City of Dundee

Dundee is the perfect student city. Compact, friendly, and easy to get around, yet bursting with all the entertainment and opportunities of big-city life.

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Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the city of Dundee is located on the sunny east coast of Scotland, along the banks of the River Tay.  You'll find it easy to get here thanks to excellent road and rail connections.

Spectacular scenery, skiing, championship golf, mountain climbing, and sailing are all within reach.

Map of the UK showing where Dundee is

The major cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, both with international airports, are only a short trip away. This makes it easy to get to all the major centres of the UK and Europe. 

Train travel from Dundee

City Average journey time
Edinburgh 1 hour 15 minutes
Glasgow 1 hour 30 minutes
London 6 hours

Flight from Scotland

Air travel journey times from Edinburgh and Glasgow international airports.

From To Average journey time
Edinburgh London 1 hour 30 minutes
Edinburgh Belfast 50 minutes
Edinburgh Amsterdam Schipol 1 hour 30 minutes
Edinburgh Dublin 1 hour 10 minutes
Edinburgh Paris CDG 1 hour 50 minutes
Glasgow London 1 hour 25 minutes
Glasgow Belfast 45 minutes
Glasgow Amsterdam Schipol 1 hour 35 minutes
Glasgow Dublin 1 hour 10 minutes
Glasgow Paris CDG 1 hour 50 minutes

Getting around

Dundee is a compact and walkable city, with everything you need on your doorstep. If you're living on or near the city campus, you will be just a short walk away from your classes, green spaces, cultural attractions, cafes, restaurants, shops, and bars. 

If you're living outside the city or need to travel a little further, we have an excellent bus network.  Bus travel throughout the whole of Scotland is free for all under-22s so it won't cost you anything either!

Living costs

“Nothing is too expensive in Dundee, the nightlife is good, and there's opportunities for free food and free events.”

Alekss Erikson, current medical student

You'll benefit from Scotland's free bus travel for under 22s, student exemption from council tax (including water bills), and free period products available across the city and campus. We even have a laptop loan scheme at the University for qualifying students. 

Learn more about living costs in Dundee

Open days and campus tours

Interested in finding out more about the city and campus? Join us at one of our open days or campus tours and hear from our current students why this is such a great place to live and study.