Student life


Choosing to study in another country is a big decision and we are here to support you every step of the way. Your study experience is important - but so too is life outside of the classroom. Finding the right accommodation to suit you, making friends, and getting involved in other activities will help you settle quickly into the Scottish culture.

As a student, you will benefit from :

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HISA - Students’ Association

Run by students, for students, to ensure your experience is the best it can be.

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See what our students are saying on our social wall!

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From student residences, homestays to private accommodation; choose what suits you best.

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Support for students

We are here to support you every step of the way.

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Get involved

From clubs and societies to volunteering, we offer opportunities for you to get involved outside of the classroom.

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Careers & Employability Services

Our wide range of careers and employability support is available to you as a student and beyond.


Raghi Rappai

Raghi Rappai, India

"I am so glad to be a part of the University of the Highlands and Islands, where I successfully completed the first semester on my aquaculture Masters. SAMS UHI has a peaceful and friendly atmosphere for studies and staff are very welcoming and supportive. I enjoyed my student life there and it gave me a lot of opportunities to expand my career by including fascinating field visits and practical lectures.

The lecturers are active researchers and experts in their subjects. Students learn in a beautiful place that is great for exploring Scotland’s places, culture and seasons."

Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Aquaculture, Environment and Society Student