Pursue your Passion

Welcome to our applications hub, where you can find all the information you need to apply for courses.  

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We offer a range of qualifications in a wide variety of subjects.

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Why Study at Dumfries and Galloway College?

We are a leading provider of education in the region, giving you the tools to get one step ahead.  

With first-class facilities, such as the Green Energy centre and the Digital Care Hub, our award-winning sustainable college will give you the opportunity to succeed in your chosen path.  

We have invested in the facilities at our campuses so we can help to support your educational journey. With our salons, gym, engineering, and construction workshops, photography studios, and practical teaching aids, we offer you an education that will prepare you to get one step ahead.  

Whether it’s support in your studies, your approach to your course, or a personal matter outside of college, we have a dedicated team to support you throughout your time at college. 

Lecturers and educational support workers are on hand to help you succeed with your course. We also have a team of dedicated student advisers who can assist and support you in other matters that may be affecting your life outside of college and offer guidance and help. 

Preparing you for further study or employment, Dumfries and Galloway College offers courses to give you the knowledge and skills to move forward in your career.  

Our facilities and equipment give you hands-on experience to prepare you for the workplace.  

Apprenticeships and work-based training also allow you to gain experience from employers in a specific subject or job role, providing you with skills and experience to add to your CV.

With the excellent relationships and links our staff have built up in the region with local employers and universities, you will have a wealth of opportunities at your fingertips to help you progress your career path.  

Employers such as Arla Foods, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, and Jas P. Wilson have all worked with us, creating a better community and region. 
Find out more about their success with us

We have direct links to three top universities and our courses in these areas are designed to prepare you to move seamlessly onto the university degree programme of your choice. 

You can stay in Dumfries and Galloway while studying for your degree. 
Find out more on how to progress after college

Our courses are available in a range of study modes and are designed to meet the needs of the region and our community. We offer full-time, part-time, hybrid learning, distance learning, and many other flexible options tailored to suit your needs.

Applying for your course

Hitting the ‘apply now’ button is the first step to getting onto your course and it’s crucial to get it right – first impressions count.

You will need to register on our applicant portal or log in if you have previously applied online.

Use a personal email address that is unique to you, and that you can access emails with. You can also use Facebook to log in.

Avoid shared email addresses or school/college email addresses as email is our primary method of communication and you will need access at all times. Have your qualifications, Scottish candidate number, and/or student ID number handy for your application – these are not compulsory if you cannot find them but it will make your application process smoother.

These have replaced the personal statement and are designed to help us find out more about you and why you have chosen college. 

We ask why you have chosen the course, your plan for after completing your course and why you are suitable. 

There is also space for additional information on your application that you think is relevant, and that you would like us to know.  

You will receive an email confirmation that your application has been received.

Once your application has been checked over, you may be invited to attend an interview. If your application is unsuccessful at this stage, we would contact you to advise and discuss alternatives.

If you require alternative interview arrangements, please contact our Student Advisers to discuss further – studentadviser@dumgal.ac.uk

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Our Digital Assistant Jenni will help you with any questions you may have about your application available through WhatsApp. You must download WhatsApp to access Digital Assistant Jenni.

Shortly after submitting your application, you will be sent a welcome message from Digital Assistant Jenni. Through WhatsApp, you will then be able to communicate with any questions you may have and with our Admissions team.


Congratulations if you have been invited to an interview!  

Interviews can be intimidating so we’ve put together a few tips for a successful and confident interview.  

Preparation is the key to a successful interview.  

Do your research about the course you’re applying for and why you think the course would benefit you. Think about the type of questions you may be asked and prepare some answers so you’re ready and feel confident with your answers.

Information about all courses is on the college website. You can also contact the admissions team with any questions about the course you have applied for – email them at admissions@dumgal.ac.uk.  

Make sure you have everything you need for the interview. Some courses will ask for a short task or information about specific subjects to know about.

Your interview may take place on Microsoft Teams. Make sure you have downloaded Microsoft Teams onto a device you intend to use during the interview. If you’re unsure what to do, follow this quick guide: 

Download Microsoft Teams

When preparing for your interview, think of personal examples from everyday life showing your skills and what you could bring to the course. These personal experiences could be from a job, school, or even a club you are involved in. The skills could be anything from people skills or organisational, remember to relate them to the course you are applying for.   

Showcase your skills, for example having a job or looking after an individual shows commitment and a good work ethic. Taking part in a school activity shows team-working, timekeeping, and personal organisation. 

Remember to show how committed you are to your studies and have at least one question ready to ask at the interview. Interviewers want you to do well and will be willing you on at the interview.  

Before your interview try to set up a quiet area with a simple background so there are no distractions for you.

We wish you the best of luck in your interview.  

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I’ve received my offer – what happens next?

Congratulations on receiving your offer.

This will be automatically accepted. If you no longer wish to take your place on a course, please contact us as soon as possible – admissions@dumgal.ac.uk

Next, you will need to apply for your student funding. Find out more about student funding.

Keep an eye on your emails for induction information and your link to enroll to start the course.
We will use the email address you gave us to contact you about all aspects of your course so please do remember to check your emails regularly.

Got a question?

If you’ve got a question about any aspect of your application process, leave your details below and our Student Journey team will be in touch with you to help.