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Undergraduate Application Guide

If you’re thinking about studying at the University of the West of Scotland, our step-by-step guide should help you to understand the application process.

It’s easy to make an application but there are a few steps that you need to go through to ensure you have everything you need first.

International students

If you live outside the EU, we’ve developed a step-by-step application guide for international students

Step-by-step guide

Before you begin your application, it is important to read our step-by-step guide.

Step 1: Choose a course

With more than 60 undergraduate degree courses to choose from, a degree from UWS can get you off to a great start in your career.

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Find your course of interest from our career-focused undergraduate, postgraduate (taught) and post-experience options.

Step 2: Check the entry requirements

Make sure that you meet – or are on course to meet – the academic qualifications for your chosen degree. You must be able to provide proof of all qualifications.

Find out more about undergraduate entry requirements at UWS.

Find out more about English language entry requirements at UWS.

Step 3: Fees and funding

Your tuition fees are determined by your nationality and the country where you are ordinarily resident.

Find out how much it will cost to study at UWS.

There is a great deal of financial support available to help students meet the cost of their study. This ranges from statutory government loans to pay for tuition fees to bursaries to help towards living expenses.

Find out what financial support you might be entitled.

Step 4: Apply

 

Full-time Study Starting in August/September 2018

All prospective UK and EU students, not applying through an agent or partner, should apply to study at UWS through UCAS.

The UCAS website has lots of information to steer you through the applications process. A good place to begin is their getting started page.

Once you’ve registered with UCAS's online applications system, you can start to update your application with the necessary information, including:

  • Exam results (achieved and predicted grades)
  • Personal statement
  • References
  • Work experience (especially experience that is related to the course you are applying for and demonstrates interest in this area of study or work)

You don’t need do it all at once – you can save your progress and sign back in at any time.

Remember that this is the information we’ll use to assess your application. It’s important to include as much detail as possible to give yourself the best chance of success.

The deadline for 2018 entry is 15 January 2018. For some courses it may still be possible to apply beyond this period, subject to suitable vacancies remaining.

UCAS charges a fee for the service it provides. It shouldn’t cost you more than £24 to apply to study at UWS or any UK university.

When you make your application, please remember to use the UWS institution code U40 and the course code for the degree you wish to apply for (usually a four digit code, eg H410).

Start your application

 

Full-time Study Starting in January 2018

Applications for full-time Undergraduate courses starting in January 2018 are made through our online application system.

Once you’ve created an account on our online applications system, you can start completing your application with the necessary information, including:

  • Exam results (achieved and predicted grades)
  • Personal statement
  • References
  • Work experience (especially experience that is related to the course you are applying for and demonstrates interest in this area of study or work)

You don’t need do it all at once – you can save your progress and sign back in at any time.

 

Part-time Study

Applying for part-time study at UWS is a simple process through our online application system. Before you begin your application, it is important to read the part-time study step-by-step guide for a smooth and stress-free process.

Step 5: Application processing

Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email from UCAS that they have received your application. You will be able to monitor the progress of your application UCAS’s online system.

UCAS will confirm all the details you have submitted to the UWS admissions team for them to make a decision on your application.

Step 6: Decision time

Once your application has been processed, UCAS will contact you by email to confirm one of the following decisions:

  • Unconditional offer: you already meet the necessary entry requirements
  • Conditional offer: you still need to achieve the required qualifications. Once you meet these conditions, your offer will change to unconditional
  • Unsuccessful: you are not considered to be suitably qualified

Step 7: Prepare for UWS

Once you receive and accept your unconditional offer, it's time to start preparing for life and study at UWS.

Find out more about life at UWS.

UWS Admissions Policy

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.

Download the UWS admissions policy

Last updated: 07/08/2017