University of Dundee

University of Dundee

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.

Top reasons to study here

  • The University of Dundee values excellence, which is why is awarding automatic Global Excellence Scholarships of £5,000 per year of study.
  • The campus at the University of Dundee is safe, compact and has a welcoming atmosphere.
  • The mission is to transform lives, working locally and globally, through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge.

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On 1 August 1967, the University of Dundee came into formal existence by virtue of a Royal Charter. A longstanding relationship with St Andrews had come to an end. Dundee was now free to develop in the ways it wanted to. Free, that is, subject to the same constraints of government policies, funding regimes and student choices which all universities in the UK faced then and still face now.


The core purpose is to transform lives, working locally and globally through the creation, sharing and application of knowledge. In so doing we intend to become Scotland’s leading university.


  • Excellent research requires excellent ideas. We have some of the best researchers in the world working for us, developing ideas that make a positive impact and difference to the lives of people, the economy and the planet.
  • The expertise spans from artificial intelligence to aerospace engineering, from data analysis to drug discovery and from growing and developing communities to global sustainability. This diversity allows us to be joined up in our approach and interdisciplinary in our thinking, subsequently allowing us to address many local and global challenges.


The Careers Service at the University is not just a building you enter before you graduate.  We're made up of trained, dedicated and professional members of staff.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
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World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
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Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
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QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.


Student services

Professional and friendly welcome to all international students and provides specialist advice on a range of matters relating to life and study in the UK:

  • offer information and provide confidential advice
  • provide specialist immigration advice and assistance with visa extensions, dependants and visit visas with visa workshops and presentations throughout the year
  • advise on working during and after your studies
  • provide a range of information guides and leaflets
  • arrange several social and culture events over the year
  • host an international mailing list to provide you with news of events, opportunities and immigration updates

Housing services

  • Belmont Flats
  • Belmont Tower & Balfour Flats 
  • Heathfield
  • Seabraes
  • West Park Flats
  • The Hub

Medical services

The University Health Service provides a range of health related advice and services for staff and students

Student Life

Campus life

  • The city centre campus has an ideal location in the heart of Dundee, and with a low cost of living, beautiful scenery and fantastic scholarship opportunities, it's perfect for your new student life.
  • Step outside our campus and you are within walking distance of great restaurants, cafés, bars, shops, museums, art galleries, theatres, a cinema, sports centres, stunning scenery and more.

Sports facilities

Get active at Dundee, a university with a great sporting pedigree.  The facilities are so highly rated that we were picked as a pre-Olympic training venue for elite athletes.

  • a massive state of the art gym and personal training room 
  • 2 exercise studios for your favourite classes
  • 3 glass-backed, competition standard squash courts 
  • a designated strength performance centre 
  • a specialised dance/indoor cycling studio 
  • a 25m swimming pool with sauna 
  • 4 floodlit, all-weather tennis courts 
  • 2 large indoor sports halls.

Student Reviews

University of Dundee student experience
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Good structure to the courses and help students get is exceptional. Living prices are good, although they have increased in the past few years due to new tenancy laws. Modern library and modern study suites. However, library isn't big enough for the amount of students. Overall good university !

Always welcomed at Dundee
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I have spent four amazing years at the University of Dundee. As an international student I have always felt welcomed and supported. The University has provided me with high standards of teaching which have allowed me to challenge preexisting ideas and to explore new ones.

Cancer Menace.
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

I am Levy Juma Ndubi. A student at Daystar University, Nairobi-Kenya. I started my nursing diploma course in 2014 at the Nairobi hospital MC. Donnell school of Nursing. Care of people has always been my passion and ultimate source of happiness. After 6 months of intensive nursing theory and skills laboratory simulations, we were released to the clinical area in the wards....

Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom

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