Before you apply

We want you to help you get it right, so there are a few things you need to do before you can submit your undergraduate application.

Why apply to Abertay?

There's nothing average about Abertay University. Small, friendly AND world-class? That’s unique.

Check out the 5 good reasons to choose Abertay.

We deliver internationally recognised degrees such as Ethical Hacking and Computer Games, as well as vocational Business and Social Science degrees. Find out more about our undergraduate degrees.

Your first degree is called an undergraduate degree. Which means when you join us you're an 'undergraduate' - a university student who is studying for their first degree.

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Choosing your degree

You may know the degree you want to study already, so select the course from our undergraduate course list. If you don’t know what you want to do, scroll through and see what grabs your attention. It will feel like you are choosing your future, so start your research early. 

If you are still uncertain, ask yourself three simple questions:

  • What is my favourite subject, the one I really enjoy? You are going to be studying for four years, so you need like what you’re doing.

  • What am I particularly good at? Often the same answer as the one above. If you enjoy something, you’ll work harder.

  • What kind of career do I want? This is probably the hardest one but think carefully. Write a list of your favourite activities, interests and hobbies. The answers will help you decide on a career. 

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Check the entry requirements

Entry requirements are the minimum qualifications you need to have in order to study the course. They are listed on each of our undergraduate degree pages

You need to meet these entry requirements, which are also called 'conditions'. 

Make sure you read the specific entry requirements so you know what you need in order to study the course you apply for. 


Advice for international students

We actively welcome students from overseas. Nearly 20% of our students come from outside the UK, and we have approximately 60 different nationalities on campus.

We know there's more to do if you are applying from overseas, so find out everything you need to know about applying to Abertay as an international student.


Applying from college

Over a third of Abertay students come from college. People come to us with a wealth of skills, experience and qualifications, so read about our entry routes from college, and see how to apply. 

We know it can be daunting, and we want to help you make the best application you can. 


Visit us

Abertay University Open Days give you the chance to learn about the courses you’re keen on, and, if you’re interested in a few, figure out which one is the right choice! Find out what to expect and how to prepare

You can talk to academic staff and current students, check out the campus and accommodation, and get all your questions answered.  We know this will help you make the right decision.

We also have an always-online open day so you can visit Abertay anytime you like, from wherever you are in the world.


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