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Career-focused teaching. World-leading research. An international outlook. And a far-sighted approach to technology and innovation. UWS offers the ultimate student experience.

UWS is one of the country’s largest modern universities and was recognised as being in the top 600 of universities worldwide by Times Higher Education (THE) in their World University Rankings 2020.

UWS is also ranked in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years of age in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019.

We provide career-relevant, high quality, inclusive higher education alongside innovative, internationally recognised research.

With over 120 years experience in higher education, we have some 19,900 students spread across four campuses in the west of Scotland and our new London Campus.

Don't take our word for it

  • Education at UWS was ranked 1st in the UK overall, 1st in the UK for graduate prospects and 1st in Scotland for student experience (source: The Times / The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)*
  • Education at UWS was ranked 2nd in the UK overall, 1st in the UK for graduate prospects & 1st in Scotland for student satisfaction (source: The Complete University Guide 2020)*
  • UWS was ranked at No. 3 in Scotland for teaching quality (source: Times/The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2020)
  • UWS is rated as top ranking in Scotland for Overall Satisfaction in the following areas: Chemical, Process & Energy Engineering / Chemistry / Information Systems / Marketing / Mental Health Nursing / Physics / Initial Teacher Training. We also rank in the top 5 Scottish providers for Adult Nursing / Biosciences / Law / Mechanical Engineering / Media Studies (source: National Student Survey 2019)
  • In the most recent analysis, 95.5% of UWS graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating (source: Higher Education Statistics Agency, 2016/17)

* this ranking was achieved for our undergraduate course in initial teacher training.

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Funding Your Studies

As a student from England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, you do not normally have to pay tuition fees upfront as the fees can be paid by a non-means tested loan which you will only repay once you have left your university and stopped your studies.

You should apply to your relevant funding body to have your entire tuition fees, or a portion of your tuition fees as well as some maintenance allowance, paid by a loan/bursary depending on your eligibility. For more funding information, please visit:

Student Finance Northern Ireland

Tel: Undergraduate 0300 100 0077 / Postgraduate 0300 100 0493

Web: www.studentfinanceni.co.uk

Student Finance England

If you live in England

Tel: 0300 100 0607 (textphone 0300 100 0622) between 8am and 8pm Monday to Friday, and between 9am and 4pm on Saturday.

If you're an EU student

You should call Student Finance Services on 0141 243 3570.

Address

You can also write to SFE at:

Student Finance Services
PO Box 89
Darlington
County Durham
United Kingdom
DL1 9AZ

Web: https://www.gov.uk/student-finance

Student Finance Wales

SFW welcome Welsh correspondence and calls.

When you call, please have your customer reference number and secret answer at hand, so they can deal with your call as quickly and effectively as possible.

Undergraduate students

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Postgraduate students

Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm

Address

Student Finance Wales
PO Box 211
Llandudno Junction
LL30 9FU

Please note SFW don’t offer face to face meetings to discuss your account, if you have any queries about your account please use the contact numbers above.

Web: https://www.studentfinancewales.co.uk/

Channel Island (Guernsey & Alderney)

Information about student awards offered by the States of Guernsey Education Services to students from Guernsey and Alderney attending full-time courses outside Guernsey:

Address

Student Finance
Route DesCoutanchez
St. Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 2TT

Tel: 706560
Email: studentfinance@gov.gg

Web: https://www.gov.gg/studentfinance

Channel Island (Jersey)

The Government of Jersey provides financial help for Jersey students who want to go to university or college to study for their first undergraduate degree or other recognised higher education course:

Address

Student Finance
Skills Jersey
Bermuda House
Green Street
St Helier
JE2 4UH

Tel: 01534 449450

Email: studentfinance@gov.je

Student Finance Team: Book an Appointment (online)

Web: https://www.gov.je/studentfinance

Isle of Man

The Student Awards Team (Isle of Man) publish the latest news relating to student awards on their Student Awards Message Bulletin and detailed information regarding all aspects of Student Awards can be found in their Downloadable documents on their webpage (link below):

Address

The Student Awards Team
Department for Education
Sport and Culture
Hamilton House
Peel Road
IM1 5EZ

Email: studentawards@gov.im

Web: https://www.gov.im/student-grants

Last updated: 21/02/2020

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