Higher & Further Education Institutions

dundee university

The University of Dundee has more than 17,000 students and more than 3000 staff across nine schools. The University of Dundee recorded the highest level of 4-star, or `world-leading’, research in the biological sciences of any University in the UK, and achieved an outstanding set of results across the STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering & maths - where the University’s quality profile was the highest in Scotland.

Abertay University
The University of Abertay Dundee, with over 5000 students, is a future-oriented institution with a close relationship and strong collaboration with industry and commerce. Abertay is Scotland's leading university for environmental science research, offering world-leading courses in Computer Arts and Computer Games Technology and is ranked as the best university in Scotland for its environmental research.


The Al- Maktoum College is a unique, independent, research-led college working in the higher education sector to provide an excellent centre for teaching and research of the highest standard and quality in the area of Islam and Muslims in conjunction with other religions and ethno-religious communities. Indeed, the Institute is a distinctive and unique development at the academic and community levels, and the first of its kind in Scotland.  Working with the ethos or promoting a greater understanding and building bridges through academic excellence and serving the communities, the Al-Maktoum Institute has become an integral part of Dundee’s City and society. In addition, this has promoted Dundee as home to a centre of excellence in Arabic and Islamic Studies, and further connects the city to its sister city Dubai.

Dundee & Angus College

Operating out of three campus sites in Dundee and Arbroath, Dundee & Angus College is widely regarded as the best in Scotland ­– according to national performance indicators correlated by SFC (the Scottish Funding Council), the highest in Scotland.

With nearly 15,000 students and 1000 staff, D&A College offers more than 300 courses ranging from administration to animal care; social science to sport and leisure; hairdressing to hospitality; computing and ICT to construction and building; arts and craft to engineering.


The University of St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English-speaking world, founded in 1413. It has established a reputation as one of the world’s leading research and teaching centres. The University also supports a large number of world-class, often cross-discipline or cross-institutional, research centres or institutes.