We have an international reputation for leading research and continue to attract top class researchers from around the world.

Most of our research areas use the same online system, UKPASS. The exceptions are the Life Sciences, Medicine & Dentistry - please see their information below.


Applications for most research degrees at the University of Dundee should be made through the online system UKPASS. You will find a direct link into UKPASS for the relevant research area on our Research Interests webpages.

Please read the following information carefully to ensure that you complete the relevant questions and upload the relevant documents in the correct format to ensure that your application is dealt with quickly and efficiently:

  • How to upload documents to UKPASS

    Please ensure that you upload all relevant documents to UKPASS Supplementary Questions Section – this will enable your application to be processed quickly and efficiently. If you send documents under separate cover this will delay your application process significantly.

    Please note that the UKPASS system is case and space sensitive. Please follow the procedures below for uploading documents:

    • Please convert all relevant documents to PDF format.
      Examples of document titles:
      • CV – CV.pdf
      • Bachelors Degree – BSCDegree.pdf
      • Masters Degree – MSCDegree.pdf
      • Transcripts – BSCTranscripts.pdf or MSCTranscripts.pdf
      • English Language Certificate – EnglishCert.pdf
  • Referee form and guidance
  • More information for your Postgraduate Research Application
  • UKPASS website

If you require assistance using UKPASS, please contact the UKPASS Customer Service Unit via email on enquiries@ukpass.ac.uk or by telephone +44 (0)371 334 4 447 (Monday to Friday, 08:30-18:00 UK time).

Applicants Declaring a Disability

Find out the admissions process for applicants declaring a disability.