Known for its sunny weather, rich arts and cultural scene and friendly people, Dundee is a fabulous city for students – and Dundee University's outstanding reputation for research and teaching excellence only sweetens the deal.
The uni's main campus occupies a prime location right in the city centre, while the Ninewells Hospital & Medical School occupies a location about ten minutes' drive west. The School of Nursing and Midwifery is located at the university's separate Fife campus in Kirkcaldy, an hour's drive to the south.
Dundee is a very compact and walkable city, plus there are also plenty of transport options to get you to and from campus.
How to get to Dundee University
Train and coach
Dundee's railway station is only a ten-minute walk from the main campus, and there are a number of local buses (including the 5,10A, 10S, 12, 17, 22, 51, 73, 73A, X5 and X42) that will take you to the Ninewells Hospital and Medical School departing within a ten-minute walk of the station.
National Express, Scottish Citylink and Stagecoach Group all serve the main Dundee bus station on Seagate, which is also a ten-minute walk from the main campus, or a half-hour bus ride to the medical school via bus numbers 5, 10A, 73, 73A, X5 or X42.
The best way to get to the Kirkcaldy campus is by train, as the station is only a few minutes' walk from the uni.
There are a number of local buses travelling between the Dundee University campuses, as well as other destinations in the area. Service is regular, with buses usually arriving every 10 to 20 minutes. Good-value student travel passes are available through National Express Dundee and Stagecoach, and information on bus routes and timetables can be found on the Dundee Travel site
Dundee is a very bike-friendly city, so if you fancy commuting on two wheels there are plenty of cycling routes
to choose from. As the city centre is so compact, you can reach most destinations by bike in about 20 to 30 minutes.
Bike storage and shower facilities are available on campus, and the uni also has a staff bike pool
and cycle scheme
. Students can rent bikes on a short-term or long-term basis at reduced rates through Drive Bike Hire
Commute to Dundee University by car share
Dundee has excellent links by road with the rest of Scotland and the UK. For most traffic, it is easiest to approach the city from the south along the A90 – both the main university campus and medical school are well signposted along this route and easy to find.
Kirkaldy is also easy to reach from the A910, and unlike the other two campuses, has 150 free parking spaces available (paid permits are required at the main campus and medical school). If you are driving to any of the Dundee University sites, car sharing is a great option for cutting the costs of fuel and parking – and by arranging a lift share with colleagues or classmates, you'll also be doing your bit toward helping the environment!