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Scotland’s universities welcome the world

All 19 higher education institutions across Scotland have come together with partners across Scotland to back a new campaign to welcome students from around the world: Scotland’s universities welcome the world.

Scotland is a diverse and inclusive country that celebrates being home to many different people and cultures from around the world. Over 50,000 international students already live and learn in Scotland. Scotland’s universities are already home to over 180 different nationalities among their students and staff. 

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University of Glasgow cloisters
The Cloisters (also known as The Undercroft) at The University of Glasgow.

Global reach

Scotland's higher education institutions continue to raise their game in globally competitive markets with overseas operations in the UAE, Oman, China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Brazil, Angola and many other countries worldwide.

Demand for Scotland's tertiary education provision is at an all time high. We can put you in touch with key providers and help build long-lasting partnerships.

Source: Grow, Export, Attract, Support: Universities' contribution to Scotland's economic growth - Universities Scotland 2013 

Scotland's education is open to the world

We've a strong track record of working with overseas partners, through delivery of teaching, training, in-country provision, or a more ‘blended learning’ approach.

Projects we can help you with

  • Transnational education partnerships that deliver Scottish qualifications in your overseas market
  • International commercial opportunities, such as Continuous Professional Development (CPD), which require a Scottish academic partner
  • Contract or collaborative research partnerships across a range of key sectors – from golf and engineering in China to healthcare services in India, and pretty much everything in between.

Want to find out more?

Scottish universities and colleges offer an extensive range of high level and vocational qualifications, at home and overseas.

Whether you're seeking undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, executive education or CPD programmes, these can be tailored to your 'local' overseas markets.

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Education partnerships at home and abroad

Artist impression of the Technology Innovation Centre at Strathclyde University

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