University of the West of Scotland (known as UWS) is a large, modern, multi-campus University with its origins dating back to 1897. UWS has 4 campuses across the west and southwest of Scotland and one campus in central London.

UWS provides career-relevant, high quality, inclusive higher education alongside innovative, internationally recognised research.

Why choose UWS?

UWS is officially ranked by Times Higher Education in the top 600 of universities worldwide (2022 World University Rankings) and in the top 150 of universities worldwide under 50 years old (2022 Young University Rankings). UWS was also crowned Higher Educational Institution of the Year 2022 (The Herald Higher Education Awards).

The Research Excellence Framework 2014 rated UWS research outputs highly, with more than half of the submissions being ranked as world-leading and internationally excellent research.

UWS’s vocational degree courses feature extensive industrial and professional input to help its graduates better find employment when they graduate.

Entry Requirements

UWS has slightly differing entry requirements depending on the individual course; consult the UWS website for further details.

The same is also true for the English language requirements. Find out more about English language entry requirements at UWS via their website. Remember that you will have to prove the standard you have achieved by providing the relevant certificate when you complete your application form.

You will also have to provide a signed Academic reference on headed paper, a CV in English, a copy of your passport and visa and, in some circumstances, proof of funding. Another requirement is a personal statement, in which you should explain why you have chosen UWS, why you chose your course, the nature of your career plans, and how studying at UWS will help you further these plans.

How to Apply

Once you are sure that you meet the entry requirements, then please fill out the form below and we will send you the online application form. Please note that we are the official agent of UWS and we will process your application completely FREE.

Scholarships and Funding

You should remember that the Scottish Government does not provide funding for international students who are studying in Scotland; however, students at University of the West of Scotland do have access to several incentive schemes and scholarships.

Please visit UWS’s dedicated Scholarships webpage to browse the available scholarships. If you would like to check which scholarships you may be eligible for, please get in touch.

There is also a more general webpage on Money, Fees & Funding which provides useful information on finances.

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