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How to Apply

If you're ready to apply to Abertay University, we can help guide you through the process.

Undergraduate/bachelors degrees

Undergraduate/bachelors degrees

Undergraduate applications should be made online through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). This is the central admissions service for all universities and colleges of higher education in the UK.

September 2017 Admissions

If you wish to apply for entry in September 2017, please visit the UCAS website to make your application.  The main deadline for applications is 15 January 2017.  After this deadline, applications may be accepted for some courses although we recommend you contact us to check before submitting your application.  

View our course listings before submitting a UCAS application online for September 2017.

Deferred Entry to September 2018

We regret to advise that the University does not consider applications for deferred entry to September 2018.  Applicants considering study in September 2018 should apply through the 2018 UCAS Application Cycle.

Transferring from another University

If you would like to transfer your studies to us from another university, either in the UK or overseas, contact our Student Recruitment hotline on +44 (0) 1382 308080 for more information.

Consideration for advanced entry onto our courses will largely depend on the content of your current course, and how this compares to the content of our course. Transferring to a course can also depend on how well you have performed on your current course. Where appropriate comparable study is evident, it may be possible for us to award accreditation for prior learning and possibly grant advanced entry onto our course. This is something which is assessed and decided on upon receipt of a completed application form. All applications are considered on an individual basis.

Postgraduate degrees

Applications for postgraduate courses are made direct to the University.

Postgraduate Research Degree applications 

There is no charge to apply for a postgraduate research (MPhil, PhD, Masters by Research) degree.  To apply, visit the Postgraduate Research page.


Taught Postgraduate Degree applications

There is no charge to apply for a taught postgraduate (Masters) degree online.  Choose the degree you want to study from our course list and click the Apply Online button.

Postgraduate Research

We offer a range of Doctorate and Research Masters degrees supported by expert supervision within a vibrant and multidisciplinary Graduate School, and research environment. For further information, and details of how to apply, visit our Research Degrees pages.

There are three routes to finance postgraduate research study (MbR, MPhil, PhD) at Abertay University. Please click on the appropriate link for further information and details on how to apply through that route:

To go directly to the application process for a self-funded or sponsored research degree, please use the link below:

Part-time study

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Applications to study undergraduate or postgraduate programmes on a part-time basis should be made directly to the University using our Direct Application Form

Please note: Part-time study is only applicable to UK and EU students. Overseas (non-EU) students are not eligible for part-time study due to UKVI immigration regulations.

More information – admissions policies and procedures

Admissions policies and procedures

Terms and conditions relating to your offer of a place

Curriculum for excellence statement

Contact details

Student Recruitment Office
Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, Scotland DD1 1HG
T: +44 (0) 1382 308080
Admissions Office
Abertay University, Bell Street, Dundee, Scotland DD1 1HG
T: +44 (0) 1382 308045

If you are in any doubt about which admissions procedure to use, please contact the Student Recruitment Office team, who will be pleased to advise you.