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Founded in 1881, the University of Dundee is a traditional university with a world class reputation in areas ranging from education to politics to psychology and medicine. We are the only Scottish University which offers both English and Scots law, making it easier for you to practice back in Canada.

Over half the University’s research activity takes place in departments graded ‘research of international excellence’. Our staff-student ratio of 6:1 ensures a high level of interaction between staff and students, and career prospects for our graduates are amongst the best in the UK. The University of Dundee has over 18,000 students, of whom 15% come from countries outside the UK including Canada. We have a long history of welcoming students from Canada to Dundee.

The newly extended Institute of Sport and Exercise offers a wide range of sporting facilities including a state of the art fitness suite, dance and exercise studios, squash courts, strength performance centre, tennis courts, swimming pool and 33 acre playing fields. The Dundee Sports Union also has over 40 different clubs that you can join including football, hockey, netball and volleyball.


Located on the east coast of Scotland around 60 miles north of Edinburgh, the city of Dundee enjoys stunning views over the banks of the River Tay. While at Dundee you can immerse yourself in Scottish culture and explore the scenic beauty of Scotland. Mountains, lochs and glens are all within easy reach, and the rest of the UK is also highly accessible, even without a car. If that’s not enough, you’ll only be a short flight away from mainland Europe too. We have a thriving International Student Society which has members from over 100 countries world-wide. They organize trips and tours, arrange social events, and work in conjunction with our international support service to make sure your time at Dundee runs smoothly.

Living costs in Dundee are lower than the UK average. We estimate that students need approximately £7000 to cover their living costs for the full academic year including vacations. This would include accommodation, food, clothes, travel, books and hobbies.

We guarantee to provide high-quality, affordable university accommodation to all single entrant international students who apply before the deadline. As a student in Scotland, you have access to the National Health Service, so you do not have to pay for health insurance while studying at Dundee.

Faculty/Program List

Faculty List

  • Computing
  • Engineering, Physics & Mathematics
  • Business
  • Education, Social Work & Community Education
  • Environment (including Architecture)
  • Humanities
  • Law
  • Natural Resources Law, Policy & Management
  • Life Sciences
  • Nursing & Midwifery

Current News

University of Dundee latest news

University of Dundee Engineering Students Take Top Prize in China

A team of engineering students from the scooped up first place in a prestigious competition held at Suzhou Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Technology (SIBET) in China this week.

More than 100 teams from around the world took part in this year’s biomedical instrumentation innovation competition, which sees teams design new medical devices.

This year saw the competition being opened up to international teams for the first time, with the Dundee team won an award with their design for anti-tremor watch for those living with Parkinson’s. …

University Of Dundee’s Careers Service Rated Amongst UK’s Best

Careers Service rated amongst country’s best

Students at the have ranked their Careers Service as among the best in the UK.

Dundee came 3rd in the Career Services 2017 Awards operated by StudentCrowd, an online platform for students to review all aspects of their university experience. More than 7,000 students from across the UK were surveyed over the past year.

The University’s Careers Service offers a range of employability modules which students can take alongside their degree subjects. …

Smoking Number One Risk Factor For Peripheral Artery Disease

Smoking and diabetes are the two leading risk factors for peripheral artery disease (PAD), a narrowing of the arteries which can result in amputation, according to a study carried out at the and part-funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Diabetics who smoked were 16 times more likely to develop PAD than non-smoking non-diabetics.

Cholesterol came top of the list of risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD), when the coronary arteries supplying the heart become narrowed and can cause a heart attack. …

Dundee is Scottish University of the Year – again!


The has been named Scottish University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide for a second consecutive year.

Dundee has been hailed for excellent teaching quality and student experience, being placed in the top ten in the UK for both key measures in the Good University Guide analysis. The Guide also noted the strength of research at the University and the institution’s economic, …

Diabetes drug could help reduce cardiovascular disease.

The world’s most commonly used Type 2 diabetes drug, Metformin, may be ‘repurposed’ to treat non-diabetic conditions according to researchers from the .

The international study led by Professor Chim Lang and Dr Graham Rena at the Division of Molecular and Clinical Medicine at Dundee suggests that there is now strong evidence that the drug exhibits an anti-inflammatory action which may prove significant in non-diabetic cardiovascular disease.

Inflammation is understood to contribute to cardiovascular disease (CVD) but existing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have shown limited utility in CVD treatment. …

Locations:Dundee, Scotland
Student Population:18,000
Strengths:Education, Health Science (Medicine, Dentistry), Law, Computing & IT
Campus locations:
  • City Campus, Dundee (Main Campus)
  • Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee
  • Kirkcaldy Campus, Dundee