Fees and Scholarships

  • Online fee payments

    Paying in Sterling (GBP)

    For ease, you can pay your tuition amd accommodation fees for UWS using our online payment facility by either debit or credit card.

    We request a deposit of £3500 prior to CAS for all applicants to Scottish Campuses and London Research applicants, with the balance to be paid at time of enrolment

    What's more, any member of your family or friends can make a payment on your behalf, should they wish.

    Paying in your local currency in partnership with Western Union

    For international students wishing to pay tuition and accomodation fees in their local currency we are working in partnership with Western Union to provide you with a cost efective and simple way of paying. Pay now using Western Union.

  • Fees

    Tuition fees at University of the West of Scotland include all tuition, library, examination and administrative costs. Please click here for tuition Fees for Scottish/EU-EEA/Non-EEA full-time and part-time students.

    Please note: Students on a course lasting more than one year should be aware that tuition fees are revised annually and may increase in subsequent years of study.

    If you are an international student looking to study at UWS, it is important to have a clear understanding of how much money you will need to cover the costs of tuition and living expenses.

    Guidance on fee status and living costs is available from UKCISA.

    2016/17 Refund Policy Information

    Non‐refundable Deposits – International Students

    1.1 If you have received a CAS (Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies) from UWS and thereafter you decide not to take up your place a non-refundable fee of £500 will be retained by UWS.

    1.2 You will be eligible for a refund (less £500 fee) in the event that you have applied for a visa to study at UWS and this has been refused by the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) on the grounds of:

    • Fraudulent documentation submitted to UWS and/or UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)
    • Omitting evidence pertaining to visa history for example curtailment notification from UKVI
    • An error on the part of the student for not submitting the required documents for visa application
    • Insufficiently prepared for credibility interview with UKVI

    You must provide the University with a copy of your visa refusal letter.

    Please be advised, the University will review each visa refusal on a case by case basis examining all of the facts before making an informed decision.

  • Scholarships

    Depending on your choice of study programme, the university may offer a partial scholarship.

    These scholarships are only available for Scottish Campus students.

    • UWS International Scholarship


      Self-funded (non-EU) students applying to UWS from the following regions: South Asia, East Asia & Australia, Middle East and Africa, Europe and CIS, Americas.  Please note, students studying MBA, DBA and Postgraduate Research programmes, are not eligible for this scholarship. 

      Scholarship Amount:


      How to apply:

      For further information please email us on international@uws.ac.uk

    • UWS Merit-based Scholarship


      Full-time, full-fee paying (non-EU) students, who are studying undergraduate or postgraduate courses in UWS Scottish campuses only. Aimed at students who have achieved academic excellence prior to applying to UWS. 

      For more information on the eligibility of this scholarship, please contact international@uws.ac.uk 

      Please note: Students studying MBA and DBA are not eligible for this scholarship.

      Scholarship Amount:


      How to apply:

      Use the online scholarship application form


    • Progression Scholarship: 1st – 2nd year students


      1st year (non-EU) students at UWS maintaining a good attendance of 85% minimum and overall score of 69% or higher across modules in year 1.

      Scholarship Amount:


      How to apply:

      Contact your School Service Delivery Coordinator (International)

    • Postgraduate Fee Offer


      Self-funded (non-EU) students who wish to progress from undergraduate to postgraduate study at UWS. Students must have successfully completed at least one year of undergraduate study with UWS.

      Scholarship Amount:

      10% discount will be deducted from overall tuition fees.

      How to apply:

      Once accepted offer of Postgraduate study at UWS, discount will be applied.

    • International Research Excellence Scholarship


      Self-funding, full fee paying (non-EU) students offered a place on a full time research programme at UWS.

      Scholarship Amount:


      How to apply:

      Please state on your research application that you are applying for an International Research Excellence Scholarship.

    • Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme


      You must hold a first degree at either first class or upper second level. You must be a national of a Commonwealth developing country and not living or studying in a developed country. You must be willing to return to your own country to work or study and will need to provide evidence of English Language ability e.g. IELTS certificate.

       The following programmes are eligible for the scholarship at our Scottish Campuses only for the academic year 2017-18:

      MSc Advanced Computer Systems Development
      MSc Waste and Resource Management
      MSc Biotechnology
      MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management

      For more information, please visit the Electronic Application System (EAS).

      Scholarship Amount:

      Cover the cost of tuition fees, travel and living expenses.

      How to apply:

      Find out more information about applying for entry to one of our postgraduate programmes here.

      For further information please contact lesley.follan@uws.ac.uk

      Closing date:

      The closing date for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship is Friday 24th March 2017.



    • Scotland’s Saltire Scholarship


      Open to Canadian, Chinese, Indian, Pakistan and US nationals. You must be able to demonstrate that you can meet the cost of living and the cost of the remaining tuition fees.

      Scholarship Amount:


      How to apply:

      Find out more information about applying for the Scotland’s Saltire Scholarship here.

      Please note: Closing date for this scholarship is Friday 12th May 2017

  • Financial Information

    If you are looking for finance or money information, please visit Student Finance.