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.

As the only university based in the Highlands and Islands, we are part of a new breed of tertiary institutions, the only one in Scotland and one of only a few in Europe. We offer 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.

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

UHI received its highest ever ranking for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2022 results, coming 4th in Scotland – behind only Aberdeen, St Andrews and Robert Gordon universities, and ranking higher than the remaining 14 Scottish universities.

We received a score of 95% student satisfaction in the 2022 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, the highest rating of any Scottish university, ranking us fourth in the UK out of the 91 participating institutions.

Research is undertaken across the university and we are developing a strong reputation in a range of areas, supported by exceptional results in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework exercise, in which over two thirds of UHI research submitted for review achieved the top two grades: 4* (world leading) and 3* (internationally excellent). 

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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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI), Ness Walk, Highlands and Islands, Moray and Perth, Highland, IV3 5SQ

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Course locations

West Highland

West Highland College UHI, Carmichael Way, Fort William, PH33 6FF


Perth College UHI, Crieff Road, Perth, PH1 2NX

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

Inverness Aberdeen Campus

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


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

Sabhal Mor Ostaig

An Teanga, Sleite, IV44 8RQ

UHI Centre for History

12b Ness Walk, Inverness, IV3 5SQ

UHI Centre for Health Science Inverness

Old Perth Road, Inverness, IV2 3JH


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


19 High Street, Dingwall, IV15 9HA


UHI Moray, Moray Street, Elgin, IV30 1JJ

Outer Hebrides

UHI Outer Hebrides, Castle Grounds, Stornoway, HS2 0XR

Department of Nursing and Midwifery Inverness

Centre For Health Science, Old Perth Road, Inverness, IV2 3JH

HTC Glasgow Base

11 Newton Place, Glasgow, G3 7PR

Scottish Association for Marine Science

PO Box 3, Oban, PA37 1QA


UHI Shetland, Gremista, Lerwick, ZE1 0PX

Moray Scottish Borders Campus

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


Orkney College UHI, East Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1LX

Main Site

UHI Executive Office, Ness Walk, Inverness, IV3 5SQ

North Highland

UHI North Highland, Ormlie Road, Thurso, KW14 7EE