Two superb universities await you in the wonderful city of Dundee
When the time comes to choose a university, there are so many factors that need to be taken into consideration. Chief among them will be the need to find the course that you want, obviously, but there's also the issue of enjoying the student experience to consider as well. Many wonderful towns and cities will offer a journey that will stay with you for life, so you need to think long and hard before deciding.
Here in the rightly popular city of Dundee, there's everything you need for a highly enjoyable few years. Thanks to a huge regeneration project, the waterfront area has become a magnet for visitors from all over the world, there are so many places to eat, drink and socialise, you'll find all the culture you can handle and everything will be a short distance from both home and campus.
And for another bonus, there are two wonderful universities for you to choose from. Both are rated very highly by various official authorities and both offer a great selection of courses throughout the academic year. It's also worth nothing that finding student accommodation in Dundee is so easy when you have help from the user-friendly Citylets website.
The larger University of Dundee has its main campus in the West End of the city, a short walk from the mainline station and the iconic Tay Bridge. It has a sub-structure of nine schools covering a number of subjects, including Art and Design, Dentistry, Medicine and Life Sciences. Well-known alumni include newsreader John Suchet, comedian Fred MacAulay and musician Gary Lightbody.
Home to a smaller student body but no less popular is Abertay University, which began life as a mechanics' institute in the 1880s. The main campus is right in the heart of the city centre, and it has a reputation for excellent research. The university buildings are a pleasing mix of the historic and the ultra-modern. According to the Guardian, it's rated as Scotland's top university in 2019.
Look forward to a wonderful student journey with help from Citylets
One of the most pleasing aspects of choosing an academic course in Dundee is that you'll be based in a city that has a genuine buzz. There's a sense of excitement here, thanks in part to the recent redevelopment but also perhaps because everything you need is so close to where you'll be living and studying. While some cities are confusing urban sprawls, Dundee is compact, friendly and highly enjoyable.
Anyone who chooses to study here can take comfort from the fact that the cost of living in Dundee is lower than in most other parts of the UK. Stretching the student budget is never easy, but you won't be spending as much on meals, drinks, travel, groceries, sports, entertainment or utilities, and that should always be taken into consideration when choosing a university.
Whether you choose to go to the University of Dundee or to Abertay University, we at Citylets can help you find the perfect base for the journey to come. We offer access to a superb range of accommodation options in all parts of the city, including a significant number close to both campuses.
By filtering out those properties that don't match your budget, your preferred location and your optimum size, you can find a list of suitable rooms, flats and houses in no time at all. There was a time when finding the ideal student home took an age, but with our help it can be done in no time at all.