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 (update: we are currently waiving processing fees in light of current circumstances). See the former students section below for further information.

Letters for Current Students

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

Stamped Copies and Additional Information
Students who require a wet stamp on their letter or who require information that is not included on the standard letter can submit a request online. We do not stamp digital documents. Please note that we are only offering our documents service via the UofG Helpdesk at this time, we are not currently offering this service from the Fraser Building. 

Apply Online
Applications should be submitted through our online service catalogue. Please note that documents will be produced within ten working days.

  1. Submit a Certifying Letter Application Form
  2. Wait for a confirmation email informing you that your documents have been produced. If you selected Collection as the preferred delivery method in your application then this email will provide a link to our online booking system.
  3. Book an appointment to collect your document from the Fraser Building.
  4. Bring proof of appointment with you to the Fraser Building at the time of your appointment.

Please do not book an appointment for the document collection service if you have not made a document request online and received confirmation that your document is ready for collection. We can only fulfil your request if you follow the above steps. 


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, so please ensure that your record is up to date before producing or requesting a bank letter.

Students who have completed academic registration can produce their own bank letters using their MyCampus Student Center.

Bank Letter Requirements
In light of the current circumstances, many banks are now accepting unstamped bank letters from the University of Glasgow, enabling students to produce their own bank letters and avoiding the need to request one from the Student Services Enquiry Team.

Please check with the bank you are wanting to open an account with as to their particular requirements, as you may be able to produce your own unstamped letter for your application. Registered students can still submit a request for a stamped bank letter if required.

Apply Online
Applications should be submitted through our online service catalogue. Please note that documents will be produced within ten working days. 

  1. Submit a Certifying Letter Application Form
  2. Wait for a confirmation email informing you that your documents have been produced. If you selected Collection as the preferred delivery method in your application then this email will provide a link to our online booking system.
  3. Book an appointment to collect your document from the Fraser Building.
  4. Bring proof of appointment with you to the Fraser Building at the time of your appointment.

Please do not book an appointment for the document collection service if you have not made a document request online and received confirmation that your document is ready for collection. We can only fulfil your request if you follow the above steps. 


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. 

For embassies or consulates willing to accept an unstamped letter, registered students can produce their own certifying letters using their MyCampus Student Center.

Stamped Copies and Additional Information
Students who require a wet stamp on their letter or who require information that is not included on the standard letter can submit a request online. We do not stamp digital documents. Please note that we are only offering our documents service via the UofG Helpdesk at this time, we are not currently offering this service from the Fraser Building. 

Apply Online
Applications should be submitted through our online service catalogue. Please note that documents will be produced within ten working days. 

  1. Submit a Certifying Letter Application Form
  2. Wait for a confirmation email informing you that your documents have been produced. If you selected Collection as the preferred delivery method in your application then this email will provide a link to our online booking system.
  3. Book an appointment to collect your document from the Fraser Building.
  4. Bring proof of appointment with you to the Fraser Building at the time of your appointment.

Please do not book an appointment for the document collection service if you have not made a document request online and received confirmation that your document is ready for collection. We can only fulfil your request if you follow the above steps.

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 for students to use.

Visa Application 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 standard certifying letter for former students confirms 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 are stamped. We do not stamp digital documents. We may be able to add additional information if requested providing that we can verify the information on your student record. You can specify this as required on your application.

Apply Online
Applications should be submitted through our online service catalogue. Please note that documents will be produced within 15 working days.

Cost
Standard processing fees are £10 for one copy plus £1 for each additional copy with delivery fees added separately (if applicable). Please note that we are currently waiving processing fees in light of current circumstances and therefore only offering free standard Royal Mail first class or air mail delivery at this time.