of Dundee was founded in 1881 and is a traditional Scottish
university with excellent standards of teaching. The University
has nearly 18,000 students and is know as Scotland's
student city. Two thirds of the student
population are Scottish, making the study abroad experience
a real blend of the local and the international. It has been
voted the friendliest campus in Scotland. The university
campus is located in the heart of the city of Dundee. The
traditional four-year Scottish degree structure offers more flexibility
in choosing classes than at universities in the rest of the
one of the four major cities of Scotland and is known as the
City of Discovery, after Scott of the Antarctic's exploration
ship, which was built in the city and today is a major tourist
attraction. The city is set on the east coast of Scotland, with
the Highlands to the north and St Andrews and Edinburgh to the
south. Dundee has been reported as having more hours of sunshine,
the purest air quality and more green spaces than any other Scottish
With a population of around 150,000, it is large enough to support the range of cultural, sporting and recreational activities expected of a major city, but small enough not to be overwhelming or impersonal for those coming to study. Dundee has the nicest climate of all of Scotland's cities, with more sunshine and lower rainfall. Its coastal location means that it avoids extreme winter temperatures.
The city is a friendly and lively place with more students per head of population than any other in the UK. Entertainment focuses on the tastes and budgets of students with a variety of restaurants, cafes, cinemas, theatres, nightclubs and bars, plus excellent sports facilities.
Many major historic sites, mountains, lochs and castles can be found less than an hour's journey from the city. The closest ski resort is only an hour away. The other major cities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen are all less than 90 minutes' journey by train, bus or car.
Costs (per semester):* Fall 2013: $6,810 Spring 2014: $6,810
includes academic credit, fees, health insurance, and one cultural visit. Students will be billed by Towson University. Additional costs include airfare, housing, meals, visa and passport fees, personal expenses, and a $300 study abroad fee. Students pay the host institution directly for housing.
*The Towson University Study Abroad Office reserves the right to make any necessary changes including adjustments in cost in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise.
Eligibility: Must be a full-time undergraduate degree-seeking student with an overall GPA of 3.0.
Sophomore/Junior/Senior status. Students wishing to take art classes (including animation and electronic media) will also need to submit a portfolio of their work.
Application Process: Fill out the application and submit it to the TU Study Abroad Office. $50 application fee. Non-TU students must also submit a completed Non-Degree Enrollment Application.