These pages are designed for students coming to Dundee from the USA or from a school or college operating the US system of education. We have a long history of welcoming students from the USA to Dundee, with students choosing us for their undergraduate and graduate education, as well as studying with us on one semester and junior year abroad programmes.

Active alumni groups can be found across the US, notably in California, New York, Virginia, Chicago and Texas, and they'll tell you what we already know - that Dundee offers Scotland's best student experience.

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.

SAT/ACT/AP test optional for September 2022 entry (excluding Medicine and Dentistry)

Due to the cancellation of SAT and ACT testing as a result of the ongoing pandemic, we are ensuring that students will not be penalised for the absence of a standardised test score. Therefore, for applications received for September 2022 entry, we will not require a standardised test to be included as part of your application. Instead, we will look for your application to meet the following requirements:

  • High School Graduate Diploma at 3.0 and above
  • If your chosen subject requires specific subjects in its requirements, we will look for evidence of advanced coursework or strong scores within your HSGD
  • If you do not meet these requirements, we will assess applications on a case by case basis

If you have already applied and have any questions regarding these requirements, and your application, we would encourage you to contact your international officer, Paul McBean at pmcbean001@dundee.ac.uk

If you have not yet applied and have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact your international officer, Paul McBean at pmcbean001@dundee.ac.uk


USA-based entry requirements for 2021

Year 1

High School Graduation Diploma (HSGD) with 3.0 and SAT cumulative score of 1200 OR ACT score of 27

Entry to some degree programmes will also require SAT subject tests (with minimum of 600) or AP’s (with minimum Grade 3 or above) in specific subjects. Please see our undergraduate course pages for more information

We can accept a combination of AP and SAT subject tests and we may consider other routes based on the school curriculum.

Year 2

We also welcome applications from students holding an Associate Degree and seeking advanced level entry, as well as transfer applications from U.S colleges. Assessment of each individual application will determine the year of entry.

If you wish to study medicine at Dundee, the following qualifications are all required:

  • High School Graduation Diploma (HSGD with 3.5)
  • 3 x AP exams with 5,5,5 to include Chemistry and Biology OR
  • 3 x SAT subject tests at 700 each to include Chemistry and Biology and
  • SAT cumulative score of 1400 overall, with minimum 700 in each part or ACT score of minimum 30

We can accept a combination of AP and SAT subject tests and we may consider other routes based on the school curriculum.

If you wish to study dentistry at Dundee, the following qualifications are all required:

  • High School Graduation Diploma (HSGD with 3.5)
  • 3 x AP exams with 5,5,5 to include Chemistry and Biology OR
  • 3 x SAT subject tests at 700 each to include Chemistry and Biology and
  • SAT cumulative score of 1400 overall, with minimum 700 in each part

We can accept a combination of AP and SAT subject tests and we may consider other routes based on the school curriculum. 

Graduates with a minimum GPA score of 3.0 will be considered for Master’s level study on most programmes.

International curriculum

Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject

 

English language requirements

For all our courses 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

Events

There are no events currently however if you would like a one-to-one call please email Paul McBean at pmcbean001@dundee.ac.uk.
If you are a High School counsellor and would like to arrange a time for a chat or a virtual presentation for your students, please email Paul McBean at pmcbean001@dundee.ac.uk.

Contact us

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

Paul McBean
Senior International Officer

T: +44 (0) 1382 38 38 38
E: pmcbean001@dundee.ac.uk



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.