Known as 'One City, Many Discoveries' in honour of the city's history of scientific activities and of the RRS Discovery, the famous Antarctic exploration vessel, Dundee, UK, is also an important destination for studying abroad, attracting international students from around 200 countries. Local universities are research oriented, focusing on discoveries with a real impact on society. Universities’ offerings include numerous accredited programmes available for all degree levels: Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD. Dundee was recognised by the United Nations as the UK's first UNESCO City of Design for its diverse contributions to fields including medical research, comics and video games. Dundee is Scotland's fourth largest city, lies within the eastern central Lowlands on the north bank of the Firth of Tay. Dundee is famous for its jam and is the original home of 'Marmalade'.
Dundee has a flourishing economy, having education, human health, social work, manufacturing, biomedicine, technology and video game development as major industries.
Major employers of the city include: NHS Tayside, Tesco, D. C. Thomson & Co, Michelin, Alliance Trust, Aviva, Royal Bank of Scotland, Tayside Contracts, Scottish Citylink, C J Lang & Son (SPAR Scotland), Joinery and Timber Creations, Debenhams, National Express Dundee, Ruffian Games, BBC.
Regarding internship opportunities, as an international student, you can find many internships in various fields.
Dundee is a waterfront city and a great place to live or simply visit, as you can explore numerous attractions and also enjoy a lively night life and plenty of outdoor activities.
Main landmarks in Dundee are:
If you feel like seeing a theatre or dance performance, check out the Dundee Repertory Theatre, also the base for the Scottish Dance Theatre company.
Shopping addicts can wander through various and large shopping centres in the city.
In terms of sports, you can enjoy sport events of the local football, ice hockey, rugby and handball clubs.
You can have fun and relax in one of the many nightclubs and bars and taste some of the authentic Scottish dishes at the local restaurants.
Any time you feel like seeing more of the beautiful British country, you can go to Edinburgh, one hour and a half away by bus/train, or Glasgow, around two hours away.
Dundee counts a large number of university students, including international students, most of them coming from Ireland, EU countries and even Nigeria.
Residents in Dundee that are born overseas includes Italians, Asians (one of the largest Asian communities in Scotland) and African/ Caribbean people.
Typical weather for Dundee, as for all the east coast part of Scotland is a general mean temperature and frequent rainfalls. Springtime is the rainiest period and late summer is the least rainy. The average high temperatures in winter are 6 – 7C (43 F) and the low temperature still remains above freezing. Summers are not particularly warm, as the highest temperatures record around 18 – 19 C (66 F).
Abertay can offer you everything you might look for from a university – industry-relevant programmes in a diverse range of subjects, with accreditations from professional bodies, and great career prospects.
Join over 16,000 students from all over the world studying at the University of Dundee. The University has an excellent reputation and Dundee is a great place to be a student. We are University of the Year for Student Experience (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) and one of the UK’s top 30 universities (The Guardian University Guide 2020). It is also rated gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017, so you know your future is in good hands.