About Dundee

Dundee is a vibrant, affordable city set in a stunning location at the mouth of the River Tay on the east coast of Scotland. With more hours of sunshine than any other Scottish city and an abundance of green spaces, Dundee provides an unrivalled quality of life. Dundee is the fourth largest city in Scotland and has been voted the best place to live in the UK’s first City of Design by the United Nations.

Dundee is also an inspiring place to be, combining a rich history with modern transformation; the exciting £1billion Waterfront Project, focused around the V&A Museum of Design, is changing the face of the city centre. In 2014, Dundee was named UK’s first UNESCO City of Design.

The city has a population of 143,000 and benefits from a central geographical location, with 90% of Scotland within 90 minutes drive.

Dundee transport is connected by plane with flights daily to London City. The newly refurbished train station offers connecting trains to anywhere in the UK. The Bus Station offers a wide variety of connections also locally and nationally. Dundee is short drive to the snow fields of Glenshee and also some of Scotland’s most beautiful blue flag beaches including St Andrews.

Dundee is Scotland’s student city with more young people in full-time education per head of population than any other city. The city now has one of the highest student/population ratios in the UK at more than 1 in 7. Dundee boasts 2 Universities; Dundee & Abertay. Duncan of Jordanstone is ranked one of the top schools of art & design in the UK.

The University of Dundee ranked 2nd in Scotland in the 2018 Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey. The 2018 survey ranks 116 universities across the UK. Dundee is placed 14th overall, one place higher than 2017. In the same year Dundee ranked in world top 200 universities along with St Andrews, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Aberdeen.

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