Welcome students from India

Interested in studying a Computer Games or Ethical Hacking degree at Abertay?

If you would like to meet up and talk about the specialist Bachelor, Masters and Doctoral Computer Games/Ethical Hacking courses that Abertay offers, please email Fin Hackwood: f.hackwood@abertay.ac.uk.

Abertay University has been welcoming students from India for many years.  Dundee has close historic links to India through trade and, in particular, the textile industry going back to the 1800s.

We are a small modern state university with a world-renowned reputation for our specialist courses, including Ethical Hacking and Computer Games.

Our campus is a mixture of traditional architecture and cutting-edge new facilities.

Our Degree Courses

Abertay offers a wide range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral programmes. Our degrees are very industry-focused, giving you an in-depth knowledge of the area you want to pursue your career.

Scottish bachelor degrees with honours are normally four years in length. They start in September each year.

UK masters degrees are usually 12 months long so you can save a year compared to many countries. 

Advanced entry is possible. You may be able to join an undergraduate degree in year 2 or 3 if you have studied very similar subjects at your home university. Please contact us (see below) for more information about your particular case.

Fin Hackwood

Fin Hackwood

E: f.hackwood@abertay.ac.uk

Fin is the International Officer at Abertay University covering India and South Asia. 

Qualifications Required for entry

Postgraduate Courses

You normally need to have the equivalent of a UK honours degree usually a 4 year degree from a recognised university.  Except for a few courses you will normally need to have studied a subject relevant to the Masters you are applying for. Each course page gives you information about this.

Grades expected depend on the course. It will say 2:1 (upper second) or 2:2 (lower second).  You can check the equivalents here:

UK Degree awards Indian Universities Indian Universities
  Percentage 10 Point Scale

1st Classification

First class Degree
* >70% *> 7.0

2:1 Classification

Upper Second class Degree
* 60%-69% * 6-6.9

2:2 Classification

Lower Second class degree
* 50%-59% * 5.5-5.9

Bachelor Courses

We ask for good Indian Senior School (Year 12) exam results.  The specific subjects we ask for are listed on each degree page.

If it says 'national 5/GCSE/Standard grade' it means that you need to have achieved a good grade in that subject in 10th which is at the same level. Or if for example maths at 'Higher' or 'A-level', you need a good grade in that subject in 12th.

The Indian year 12 percentages below are what you need to get. For example, for a course that requires AABB at Higher, you need 70% in year 12.

Programme Percentage
AABB Programme 70%
ABBB Programme 65%
BBBB Programme 60%

We also accept students who complete a specialist diploma after 10th instead of continuing to 12th, provided the institution and qualification is recognised and you achieve a good grade.

For some subjects such as Computer Arts or MProf Game Development we usually ask for a link to your portfolio.

International Scholarships are available to students who achieve 85% or better in 12th or the equivalent


UKVI IELTS 6 with no band lower than 5.5 or IB/GCSE is required for English Language.


How to apply

Bachelor degrees: you need to apply through UCAS the UK central application service (more info at www.ucas.com) We have accredited agents in India who can help you through the process, details here.

Masters courses and PhD: You can apply online directly from the MSc course page or via the research pages. Again you can speak to an agent for help and advice, details here.


The fees you pay depend on the course you study. You can find the list of fees here, or speak to Fin if you need more information.

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