Overview

The University of Dundee has ancient roots as a red brick university with a rich history that has lasted 140+ years. It has produced many notable alumni including Scotland’s first female professor, Margaret Fairly and 1988 and 1991 Nobel laureates Sir James Black and Ronald Coase respectively.

Times Higher Education Golden Age University Rankings for 2019 ranked the University of Dundee as 1st in Scotland, 8th in the UK, and 30th in the world. In 2020, the Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings ranked this UK university among the top 50 in the world.

The University of Dundee is among the top 20 UK universities in Guardian’s University Guide league table for 2021. The National Student Survey 2020 ranked Dundee 11th for overall student satisfaction among other UK universities.

History

The University of Dundee was founded initially as a University College in 1881 after cousins, Mary Ann Baxter and John Boyd Baxter, made a hefty donation. The Baxter family was local to Dundee, Scotland and made their fortune through Jute mills, which were pivotal in Scotland’s industrial revolution era.

The aim of founding this educational institute was centered on “promoting the education of persons of both sexes and the study of Science, Literature, and the Fine Arts.” In addition, the institute did not have a religious oath and neither planned to offer any Divinity subjects.

The college university became a constituent college of the University St. Andrews in 1897 and finally gained the status as an independent university by Royal Charter in 1967 with the Queen Mother becoming its first chancellor.

Today, the University of Dundee has transitioned into one of UK’s leading pedagogical institutes offering more than 200 undergraduate degree combinations in various subjects. The UK University created academic and research opportunities for both UK and non-UK student, equipping them with acumen, experience and technical skills necessary for stimulating local and global change.

The University is made up of ten academic colleges, each of which has associated research centers and groups. These include:

  • Duncan of Jordan stone College of Art & Design (which is one of the leading art schools in the UK)
  • School of Business
  • School of Dentistry
  • School of Education and Social Work
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Humanities
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Science and Engineering
  • School of Social Sciences

Since obtaining an independent status, this UK university has pursued growth and development aggressively. In addition to the classes, the campus has four libraries across 3 campuses with over 750 computers and various other resources available to students throughout the year.

The University has managed to expand its campus by adding state-of-the-art facilities, pushing research boundaries, and sustaining a collaborative ethos.

Breakdown of the Fee Structure

International students can expect to pay anywhere between £18,150 and £21,950.

Scholarships

Both UK and non-UK undergraduate students can apply for various scholarships and bursaries. The Rest of UK programme offers the Discover Dundee Bursary and Academic Excellence RUK Scholarship to eligible students.

With academic and research opportunities offered through 200+ programmes and thriving student life, University of Dundee can be a great match for students pursuing education at undergrad, grad or post-grad levels.

We can help you through the application process and make your way to international education easier.

Student Statistics

  • 72% Undergraduates

  • 28% Postgraduates

  • 76% Full-time students

  • 24% Part-time students

  • 84% from the UK

  • 6% from the EU

  • 10% from countries around the world

  • 35% Male

  • 65% Female

  • The Student Population ranges between 10,000 to 25,00 students

Student Life

The University of Dundee is located at the West End in Dundee, Scotland. Having been a major contributor to the industrial revolution in Scotland, the city has evolved into a major creative and innovative hub for high-tech industries.

Boasting a large student population with significant international representation, the city has transitioned into a dynamic, multicultural hub over the years. Students have access to a thriving social life within easy reach of the University campus, from Polish supermarkets, shopping centres and restaurants to various places of worship, social spaces, and pubs.

Students who prefer engaging in cultural activities can access theatres, cinemas, and art exhibitions at Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA) and other venues.

The Dundee University’s Student Association or DUSA provides several student life amenities such as on-campus cafes, social spaces and a nightclub. The University also has museums where artistic, historic and scientific collections are displayed.

For those who prefer the outdoors, Dundee has several sporting teams and facilities and is placed perfectly to allow locals and overseas travellers the opportunity to explore the beauty of Scottish glens, mountains, and coastlines.

Living Accommodations

Self-catered accommodations are offered to students at £4,879 to £7,437 per year.

The University offers campus accommodations at 4 sites, which include Heathfield, Belmont, West Park and Seabraes.

All students are guaranteed accommodation. 5 to 10 students are assigned to self-contained apartments with each having their own room and an en suite bathroom along with shared spaces.

Transport

Getting around the University is pretty easy as the majority of the accommodation and classes are within minutes from each other. Other areas around the city can be accessed on foot or by public transport.

Students can also travel to Edinburgh, Glasgow, and cities across the UK through the East Coast train route.

Student Support

The University of Dundee has established The Enquiry Centre as the hub that answers all student support queries. The Academic Skills Centre and Advisers of Studies offer both academic and pastoral advice and learning support.

The campus also has a health service doctor, sexual health clinic, emergency dental clinic, mental health support, and Disability Services.
The Dundee University Student Association or the DUSA is Scotland’s largest student body councils, which supports over 195 societies, a DUSA radio show, TV station and a student magazine.

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