Dundee has Scotland's highest student population ratio, at 1:5, which is also one of the highest ratios in the UK. The city has two universities - the University of Dundee, which incorporates the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design, and Abertay University, a recognised centre of digital and computer games innovation.

The University of St Andrews, just 14 miles from Dundee, has been named the top university in the UK and Scotland, according to The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.