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University of Dundee

Program Location Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20305
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2021 01/18/21 to 05/28/21

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Eligibility Housing
Program Costs Financial Aid
Deadline Returnee Info

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

University of Dundee
River Tay Sunset
UniversityFounded in 1881, Dundee is a traditional university with a world class reputation in areas ranging from politics to medicine and biological sciences. Over half the University’s research activity takes place in departments graded ‘research of international excellence’. The staff-student ratio of 6:1 ensures a high level of interaction between faculty and students.

The University of Dundee has over 18,000 students, of whom 15% come from countries outside the UK including the USA. We have a long history of welcoming students from the USA to Dundee, and at present there are around 200 American students at the University.

CityLocated on the east coast of Scotland around 60 miles north of Edinburgh, the city of Dundee enjoys stunning views over the banks of the River Tay. While at Dundee you can immerse yourself in Scottish culture and explore the scenic beauty of Scotland. Mountains, lochs and glens are all within easy reach, and the rest of the UK is also highly accessible, even without a car. If that's not enough, you'll only be a short flight away from mainland Europe.

In December 2014, Dundee was named the first UNESCO City of Design in the UK. The United Nations designation has been awarded in recognition of the city's design industry, a cultural landscape fueled by design, schools and research centers of design and design-driven creative industries.  The V&A Museum of Design (see photo below) will be the heart of the waterfront development plan.

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University of Dundee
V&A Museum of Design

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture. 

Applicants MUST have at least a 3.0 GPA.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Science]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

The University of Dundee has a thriving International Student Society which has members from over 100 countries world-wide. They organize trips and tours, arrange social events, and work in conjunction with our international support service to make sure students' time at Dundee runs smoothly. 


The university Accommodation Office handles room reservations.  Exchange students usually live in single rooms within a self-contained flat in a university residence.  Each flat has 5 or 6 bedrooms, a fully-fitted kitchen and dining area.  Each bedroom has its own shower and toilet.

The newly extended Institute of Sport and Exercise offers a wide range of sporting facilities including a state of the art fitness suite, dance and exercise studios, squash courts, strength performance centre, tennis courts, swimming pool and 33 acre playing fields. The Dundee Sports Union also has over 40 different clubs that students can join including football, hockey, netball and volleyball.

Estimated Program Costs
Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2018

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee$0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,300.00
Local Transportation$100.00
Books and Supplies$200.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$2,000.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
University of Dundee

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

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