How to apply

How to apply

UCAS closing dates for entry in 2015

The UCAS process requires applications to Medicine, Vet Medicine and Dentistry to be submitted by 15 October each year, and applications to all other degree programmes by 15 January each year. The University of Glasgow cannot accept any applications after these UCAS deadlines, nor can it accept changes to applications after these dates. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure the accuracy of their application prior to submission, and requests from applicants to correct erroneous application content, change degree programme or change college of entry, will not be allowed after these UCAS deadlines. This policy is in place to ensure fairness and consistency to all applicants, and no exceptions will be made.

  • 15 October 2014: if including Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or applying to Oxford or Cambridge
  • 15 January 2015: all other UK/EU applicants
  • 30 June 2015: international (non-EU) students.

Apply at or through your school or college. 
Contact UCAS on 0871 468 0468.

UCAS tariff points

The University does not frame its offers in terms of UCAS tariff points.

How soon will I receive a decision?

We will usually respond before the end of March 2015

If your qualifications meet our requirements and we believe you could benefit from study at Glasgow, you will receive an unconditional offer.

If you haven’t yet gained the necessary passes for entry to your chosen subject(s), we may look at the qualifications you are taking when you apply and make you a conditional offer.

Will I be interviewed?

An interview will be part of the selection process for: Community Development, Dentistry, History of Art & Art-world Practice, Medicine, Music, Nursing, Teaching, and Veterinary Medicine & Surgery. You may also be interviewed if you’re applying for entry into Year 2 in any subject.

Is deferred entry available?

For Dentistry, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine programmes we are unable to consider applications for deferred entry. In other cases deferring may be possible but it’s not granted automatically.

University transfers and credit transfers 

Applicants studying at another university (or institution), cannot apply to the University of Glasgow and request a transfer at an advanced entry level (years 2 or 3). This rule applies irrespective of the level of performance attained by the student at the other university. Exceptions will be made to this rule if it can be proven that a  student  who is currently living away from home, requires to return to their home city due significant personal problems such as family or personal illness, bereavement or other extraneous circumstances. These situations will be considered on a case by case basis and documentary evidence, such as medical reports, will be required.

Applicants who are currently attending another institution and wish to apply for Year 1 entry to the University of Glasgow, without completing their degree at their current university, will be required to apply through UCAS in accordance with the normal UCAS deadlines for applications. Any such application will be reviewed on the basis of entry qualifications attained prior to being admitted to their current university, and admission to Glasgow will only be granted if they meet the current year (year of admission) entry qualifications. Credits attained at the other institution will not be used as a basis of admission.  

Graduate applicants to undergraduate degree programmes 

The University of Glasgow welcomes applicants to undergraduate degree programmes who have already completed an undergraduate degree. Attainment of an undergraduate degree does not on its own guarantee admission to another degree programme. The following criteria will be considered when reviewing graduate applications:

  • Applicants must have attained a minimum of a 2:2 (Lower second class) honours degree; AND EITHER
  • Would have met the current year (year of admission) entry qualifications prior to being admitted to their current degree programme; OR
  • Has studied a minimum of two papers in subjects relevant to the degree programme they are considering applying for (so for example, an applicant to Arts or Social Sciences will be required to have studied a two Arts or Social Science subjects as part of their degree programme). 

Please note: the University of Glasgow only recognises qualifications attained within 7 years of the proposed date of admission to the University. This includes undergraduate degrees. Applicants whose degree was attained more than 7 years from the date of entry, should apply to the University as a mature student  through an alternative route such as the University's Access courses (see: Centre for Open Studies). This policy is designed to ensure that University entrants can cope with the academic rigour of our degree programmes.

Widening participation

We want to help talented applicants from all backgrounds to study at Glasgow. See our range of widening access pre-entry programmes at Widening Participation.

British Sign Language

UCAS has launched seven new videos using British Sign Language, including details on how to apply and a Parents' Guide.  

Apply at or through your school or college. 
Contact UCAS on 0871 468 0468.