What documents do I need to provide to make an application?
As well as the completed online application form we also need the following:
- A copy of your current or final academic transcripts and their official translations
- A copy of your degree certificates and their official translations (if you have already completed your degree)
- Two academic references
- any additional documents specifically listed on the Taught degree programmes A-Z
- A Secure English Language Test (SELT) like IELTS if English is not your first language (this can be provided after you apply if you do not have a valid test at the time of application)
- Copy of your passport (photo page) - non-EU applicants only
I have not finished my first degree: can I still apply?
Yes, but you will not receive an unconditional offer until we have received your final results. You may be made a conditional offer on finishing your degree at the required grade.
If you are made a conditional offer then you should upload your final results (final transcript and degree certificate) through Applicant Self-Service when you receive them.
I have not completed an English language test and English is not my first language: can I still apply?
Yes*, you can still make an application but you will not receive an unconditional offer until we have received an English language test from you that meets our requirements (see the programme English language entry requirements on the Taught degree programmes A-Z). You may be made a conditional offer on providing an English test at the required grade.
*Please note that there is one exception to this rule which is select Dentistry programmes where an English test is required at time of application - see the Taught degree programmes A-Z
Do I need to provide all of the other required documents at the time of application?
It is advisable to provide all of the other required documents listed above at the time of application however if you do not have all required documents at this time then it is still possible to make an application and provide further documents at a later date, as long as you include a full current transcript (and an English translation if required) with your application. We may then be able to make you an offer conditional on providing further documents.
Please note though that no decision can be made without a full current transcript (and an English translation if required) and some programmes require all of the above listed documents before a decision can be made. If you submit an application without all the documents that we require before we can make a decision then we will send you an email requesting further documents - see the 'I have received an email requesting supporting documents' section below.
How do I add supporting documents to my application after I have submitted it?
To upload additional documents to your application you must log into Applicant Self-Service.
Next, go to the 'Admissions' section at the bottom of the screen and click on the link called 'Upload Document'.
Please be aware that documents must not exceed 5MB in size and therefore you may have to upload your documents in sections that do not exceed 5MB, or page by page, rather than as a full document. The online system allows you to upload supporting documents only in PDF format and the maximum size for all documents combined is 10MB.
Please note that we do not accept documents sent to us by email and all documents must be uploaded (with the exception of references emailed directly from referees). If you have any problems uploading documents to Applicant Self-Service then see 'I am unable to upload documents?' on the Application troubleshooting/FAQs page.
Do I need to send you my original references?
No, clear scanned copies of your references on headed paper are acceptable and you can upload these yourself when you are making your application online or you can upload them through Applicant Self-Service after you have submitted your application. If your referees prefer to send references directly to us then they can do so by email (see 'Can my referees email their reference?' below). If your referees would prefer to post references then this is also possible (though email is preferred) and you should ask them to post the reference letters, on headed paper, to the address below. Your referees should state your name, your Student ID and the course you are applying for on the reference letter.
PGT Admissions, Recruitment and International Office
71 Southpark Avenue
University of Glasgow
Can you contact my referees yourself to ask for references?
No, that is not possible. It is your responsibility to request the references in the first instance and make sure they understand what we require from them. We will occasionally contact your referees to obtain further information on your performance.
Can my referees email their references?
Yes, your referees can email a scanned copy of their letter to us, provided it is on headed paper. We will also accept a reference by email provided the email is from your referee's professional email account and contains their full employee name and address. They should send it to the email@example.com.
Do I need to send you my original IELTS/TOEFL iBT/PTE Academic certificate?
No, we can verify your English results online so you just need to upload clear scanned copies.
Do you accept TOEFL iBT?
Yes, TOEFL iBT is still accepted from both home/EU and international students.
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use TOEFL to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level courses. We therefore still accept TOEFL tests from international students.
Can I just print my last degree module results from my University online results system?
No, we do not accept this as proof of your results. We need an official transcript from your University, which you should be able to get from your Registry department. If it is your final transcript, it needs to state what your final overall result is. Please include the transcript of your full degree, not just the last year.
My degree transcripts/references are in a language that is not English, is this ok?
No, we need an official translation of your documents into English if they are not printed in English in the first place. We will not be able to process your application until you have uploaded a copy of your original documents and their official translation.
The official translation must contain confirmation from the translator/translation company that it is an accurate translation of the original document, the date of the translation, the translator/an authorised official of the translation company’s full name and signature, and the translator/translation company’s contact details. The translation is a document that can be independently verified. The original translation will be required when you apply for your Tier 4 visa.
Where a translation of an overseas qualification or award certificate is submitted, we will not take it as a direct translation of the academic level of that award. We will always use UK NARIC to assess the equivalency of overseas qualifications.
I have just sent you all my original documents: can I get them back?
You should not send us original documents and all supporting documents should be scanned copies of the orginals which you have uploaded, either when making your application online or by using Applicant Self-Service after you have submitted an application.
If you do send us orginal documents by mistake then you should contact the Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you need to see my CV or personal statement?
These documents are generally not required for most programmes but may be required for some programmes. See the entry requirements for your programme on the Taught Degree programmes A-Z.
I have received an email requesting supporting documents. What does it mean?
The email will list the documents that we need to make a decision on your application. Follow the directions given in the email, access Applicant Self-Service and upload your supporting documents. Entry requirements and required documents are listed on the Taught Degree programmes A-Z.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete and that all required documents are submitted on time. Failure to do so may mean that your application will not be considered.
I have received an email telling me that my application will be withdrawn because my documents have not been submitted. I do not have the documents you require. What do I do?
Please contact the Admissions team at email@example.com and let us know. We may allow you more time to submit the required information.