We want to ensure all of our international students coming to study at one of our campuses get the support they need when finding somewhere to stay.

SMO students

If you are an international student looking for accommodation we are here to help. We have a dedicated international team who can liaise with staff at your chosen campus to assist you in finding suitable accommodation for your time studying with us in the UK.

The following campuses offer dedicated student accommodation :

  • Inverness College UHI
  • Lews Castle College UHI
  • Moray College UHI (Elgin campus)
  • NAFC Marine Centre UHI
  • North Highland College UHI (Dornoch campus)
  • Perth College UHI
  • Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI
  • Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI
  • West Highland College UHI (Fort William campus)

For those campuses which do not have their own student accommodation or for students who prefer private rented accommodation you can get help from the UHI World team. Privately rented accommodation offers the opportunity to live on your own or with other students.

More information on the accommodation offered at each campus and details of how to find privately rented accommodation.

There are some other accommodation options for you to consider as an international student which may be right for you, these include:

Host family (with meals provided)

This is where you can live with a family for the duration of your time studying with us. Most families will supply a single/shared bedroom along with your breakfast and an evening meal plus lunch at the weekends. A family setting can mean a traditional family with a mother, father and children, or a single person living on their own or many other variations. This option provides a great opportunity to learn about the culture and lifestyle of people in Scotland and to practice your English (if English is not your first language) socially and at meal times.

You can liaise with your chosen campus to arrange accommodation with a host family. Alternatively you may want to try to contact Host UK and arrange your host family independently.

Host Family

Living with a family, but providing your own meals, so you will shop and cook for yourself. You will, of course, have access to washing and cooking facilities.