International Student Support

Studying abroad is a big step. We are here to help you, our International Students, with any issues that affect you.

Moving to a new place can be a big change, but support is always on hand when you need it.

We can help you to find new friends, support you through any academic issues, and can help if you need advice on finding accommodation.

Meet New People!

A great way to meet new friends is joining a society! Student societies are groups of like-minded students who aim to promote a activity or belief on campus. It is also the best way to make new friends and make the most out of your degree.  Trying a new sport or hobby is a perfect break from the “lectures-library-home” pattern of student life. Societies are full of people sharing the same interests, thoughts and learning from each other. Not only will you make new friends, you will unwittingly gain those much-desired skills for your future employment and leave the university with much more than a degree.

Friends International is a Christian charity who link international students with local people and provides the opportunity to meet together, make friends and learn about local culture, customs and belief. They provide regular events and some special events for all to participate and learn the various cultures from each other.

The Global Room is a social space on City Campus for all students to relax, meet new people and celebrate cultural events, including Diwali, St Andrews Day and thanksgiving. The Global Room offers information zones, one-to-one drop-in sessions, student PCs, and is normally a space for holding social events.

Peer connecting is a welcoming and buddying scheme to help new students settle into life at Dundee Uni. Peer connectors are volunteers who can help show you around, answer questions and listen to you concerns. You can contact the scheme through the enquiry centre or via email.

The University of Dundee International Advice Service provides support for international students and their families on a range of matters, including immigration and practical guidance when living and studying in the UK:

If you are struggling financially, you may wish to apply for discretionary funding from the university’s student funding team. You can also speak to one of the student advisors regarding budgeting and money management whilst at University.

University of Dundee students can receive free and confidential advice from our advice team. We can:
  • Explain your rights and responsibilities as a tenant
  • Lease checks
  • Give advice on your landlord’s rights and responsibilities
  • Help with inventory and deposits
  • Give advice on repair issues
  • Answer questions on any other housing matters
  • This website offers a wide range of housing advice, and also has an International Friendly Accreditation scheme for landlords/letting agencies.

    Dundee may be a small city, but it is packed with all sorts of fun and interesting things to do. From museums to vibrant cafes, there is so much to see, so why not explore some of the city’s hidden gems while you’re here!

    The Snug

    Our Advice & Support drop-in room is now open. 

    Visit us to get help on a range of issues.

    Contact Our Advice & Support Team