University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perth

  • Location: Seaside, Town, City, Rural

About us

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) is an integrated university that offers a broader range of options than any single college or university can.

UHI are part of a new breed of tertiary institutions, the only one in Scotland and one of only a few in Europe that offers flexible and supported learning from access level to PhD, which suits more people at more levels for more reasons.

We have 31,000 students at the heart of what we do and our greatest strength is the diversity and flexibility of our partnership, which empowers us to deliver more. We are proud of our unique place and deep roots in our communities and this makes our teaching and research more connected to their needs.

You’ll find us throughout the Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perthshire and online from wherever you want to study.

UHI - where learning means more.

A new chapter begins | Caibideil ùr a’ tòiseachadh

Ten years on from establishing university status, UHI has built a strong foundation to move into a new strategic chapter founded on a 'Daring to be different’ ethos, affirming its role as a regionally focused partnership of independent colleges and research institutions covering the largest geographical area of any campus-based facility in the UK. | Deich bliadhna air adhart bho stèidheachadh inbhe oilthigh, tha UHI air bunait làidir a thogail gus gluasad a-steach gu caibideil ro-innleachdail ùr stèidhichte air feallsanachd ‘Dùraigeadh a bhith diofraichte’, a’ daingneachadh a dhleastanas mar chom-pàirteachas chuimsichte roinneil de cholaistean neo-eisimeileach agus institiùdan rannsachaidh, a’ còmhdach nan raointean cruinn-eòlais as motha de ghoireas sam bith stèidhichte air àrainn san RA. #ThinkUHI

What makes us different

We are proud of our unique place and deep roots in our communities. This makes our teaching and research more connected to their needs.

UHI received a score of 81% for overall student satisfaction in the 2023 National Student Survey, four percentage points higher than the Scottish sector average of 77%.

UHI scored higher than the Scottish average in 22 of the 27 questions, with strong results in the teaching, learning opportunities, assessment and feedback, academic support, mental wellbeing, organisation and management and student voice categories.

Four of UHI’s courses - Business and Management BA (Hons), Oral Health Science BSc, Psychology BSc (Hons) and Theological Studies BA (Hons) - received a 100% satisfaction rate.

Nearly 75% of our research has been classified as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ by REF2021, with a focus on Earth systems and environmental sciences and allied health professions, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy.  

I would not have this job had it not been for Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and more specifically, the 10-month placement. I was able to show my worth throughout the 10 months which I never will forget” ➕ UHI - Where learning means more experiences ➕Start your student journey with us #ThinkUHI | Cha bhiodh an obair seo agam mura biodh Sabhal Mòr Ostaig agus gu sònraichte, an greis-gnìomhachais 10-mìosan. Bha e comasach dhomh mo luach a nochdadh tro na 10 mìosan nach dìochuimhnich mi gu bràth. ➕ UHI - Far a bheil ionnsachadh a’ ciallachadh barrachd eòlasan ➕ Tòisich do thuras oileanach còmhla rinn #ThinkUHI

Steven Mackinnon studied Gaelic with Media at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, part of UHI
After studying Steven went on to work as a Technical Operator at the BBC Office, Inverness, after completing a 10-month placement with the BBC as part of his course.

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Course locations

Scottish Association for Marine Science

Scottish Association for Marine Science, PO Box 3, Oban, PA37 1QA


UHI Inverness, 1 Inverness Campus, Inverness, IV2 5NA

Moray Scottish Borders Campus

Langlee Community Centre, Marigold Drive, Galashields, TD1 2LP

UHI Centre for History

UHI Centre for History, Burghfield House, Cnoc-an-Lobht, Dornoch, IV25 3HN


19 High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9HA


UHI Perth, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2NX

North, West and Hebrides

UHI North West and Hebrides, Ormlie Road, Thurso, KW14 7EE

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Inverness

UHI House, Old Perth Road, Inverness, IV2 3JH

HTC Glasgow Base

11 Newton Place, Glasgow, G3 7PR

Inverness Aberdeen Campus

Aberdeen City Council, Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AQ

Sabhal Mor Ostaig

An Teanga, Sleite, IV44 8RQ


UHI Shetland, Gremista, Lerwick, ZE1 0PX

Main Site

UHI House, Old Perth Road, Inverness, IV2 3JH


UHI Orkney, East Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1LX


UHI Moray, Moray Street, Elgin, IV30 1JJ


UHI Argyll, Glenshellach Business Park, Oban, PA34 4RY

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Stornoway

UHI Outer Hebrides, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0XR

Inverness Scottish Borders Campus

Langlee Community Centre, Marigold Drive, Galashiels, TD1 2LP

UHI House

UHI House, Old Perth Road, Inverness, IV2 3JH