Top reasons to study at Perth


Perth, South Inch church and grounds

Perth city is home to numerous restaurants, bars, shops and an award-winning concert hall and theatre. With a vibrant environment, Perth, granted city status to mark Her Majesty the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012, remains one of the friendliest and safest cities in the UK.

Perth sits at the gateway to the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, containing breathtakingly stunning scenery and a rich cultural heritage. With a historical background, there are many Scottish castles, museums, monuments, historical sites and battlegrounds to visit, as well as National Parks and vast areas of unspoilt wilderness.

Being such a beautiful area with a dramatic landscape, this region is fantastic for seeing wildlife and thrilling outdoor activities, with hill-walking, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, white-water rafting, horse-riding, golf, fishing, canoeing and climbing, amongst other adventurous opportunities, all on our doorstep and in some of the best scenery in the country.

For the fitness conscious we have our very own gym and fitness facility - the Academy of Sport and Wellbeing (ASW). In Perth, there is also a leisure pool, an ice rink and even our local Scottish Premier League football team, St Johnstone FC, based at McDiarmid Park.

There’s lots happening on the UHI Perth campus too. The Webster building, right in the heart of our campus, has a Starbucks and is home to HISA Perth - our Student Association. We also have two Costas, a shop and two food courts on campus.