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University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands

University of the Highlands and Islands


About Us

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) is an integrated university encompassing both further and higher education, the only one in Scotland and one of only a few in Europe. We are not a traditional university. We are different.

Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, we are a distinctive partnership of 10 independent colleges and research institutions. Our reputation is built on our innovative approach to learning and our distinctive research and curriculum – all enriched by the people, natural environment, economy, culture and heritage of the Highlands and Islands and its communities.

We have 36,000 students at the heart of our university partnership and we are measured by their success.

We're a little different...

The University of the Highlands and Islands gives you the chance to do something different, something special.

We offer a diverse range of courses, many taking advantages of our region's unique environment, landscape and culture.

Learn online from wherever you are

The university has some of the best online learning technologies meaning you can study many of our courses from home or work, wherever you are in the world.

Go on to achieve great things

Our close connections to local businesses will help you get into the industry you're passionate about. We work closely with employers (including SSE and NHS Scotland) to develop courses to secure your future success.

Campus Features

Specialise at one of our campuses

We offer you the choice of studying at one of our 10 colleges and research centres, over 70 local learning centres - or online from wherever you are.

A taste of what we offer...

We are the only university based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland and we're a little different. Find out about learning centres in your community by visiting our individual campus websites.


    #3 in the UK

    and #1 in Scotland for postgraduate student satisfaction

    Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey

    Top 10

    most affordable UK universities, get the most from your experience

    Complete University Guide

    Nearly 3⁄4

    of UHI research judged ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’

    Research Excellence Framework

    Student Testimonials


    • Perth

      Crieff Road, PH1 2NX, Perth

    • Shetland

      Gremista Road, ZE1 0PX, Shetland

      • Scalloway

        Scalloway, United Kingdom

        • Kirkwall

          East Road, KW15 1LX, Kirkwall

          • Thurso

            Ormlie Road, KW14 7EE, Thurso

            • Stornoway

              Stornoway, United Kingdom

              • Dingwall

                Highland Theological College UHI, High Street, IV15, Dingwall

                • Inverness

                  1 Inverness Campus, IV2 5NA, Inverness

                  • Elgin

                    Moray Street, IV30 1JJ, Elgin

                    • Aird of Sleat

                      Aird of Sleat, United Kingdom

                      • Fort William

                        Carmichael Way, PH33 6FF, Fort William

                        • Oban

                          Scottish Association for Marine Science UHI, Scottish Marine Institute, PA37 1QA, Oban

                          • Dornoch

                            Burghfield House, IV25 3HN, Dornoch

                            • Daliburgh

                              Daliburgh, United Kingdom

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                                Perth Road, IV2 3JH, Inverness

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                                  Dunoon, United Kingdom