How to apply


Our course options are included in your column choices at school. Take your time to think about what you would like to study and discuss this with your parents or guardian and your guidance teacher. 

All of our school college partnership courses should be applied for online.

  • To view the full range of courses: 

           - click on the logo for your school 

           - you can also visit the ‘Virtual Schools’ and ‘Advanced Studies’ logos for additional courses

  • If you are home educated, visit the ‘Home Educated’ logo to see your course choices 
  • Go to the relevant course and use the 'Apply now' link to take you to the application form. 

Tips on completing your application form 

The course lecturer will review your application, so it is important you provide as much information as possible. 

All correspondence (course offers, course updates, enrolment) will be sent by email. When supplying an email address, we would recommend you provide an email address that you use regularly.  

Our courses will have an entry requirement. This could be either demonstrating your commitment to the course and/or that you have a suitable qualification. If the course requests you to demonstrate your commitment to the course, please tell us this in your personal statement. Details of pending/current qualifications should be stated in the qualification section of the application form.  

Personal statement 

This is your chance to tell us all about yourself and why the course interests you: 

  • be confident and enthusiastic 
  • explain clearly why you are applying for the course – e.g. future career, progression into another course, love of doing something 
  • keep it simple - avoid spelling mistakes and long sentences 
  • check for errors  

Check out our useful UHI Inverness Schools Taster Event - Personal Statement guide.

Guidance teacher reference 

In support of your application, your guidance teacher will supply a reference. Please select the name of your guidance teacher in the reference section. Your guidance teacher will receive an email reference notification once you have submitted your application. 

How will I hear if my application is successful? 

You will receive an email from admissions to let you know whether you have been successful in gaining a place. Please ensure you check your emails, including your junk mail folder, so that you don't miss out on important information. 

Key dates 

  • Applications open Monday 29th January 2024 
  • UHI Inverness Taster Day: Wednesday 28th February 2024, 6.00pm to 8.30pm 
  • UHI Inverness Open Evening (with employers): Wednesday 13 March 2024, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
  • Closing Date for applications: Monday 25th March 2024. Fully completed applications, including guidance teachers references, should be submitted by this date.
  • Application decisions and offers e-mailed w/c Monday 6th May 2024.

If you have any questions on the application process, please speak to your guidance teacher or email our schools team.