Education in Scotland

While most of the universities in the world offer two years master degree program, Scottish universities limit it to one year, thereby enabling candidates to complete their higher studies early and step into the job market. Requirements for International students to study in Scotland International students who want to study in Scotland need to have a valid passport. In addition, they need to request for a study permit and renew it if required. Candidates need to contact the National Academic Recognition Information Centre for the United Kingdom for ensuring whether their qualifications are accepted in Scotland or not.

Top Colleges in Scotland

Name of the College Courses Offered
Aberdeen College Full time/ Part time/Self study courses in:

  • Automotive, Construction & Engineering
  • Computing & Information Technology
  • Art, Design, Visual Communication & Photography
  • Business, PR & Advertising
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) & Languages
  • Early Education & Childcare, Social Care, Community Work and Healthcare
  • Highers & Intermediate 2 (SQA)
  • Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Learning Opportunities & Returning to Study
  • Science
  • Music & Drama
  • Sport & Fitness
  • Social Sciences
  • TV, Radio & Sound Production

Part time courses in:

  • Floristry & Horticulture


Self study programs in:


  • Health & Safety

Full time courses in:

  • Animal Care & Animal Nursing


Angus College Full time/part time/distance learning programs in:

  • Accounting
  • Engineering
  • Construction
  • Computing
  • Animal Care
  • Behavioral sciences
  • Business and Management
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Art and Design
  • Communication, Media and Social Science
Banff and Buchan College Full time/ Part time/Evening classes courses in:

  • Sport
  • Hair and Beauty
  • Catering
  • Office Administration
  • Computing and IT
  • Business and Management
  • Wedding and Fabrication
  • Social Studies
  • Floristry
Barony College Full time/Part time/short courses in:

  • Veterinary Nursing
  • Horticulture
  • Forestry and Arboriculture
  • Fish Farming and Fisheries
  • Equine Studies
  • Engineering
  • Animal Care
  • Agriculture
Cardonald College Full time/Part time/ /distance learning courses in:

  • Technology & Business
  • Creative Industries
  • Care, Science & Sport
  • Access & Continuing Learning

Top Universities in Scotland

Name of the University Courses Offered
Heriot-Watt University Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in:

  • Engineering and Physical Sciences
  • Built Environment
  • Textiles and Design
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computer Sciences
  • Management and Languages
  • Combined Studies

Postgraduate courses in:

  • Business
  • Petroleum Engineering
Queen Margaret University Undergraduate courses in:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Theatre Film and Media
  • Public Relations, Marketing and Events
  • Psychology and Sociology
  • Performing Arts
  • Business Management
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Health Professions

Postgraduate courses in:

  • Social Justice
  • Production, Drama and Performance
  • International Health
  • Health and Social Sciences
  • Media, Culture and Communication
  • MBA and Business
Glasgow Caledonian University Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in:

  • Vision Science
  • Social Studies
  • Psychology
  • Nursing and Midwifery
  • Marketing
  • Law
  • Journalism and Media Studies
  • Health and Social Care
  • Environmental Studies
  • Engineering
  • Creative and Design
  • Construction and Property
  • Computing
  • Business and Management
  • Biological and Biomedical Science
  • Accounting and Science
University of Glasgow Undergraduate and post graduate degree programs in:

  • Engineering
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Sciences
  • Business and Management
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
Robert Gordon University Undergraduate and graduate courses in:

  • Social Work and Social Sciences
  • Law
  • Laboratory, Biomedical and Sports Sciences
  • Information, Communication and Media
  • Health Professions
  • Engineering
  • Computing
  • Business, Management and Accounting
  • Art and Design
  • Architecture, Construction and Surveying

Scholarships Offered to International Students

The Government as well as the Scottish Higher Education Institutions offers Scotland’s Saltire Scholarships worth £2000 to international students (USA, India, China, and Canada) willing to pursue a higher education in Scotland. These scholarship programs are applicable for master’s students.

Educational Expenses

List of Expenses Approximate expenses in pounds
Undergraduate tuition fees £7,000- £10,000
Graduate tuition fees £8,000- £12,000
Accommodation £56- £226
Food £15- £50
Mobile phones £7-£10

Students Visa

The visa requirements for Scotland are same as the UK visa requirements. For qualifying for a Scottish visa from India, the candidate must:

  • Show evidences that he/she has been enrolled in a course of study in Scotland
  • The course enrolled is a full time course
  • Provide evidences showing that he/she will not opt for full time employment in Scotland
  • Provide evidences that he/she is a position to meet their educational and living expenses during their stay period