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University of Dundee

About University of Dundee

Dundee University is a public research university based in Dundee. Established in 1881, it became a college of the University of St Andrews in 1897. In 1967, the university obtained an independent University status and in 2017 celebrated 50 years of independence as university.

Over the years the university has merged with Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Northern College of Education and Fife and Tayside Schools of Nursing.

University of Dundee is the University of the Year for Student Experience (Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020) and is one of the top 30 universities in the United Kingdom (The Guardian University Guide 2020).

The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design is one of the top classified art schools in the UK, while the University of Dundee School of Medicine ranks among the top 5 in the UK. According to the Guardian University Guide 2020, Dundee is also 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for Law.

The University is home to around 16,500 students and more than 3,000 employees, helping make Dundee a truly student-friendly city. Over a quarter of its staff and students come from over 140 nations.

University of Dundee Campus

City Campus-The main campus is located within the City of Dundee's West End, close to city center.

Kirkcaldy Campus-The School of Nursing and Health Sciences has a campus on Forth Avenue, Kirkcaldy, Fife. It offers degrees in Nursing, Midwifery and other health related subjects. Placements are available at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy.

Location Specialities 

Dundee is the fourth-largest city in Scotland, surrounded by hills and farms on the east coast of the country along the River Tay . The cost of living for students in the Dundee is 14% lower than the average of the UK. It is also the sunniest city of Scotland filled with stunning landscapes and lovely architecture.

University of Dundee Accommodation 

  • All new entrants who apply by the time limit are guaranteed accommodation.
  • Nearly 1600 beds located in 4 sites that share kitchen and dining space in cluster flats.
  • All accommodation are self catering accommodations, single-chamber rooms with en-suite toilet and bathroom, Wi-Fi and university cable connections.

University of Dundee Awards 

Awarded University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

University of Dundee Ranking

  • 24th in the Times University Guide 2020
  • 29th in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • 302nd in the QS World University Rankings 2020

Teaching Quality

The university was awarded a gold ranking in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

University has also rated 3rd in the UK for satisfaction with teaching and 8th for course satisfaction,

Student Teacher Ratio ( Number of students per staff)


Academic Divisions

  • Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design 
  • School of Business 
  • School of Dentistry 
  • School of Education and Social Work 
  • School of Humanities 
  • School of Life Sciences Learning and Teaching
  •  School of Medicine 
  • School of Nursing and Health Sciences 
  • School of Science 
  • School of Social Sciences 
  • Study Options Available 

Why University of Dundee?

  • One of the World's Top 200 Universities 
  • Dundee has a lower cost of living than the UK national average.
  • Teaching is ranked highly in the top.
  • small class sizes provides highly personalised education.

How to Reach University of Dundee? Or Travel

  • In Dundee, everything can be reached by foot, bicycle or public transport. The university campus and the accommodation are a 5-minute walk from the city centre.
  • The city is located on the main East Coast train route, with direct connections to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, London and other cities across the UK. 90% of Scotland can be reached within 90 minutes.
  • Dundee Airport operates daily flights to London City Airport while major airports are in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
  • University also runs a free night bus for students within the city boundary.

University of Dundee Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Engineering (4 Courses) 1 Year - 4 Year GBP 21950 - GBP 22950
Science (6 Courses) 4 year GBP 22950
Arts (3 Courses) 4 year GBP 18950
Media Films (1 Courses) 1 year GBP 18950
Information Technology (IT) (1 Courses) 1 year GBP 22950
Management (10 Courses) 9 Month - 4 Year GBP 9185 - GBP 18150

University of Dundee Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Engineering IELTS
Information Technology (IT) IELTS
Management IELTS
Media Films IELTS
Medicine and HealthCare IELTS
Science IELTS

Dundee Business School Scholarships/Financial Aid

  • Students of Dundee University – School of Business have access to a number of scholarships.
  • Scholarships are awarded based on the fee status and level of study of the students.
  • Some commonly awarded scholarships for international students include:
Scholarship Name Eligibility Criteria Amount Awarded
Global Excellence Undergraduate Scholarship Awarded to students that show academic excellence, as well as participation in extracurricular activities, and show leadership qualities;
Hold an admission offer for an undergraduate degree at the University;
Applicants must have achieved at least UK AAB at A level;
Students are automatically considered for this kind of scholarship.
25,000 GBP
Global Excellence Postgraduate Taught Scholarship Awarded to students that show academic excellence, as well as participation in extracurricular activities, and show leadership qualities;
Hold an admission offer for a postgraduate taught program at the University;
Applicants must have achieved at least UK 1st class honors.
5000 GBP
The Jainti Dass Saggar Memorial Scholarship for Excellence Meet the eligibility criteria for global excellence scholarship;
Must have studied an undergraduate program from a school under the University of Dundee.
Available primarily for Indian students
10,000 GBP
Saltire Scholarship Awarded to students from 7 selected countries including India that helps with tuition fees;
Hold conditional or unconditional offers for admission to a postgraduate taught program.
8000 GBP
Commonwealth Master’s Scholarship Awarded to applicants from Commonwealth countries.
Hold a first degree at 2:1 standard or 2:2 postgraduate degrees;
Demonstrate financial need.
1 year tuition fee, travel cost, other allowances and monthly stipend

Famous Aluminis

  • Gary Lightbody – lead singer of the band Snow Patrol.
  • James McIntosh – food writer.
  • John Suchet – news anchor.
  • Susan Philipsz OBE – 2010 Turner Prize winner.
  • Sir James W. Black – notable pharmacologist and Nobel Laureate.
  • Margaret Fairlie – gynaecologist and first female professor at a university in Scotland.
  • Donald Findlay QC – criminal defence advocate.
  • Nhial Deng Nhial – Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of South Sudan.
  • Johanna Basford OBE – illustrator.

University of Dundee English Language Requirement:

UG and PG:

  • IELTS – 6.0 – 6.5 with no band less than 5.5 – 6.0.
  • TOEFL – 78-98 overall, 19-24 in Listening, 18-24 in Reading, 18-23 in Speaking, 23-27 in Writing.
  • PTE – 56 – 67overall, including at least 56 – 62 in all four skills.

The Requirements may Defer for few Programs.

More Details on these Requirements can be found HERE.

University of Dundee Highlights

Type Public, Co-ed
Campus Setting Urban
Establishment Year 1881
Location Dundee, Scotland
Parent Institution University of Dundee
Mode of Program Full-time/ Online
Mode of Application Online
Student-Faculty Ratio 17:1
Financial Aid Available
Test Scores Accepted IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, CAE, CPE, Duo lingo, etc.
Percentage of International Students 22%
Intake sessions Fall, Winter

University of Dundee Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses

Expense Fee for undergraduates Fee for graduates
Tuition 18,150 GBP per year 18,150 GBP per year
Room & Board 4,593 – 5,682 GBP 6,981 - 7,585 GBP
Transport 80 GBP per month 80 GBP per month
Food 74 GBP per month 74 GBP per month
Interests and hobbies 46 GBP per month 46 GBP per month
Personal expenditure, utilities and miscellaneous 26 GBP per month 26 GBP per month

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

University of Dundee Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 15,680


£ 15,970

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 8,350

Campus accommodation

£ 6,700

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.