University of Dundee
The University of Dundee is located in the small city of Dundee, on the east coast of Scotland. The city boasts a long history and plenty of sights, yet retains a small-town charm. It is located near the cultural and political centers of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and is also a convenient distance to nearby beaches and mountains. The University, with a student population of over 9,000, is within walking distance of the city center. The campus itself offers numerous recreational pursuits, from sports facilities to nightclubs. Though Scotland is often associated with cool and wet weather, Dundee is known as Scotland's warmest and sunniest city.
Programs of Study
The University of Dundee is one of Scotland's top institutions, especially in the fields of medicine and science. However, the University offers classes for almost any major. Students are graded less continuously than in US institutions, having one or two large essays or exams rather than numerous smaller ones. Study abroad students meet with an academic advisor to discuss course choices and academic concerns. In addition, each lecture is accompanied by a tutorial, where students meet in smaller groups to discuss the material.
Most students live in single, en-suite bedrooms, sharing a kitchen and living area with 2-10 other students. Meals are self-catered, so students may cook or choose from the numerous campus cafes. Most bedrooms have internet connections. Students may bring a laptop, or use the University computer labs. Laundry facilities are located near each residence.
Students pay Berry College tuition. Housing fees are paid directly to Dundee and average $3500 for the semester, depending on exchange rates. Check out Dundee's accommodation and cost of living pages, or the estimated budget in the right column for more information. (Note the Excel budget sheet has tabs for fall and spring.)
Students must have a 3.0 GPA. In addition, applicants must submit a letter of reference, a personal statement, and a recent transcript.
The University provides orientation to international students in the week before classes begin. In addition, the Student Advisory Service conducts a weekend trip to either the Isle of Skye or Edinburgh for study abroad students.