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With a diverse mix of 16 member institutions there really is something for everyone in Scotland, no matter what course(s) interests you. There are a range of institutions (specialist, ancient and modern) across the country with thriving cities, unspoilt countryside and a vibrant arts and culture scene to be found within easy distance of every place of study. The key aspects of Scottish higher education are flexibility and choice – many subjects can be studied without previous school qualifications; students can often change the nature of their degree as they progress through a course, and advanced entry into second year of a degree is also possible.

There are other higher education institutions located in Scotland who are not listed here as they are not HELOA members. For full details of all HE providers in the region please see the UCAS website.

We are pleased to be able to offer resources to support teachers and advisers delivering advice on university applications. Our Teachers’ Toolkit is designed to assist teachers and guidance staff who are supporting pupils to apply to university. It explains the terminology used and how these might vary across institutions, enabling you to support your applicants to make informed choices.

HELOA Scotland Teachers Toolkit

For details of University Open Days in 2019, please see the below poster. You are welcome to print copies for circulation within your school. Please visit the relevant institution’s website for further details about their event, and to register to attend.

HELOA Open Days Poster 2019