University of Dundee

Overview

Nobel Prize winning poet and honorary graduate Seamus Heaney has described the University of Dundee as

The ability to be both aspirational and down-to earth, to blend ground-breaking intellectual achievement with practical applications, has given the University its distinctive character.There have been many changes since the University became an independent institution in 1967 following a 70 year relationship with the University of St Andrews but the fundamental aims remain.These are, as set out in the University charter:

Today these aims translate as excellence in teaching and research and contributing to the social, economic and cultural life in Scotland and continue to focus the University as it powers forward as one of the UK’s top institutions for teaching and research across a broad range of disciplines.

Why choose Brunel University?
Key features

Brunel is proud to be home to over 2,500 international students from over 110 different countries who play an essential part in creating our diverse and cosmopolitan university.

Research is at the heart of everything Brunel does, underpinning and enhancing the teaching of our degree programmes. The 2008 RAE ranked 82% of its research as being of international standing.

Brunel is committed to producing the professionally minded and skilled graduates that employers want. Its award winning Placement and Careers Centre (PCC) has over 30 staff, including a dedicated International Students Careers Officer.

Brunel University was ranked 1st in London, 6th in the UK, and 35th Worldwide (2012 Times Higher Education, “100 Under 50” rankings) ‧ Brunel was ranked in the upper quartile for overall satisfaction in 12 subject areas, including 4 subjects in the sector top 10 ‧

Brunel Business School has won the Times Higher Education Awards Business School of the Year 2013.

Location
  • Brunel is located in Uxbridge, a compact and friendly town on the edge of West London. Uxbridge town centre is just a 20 minute walk or short bus ride from the heart of the campus, and is packed with more than 300 shops, a multiplex cinema, dozens of bars and restaurants. From Uxbridge underground station, it is a straightforward journey into the centre of the capital.
Admissions Enquiries

The Admissions Office deals with all undergraduate and postgraduate applications and admissions to the University.

The Admissions Office aims to:

  • develop and implement the University’s admission policy;
  • ensure that all applications and admissions at undergraduate and postgraduate level are dealt with in a friendly, effective and efficient manner;
  • enable decisions to be made promptly on all applications.
Fees

Update – The UK Visas and Immigration have announced changes to the Maintenance Requirements for Tier 4. In addition to the first year’s Tuition Fees, from 1st July 2014, when applying for a visa for Brunel University, you must show you have living costs of £820 per month for each month of your course (to a maximum of 9 months, or£7,380).

If you have applied to live in on-campus accommodation, the maximum amount you may deduct from the living costs part of your visa application’s Maintenance Requirement will now be £1,200.

How to apply

Students who are applying to study abroad at Brunel independently should email the Study Abroad Manager directly to receive a link to the online application form.

Students who are applying through an existing partnership agreement must be nominated by their home institution in order to take part in the study abroad programme. Once you have been nominated, you will be sent a link to the online application form by email.

In order for us to consider your application, you must also submit all the supporting documents by the deadline shown on the course fees page. Below please find list of documents required:

  • English language qualification (if applicable)
  • Documentation of finance (£800/month or £7,200/year for maintenance costs plus applicable tuition fees)
  • Official academic transcript of records
  • Copy of valid passport ID page
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Module selection form

Please use the module selection form to make provisional module choices from the list of available modules. You will need to select 3 modules per term. We advise you to select a few alternative modules since we cannot guarantee that you will be able to register for your first choice of modules. You will be able to discuss your choices and amend your modules if necessary at registration.

Entry requirements

All applicants must be a current student at an overseas university or college of higher education and have completed at least one year of study at their home institution. The minimum academic requirement is a GPA of at least 2.8 out of 4.0 (or equivalent).

All students are required to meet the University’s minimum English language requirements by taking either an IELTS or another recognised English language qualification at an appropriate level, unless they are a native of an English-speaking country.

COURSES

The University of Dundee offers a range of around 500 courses, from university-entry level to advanced specialist training for professionals. Find the course which suits you …

FACILITIES
  • Campus Shops: Location and list of shops available on campus.
  • Chaplaincy: The chapel, coffee bar and lounge are available for use for functions, events, exhibitions, parties, conferences, seminars and lunchtime concerts.
  • Conference & Meeting Facilities: Facilities available for hire including a conference centre, training complexes, seminar rooms, foyers, and theatres. See also Residential Accommodation.
  • DNA Sequencing Services – see The Sequencing Service, School of Life Sciences and the DNA Analysis Facility, Ninewells
  • Duncan of Jordanstone College Materials Shop (available for internal students and staff only).
  • IT Suites and IT Facilities (available for internal student and staff use only).
  • John Smith & Son University Bookshop: stockists of core University course texts.
  • Library: The Library has nine principal sites and a specialist Book and Paper Conservation Studio. Students, staff and external memberships are welcome to use the Library’s services.
  • Residential Accommodation: Residential accommodation is available during Spring & Summer vacations, including West Park Villas, built with special attention made to guest comfort, quietness and security.
  • Sports Facilities: The Institute for Sport and Exercise offers facilities for hire for sporting and other events eg. company sports day; seminars; quad training sessions. Corporate membership packages are also available.
  • Video Conferencing Facilities.
 SERVICES FOR SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
  • Schools and Colleges Liaison Service: Organise a talk at your school, a day to visit the University, or just find out about the University or higher education in general.
MEDICAL & SCIENTIFIC SERVICES
  • Analytical Service for Industry: materials and surface analysis
  • DNA Sequencing Services – see The Sequencing Service, School of Life Sciences and the DNA Analysis Facility, Ninewells
  • Mass Fingerprinting Service: FingerPrints Proteomics Facility, School of Life Sciences
SERVICES FOR BUSINESS & INDUSTRY
  • Catering Service: The Residences Office can provide quality catering, ranging from tea and coffee to formal dinners, or dinner dances.
  • CEPMLP Information Service: Document supply, literature searches, and other services in the areas of oil, gas, energy law etc.
  • Consultancy: Businesses can gain access to specialist consultants to work on problems or take advantage of a new opportunity – see Research and Innovation Services or email research@dundee.ac.uk.
  • Language Services: Translating and interpreting services and tailor-made courses for individuals and companies, in any language.
  • Research and Development: The University has a large research base, generating many ideas and inventions – see Research and Innovation Services.
  • Sports Facilities: The Institute for Sport and Exercise offers facilities for hire for sporting and other events, eg. company sports days. Corporate membership packages are also available.
  • Student and Graduate Recruitment: Assistance with recruiting students and graduates for part-time employment, work-placement or full-time work – see Careers Service or email careers@dundee.ac.uk.
  • Training Courses: see the Distance Learning Prospectus and Courses for Adults.
COMMUNITY SERVICES (INCLUDING FACILITIES OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)
  • Archives, Records Management and Museum Services (ARMMS): Holds a number of local history collections which are accessible to the general public.
  • Book & Paper Conservation Studio: provides a conservation service for libraries, museums, churches, trusts, archives and private individuals throughout Scotland and beyond.
  • Botanic Garden: Facilities include a visitor centre, coffee shop and plant sales.
  • Events Service: The What’s On service, published by Press and Publications, provides details of all events happening in the current month.
  • Exhibitions: Free exhibitions, installations and projects at University galleries.
  • Library Services: External membership subscriptions, serviced photocopying, mediated searches, inter-library loans etc.
  • Museum Services: Collections consisting of material preserved during the 100 years of the institution’s existence.
  • Music in the University: The University has a very busy programme of concerts and other musical activities.
  • Sports Facilities and Programmes: An extensive range of programmes and most extensive range of quality sports facilties in one location in Tayside.

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