Where to Study

Advanced year university entry with an SQA Higher National Diploma

Universities around the world accept SQA HND graduates at advanced entry for undergraduate study for compatible subjects.

To assist you in your choice please search for an area from our map or select an area from our regions to view a list of the highly regarded universities which accept SQA HND graduates

Please note: Many other universities accept HND graduates at their discretion.

 
 

Australia

Deakin University*
Contact the university for further information

University of Southern Queensland*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University of Tasmania*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

Canada

World Education Services (WES) considers the Higher National Diploma as comparable to completion of two years of undergraduate study at a regionally accredited institution in Canada. They recommend transfer credit, minimum of 60 semester credits.

WES is a not for profit organization with nearly 40 years’ experience evaluating international credentials. They provide more than 100,000 evaluations each year that are accepted by thousands of academic institutions, employers, licensing and certification boards and government agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

Royal Roads University
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

Trinity Western University*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University of the Fraser Valley*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Polytechnic University
1st year entry to relevant degree programmes
Senior year entry will be considered at the discretion of the university

New Zealand

SQA's esteemed partner in China the Chinese Centre for Scholarly Exchange has worked closely with Education New Zealand (ENZ) and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) on an explanatory paper setting out information on the Scottish Qualifications Authority’s Higher National Diploma (HND), as delivered in China. It demonstrates the quality assurance process in the approval and delivery of the SQA HND and fit with the New Zealand tertiary system.

Auckland Institute of Studies
Compatible degree courses can be completed in one academic year

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
3rd year entry to Bachelor of Applied Management.

Pacific International Hotel Management School*
Contact the university for further information

South Korea

Woosong University*

United Kingdom

Abertay University

Anglia Ruskin University*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes
2nd year entry to selected degree programmes

Bedfordshire University*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

Birmingham City University*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes
2nd year entry to selected degree programmes

Cardiff Metropolitan University*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

De Monfort University*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes
2nd year entry to selected degree programmes

Edinburgh Napier University
The final admission decision will always rest with the receiving University

Glasgow Caledonian University
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes.

Glyndwr*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes
2nd year entry to selected degree programmes

Heriot-Watt University
The final admission decision will always rest with the receiving University

Huddersfield*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

Kingston University*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes
2nd year entry to selected degree programmes

Leeds Metropolitan University*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

Middlesex University, London
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

Open University in Scotland
The final admission decision will always rest with the receiving University

Oxford Brookes University*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes
2nd year entry to selected degree programmes
Subject areas are Business, Drama, Health Sciences, Hospitality and Media

Robert Gordon University
The final admission decision will always rest with the receiving University

Scottish Agricultural College
The final admission decision will always rest with the receiving University

Sheffield Hallam University
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University College of Birmingham
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University of Aberdeen
The final admission decision will always rest with the receiving University

University of Bradford*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University of Brighton
2nd year entry to relevant degree programmes with 3rd year considered for exceptional students

University of Central Lancashire*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University of Chester
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University of Chichester
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University of Dundee
The final admission decision will always rest with the receiving University

University of Edinburgh
The final admission decision will always rest with the receiving University

University of Glamorgan*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University of Glasgow
The final admission decision will always rest with the receiving University

University of Greenwich*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes
2nd year entry to selected degree programmes

University of Hertfordshire*
Contact the university for further information

University of Hull*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University of Lincoln*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes
2nd year entry to selected degree programmes

University of Manchester
The University of Manchester welcomes applications from students achieving excellence in a wide range of qualifications, including the SQA Higher National Diploma. Individual courses reserve the right to judge the relevance and acceptability of qualifications when considering an application for first year or advanced entry

University of Northampton*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University of Plymouth
2nd and 3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University of Portsmouth*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University of Salford*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University of Stirling
The final admission decision will always rest with the receiving University

University of Strathclyde
The final admission decision will always rest with the receiving University

University of Teesside*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University of the Highlands and Islands
The final admission decision will always rest with the receiving University

University of the West of England, Bristol*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

University of the West of Scotland
The final admission decision will always rest with the receiving University

University of Worcester*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

Westminster University*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

York St John University*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

USA

World Education Services (WES) considers the Higher National Diploma as comparable to completion of two years of undergraduate study at a regionally accredited institution in the USA. They recommend transfer credit, minimum of 60 semester credits.

WES is a not for profit organization with nearly 40 years’ experience evaluating international credentials. They provide more than 100,000 evaluations each year that are accepted by thousands of academic institutions, employers, licensing and certification boards and government agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

Daemen College*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

Gannon University*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

Lawrence Technological University*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

SUNY College of Technology at Alfred*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

Thomas College*
3rd year entry to relevant degree programmes

*Agreement negotiated by our Chinese partner, CSCSE.