International students:
How to apply

How apply to Abertay for International Students

How to apply for an undergraduate degree. UCAS explained, how to respond to your offer and visiting us online.

When to apply

The official deadline for applying for an undergraduate degree course is 15 January.

We may accept applications from international students after the 15 January deadline.

However, we encourage you to apply sooner as you’ll need time to arrange your visa and accommodation.

Here are the key dates for the whole application process.

You apply through UCAS

What is UCAS?

UCAS is the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. You use this online process to apply to all UK universities.

All UK and international students use UCAS. The majority of applications for UK-based undergraduate degree courses are made through UCAS.

You can apply for up to five different undergraduate courses, and only need to submit one UCAS application.

How do I register for UCAS?

Complete your personal details in UCAS Apply. This includes your funding and sponsorship options, residential status, and any special needs or impairments. You will get your username and create a password. Keep your user name and password safe as you will need them. 

How to fill in your UCAS application

We have some helpful advice about how to complete your university degree application.

UCAS also provide information about filling in your UCAS application.

A key part is your personal statement. This is your chance to show your motivation for studying the course, and why you would be a great student.

You need to spend some time writing and editing your personal statement until you’re happy with it. Take a look at the UCAS section on writing your personal statement.

How we make your offer

We make all our offers via UCAS, so keep checking your UCAS track account. 

Your offer explained

Congratulations! You have an offer to study an undergraduate degree course here at Abertay.

A conditional offer

The usual kind of offer. We have offered you a place on the course, provided you meet the requirements we set. These are called conditions. Usually this means getting specific grades in your exams. The conditions will be clearly set out in your UCAS track account.

An unconditional offer

This means we’ve decided you’re already qualified for the course you have chosen. You don’t need any other specific grades or qualifications. 

How to accept your offer

Log in and accept your offer in UCAS track.

We may need you to supply your results to us, and our admissions team will email you if that is the case.

Find out more details about accepting your offer.

Applicants can visit us virtually

We know it's not always possible to visit us. So you can view our Virtual Applicant Day page any time you like.

This is where you can hear more about your specific course and take a virtual campus tour.  There is also information about accommodation, as well as video talks from lecturers, and current students.

Visas

If you live outside of the UK, you will usually need a visa to study here.

Here is all the information you need about applying for a visa to study at Abertay.

Fees and funding

You’ll find everything you need to know about tuition fees on these pages. Don’t forget to look at our scholarships for extra funding opportunities.

Finally, it’s good to know that Dundee is an inexpensive city to live in, so your money will go further.

Student accommodation

About our four halls of residence, how and when to apply for accommodation, virtual tours and other useful topics like what the power sockets look like, and what to pack.  

Contact our International team

Please email us if we haven’t answered all your questions: