CERTIFYING LETTERS

A standard certifying letter confirms your personal information, programme information and study fees. You can use it to confirm your status as a registered student, or for proof of address.

  • Certifying letters are free for registered students.
  • Former students will be required to submit an application and pay a fee. See the former students section below for further information.

Standard Letter

Our standard certifying letter confirms your status as a registered student at The University of Glasgow. Registered students can produce their own certifying letters on their MyCampus Student Center.

Standard Information
The following information is included as standard on all of our certifying letters.

  • Personal details (name, date of birth, student number, home and term-time addresses)
  • Course details (school, programme of study, academic plan, year of study)
  • Start date and expected end date of programme
  • Tuition fees for the current academic session

Additional Information
If you require information that is not included as standard then visit the Student Services Enquiry Team desk on level 2 of the Fraser Building and request a letter in person. Alternatively, submit a certifying letter request form on our online service catalogue.

Stamped Copies
Students who require a wet stamp on their letter can bring a copy to the Student Services Enquiry Team desk on level 2 of the Fraser Building for verification and stamping. We do not stamp digital documents.


Bank Letters

International students require a bank letter in order to open a bank account in the UK. Our bank letters confirm all of the information included on our standard certifying letter, however, they are also addressed to the specific bank branch you are applying for an account with. Note that banks will reject any letters without a term address, students can upload a term address on their MyCampus Student Center.

Students who have completed academic registration can produce their own bank letters on their MyCampus Student Center and then bring them to the Student Services Enquiry Team desk on level 2 of the Fraser Building to be stamped.


Letters for Visa Applications

Students going abroad may require a stamped certifying letter as part of their visa application. Most embassies and consulates accept our standard letter, however, it is the students' responsibility to ensure that this meets their requirements (a small number of embassies and consulates may need the letter to be addressed to them). There are three ways to obtain a certifying letter.

  • Print a standard letter using the self-service option on MyCampus.
  • Submit a certifying letter request form on our online service catalogue.
  • Visit the Student Services Enquiry Team desk on level 2 of the Fraser Building and request a letter in person.

Travelling to the Netherlands
Submit a certifying letter request form on our online service catalogue. Indicate that your letter is for a Netherlands visa application and provide the date of your appointment with the Netherlands consulate (if known) on the application form. We will notify you when your letter is ready for collection.

Invitation Letters for Friends and Family
Please note that the Student Services Enquiry Team do not produce or stamp invitation letters for your friends and family to visit. The International Student Support team have provided a template online for students to use.

Visa Support
If you are an international student looking to go abroad and need help with applying for a visa, the International Student Support team can help you.


Letters for Former Students

Our letters for former students confirm that you were a registered student at The University of Glasgow.

Standard Information
The following information is included as standard on all of our graduate letters.

  • Personal details (name, date of birth, student number)
  • Course details (mode of study, programme of study)
  • Start and end date of programme
  • Graduation date and class of degree awarded (if applicable)

All hard copies of our letters include a wet stamp, we do not stamp digital documents. We may be able to add additional information if requested providing that we can verify it on your student record, you can specify this on your application.

Application Process
Submit a certifying letter request form on our online service catalogue. You will receive an email confirming your application has been submitted, you will then be required to make a payment in order for us to process your request. Upon successful payment, your documents will be produced within five working days.

Cost
£10 for one copy plus £1 for each additional copy. Delivery charges (if applicable) and payment methods are outlined below.


Delivery Charges and Payment Methods

Delivery Charges
Delivery charges apply to registered students and graduates depending on what options are selected on the application form.

Delivery OptionCostAverage Delivery TimeNotes
Collect Free   Documents can be collected between 09:00 (09:30 on Wednesdays) and 16:00 Monday to Friday.

Royal Mail First Class and Air Mail

Free Variable UK and international delivery

Royal Mail National Recorded Delivery

£4.50 2 Days UK delivery only

Royal Mail International Recorded Delivery

£8.50 5 Days to Europe, 7 Days International International delivery only, item is tracked until it leaves the UK, requires a signature from the recipient

DHL Courier Service

£15 1-3 Days International delivery only, item is tracked to its destination, requires a signature from the recipient

Payment Methods

  • Call us on +44 (0)141 330 7000 between 9:00 (9:30 on Wednesdays) and 16:00 Monday to Friday to pay by Visa or Mastercard.
  • Pay in person using Visa, Mastercard or Apple Pay at the Student Services Enquiry Team desk on level 2 of the Fraser Building during the times above.
  • Post a cheque made payable to The University of Glasgow along with a payment form to the Student Services Enquiry Team, Fraser Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ.
  • Post a payment form with your card details to the address above.
    Please note that we cannot accept payment forms by email.