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Application process

Individual courses have their own entry requirements and you will find this information on individual course pages and in our online prospectus. You also need to make sure your English meets the proficiency level required by UHI regulations (UHI English requirements).

Applying to UHI

The first step is to find the UHI course and campus you are interested in, using our online course search. Once you have found your course, the next step is to apply. There are two routes to applying for a course at UHI:

1. Applying directly to UHI

Please note there is a £100 administration fee applicable to international applicants (excluding online courses). This fee should be paid directly to the campus you are applying to, please contact them for further instructions.

You can apply directly to the University of the Highlands and Islands using the international application form. Please download and print the application form, then complete and return it to the address indicated. With this option we receive your application immediately.

We will also need your:

  • English Language Proficency certificate (TOEFL or IELTS),
  • Copies of high school diploma (for undergraduate course) or official degree certificate/diploma. We will accept photocopies at the stage of applying and will ask you to present us with the original documentation on your arrival.

If you are still not sure which college to apply to, please take a moment to go through our guide for international students, Why UHI? and read about living in the Highlands and Islands. Please do not hesitate to contact either UHI International Office or admissions in a particular college if you require further information. We are here to help!

2. Applying through UCAS

If you are applying to more than one higher education institution or university in the UK, you should go through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

You will need to use the University of the Highlands and Islands institution code (H49) on your UCAS form, and indicate at which campus you wish to study.

You will need to register with UCAS and fill in the application online. The fee paid to UCAS is not refundable and will not be deducted from your fees once you are accepted on the course.

For research degrees: apply to the relevant UHI campus

Applicants for full-time or part-time research degrees should apply directly to the UHI campus. For an application form please contact the administrative assistant (research degrees) at the UHI executive office or call on +44(0)1463 279241.