Student Support

Funding

For information on funding, please see the Fees & Funding pages.

Those who are not eligible for a bursary or scholarship for fees or living costs should ensure that alternative funding arrangements are in place to cover the full duration of the course, prior to beginning studies.

Cost of living

For information about accommodation, please see the Accommodation pages.

The cost of living in Dundee is much lower than the UK average, which is positive news for students considering study options within the city either at college or university.

Estimated living costs (fees not included) for a 8-month academic year is estimated to be around £4,800- £8,000 per year, and will vary according to lifestyle.

Living Expenses (per month) Cost per month
Accommodation (student & private) £200 – £600*
Utilities (gas/electricity/internet/phone) £100
Food £100
Socialising £100
Other (books, clothes, travel) £100
Total** £600 – £1000

*Accommodation costs will vary depending on location, type and amenities. Those who choose to live non-student accommodation/private accommodation should also factor in allowance for bills.

** Students should also be aware that not all courses in Al-Maktoum College qualify for Council Tax exemption.  If in doubt, students should seek clarification from admissions@almcollege.ac.uk

Disabilities

The College welcomes applications from students with disabilities or additional support needs.  Applications from students are assessed following standard procedures.  If an offer of study is made, assessments will be carried out to ensure the College can provide the required support.

Students be eligible for the Disabled Students’ Allowance from SAAS, which can cover extra costs or expenses. More information can be found here.

For further support, contact admissions@almcollege.ac.uk

Counselling

The College has links with local education providers, allowing our students to make use of external services. This includes the use of the University of Dundee’s Counselling Service.

For more information, contact admissions@almcollege.ac.uk

Health & Safety 

By international standards, the UK is a safe country with low rates of street crime and violence.

Link any city however, the city of Dundee is no except from crime. Following the below advice for best safety practice:

  • Plan routes in advance
  • Only use taxis or registered minicabs
  • When walking, keep to well-lit main roads
  • Beware of wearing headphones – they reduce awareness of surroundings
  • In the UK, cars drive on the left –  ensure to cross roads safely
  • Don’t leave bags unattended anywhere– this can lead to a security alert
  • When using a cash-point, ensure to cover the screen/keypad and check that the ATM hasn’t been tampered with
  • Keep mobile phones and other gadgets out of sight, in pockets or handbag when not in use

Personal safely advice for students is also available via the Police Scotland website.

For international students in particular, the British Council have provided a safety guide.