multicultural city and has a significant Indian population.  In fact, India and Dundee have a long history, with links going back hundreds of years.  When you come to Dundee, you might be interested in visiting one of our local museums, the Verdant Works, which explores the history between the two places.

Food and Drink

You'll find it very easy to buy familiar foods in Dundee.  Local supermarkets stock a wide range of food from around the world, and the city has some international foodstores.  For those of you who require halal foods, Dundee has plenty of halal restaurants as well as halal grocers.

Places of Worship

The city has places of worship for many faiths, including Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims and many Christian denominations.  Our University Chaplaincy is also open to all faiths. The Tayside Hindu Cultural and Community Centre is within walking distance from the main campus and organises a range of events and activities throughout the year. For Muslim students, the University has Islamic prayer rooms (both on the City campus and the Ninewells campus), and the Central Dundee Mosque is only a 10 minute walk from the City campus. We also have an active Islamic society at the University.

Dudhope Multicultural Centre, Bharatiya Ashram

The Bharatiya Ashram in the city provides adult education classes in life drawing and still life, sewing and cookery classes, and dance classes such as Bellydance, Bollywood and Indian Classical.  The Centre promotes Asian arts and culture and offers classes in Sitar, Tabla, Indian vocal performance and Dance. It's a great place to pick up some new skills, have fun, and make friends.

Nandhakumar GR (MSc Geotechnical Engineering)

The city has a blend of history and modern culture as well as historical links to India through the Jute Industry. It is a very safe city, even late at night, and everything we need is available within a 10 minute walk - that’s the most liked aspect of Dundee.

Nandhakumar GR (MSc Geotechnical Engineering)

Poonam Rana, medical graduate

People here are very warm and welcoming. They are also very accepting of other cultures. It is indeed a very beautiful country. My favourite time of the year is spring when the whole place is blooming with beautiful flowers and you can truly appreciate the beauty of the country.

Poonam Rana, medical graduate

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Hello. I’m Simran.

"I am Indian by ethnicity but I grew up in Oman. I am currently studying Biomedical Sciences here and am in my second year. You have so much to look forward to, and so many new adventures to experience as you enter this new stage. And trust me you are going to love it!"

Simran Chopra

Year 2 Biomedical Sciences,
University of Dundee


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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.

India-based entry requirements for  2018

Students must have good results (60% overall) in the CBSE, ISC or leading state board XII Standard exams.

If you are applying to study Medicine or Dentistry we require a minimum of CBSE/12th Standard with 85% or above overall and 85% or above in a minimum of three subjects (including Chemistry and another science subject).

Students with excellent grades (75%+ in four subjects including subjects relevant to chosen course) may be able to enter the 2nd year of some degree courses directly.

Direct entry to year 2 of Medicine and Dentistry is not available.

Bachelor’s degree with 55% or above considered from University of Delhi, University of Mumbai, University of Calcutta, IITs and IIMs (considered equivalent to a UK 2.1 degree)

Bachelor’s degree with 60% or above required from other institutions (considered equivalent to a UK 2.1 degree)

A Bachelor’s degree with 50% or above may be considered comparable to a UK 2.2 degree.

Law applicants from other well-ranked institutions may be considered with 55% or above

Applicants who hold a Masters degree from a central university or centre of advanced study or a MSc (Eng) in Engineering/Technology, may be considered for postgraduate research. You must submit your degree transcripts.

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


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

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Living costs

  • 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.

Healthcare costs

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.

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What are our graduates from India doing now?

Sahil Sanghi from India graduated with a Master of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2014 and is working in a joint replacement and sports injury unit for a government medical college in India.

Aishwarya Mukundan Iyenga graduated with an MDes in Design for Services in 2014 and now teaches at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in India. Her teaching includes design thinking, service design and system design, and she believes that her time spent studying at Dundee has turned her into 'a niche professional'.

JaiThilak Kailathuvalapil graduated with an MCh Orth.  He now works as a Professor in Orthopaedics at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, Kerala, India.

Contact us

Got any questions about the admissions process, studying or living in Dundee?  Please contact the international officer(s) for your region:

Joanne Bradley
Senior International Officer

T: +44 (0) 1382 38 38 38

Ellen Brooks
International Officer

T: +44 (0) 1382 38 38 38

Riddhika Shah
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.

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 to find out more.

Agents in your country

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New Delhi

Career Zone Consulting Pvt. Ltd.


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