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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 £10,000 to £12,000 to cover their living costs for the full academic year including vacations. This would include accommodation, food, clothes, travel, books and hobbies, but your own expenditure will depend on your lifestyle and the funds available to you

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 named University of the Year for Student Experience

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The has been named University of the Year for Student Experience by The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

The title confirms that Dundee is one of the best places in the United Kingdom to be a student.

It follows the University being placed 4th in the UK for overall satisfaction in this year’s National Student Survey, while Dundee was also named the Best Place to Live in Scotland by the Sunday Times earlier this year. …

University of Dundee Scientists Make Parkinson’s Discovery

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Scientists at the have confirmed that a key cellular pathway that protects the brain from damage is disrupted in Parkinson’s patients, raising the possibility of new treatments for the disease.

Parkinson’s is a disabling disorder of the brain for which there is no cure. Mutations in two genes called PINK1 and Parkin are associated with early-onset forms of Parkinson’s. Both encode distinct classes of enzymes that play a pivotal role in protecting the brain against stress. …

University of Dundee Campus Voted One Of The Best In UK

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The has been voted as one of the best campuses in the UK – and top in Scotland – in a poll of students across the country.

Dundee came 4th in the rankings compiled by Student Crowd, a website that compares various aspects of university life by asking students to review their institution. It was the only Scottish university to be ranked in the national top 10

In a survey of 7,849 students, …

Royal Society Honour for University of Dundee Professor

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Professor Tracy Palmer of the has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), the world’s oldest scientific academy in continuous existence.

Professor Palmer holds a Chair in Molecular Microbiology in the School of Life Sciences at Dundee. Her research career has been focussed on the study of bacteria. She is particularly interested in the processes by which bacteria such as E. coliinteract with their surroundings and has published over 100 papers on the subject, …

University of Dundee Engineering Students Take Top Prize in China

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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. …


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