This page is for prospective students from Sweden.

We currently have 42 students from Sweden studying with us. This number is growing and we welcome applications from Sweden.

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.

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. 

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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.

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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.

Nordic Society

The student-run Nordic Society organises social events which revolve around Northern European culture.  From ice hockey, Ikea, Little Christmas and Friend's Day to sour liquorice spiced vodka, you will find things to remind you of home, and meet new friends who share an appreciation of Nordic culture.  You can find the Nordic Society on Facebook.

Minimum Entry Requirements for 2020 entry

The information below is a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Dundee.  Applicants are advised to also provide details of previous qualifications at the level before their final year School leaving diploma, in the relevant section of the UCAS application form. This information will allow a full assessment of an application. Previous qualification results will be verified during our admissions process.

Subject areaEntry requirements based on Fullstandigt Slutbetyg

Accountancy, business, economics

Complete and pass with C overall 

Art and Design

4 Year Degree - Complete and pass with  D overall including C in an art subject 

3 Year Degree - Complete and pass with C overall including B in Art and Design 

(Entry is based on your portfolio in addition to academic qualifications

Humanities, psychology, architecture, geography, planning

Year 1 entry - Complete and pass with C overall and  B in two subjects

Year 2 entry - Complete and pass with B overall and B in two subjects

Dentistry, medicine, oral health sciences

Pre-Dental/Pre-Medical Complete and pass with  A overall 

BDS/MBChB - Complete and pass with A overall and AA in Chemistry and Biology and BB in Mathematics and English 

BSc Oral Health Sciences- Year 1 entry only- Complete and pass with C overall and B in Biology

Engineering, physics, mathematics

Year 1 Beng/BSc - Complete and pass with C overall and B in Mathematics and a Science/Engineering subject (Physics is preferred)

Year 1 Meng/Msci - Complete and pass with C overall and B in Mathematics and Physics

Year 2 BEng/BSc - Complete and pass with  B overall and B in 2 subjects to include Mathematics and a Science/Engineering subject (Physics is preferred)

Year 2 MEng/MSci - Complete and pass with B overall and B in Mathematics and Physics


4 year Degree - Complete and pass with B overall 

3 Year Degree - Complete and pass with B overall including one A grade


Year 1 entry - Complete and pass with C overall  and B in Mathematics and a Science

Year 2 entry - Complete and pass with B overall and B in Mathematics and Computing

Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Forensic Anthropology, Anatomical Sciences

Year 1 - Complete and pass  with  C overall and B in Chemistry and Biology

Year 2 - Complete and pass with B overall and B in Chemistry and Biology


Complete and pass with  D overall including C in mathematics

Education, social work

Complete and pass with C overall and B in English 

(Previous study of Mathematics is also required)

Postgraduate - Taught

Applicants who hold a Bachelor degree may be considered for taught postgraduate study. You must submit your degree transcripts.

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.


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.

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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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.