University of the Highlands and Islands Study Abroad

University of the Highlands and Islands Study Abroad

Study for a semester or a year at UHI as part of your degree abroad!

We offer an opportunity for students from all over the world to complete a part of their degree studies in the beautiful Highlands and Islands of Scotland. We are pleased to cater for students who wish to spend either a single semester or a full academic year with us.

As a study abroad student you can tailor your learning according to your academic background and requirements.  We have a diverse range of courses: some of them truly unique.

Entry requirements

You can apply if you are currently studying as an undergraduate student at an institution of higher education.

Students from Canada and USA should have a Grade Point Average at 2.7 or above. Students from other countries should have good pass grades for courses they have taken back at their home institution. If you are coming from a non major English-speaking country we will require English language certificates stating your level of English at satisfactory level.

  • Cover letter from your home institution,
  • Academic transcript with a brief description for each course completed at your home university,
  • English Proficiency Statement (if you are not a national of a majority English speaking country).

English language requirements

You will need a good level of English. If you are a non-native speaker, you should meet the standard requirements for all international degree students.

Visa requirements

Whether you will need to apply for your student visa in advance of coming to the UK will depend on a number of factors.

Student visitor visa

Under current immigration rules, if you are not a visa national (for example, US citizen or Canadian), you do not have to apply in advance if you are coming for less then six months as a student visitor. You will however not be allowed to work, undertake unpaid placements or voluntary jobs.