University Guide

University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is was established in 1967 and is considered on of Scotland's leading HIgher Education establishments. It is a large located in Dundee’s West End and welcomes over 16,000 students each year.

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University of Dundee

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of Dundee.

  • Rankings

    The University of Dundee ranks in the top 350 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024.

  • Employability

    You can register and access the CareersPortal to book appointments, search for jobs, and submit careers-related questions. The Leadership Mentoring programme is a skills development programme for students to develop leadership skills.

  • Fees

    Fees for undergraduates change depending on the course, so a course list can be found here.

  • Bursaries

    Several different scholarship and bursary options are available from the Chevening Scholarship for tuition fees to the David Peattie Bursary for £1000. A full list can be found here:


The university offer standard and premier rooms as well as specific Nursing Accommodation in 8 different halls for all students and two specific halls for nursing accommodation. Prices vary from £4593.96 (West Park Villas) to £6279.56 (Seabraes Flats 33-64 in Nursing Accommodation). The full list can be found here.

Students' Union

The University of Dundee offers 230 societies catered to Arts, Culture, Politics, Social meets, Academics, Charities, Hobbies and Religion.

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University of Dundee Students' Union
University of Dundee Students' Union

Famous for

Well known Alumni include Sir Robert Watson-Watt, B.C. Forbes, and Holly Hamilton.


Dr Louise Marryat, of the University’s School of Health Sciences, has been named a recipient of a UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Future Leaders Fellowship. Dr Marryat, who is based at the University’s campus in Kirkcaldy, will utilise the award to study the health and development of children who are exposed to a variety of opioids before birth. Working in partnership with women who use opioids, the study will utilise routinely collected medical data to examine the pathways impacted youngsters take through childhood. It is hoped that a better understanding of these young people will allow their support networks, including families, clinicians, social workers, and teachers, to support them more effectively.

AFS says

"Dundee is a great place to live and study, but don’t just take our word for it! In 2011 Dundee came first in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, and has consistently featured in the top twenty since, ranking in at number twelve this year. In a separate survey for AFS, Dundee ranked number ten in the UK, with a score of 62%. The city combines cheap housing and nights out with hidden spots of peace and quiet, as well as countless sports facilities to provide an environment that caters for everyone. Our guide gives you the ins and outs of this underrated student hub".

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