How to apply
Before you apply, make sure you read the relevant step-by-step application guide for international students for a smooth and stress-free process.
When to apply
Application for our undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses opens in August each year and runs until course start dates.
If you are applying from overseas for undergraduate or postgraduate taught courses, the latest we can process your application is 6 weeks before the course start date.
Applications for research degrees may be made at any time.
After you have applied
After you submit your application, we will send you an email confirming that we have received your application. You will also be given log-in details for the system so that you can track your application.
Once your application has been processed, we will contact you by email to confirm if it has been successful.
The UWS Admissions Policy has been developed to provide transparency in the admissions processes and practices of University of the West of Scotland, ensuring that a quality service is given to all applicants.
Our priority for admissions is to match prospective students with the programme of study that best meets their needs, whilst ensuring that our institutional strategic objectives are met. We are committed to ensuring that our approach to the admissions of students is transparent, fair, honest, consistent, accessible, personalised and timely.