UWS influences the economic, social and cultural development of the west of Scotland and beyond by providing career-relevant, high quality, inclusive higher education alongside innovative, internationally recognised research.
UWS was crowned Higher Educational Institution of the Year (The Herald Higher Education Awards 2022). We are officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 150 of universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings).
UWS continually reviews, redevelops and expands its course portfolios to ensure that your learning is fully up-to-date and will prepare you for the world of work. Our potential new course developments are undergoing university validation and approval procedures but you can use the link below to find out more about these propsals which we hope to launch soon.Potential New Courses
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.
Following the UK’s exit from the EU on 31 January 2020, the majority of EU students are no longer able to receive student finance after January 2021 for studies; international tuition fees status applies. Some provision exists for Irish, Gibraltarian and UK students living in the EU.EU Information on Brexit
Wednesday 07 June 2023
Visit our Ayr Campus Open Day on 7th June (4pm-7pm) for a whole host of interactive activities, giving you a real flavour of what’s on offer at UWS and what it would be like to study with us.Read more
Saturday 10 June 2023
Come to our Open Day on Saturday 10th June 2023 (11am –2pm) and experience what student life could be like at UWS Lanarkshire, our award-winning campus at the forefront of modern higher education.Read more
Saturday 17 June 2023
Visit our dynamic Paisley campus Open Day on the 17th of June 2023 from 11am – 2pm and discover more about studying with UWS.Read more
Monday 31 July 2023
Join this live webinar as the UWS team outline how our Graduate Apprenticeship in Business Management unlocks potential for individuals and employers.Read more
Saturday 02 September 2023
Visit our Ayr Campus Open Day on 2nd September (11am-2pm) for a whole host of interactive activities, giving you a real flavour of what’s on offer at UWS and what it would be like to study with us.Read more
Saturday 07 October 2023
Come to our Open Day on Saturday 7th October 2023 (11am –2pm) and experience what student life could be like at UWS Lanarkshire our award-winning campus at the forefront of modern higher education.Read more