International and EU students and applicants

We are looking forward to welcoming our new and returning overseas students to Abertay. All international and EU students should aim to come to Dundee for the start of term in September for a blended mix of face-to-face tutorials with staff and online learning. We know that some students may have travel issues on concerns due to the pandemic and our international team are ready to help you work through these.

Key contacts 

  • For students from China & Hong Kong contact Elaine Russell  

  • For students from Europe contact Emma Sheldon  

  • For students from North & South America contact Beth Meehan  

  • For students from South Asia contact Janice Grant  

  • For students from the Middle East and Africa contact Doug Watters  


International students will be sent details on how to register for their programme online from mid-August. You will need a form of photographic ID to complete this.

Students who hold a Tier 4 visa will be asked to bring their passport, travel vignette and biometric card to the campus in person and will get an appointment to do this closer to the start of term.

Quarantine for students arriving from outside the UK  

Students travelling to the United Kingdom from some countries may need to quarantine for two weeks. International and EU students who are taking up a place in student accommodation provided by the University will be offered two weeks' free accommodation at all our halls of residence prior to the start of Freshers’ Week (31 August to 13 September). Keep up to date on the possibility of quarantine here.  

You can find more information in our FAQs.