Applying and admissions

Once you have found a course you want to study content

Once you have found a course you want to study

We’re delighted that you are considering studying at Shetland UHI. Please do look at our wide range of subject areas or if you would like a chat about what course might be best for you, please contact us on

Our university partnership of colleges and research institutions provides seamless pathways and removes barriers for students, allowing them to find their own unique learner journey.

All applications received by Shetland UHI will be considered on the merit of each applicant, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation and beliefs.

We are happy to discuss any additional support needs that you may have and aim to provide appropriate services to students to support them through their studies. Please contact Bob Campbell ( with any queries.

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Application Process

Application Process

Once you have decided on what course you want to study, apply online via your chosen course's page.

Please bear in mind that some courses are very popular, and an early application would be advisable.

We welcome applications even when you do not meet the standard entry requirements, as will take into consideration your previous work and life experiences, and any qualifications you may have.

Application terms explained content

Application terms explained

Application terms explained

Conditional Offer: If you are given a conditional offer, it means there is something you need to complete or provide. This might be an exam result or providing further information.

Unconditional Offer: If you have met all the requirements of the application, you will get an unconditional offer. This means you are accepted onto your chosen course. Now is the time to consider your funding options.

Reserve Place: If a course is oversubscribed you may be given a place on the waiting list.

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Starting your course

Starting your course

Once you have accepted your place, you need to enrol as a student at Shetland UHI. You will receive communications from the Admissions Office with details on how to enrol.

The first part of your course will be Shetland UHI induction. This will give you the opportunity to attend either campus, meet your new classmates, and lecturing and support staff. Induction often covers details about staying safe on campus, introduction to the library, funding information and well as IT support to give you the best start to your Shetland UHI course.

Visit the University of the Highlands and Island’s induction information for Higher Education courses for some valuable tips and information prior to starting your course :

Find out more about how we can support you during your studies :