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UWS in Asia

UWS has a dedicated team looking after our south-east asian social media and website platforms.

Chinese website:  www.uws.asia

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If you live in south-east asia and you want to find ount more about UWS and the study options available, then you can also email China@uws.ac.uk for more information.



University of the West of Scotland has long established links with China and over the past 10 years we have welcomed over 2,000 Chinese students onto our undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes.

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UWS Receives Official Recognition from China

UWS is an official training partner for China after receiving accreditation from China’s State Administration for Foreign Expert Affairs (SAFEA). UWS is accredited as an Overseas Training and Collaborative Organisation (OTCO); enabling UWS to deliver and share training to Chinese partners in a broad number of areas of expertise.

This endorsement means UWS becomes the first organisation in Scotland to be accredited from SAFEA as part of an elite group providing foreign expertise and technical and managerial training to organisations in China.

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Meet us in CHINA

As well as being able to chat to one of our official representatives in China throughout the year, our international team regularly travels overseas to meet students and to attend exhibitions and events. If you are interested in meeting one of our representatives to learn more about studying at University of the West of Scotland, please email international@uws.ac.uk.

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Chinese Community at UWS

There is a large, established community of Chinese students at UWS who play an active role in many of the University’s social societies and sports clubs. This means that as a student at UWS, you will have the opportunity to meet people from your home country as well as making new friends from Scotland and other parts of the world.

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There are currently around 2000 UWS graduates working in China for companies such as:

  • Apple
  • Microsoft
  • HSBC Bank
  • Johnson & Johnson

UWS Chinese Educational Partnerships

UWS enjoys excellent links with China and we work closely with a number of Chinese institutions, engaging in joint research, knowledge partnerships and in running articulation programmes.

Research currently being undertaken in collaboration with our Chinese partner universities includes an assessment and mitigation of environmental issues around resource exploitation which has created challenging pollution problems across China directly affecting water and food quality.

(Please be aware that no local institutions in mainland China are authorised to deliver face-to-face classes for the MBA  programme.)

UWS educational links in China include:

North China

Beijing Union University (www.buu.edu.cn/)

Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology (www.bipt.edu.cn/index.htm)

Beijing University of Civil Engineering & Architecture (www.bucea.edu.cn/)

Canvard College Beijing Technology & Business University

North China Institute of Science & Technology (www.ncist.edu.cn/)

Xi’an University (www.xawl.org/)

Xian Technological University (www.xatu.cn/)

Sias International University (www.sias.edu.cn/)

Inner Mongolia University of Science & Technology  (www.imust.cn/)

Henan Polytechnic University (www.hpu.edu.cn/www/index.html)

North East China

Anshan Normal University (www.asnc.edu.cn/)

Changchun Institute of Technology

Changchun University of Technology (www.ccut.edu.cn/ccut.html)

Changchun University of Science & Technology (www.cust.edu.cn/)

Changchun Finance College (www.cjgz.edu.cn/)

East China

Zhejiang University of Science & Technology (www.zust.edu.cn/)

Ningbo University (www.nbu.edu.cn/)

Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology (www.nuist.edu.cn/newindex/index.htm)

Shandong University of Science & Technology (www.sdust.edu.cn/)

Binzhou Medical University (www.bzmc.edu.cn/)

Qingdao University (www.qdu.edu.cn/)

Qingdao Vocational and Technical College of Hotel Management (www.qchm.edu.cn/)

South China

Hunan University of Technology (www.hut.edu.cn/)

Hunan University of Science & Technology (www.hnust.edu.cn/)

University of South China (www.usc.edu.cn/)

South West China

Dianchi College, Yunnan University (www.ynudcc.cn/)

Kunming University (http://en.kmu.edu.cn/)

Yunnan Normal University (www.ynnu.edu.cn/)

Yunnan University of Finance & Economics (www.ynufe.edu.cn/)

Guizhou Education University (www.gznc.edu.cn/)

UWS Representatives in China

We work with many educational representatives across China.

Many of our official representatives have offices across many Chinese provinces. However, we have simply listed their main or Head Office details here. Please use these details to find information on your local branch:

UWS official representatives based in China (A-Z)

Agency for Studying Abroad Xi'an International Studies University

Box 134, Xi'an International Studies University, No. 437 South Chang An Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710061, China

email: catherinefan@hotmail.com

Telephone: 00 86 29 85 30 97 98


Amber Education - Beijing Office 

1901, CITIC Building, No. 19 Jianwai St., Chaoyang Dist., Beijing, P.R.China, 100004

email: amberbj@amberedu.com

Telephone: +86-10-65661010


Amber Education - Dalian Office 

RM1103, Rainbow Building, No. 23,Renmin Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian City,Liaoning Province, P.R.China, 116000

email: amberdl@amberedu.com

Tel: +86-411-82842288


Amber Education - Guangzhou Office

Room 301, Podium Building, Guangdong International Building, No. 339 Huanshi Dong Road, Guangzhou, Guangdong, P.R. China, 510098


Tel: +86-20-22379900


Amber Education - Shenzhen Office 

Rm1901, Tower A, International Chamber of Commerce Building, No.138 Fuhua 1 Road, Futian District, Shenzhen, Guangdong, P.R.China, 518048

email: ringohuang@amberedu.com  

Telephone: +86-755-33981100


Amber Education - Wuhan Office 

Room A4316, Zhongshang Building, No.7 Zhongnan Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan, China

email: amberwh@amberedu.com  

Telephone: +86-27-59601122


Anhui Russell Education Consulting Co Limited

Room 507, Block B, Dongfang Plaza, Huizhou Ave, Baohe District, Hefei, China

email: jason.sun@reduchina.cn

Telephone: +00 86 551 65 15 11 73


Beijing International Education Institute

Room 2602, Anlian Mansion, 3rd Building of Beijing International Centre, 38 East Third Ring North Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100026, China

email: international6@biei.edu.cn

Telephone: +86 (0)10 8205 8 ext. 8012


Beijing New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting Co Ltd

No 6 Haidan Central Street, Haidian District, Beijing, China

email: zhengmian@xdf.cn

Telephone: +86 10 626 055 99


Beijing Oxbridge Education & Culture Development Co. Ltd

9th F, Culture Square Renmin University of China, No 59 Zhong, Guancun Street, Haidian District, Beijing, PR China, 100872

email: wulili@oxbridgedu.org

Telephone: 010 825 09988-686


Beijing Wenwei Education & Technology Co. Ltd

20 Yongan Road, 3-A-3293, Beijing, China

email: wenwei_edu@163.com

Telephone: 186 86 181 177


Go Study Education Institute

Kochi, Kerala

email: andy@go-study.com.tw

Telephone: 0086 10 61136611-8020


Grandland International Education China

Floor 22, Block A, Pacific Century Place, Jia No2 Gongtibi Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, China

email: jin@shunshunliuxue.com

Telephone: +86 10 659 158 66 85 63


Guandong Education Service of International Exchanges Dongguan Center

205, Block C", Huakai Plaza, Yuanmei Road, Nacheng Distric, Dongguan city, Guandong Province, PR, China

email: julie@gesiedg.org

Telephone: 0769 228 56 555


Henan Yiming Overseas Education Services Co Ltd

Room 1803-1804, 18F, Tower 1, Jincheng Intl, Plaz, 66 Jingsan Road, Zhengzhou City, Henan, China, 450008

email: zzxuefeng@hotmail.com

Telephone: 00 86 371 65 86 16 02


JJL International Education Exchange Promotion Ltd

5F, Mi Yang Tower, Yong An Dong Li, Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue, Beijing, 100022, PR China

email: marketinguk@jjl.cn

Telephone: +86 10 5683 6666


Liaoning Study Abroad Service Co Ltd

No.44-1, Nenjiang Street, Huanggu District, Shenyang, Liaoning P.R. China

email: lnlx@vip.163.com

Telephone: 86-24-86906543


Shandong TA Amy's Britain-China Educational Consultancy

7 Whilatter Road, Whitehaven, CA28 8DE, UK

email: amy@britainchinaeducation.com

Telephone: 07952 679 016


UK Education Centre

18-22 Floor 10, Sichuan University International Academic Center, No. 65 Kehua North Road, Wuhou District, Chengdu, 610091, PR China

email: assistcn@ukec.net.cn

Telephone: +86 28 6133 3947



7-13 Linjing Back Street, ZhenAn District, Dandong, Liaoning Province China 118001

email: peng.li@upic.org.uk

Telephone: +86-4000050415


Xi'an Anglo-Chinese Overseas Study Consulting Ltd

10th Floor, Unit 1, Section B, Mine Road, Liu Nian Communities, Chanba Ecological Region, Xian city, Shanxi Province, China

email: wuguangming@bipt.edu.cn

Telephone: 8602981038849

UWS official representatives based in UK (A-Z)

Academic Powerhouse UK

2 Rusper Close, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4QD, UK

email: susan.oxbridge@gmail.com
Telephone: +44208 432 0861

Aspiring Career Limited

1st Floor, Office No 6, 173-175, The point,

Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M8 8LG, UK

email: aspiringcareerltd@gmail.com
Telephone: +00 44 788 603 1216

BW Business Solutions (UK) Ltd

Unit G23, Waterfront Studios, 1 Dock Road, London, E16 1AH

email: bashir.ahmed@bwbsolutions.co.uk
Telephone: 0 20 7476 7066

Centre for Education

Unit C, 119-121 Whitechapel Road, London, E1 1DT, UK

email: info@cfeuk.com
Telephone: 02079984735

China-UK Culture and Commerce Associates Limited (CNUK)

1913 Portland House, Brassenden Place, London, SW1E 5RS, UK

email: tingting@cnuk.cm
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 869

Maria Consultancy London Ltd

38A The Broadway Southall, Post Office Buildings 1st Floor, Southall, Broadway, Middlesex, London UB1 1PT

email: info@mariaconsultancy.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3689 0942

Neuron Educare

7 Davenant Street, Whitechapel, London, E1 5NB

email: info@neuroneducare.co.uk
Telephone: 020 737 503 32

Entry & English Language Requirements

Our Admissions team are familiar with the Chinese education system and qualifications. If you have any questions about your application to study at UWS, please contact our Admissions team on: internationaladmissions@uws.ac.uk.

If it isn’t your first language, you will need to have a good command of English to get the best results from your studies with us. All non-native English speakers are required to meet the English language criteria specified by the University.

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Academic Entry Requirements

You can view our most recent information regarding Bachelor or Master's degree entry requirements for Non-EU students by clicking the links below:

Undergraduate (Bachelor) Entry Requirements

Postgraduate (Master's) Entry Requirements

How to apply

We are keen to provide as much information as possible that will help you in making your application to UWS. Below are specific notes depending on whether you are applying for one of our Bachelor (BA, BAcc, BD, BEng, BSc) degrees, Master (MA, MBA, MEd, MSc) degrees or Research (MRes, MPhil, PhD) degrees.

Applying for our Bachelor degrees

If you are applying from a non-EU/EEA country for entry to one of UWS's undergraduate degree courses, and have not applied already via UCAS, or have not applied to another UK university, then you may apply through our online application system.

International candidates applying through one of our recognised partners or agents for a full-time undergraduate degree course at UWS can also apply using our online application system.

To make the application process as smooth and stress-free as possible, we've compiled a step-by-step guide to applying to study at undergraduate level at UWS. Prior to beginning your application, we recommend that you read this to make sure you have everything you need and that you understand the process.

Applying for our Master degrees

Applying to study a postgraduate taught course at University of the West of Scotland is a simple process through our online application system.

To make the application process as smooth and stress-free as possible, we've compiled a step-by-step guide to applying for a postgraduate taught course at UWS. Prior to beginning your application, we recommend that you read this to make sure you have everything you need and that you understand the process.

Applying for our Research degrees

Applying to undertake a postgraduate research degree at University of the West of Scotland

is a simple process through our online application system. To make the application process as smooth and stress-free as possible, we've compiled a step-by-step guide to applying for a postgraduate research degree at UWS. Prior to beginning your application, we recommend that you read this to make sure you have everything you need and that you understand the process.

UWS in China

We are keen to meet with students from around the world who are interested in studying at UWS. Our international team and official representatives can provide information and advice on a one-to-one basis, helping you to make informed decisions on your studies.

The University has a global network of official representatives who can provide information, advice and support in choosing your university and making an application.

Please note that for enquiries relating to study at the London Campus, please visit: https://www.uwslondon.ac.uk/

UWS expert in environmental research awarded Chinese regional government honour

Chinese regional government awards UWS researcher

Professor Andrew Hursthouse, Assistant Dean (Research & Enterprise) in the UWS School of Science and Sport, was recently awarded the Liangcheng Friendship Award of Xiangtan City, Hunan. The prestigious award is given every two years to individuals - technical experts, academics and industrialists, for example - who have made significant contribution to the development of Xiangtan and the wider region.

Andrew currently is undertaking environmental research with partner organisation Hunan University of Science and Technology (HNUST) in China.

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Representative of Phoenix Education with Prof. Craig Mahoney


On January 18 2018, Wu Haoqiang, Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Education, and Professor Craig Mahoney, Principal and Vice Chancellor at University of the West of Scotland (UWS), signed a strategic cooperation memorandum at the Phoenix Education Annual Conference to establish an international partnership.

This partnership is designed to facilitate international student exchange between Chinese universities and the School of Media, Culture & Society at UWS. By studying one of our media courses, students from China will gain first-hand experience in a professional context and be prepared to succeed as media professionals in their country.

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Last updated: 15/02/2021