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EU Students & UWS

Important information for potential UWS students from the EU regarding guranteed tuition fee funding, immigration status and Erasmus+ exchange funding as the deadline for the UK to leave the EU looms.

The Scottish Government has confirmed that EU students, studying full time for their first degree and enrolling in the 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 academic sessions, will be eligible to have their tuition fees paid by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for their full period of study.

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Study with UWS in London

Interested in studying with UWS in the heart of London? Our London Campus is close to Tower Bridge and the City of London - a global hub for financial and business institutions. 

Our London Campus is home to nearly 1000 students from all over the world, the campus offers UWS undergraduate/Bachelor (BA & BSc) and postgraduate taught/Masters courses (MA, MBA, MPA, MSc) in business, management, health, social sciences and music, as well as applied research degree options in business (DBA) and health (MRes, MPhil, PhD and DProf).

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Information for international students

UWS was recognised by Times Higher Education (THE) as being in the top 500 universities in their 2019 World University Rankings and in the top 150 universities under 50 years of age in their Young University Rankings 2018.

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Exchange Study Opportunities - Come to UWS

Each year UWS are delighted to welcome many students to Scotland from our partner institutions across the world. We look forward to welcoming you to Scotland!

As an incoming student  to UWS you have a fantastic opportunity to:

  • Experience Scottish culture
  • Give your academic studies a new perspective
  • Build an international network of friends
  • Have great fun and, importantly    
  • add significant value to your CV  
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How to Join UWS as an Exchange Student

The process to study as an Erasmus students at UWS is straightforward and starts at your home institution.  You must be nominated to study at UWS by your home institution before we accept an application from you.  At certain points each year, we ask our partners to send a list of their nominated students – make sure you have been nominated by your International Office.

Please refer to the Erasmus+  Guide for Incoming Students.  This handbook will guide you through the process from making the initial application to arriving at UWS to start your studies.

Our international community

UWS is a vibrant modern university with five campuses in the United Kingdom. We have four campuses in the south-west of Scotland:

plus, our campus in:

We have over 3000 international students from countries which represent 1/3 of the globe. We also have 130 European partners and are actively involved in global study and exchange options through the Commonwealth universities programmes. 

We offer 32 study abroad Erasmus + countries for eligible UWS students and have over 20 transnational education partners worldwide which helps us deliver UWS Bachelors and Masters degrees across the globe.

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Work-ready Bachelor & Masters studies

MRes, MPhil & PhD Research Opportunities | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

MRes, MPhil & PhD research opportunities

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Making friends

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Internationally recognised qualifications

Overseas Admissions Adviser

UWS has key overseas admissions advisers who can guide you through the entire process - from selecting a course to completing your application. Please contact one now on +91 95136 75888

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English Language Courses

We offer three intensive courses which enable students to meet English language entry requirements for university study at UWS or elsewhere.

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Recommend a Friend

Do you know someone looking to study a Bachelors, Masters or Research degree?

Recommend your non-EU friend, colleague or family member to study at one of University of the West of Scotland’s four Scottish campuses and receive £100 when they enrol!

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Partner with us (TNE)

We have forged links with educational institutions all over Europe and beyond - including our partnership network in China. We work in collaboration with these institutions to provide international exchange opportunities for students, ranging from the year-long Erasmus+ programme with our partner institutions in Europe to joint Masters courses with institutions around the world.


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