The University of Dundee excels in teaching and research; contributing to the social, economic and cultural life of Scotland and the wider world; and shaping the future by solving important real-world problems. The University of Dundee been named Scottish University of the Year in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 and ranked No. 1 in Scotland for six years running by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey (2010 - 2015).
The university held its first classes in 1881 and currently has about 15,000 students.
Dundee is in an idyllic location hugging the banks of the River Tay Estuary and has more hours of sunshine, the purest air quality, and more green spaces than any Scottish city! The city's people are famously friendly and open, and the relatively small size and close-knit community make Dundee both affordable to live in and a safe place to be. With about 150,000 residents, this is Scotland's fourth largest city.
There's a lot to do in Dundee and thanks to the fact that the university is in the city centre, it's right there on your doorstep. You'll find the major cultural centres, museums, theatres, a charming waterfront, restaurants, pubs, and nightclubs convenient to campus. The rest of Scotland, with its spectacular scenery and historic cities; the UK; and the rest of Europe are also within easy reach.
While attending the University of Dundee, you will enroll in 3 classes, each worth 5 U.S. semester hour credits. Some classes may be more or less credits. To determine the number of U.S. semester hour credits, you may use the following conversion: 2 ETCS is equivalent to 1 U.S. semester hour credit. Each class that you will take at the University of Dundee must be approved by UAB via the course articulation process.
Course articulation is the process that determines the UAB equivalent for the foreign courses you will take. Course articulation is a vital component of planning your experience. This process starts when you submit, to the Office of Education Abroad, a syllabus for each course you intend to take while abroad. Then the Office of Education Abroad works with the UAB Registrar, UAB department chairs, and advisors to determine the UAB course equivalency for each of your intended courses.
Many classes at the University of Dundee have already been articulated. To review the list of pre-articulated classes, please click on the Courses Offered link above. To review all classes available at the University of Dundee, please click here.
Courses are available in Accounting, Anthropology, Art History, Art Studio, Biochemical and Molecular Genetics, Biology, Biomedical Studies, Biostatistics, Business, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Curriculum Education, Digital Community Studies, Early Childhood Education, Economics, Education, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Elementary and Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Engineering, English, English Language and Culture, Environmental Science, Finance, Foreign Languages, French, Geography, German, Global Health Studies, High School Education, History, Humanities, International Business, International Studies, Justice Sciences, Legal Studies, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Microbiology, Middle School Education, Natural Sciences/Math, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physical Science, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Social Work, and Spanish.
Two on-campus flat (apartment) buildings are available: Belmont Flats and Healthfield (pictured below). In both you'll have:
- single room
- en-suite shower and toilet
- ethernet and wifi
- utility bills included
- laundry facilities on site
- TV connection
- bicycle storage on site
- self-catering (you'll prepare your own meals)
- resident support staff
Belmont Flats accommodates 340 students from the UK and around the world. Most students live in six-bedroom flats, with each flat having a fully fitted kitchen with dining and sitting area.
Heathfield Flats accommodates 426 students from the UK and around the world within 71 six-bedroom clusters, with each flat having a fully fitted kitchen with dining and sitting area.