The University of the Highlands and Islands is the United Kingdom’s leading integrated university encompassing both further and higher education.
We are not a traditional university. We are different. We are part of a new breed of tertiary institutions, the only one in Scotland and one of only a few in Europe.
Based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, our distinctive partnership of 13 independent colleges and research institutions is locally based and rooted in communities, but with national and international reach, as part of a regional university structure.
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 40,000 students at the heart of our university partnership and we are measured by their success. Our curriculum portfolio across both further and higher education is designed to meet current and future local and regional needs and to attract other students to the Highlands and Islands to study.
Study where you want, when you want
You should be able to study at university no matter what your circumstances are, which is why we offer you different, flexible ways of studying, so that you can fit your learning into your lifestyle.
At the University of the Highlands and Islands you can study part time or full time, from a distance, online, at one of our local learning centres, or come into one of our main campuses – the choice is yours.
We use technology in an innovative way to ensure maximum flexibility in our courses to allow you to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments.
The University of the Highlands and Islands is committed to widening access to and participation in higher education across our region. We aim to ensure that our curriculum offers flexible entry and progression routes, and that courses are available as widely as possible. Widening participation focuses on the individual and is about encouraging people into higher education and providing all the support they need to make their transition and progression as successful as possible.