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Starting out at College can be a bit daunting, but it doesn’t have to be! We have a wide range of teams and technologies in place to ensure that life as a student at North East Scotland College is the best it can be.

Applications are open for full-time courses starting in August 2023. Just find the right course for you on our website and click Apply.

If you need help with the application process or are not sure which course would suit you best, use the links above for more information or get in touch with the friendly advisors in one of our Student Advice Centres.

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Our Campuses

  • Aberdeen Altens Campus
  • Aberdeen City Campus
  • Fraserburgh Campus
  • Scottish Maritime Academy

Our Learning Centres

  • Ellon Learning Centre
  • Inverurie Community Campus

Students’ Stories

Kirsten Koss

Kirsten Koss

Social Sciences

HND Social Sciences

“I’m so glad that I came to NESCol because it really has been a life changing experience. I think Social Sciences is a great place to be if you’re curious about the world or if there’s something that really frustrates you about the system and you’d really like to see it change. Studying an HND in Social Sciences really helped me to see the world in a better light. The department has such down to earth, friendly, normal staff and I would jump at the chance to finish my studies at the college if I could. Choose College – it really is a wonderful place!”

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