An International University
UWS is a truly international university with origins dating back to 1897. Our degrees will give you a global outlook and prepare you for the best international opportunities available.
Due to exceptional levels of demand, the following Masters programmes are now closed to new international applications for our Scottish Campuses for entry in January 2023:
Applications for our remaining Masters programmes (not listed above) in January can be made until 4th November 2022.
The latest date of CAS issuance across all of our campus locations for all programmes commencing in January is 23rd December 2022.
We welcome new international applications which will be considered in due course for the next available intake.
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University of the West of Scotland is shocked by the unfolding situation in Ukraine and condemns the horrendous violence that has been inflicted on the country and its citizens.
As a global university with a diverse, international community of students and staff, we are deeply concerned by the situation and stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.Read More
UWS is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 150 of universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings). In addition, in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 90 percent of research at University of the West of Scotland was classed as world-leading, internationally excellent, or recognised internationally. And, with UWS being crowned Higher Educational Institution of the Year 2022 (The Herald Higher Education Awards) there's no better time to find out why you should choose UWS for your studies.
University of the West of Scotland is a large, modern, multi-campus University with its origins dating back to 1897. We have 4 campuses across the west and southwest of Scotland and one campus in central London.
At UWS, we invest in our students’ future. Our graduates go out into the world ready to succeed thanks to our industry-relevant courses, cutting-edge facilities and innovative approach to teaching.
Alumnus, Alan Jenkins visits our Ayr Campus to find out what has changed since his time at UWS and what it is like to study at the University today.
Our stunning, newly expanded London Campus is located in London Docklands close to the centre of the UK capital.
The campus’s technology-rich, flexible breakout and study spaces encourage collaboration amongst our students to enhance their success in learning. The building features a stunning atrium, with light and airy teaching and learning spaces and great views across London. The campus is also close to the attractions of Canary Wharf, with its iconic skyline and over 300 shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. You will be well-placed to find out what student life is like in one of the most exciting cities in the world.
More information on our study opportunities at UWS London
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:
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.
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.
We offer three intensive courses which enable students to meet English language entry requirements for university study at UWS or elsewhere.View our English Language Courses
UWS has a proven track record of developing collaborative international partnerships as a key element of the university's strategy. UWS has a number of collaborative partners around the world primarily operating on a franchised or validated model. This gives you the opportunity to study a UWS degree in your home country through one of our partner institutions.
Find out more about our TNE Partnerships Degree Opportunities