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UWS was recognised by Times Higher Education as being ranked in the 501-600 category of their 2018 World University Rankings, putting us in the top 3% of universities worldwide. In 2017, Times Higher Education also ranked UWS as being in the world's top 200 universities under 50 years of age.

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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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

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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.

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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 University of the West of Scotland and receive £100 when they enrol!

*Excludes MBA, DBA & Cert HE delivered in London

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