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  • Contact Us

    UWS Admissions are located close to the Student Hub at the Paisley Campus.

    Call: UK Freephone 0800 027 1000 or +44 (0)141 849 4101

    Email: admissions@uws.ac.uk (for UK and EU application enquiries)

    internationaladmissions@uws.ac.uk (for Non-EU application enquiries)

    • Tuition Fees
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      Get more information on tuition fees
    • English Language Requirements
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      To get the best results from your studies, it is essential that you have a good command of English. All International students are required to meet English Language requirements outlined by UWS, with the exception of:

      • Native Speakers of English
      • Erasmus students (unless advised otherwise)
      • Non-Erasmus students from EU partner institutions (you may provide a statement from your institution confirming English language ability in place of a formal qualification)

      If you do not fit in to any of the above categories you are required to provide proof of your English language ability through a SELT (secure English language test). UWS requires an IELTS score of 6.5 or above (with no no component below 6.0). IELTS tests should normally be taken no more than two years before applying to UWS.

      Visit the UKVI website for full, up-to-date details of English language requirements.

    • Supporting Documents
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      In addition to completing your online application it is essential that you submit the following documents:

      • Copy of your official degree certificate(s)
      • Copy of academic qualifications or certificates, showing full details of subjects studies and grades/marks obtained
      • Official English translation of the certificate(s) and transcripts(s)
      • One reference letter (one of which must be academic), on headed paper and signed by the referee
      • Evidence of your English language ability (e.g. IELTS) if your first language is not English
      • An academic transcript from your undergraduate programme (for postgraduate courses only)
      • A research proposal (for research programmes only)
      • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)
      • A copy of your current Tier 4 visa (if you are currently studying in the UK)

      All undergraduate and postgraduate enquiries for International applicants or agencies: internationaladmissions@uws.ac.uk

      All enquiries relating to obtaining a CAS: casrequest@uws.ac.uk

      Immigration Advice and Student Visas

    • Funding
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      If you have been offered a place at UWS you can begin applying for funding. Do not wait to see if you get the results for a conditional offer, as leaving your application too late can delay your funding. If you do not receive the results you need to get in to UWS you can cancel your funding application easily.
    • Scholarships
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      A range of scholarships and bursaries may be available for international students. The university offers a number of research studenships which are announced in the spring of each year; check our studentship page for more information.
  • Online Application


    Applying to study with us (for any of our full time or part time postgraduate programmes such as MA, MBA or MSc; and research programmes such as MPhil, MRes, DBA and PhD) is a simple process through our Online Application Site.

    The online application system will allow you search by School, subject of interest, level of study and campus you wish to study at. Once you have selected this information you will then be able to start your application to study at UWS.

    The Admissions team aim to process postgraduate applications within 20 working days.

    Please note: this link will take you to a secure website which is best viewed in Chrome or Firefox browsers, where you will be required to register and provide application details. However, you can save your session and log back onto the site again to complete the application at your convenience.

  • Admissions Policy

    This Policy has been developed to provide transparency in the admissions processes and practices of University of the West of Scotland, ensuring that a quality service is given to all applicants. Our priority for admissions is to match prospective students with the programme of study that best meets their academic needs, vocational needs and individual circumstances, while ensuring that our institutional strategic objectives are met. In achieving this, we make a commitment that our approach to the admissions of students is transparent,fair, honest, consistent, accessible, personalised and timely. Read the Admissions Policy in full here

  • Supporting Documents 

    In addition to completing your online application it is essential that you submit the following documents:

    • Copy of your official degree certificate(s)
    • Copy of academic qualifications or certificates, showing full details of subjects studies and grades/marks obtained
    • Official English translation of the certificate(s) and transcripts(s)
    • Two supporting reference letters (one of which must be academic), on headed paper and signed by the referee
    • Evidence of your English language ability (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL) if your first language is not English
    • An academic transcript from your undergraduate programme (for postgraduate courses only)
    • A research proposal (for research programmes only)
    • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)
    • A copy of your current Tier 4 visa (if you are currently studying in the UK)