World-class education

With a world-famous reputation for education, research and facilities, Scotland is home to 19 Higher Education Institutions. You’ll be surrounded by Scotland’s unique and diverse culture and identity, all of which enriches the student experience, making it an ideal place to study and live.

Excellent employment prospects

Offering some of the most affordable living costs in the UK, there’s also the benefit of excellent employment prospects once graduating from a Scottish institution, due to the strong working partnerships with industry.

Stunning scenery

Along with its rich history, incredible landmarks 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 along its 10,000 miles of coastline.

Excellent transport links

Excellent transport links mean easy and accessible travel to and from Scotland from around the world, and once you’re here there’s plenty to explore, including 2 National Parks, 12 National Tourist Routes and the world-famous North Coast 500 road trip!

An abundant social scene

Socially, there’s something for everyone. Scotland is a natural playground for outdoor pursuits on land, water and in the air! It is also home to over 350 festivals, highland games, ceilidhs and sporting events. You’ll find large student populations in the cities, making them lively and fun with a great nightlife scene.

Beautiful weather

Its not as cold as you may think! Yes, snow is more common in the winter months but that provides the perfect opportunity to take advantage of one of Scotland’s five ski resorts and then in the summer months, the longer summer days make it ideal for walks along the stunning beaches or taking a stroll in the enticing highlands or lowlands

Ready to study in Scotland?

Students from England, Northern Ireland, Wales, and Islands

Coming to Scotland to study at SRUC from elsewhere in the UK is a great choice! Learn more about how to apply, study, and thrive in our beautiful country while making the very most of SRUC's first-class education opportunities.

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Students from Ireland

Coming to us from the Republic of Ireland? You're very welcome! Our Irish mini prospectus has been specifically written with you in mind and contains entry requirements for all our courses, and information about how to apply.

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International students

Coming to Scotland from outside the UK or Ireland? Our international student pages are dedicated to providing the information and advice you need to apply to SRUC, study with us, and live in beautiful Scotland.

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