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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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UWS London Campus Update

Following rapid and significant growth in the student population on our London Campus we are seeking new premises to allow us to continue to expand and deliver an outstanding student experience in London.

As we begin this process, we will have one final intake in the current campus for academic year 2019/20 in November 2019; applications for this intake are now closed.

We are planning our next intake in London, in September 2020, to coincide with our new campus opening.

In the meantime, if you are keen to study with UWS, we would be delighted to discuss study options in Scotland.

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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UWS London campus students

Internationally recognised qualifications

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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.

View our English Language Courses

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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Study for a UWS degree in your country (Transnational Education - TNE)

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

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