Studying at college can offer a range of additional benefits to traditional academic study at university; students can take advantage of smaller class sizes and gain practical experience, often in a work-like environment.
If you haven’t met the entry requirements for a degree course, or are perhaps returning to education, college can be a great stepping stone to further study at university.
Degree Link allows students to have the best of both worlds, to study first at college, and then to complete a degree without any time loss.
We work hard with our partner colleges to offer guaranteed progression pathways* for students across Scotland, and we provide a range of support to ensure a positive transition experience from pre-application through to graduation. (*subject to meeting any specified conditions)
We also welcome applications from students with a relevant HNC or HND where a formal pathway does not exist, and each application will be considered individually.
North East Scotland College (NESCol)
RGU and NESCol have a longstanding relationship providing guaranteed progression opportunities for learners and have over 40 pathways available across all our academic Schools.
Dundee and Angus College
RGU and Dundee and Angus College have a longstanding relationship providing guaranteed progression opportunities for learners and have over 30 pathways in place for HN students.
We have a range of guaranteed progression opportunities pathways in place for Fife College students, and welcome applications where a formal pathway does not currently exist.
Glasgow Clyde College
We have a range of guaranteed progression opportunities pathways in place for Glasgow Clyde College students, and welcome applications where a formal pathway does not currently exist.
Associate Student Scheme
The Associate Student Scheme is designed for students who are studying for a HNC or HND at one of our partner colleges and plan to progress to Robert Gordon University directly into year two or three of a linked degree course.
Other Colleges & Degree Link Contacts
We are constantly reviewing and updating our agreements with colleges and welcome applications from students with a HNC or HND qualification.
Taking that next step to university is exciting, but we understand it can be daunting, particularly if you are moving from a different city. We have nearly 20 years of experience in helping students transition from college to university and have a range of support in place should you need it.