If you would like to study an undergraduate course at University of the West of Scotland, it is easy to make an application.
However, first there are a few steps that you need to go through to ensure you have everything you need to make an application.
All UK and EU applicants for undergraduate study, not applying through an agent or partner, must apply through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service).
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.
Before you begin your application, it is important to read our step-by-step guide for a smooth and stress-free process.
Decide which course you would like to study at UWS, making sure that it is the appropriate level of study for you.
Find your course of interest from our career-focused undergraduate, postgraduate (taught) and post-experience options.
Make sure that your academic qualifications and English language levels meet the requirements for your chosen course. Please note that you must be able to provide proof of all qualifications.
Ensure that you have copies of all the documents required for your application. These include:
You are required to submit a personal statement as part of the UWS undergraduate application process. This is to demonstrate your motivation to study your chosen course at UWS. Points that you should cover in your personal statement include:
Once you have prepared everything listed above, you can submit your application through UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) or our online application system.
UK and EU applicants
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. This will include guidance on how to accept an offer and fee payment if required.
The Admissions team will make one of the following decisions:
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.