In Scotland, there's something for everyone.

Along with offering some of the most affordable living costs in the UK and excellent employment prospects after graduation, in Scotland you'll be surrounded by a unique a diverse culture identity, rich history, incredible landmarks, excellent transport links and castles a plenty. 

Scotland is also known for its abundance of wildlife, stunning scenery and dramatic landscapes. There are the most breathtaking mountains, picturesque lochs, rolling countryside, vibrant cities and beautiful beaches.

It's also home to over 350 festivals, highland games, ceilidhs and sporting events, meaning that in Scotland, there's something for everyone. 

Need more reasons to study in Scotland? Learn more using the link below.

Why study in Scotland

Coming to Scotland to study?

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How to apply

Most of our courses take applications through UCAS. To apply, you'll need qualifications, a personal statement saying why you would like to study the course, and a reference from someone who knows you, such as a teacher. For some courses you may also need to attend an interview or provide evidence of relevant work or practical experience.

How to apply


Students stay on site or close to their selected campus whilst studying with SRUC. The accommodation provision is slightly different at each campus; some campuses offer SRUC student accommodation, and in other locations we work with local providers and partners.

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Student support

Starting a new course is a time when all students will need support in one form or another. If you have any support needs or questions, it is usually best to contact us as soon as possible, even before you start your course or your application.

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Living costs

You can find example living costs for the UK in the back of the prospectus. At SRUC we are keen to help you in any way we can with the costs of your studies – you can find more information and advice in this section.

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Tuition fees

As an Irish undergraduate student, you will be required to pay the same tuition fees as UK students. Find the most-up-to-date and course-specific fees information using the link below.

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Irish students are entitled to apply for a tuition fee loan. You may also be eligible for a maintenance grant if you meet the criteria for the Irish Student Grant Scheme. Additional funding may also be available through funding support programmes detailed on our funding pages.

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£150 Travel Bursary plus your 4th year free!

Travel Bursary
We recognise that it isn't always financially easy to attend our Open Days and Applicant Days when there is travel involved. We really don't want you to miss out so if you're travelling from Ireland to attend one of our events, we will reimburse you £150 to help cover your travel costs. Make sure to bring evidence of your home address with you and we'll sort it out on the day of your visit.

4th year free
In Scotland, a typical honours degree is 4 years. At SRUC, tuition fees are charged for the first 3 years of the 4-year degree and we offer all Irish students the 4th year free!

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Open Days

Open Days are a great opportunity for you to get a feel for the campus. We offer in-person as well as virtual online events; both offer you the chance to hear from course tutors and find out more about our courses. Find out why studying with us will give you the skills and knowledge to help you progress along your chosen career path, hear from students and Student Ambassadors, and ask any questions of our teaching and support teams.

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Virtual Experience

If you can't come over for a visit, don't worry - we have Virtual Experience site where you can see our facilities, have a campus tour, read student stories, and get a personalised introduction to what it's like to study at SRUC. Recorded Online Open Days can also be found there.

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Explore all the courses we offer.

SRUC is a specialist institution offering both university and college level courses.

We focus on solving the global challenges facing the planet including climate change, biodiversity and access to nutritious food and clean water. By focusing on the sustainability of our natural economy, SRUC will strive to make a world of difference: delivering economic, social and environmental benefits for all. 

Our courses consider the innovative science that supports land-based and rural industries, the way they interact with and support the environment around them, and the businesses that rely on them - so whether your passion is for business, science, food, golf, plants, animals, sustainability, or just the great outdoors, you'll find courses at SRUC tailored to meet the needs of a whole range of industries. 

Browse or search through our course catalogue using the link below to find the course that's right for you.

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Have questions or need more help?


Our admissions team is available to answer your questions about what it's like to live in Scotland, how to apply for our courses, or what it's like to study at SRUC.
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General enquiries

Looking for something else? Find a full list of phone numbers and other contact information for all SRUC departments here.
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Find and apply for your course

Explore our academic and training course catalogues, check out our virtual experience, request a prospectus, find out how to apply to study with us, learn about fees and funding opportunities, and more.

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Pathways to Study

Explore all the ways you can learn at SRUC. From entry-level to Master's degree and beyond, full or part time study, distance learning, apprenticeships, mature students and courses for schools. We're here to help you and your business thrive.

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Student Life

Explore what life is like at SRUC from before your arrival all the way through to graduation. Find campus and accommodation information, tips, checklists and helpful information on getting started at SRUC, student support services before, during, and after you arrive, term dates and timetables, Moodle, and more.

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