Abertay is home to students from over 60 countries. The university offers a range of services to help international students settle in quickly, including English language classes, immigration and visa support, and scholarships to help fund the cost of studying in Scotland. The Student Services team also offer help with practical matters like registering with a doctor, housing and meeting new people.

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International Student Statistics

770 international students in 2017–18

Welcome Arrangements

  • Abertay has a dedicated professional adviser to help international students with studying at the university and living in the UK.
  • Students are offered specialist immigration advice and assistance with Tier 4 (General) student visa extensions, post-study work options, dependent's visas, visitor visas and entry clearance information.
  • A welcome and orientation programme, along with social and cultural events and trips, help students settle in to the university and make friends.
  • Abertay can offer an airport meet and greet service for new international students.

English Language Requirements

  • The university's general English language entry standards are a minimum of IELTS 6.0 (with no individual band less than 5.5).

Accommodation for International Students

  • Abertay gives priority to all new students from outside Dundee for its accommodation.
  • All accommodation is self-catering, has free Wi-Fi and contents insurance and is within an easy walk of the university.
  • International students are not clustered, with all nationalities mixed across residences.
  • Students do not have to move out during vacations – Christmas and Easter vacations are included within the tenancy agreements.

Bursaries and Scholarships

  • The Abertay International Scholarship: £2,500 per year to international students. Awarded automatically when eligibility criteria is met. Paid directly to student.
  • International Postgraduate Scholarship: offering £3,000 to eligible students. Paid directly to student.

Ongoing Support

  • The University's Student Services team offer support and guidance on a wide range of issues, including visas, settling in, finance management and personal issues.

Quick Guides to International Tuition Fees and Finance