Application Workshop

Applying for a place on a full-time course at North East Scotland College couldn’t be easier!

Application Workshop

Got a question about applications or need help with the application process?

On Wednesdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm our experts will be on hand to answer your queries by email, through live chat and call back. Complete the form below and we’ll make sure your query is directed to the right person to talk to.

Can’t make it on Wednesday? Fill out the form and the team will get back to you at a suitable time.

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You can also contact our student advisers with any application enquiries on, or use the live chat: Monday-Thursday 9:00am – 4:30pm, Friday 9:00am – 3:30pm.

More useful information on our full-time application process

Top Tips on Full-time Applications

Applying online is quicker. You can save your application and come back to it. Once you’ve applied  you can check the status of your application online.

If you’re creating an account for the first time, keep a note of your email address and use a memorable password.


Have your exam certificates ready

Have your exam certificates ready for reference — preferably scanned or electronic copies.

Prepare your supporting information – ‘Tell us your story so far’

You don’t need to fill in this section but you may wish to include any related work experience or any other information that will support your application.
We recommend that you prepare this before you start the application process. There is a limit of 4000 characters — not words — in this section. We’ve put together some useful hints and tips about what to include. 

Remember there is a time limit

You have a maximum of 20 minutes to complete each section of the online application. Read each section carefully before you start and make notes — you can also download a PDF of the application form to help you prepare for each section. Once complete, each section will automatically save.

Add us to your contacts

Add to your contacts to make sure you receive important emails about your application.

Make sure you apply for the correct course at your chosen location – some courses have similar titles and take place in Aberdeen, Fraserburgh and Ellon.

Check that your personal details are accurate so we can contact you about your application.

In some cases it’s appropriate to discuss your application with another person – a parent, guardian, spouse, partner or guidance teacher.

Please indicate if you agree that the College has your full permission to do this.

It will help us answer questions about your application faster if you let us know who we can discuss your application with.

If you have qualifications that you would like to tell us about as part of your application, please enter these into the qualifications area under the Education section.

You can enter a predicted grade if you don’t yet know the grade you’ll receive.

You don’t have to fill this section in.

However, some of our courses are in high demand, so it can be helpful to enter any relevant experience to support your application.

We recommend that you prepare your answers to the questions in this section before you start your application. There is a limit of 4000 characters — not words. We’ve put together some useful hints and tips about what to include in this section.

There is a question that asks if you are a UK National and have lived in Scotland all of your life. This question is asked in relation to eligibility for course fees and funding. If you answer ‘No’ to this question then you will need to provide us with copies of all required documents so we can progress your application on to the next stage.