Application process

1 - Apply Online content

1 - Apply Online

1 - Apply Online

Find a course you wish to study and apply for it online.

Some courses are very popular and places fill up quickly, apply early to avoid being offered a place on the reserve list. 

If you do not have the standard entry requirements for your preferred course, we will still welcome your application. We will take into consideration your previous work and life experience and any previous qualifications you may have gained.

On receipt of your application, you should hear back from us within 5 working days.

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Additional information is also available for:

2 - Interview content

2 - Interview

2 - Interview

At the interview you will be asked a set of questions. The questions are used to find out more about you and your understanding, knowledge and reasons for applying for the course.

The interview process takes place between February and October each year. Applications received before February will be acknowledged and held until the interview process commences.

You may be required to attend a short interview, or depending on the nature of the course, sit a fitness test, aptitude test or audition.

See further details on what to expect at the interview.

If you require support when you attend, either for the interview or the aptitude test, written pieces etc, please contact one of the following teams to make arrangements:

Learning Difficulties

Additional Support Team - email

Mental Health or Social, Emotional and Behavioural Conditions

Student Support Team - email

A decision on your application will be made as soon as possible thereafter and you will be informed by letter.

Late Applications

Applicants who apply late August early September should be aware that decisions regarding places being available on a course can change hourly.  You may have been asked to complete a task or provide further information.  This does not guarantee you a place on the course.  Follow up communication will then confirm if an offer can be made or where the course is full a reserve list may be available should vacancies occur.

3 - Application Decisions content

3 - Application Decisions

3 - Application Decisions

Conditional Offer

A conditional offer of acceptance means there is something you will need to complete or provide. Your conditional offer may be based on a number of things such as, examination results, English language ability or attending a practical workshop.

For non SQA results, as soon as you have met your conditions, you must provide us with the evidence to convert your offer to unconditional.

Unconditional Offer

If you successfully meet your conditions (above) we will be able to make you an unconditional offer.

Unsuccessful Application

If you have been unsuccessful we will pass your application on to our [Course Adviser], you can contact them to discuss alternative options.

Reserve Place

When a course becomes oversubscribed you may be offered a place on the reserve list.

There is no timescale, you are on the reserve list because the course is full.  If a place becomes available, then we will contact you as soon as possible.  If you have not heard from us within 4-6 weeks of the course starting then it is unlikely that you will be offered a place.  Please re-apply early for the next years intake.

Apply early to avoid disappointment.

4 - Acceptance of place content

4 - Acceptance of place

4 - Acceptance of place

For Conditional and Unconditional offers, you will need to decide whether you wish to accept or decline the offer.

This can be done by replying to the offer email or Contact us to accept or decline your place.

If you have applied via UCAS, you will need to respond through UCAS Track

If you haven't already told us of any additional support needs you may have, please contact our Additional Support Team to ensure all support is in place at the earliest opportunity.

You need to apply for funding at the earliest opportunity:

  • HE - March (SAAS)
  • FE - June (EMA/Bursary)
5 - Turn up on your first day! content

5 - Turn up on your first day!

5 - Turn up on your first day!

Once you have accepted your place on the course, you will receive an induction email from us in August which gives you all the information you need for your first day.

Find out more about the Induction Procedure.

If you are feeling anxious or unsure about your first day at Perth College UHI, then speak to our Transitions Team.


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