University of the Highlands & Islands
The University of Highlands and Islands is a tertiary university made up of Academic Partners which are the 13 colleges and research institutions in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. This makes the University particularly unique, as it is one of only a handful of tertiary universities in Europe. Although the institutions are locally based and rooted in communities, there are now 40,000 home and international students studying at the University.
The main things you need to know about studying at the University of the Highlands & Islands.
The East and Marine Sciences course has been ranked second in Scotland and eighth in the whole of the UK. Each of the colleges have gained impressive student satisfaction ratings, with College achieving 100%.
The University of Highlands and Islands’ dedicated Careers Team is on hand to make sure students considering every career opportunity open to them. Students are able to book a session for personalised CV and application support, interview preparation or a more general chat about career options.
For full-time Scottish students, tuition fees are £1,820 per year for a full-time undergraduate degree. For students from the rest of the UK, the tuition fees are £9,000 per year and for international students, the fees are £11,650 per year.
There are many scholarships, bursaries and discretionary funds available at the University of Highlands and Islands. These include scholarships for elite athletes, international bursaries and childcare funds.
The University of Highlands and Islands has dedicated accommodation for many of its campuses. These include Inverness College, Lews Castle College, Moray College, North Highland College, Perth College, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scottish Association for Marine Science and West Highland College. Information on accommodation for other campuses can be found here.
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Due to the University of Highlands and Islands’ unique location, it is the only university to provide its members with both local and regional representation. This means students are able to influence decisions such as where you study as well as decisions that affect your peers at the other Academic Partners.
The University of Highlands and Islands takes advantage of its breath-taking surroundings, offering a warm island welcome to every student that studies one of the institution’s many diverse courses.
Sixteen nurses have recently become the first cohort to graduate from an innovative midwifery course at the University of Highlands and Islands. The shortened course meets the needs of the community and allowed students to assist during the coronavirus pandemic.
"The Highlands is more magnificent than can be believed, with majestic mountains and never ending forests it is one of the most unique locations the UK has to offer"
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