Welcome to the University of the Highlands and Islands. We are delighted that you are considering studying with us. Join us for the chance to do something special; to be inspired by our unique landscape, stunning study locations and innovative teaching methods, and we will help you to achieve your ambitions.

Why study in Scotland? content Why study in Scotland

Why study in Scotland?

  • world renowned research
  • internationally respected degrees
  • stunning environment
Why study with us? content Why study with us?

Why study with us?

  • Academic excellence linked to job-ready skills
  • Internationally excellent and world-leading research
  • Top 10 most affordable UK universities (Complete University Guide)
Our courses content Our courses

Our courses

  • undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research
  • study abroad, short-term, bespoke and English language programmes
  • Fees and funding
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Fees and funding

  • Tuition fees and other costs
  • Funding options and scholarships
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Visa requirements and advice

  • English language requirements
  • Visa requirements
  • Post-study work opportunities in the UK
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Country specific information

  • individualised and personable support
  • approved representatives
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Student life

  • Accommodation
  • Student support
  • Careers and employability services
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  • Where to start
  • Pre-arrival
  • Living in the UK

Yuan Li

Yuan Li, China

"I chose Scotland as my destination to pursue a PhD degree even though I got offers from many other universities in Canada, Denmark and the Netherlands. The UK is renowned around the world for the high quality of its education system and Scotland offers some of the highest rates of student satisfaction and employment in the UK.  Although, it’s not only about receiving a top-quality education but also the living experience - Scotland is one of the most welcoming places on the planet with breath-taking landscapes, rich culture and fascinating traditions.

I picked a special site for my PhD: the University of the Highlands and Islands – where the whole region has become the learning campus. It is a very well recognised university for their high-impact research especially in my study area; environmental sciences."

PhD Student and Hydro Nation Scholar