Scotland: Dundee Semester

Program Overview

The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS) program at the University of Dundee provides exceptional quality at an affordable price. In a recent International Student Barometer Survey, Dundee ranked 2nd out of 95 universities accross the UK and Europe for overall learning and living experience for international students.

Experience a pleasing blend of old and new buildings in an attractive setting of lawns and gardens overlooking the mile-wide River Tay and the surrounding hills of Fife and Perthshire.  Dundee, the “City of Discovery”, (pop. 170,000) lies on the estuary of the Tay on the east coast of Scotland, with the Highlands to the north and St. Andrews and Edinburgh to the south.

The city of Dundee has more students per head than any other city in the United Kingdom, which means that it is a vibrant university town with services and businesses that cater to students’ needs and budgets. There are excellent cultural and social activities, as well as sporting and shopping facilities.  Dundee has the nicest climate of all of Scotland’s cities, with more sunshine and lower rainfall than other location. Come study abroad in Scotland! Come study at the University of Dundee!

"Dundee was rated #1 in the UK by the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, 2010-2014!"


Academic Profile
Academic Profile

University of Dundee in Dundee

University of DundeeFounded in 1881 as University College of St. Andrews, Scotland's oldest University since 1411, the University of Dundee was established in 1967 and is now Scotland's University with the widest range of courses. Two-thirds of its departments or schools have received "excellent" or "highly satisfactory" teaching quality assessment ratings (TQA) from the funding council SHEFC. Located within the city center, the campus offers easy access to Dundee's cultural and social life, while forming a close community with a stimulating atmosphere. The university offers a wide range of student support services, student clubs and social/recreational facilities, such as sport halls and computer labs.

Course Offerings

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (Politics & International Relations, American Studies, English Literature, History, Art, Philosophy, Contemporary Practices, Geography, Contemporary European Studies, British Studies, Scottish Studies, Economics, Psychology, Environmental Science, Town and Regional Planning, Environmental Management)
Art & Design (Animation & Electronic Media, Graphic Design, Illustration & Printmaking, Jewelry & Metalwork, Textile Design, Interior Design, Drawing, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, Time Based Art) Applications for the art college require a portfolio.
Engineering & Physical Sciences (Civil Engineering, Electronic & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Applied Computing, Mathematics)
Accountancy (Accountancy, Business Finance, international business)
Life Sciences (Biochemistry, Anatomical & Physiological Sciences, Pharmacology, Molecular Genetics, Biology, Microbiology, Zoology)

Subjects and courses (modules) offered are available at the following link:

Academic Highlights

The University of Dundee offers an excellent academic program. Two thirds of its departments or schools have received “Excellent” or Highly Satisfactory” teaching quality assessment ratings.  The academic calendar is based on the US semester schedule.  Study abroad students typically enroll in three courses for a total of fifteen US college credits.


Activities and Opportunities
Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

The university campus (more than 17,000 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 self-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.

Student Services
With an international student population of more than 20%, coming from more than 100 countries, the University of Dundee is very experienced in providing excellent services to study abroad students.  Conveniently located within walking distance from the city center, the campus itself is fully integrated with all recreational, sports and social facilities on one site.  CCIS students receive pre-departure guidance, orientation, and have access to the full range of university facilities and social activities, such as the Student Union, the University Chaplancy, and Student Advisory Service.  There are 10 IT suites on campus with several hundred PC’s, and the residences are also connected to the University network.


The University guarantees accommodation to study abroad students who apply on time. All accommodations have been built or renovated in the last 10 years. They are self-catered flats and are fitted with kitchen/dining/living rooms.

The residences are either on campus or within a very short walking distance from the campus. Students live in a single occupant room with en-suite bathrooms. Each bedroom has a computer link, Wi-Fi, bed, study desk and wardrobe.

Within Dundee's residences you are sure to find a welcoming environment and a great community spirit.

Alumni Feedback

"I had such a wonderful time abroad, and the time flew by much too quickly. I loved the University of Dundee. The University has such a lively student life that really enriched my experience. They are very friendly and helpful toward international students. I would encourage any student looking to study in Scotland, or even the United Kingdom in general, to consider the University of Dundee. Also, Brookdale was so helpful during the entire application and pre-departure process and I am very thankful for that."
Lily W.  - Adelphi University

"Studying abroad at Dundee was a great experience.  It really is like what people say about it.  You get to meet new people learn new things about different cultures. I really do recommend studying abroad.  And when you do study abroad it is fun to hang out with other study abroad students, but don't just limit yourself to that.  Join a club and become friends with people you meet in that club.  I joined the women's rugby team while I was studying abroad at Dundee and I was able to travel more because they would take me to out of the city to games and events.  The team went as fans to several international rugby games and I was able to go.  If I hadn't met them then I never would have known that those games were going on nearby.  It was a great experience and I still keep in touch with a few of my friends on the team."
Rosie H.



Program Details
Dundee, Scotland Semester Program Details


Fall Orientation Week:        September 7 - September 13, 2015
Fall Semester:                   September 14 - December 18, 2015

Spring Orientation Week:    January 11 - January 17, 2016
Spring Semester:               January 18 - May 27, 2016

Application Deadline(s)

Fall semester                     March 15
Spring semester                 September 15
Late applications will be accepted on a case-by-case basis.

For students applying to the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, please email for further instructions and plan to submit your application two weeks prior to the stated deadline.

Financial Aid

A College Constortium for International Studies (CCIS) scholarship available only for students of member institutions. CCIS students should check with their study abroad advisor for applicable campus deadlines.

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
Minimum of 15 college credits
Minimum age of 18





$8,695 per semester CCIS
$9,045 per semester Non-CCIS

*Fees are subject to change due to fluctuations in the exchange rate.

Costs Included

Instructional costs abroad, fees, orientation, and sickness and accident insurance.

Costs Not Included

Airfare ($1,300 approx.), accommodations ($4,000 approx./per semester), textbooks ($380 approx.), optional airport pick up ($40 approx.), personal expenses ($2,750 approx.) and meals ($1,400 approx.).

Entry Requirements

One semester (6 months or less without internship component) - Visa is generally not required: can enter UK as a student visitor.

Full Year or with internship - Visa is required.

For more information visit the UK Border Agency website.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.


Your Adventure in Scotland Begins Here

Submit Application Materials To:

Janice M. Thomas, Ph.D., Director

International Education Center
Brookdale Community College
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738-1543
732-224-2980 (Fax)

How do I apply?

Step 1.
Submit the following documents to CCIS/Brookdale by September 15/March 15. Start the CCIS Study Abroad application process by downloading the forms.


  1. CCIS Application & Instructions
  2. Two letters of reference that attest to your ability to live and study in a new international environment.
  3. Official Transcripts from all colleges and universities you have attended (we recommend that you request two official transcripts; send one to Brookdale and keep the other(s) to upload onto the Dundee on-line application system)
  4. Statement of purpose for your proposed study abroad program and how it is related to your current academic program, your future goals and personal growth.

Select your classes.

Choose three modules (classes) and three alternates in consultation with your academic and study abroad advisors. For students applying to the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, please email for further instructions and plan to submit your application two weeks prior to the stated deadline.

Step 2.
Upon receipt and review of your CCIS application, you will be directed to a weblink to complete the University of Dundee's on-line study abroad application. You will have the opportunity to upload your references, statement of purpose and transcript to this on-line system.

Also be prepared to upload a legible copy of your passport, digital photos and to indicate the modules (classes) you have selected. Students who are applying to the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design will also be required to send a digital portfolio by postal mail or provide a link to portfolio website.

Note: Do not begin the Dundee on-line application until you have received specific instructions from CCIS/Brookdale to do so.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.