UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE
Dundee (population 150,000), the "City of Discovery," is located in eastern Scotland at the mouth of the River Tay estuary. Its magnificent riverside setting makes it a perfect touring base for Fife (historic towns such as St. Andrews), Perthshire and Angus, with the countryside and the Sidlaw Hills just a short drive from the city center. It also offers access by train to the two major cities Glasgow (90 minutes) and Edinburgh (75 minutes). Dundee's historic past and its thoroughly modern new image sit easily together, making it a warm and welcoming city. The big student populations, together with a wide variety of recreational and cultural attractions, lend Dundee a young and lively atmosphere.
Academic Program Highlights
The University of Dundee offers excellent academic program, with two-thirds of its departments or schools having received "Excellent" or "Highly Satisfactory" teaching quality assessment ratings. The academic calendar is based on the U.S. semester schedule. CCIS students in this program enroll in three courses for fifteen U.S. college credits. Students can choose courses from the following academic faculties:
- Arts and Social Sciences (Politics, History, Geography, Economic Studies, Mathematics, Psychology, English Literature, Environmental Science, American Studies)
- Art and Design (Design, Fine Art, Architecture)
- Life Sciences (Anatomical and Physiological Sciences, Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Pharmacology)
- Engineering and Physical Sciences (Civil/Electronic/Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Applied Computing)
The program is open to students who have completed a minimum of 15 U.S. college credits and have a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
The university campus (13,500 students) is centrally located in the city of Dundee. The city's main pedestrian zone with its many shops, cinemas, theaters, restaurants and bars, and the waterfront promenade are within a five-minute walk of the campus. The main campus is a pleasing blend of old and new buildings in an attractive setting of lawns and gardens overlooking the mile-wide Tay estuary. Teaching, recreational and residential buildings are side by side to form a friendly self-contained community. Students live in a single occupant room in University of Dundee residence halls either on campus or within easy walking distance to the campus. The residence halls are not catered. Students have access to university student clubs, leisure and sports facilities and student support services. Ten computer clusters with several hundred computers are open to students for internet/email access. Sport facilities include a fitness center (single rowers for cardiovascular training), two large sport halls with basketball/volleyball/badminton courts, a pool and a gymnasium. Residence hall (single occupant rooms) without board.