Profile - Overview:
Nobel Prize winning poet and honorary graduate Seamus Heaney has described the University of Dundee as "having its head in the clouds and its feet firmly on the ground." The ability to be both aspirational and down-to earth, to blend ground-breaking intellectual achievement with practical applications, has given the University its distinctive character.
There have been many changes since the University became an independent institution in 1967 following a 70 year relationship with the University of St Andrews but the fundamental aims remain. These are, as set out in the University charter: "to advance and diffuse knowledge, wisdom and understanding by teaching and research and by the example and influence of its corporate life."
Today these aims translate as excellence in teaching and research and contributing to the social, economic and cultural life in Scotland and continue to focus the University as it powers forward as one of the UK's top institutions for teaching and research across a broad range of disciplines.
Location and Transport:
• Dundee's City Campus is a true city centre campus only five minutes walk from the shops and cultural quarter.
• Ninewells Campus, located at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, is about a 20-minute walk from the City Campus.
• Global air connections via Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen (around 1 hour 15 minutes' by road/rail). Direct flights to London, Birmingham and Belfast from Dundee Airport.
• Connection to national rail service from Dundee station, five minutes' walk from the City Campus.
• Founded in 1881
• Became an Independent University away from St Andrews in 1961.
• A green campus: a Fairtrade university, with recycling points, and 'green gown' awards for its buildings
• Extensive sporting facilities and clubs
• Modern & technologically advanced teaching, accommodation and study facilities.
• 45th in the UK in 2011
• World leading Research - Dundee has an International reputation. Ranked 3rd in the UK for the Impact of scientist research (Guardian and Thomas Scientific Index) with ground breaking Medical research in to Diabetics, Cancer, Neuroscience. Three out of 20 of the UK's most cited scientists are based at the University of Dundee.
• Ranked first in the UK for teaching quality (The Times and Times Higher Education Supplement).
• The City Campus
• The Ninewells Campus
• Kirkcaldy Campus
The University of Dundee will confirm their scholarships for International Students in February 2011.
Support to International Students:
The University of Dundee offer a professional and friendly welcome to all international students and provides specialist advice on a range of matters relating to life and study in the UK.
• Provides assistance with Visa extensions and visit visas with visa workshops and presentations throughout the year.
• Advice on working during and after your studies, including the Post Study Work Scheme
• Arrange several social and cultural events throughout the year.
• Provides links to international hospitality schemes and community groups including the Dundee Rotary club.
• They produce regular newsletters for international students with news of events, immigration updates and opportunities.
• Support for international families