The growing population of Dundee in the 19th century significantly increased demand for the establishment of an institution of higher education in the city. The University College, Dundee was founded in 1881. Later this college was incorporated into the University of St Andrews in 1897. The publication of the Robbins Report on Higher Education in 1963, which considered the question of university education expansion throughout the country, provided impetus to the movement to attain independent university status for Dundee. Finally, the University of Dundee came into independent existence on August 1, 1967.
University of Dundee a large number of undergraduate, graduate and short courses. More than 15000 students are enrolled here for various courses. It has two major campuses.
- The City campus which is located to the west end of the city of Dundee.
- The Fife campus located at Forth Avenue, Kirkcaldy, Fife for the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
For international students, it offers two degrees namely international incorporated bachelor's degree and the international incorporated master's degree. Initially, Undergraduate students begin their studies with the International Stage One programme at ICD where they can choose one from Art & Design, Business, Life & Biomedical Sciences, Engineering & Physical Sciences, and Social Studies and many others. After this, they can continue in the University Of Dundee directly in their chosen field of interest.