CERTIFYING LETTERS

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

  • Certifying letters are available for free, via self service or request, for registered students.
  • Former students are required to submit an application and pay a fee (note: we are currently waiving processing fees in light of current circumstances). See the former students section below for further information.

Covid Service Impact

Due to the remote service we are currently operating we are producing digital unstamped documents for all document requests submitted, these will be sent directly to your email address.

Digital documents are now more widely accepted due to the ongoing Covid pandemic, if you have any concerns please check with the intended recipient of the document.

We are currently waiving processing charges for former students. Fees for document requests are normally £10 for one copy and £1 for each additional copy.


Certifying Letters for Registered 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 duration of programme
  • Tuition fees for the current academic session

Troubleshooting Self Service Issues
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Stamped Copies and Additional Information
Please note that we are only providing digital documents via the UofG Helpdesk at this time, we are not currently offering this service from the Fraser Building. Digital documents are unstamped. Certain items of additional information, such as your expected end date of study, can be added to your certifying letter. If you require additional information on your certifying letter you can apply for this online.

Apply Online
Applications should be submitted on the UofG Helpdesk. If you require us to send a copy of your certifying letter to another institution or an employer please note the relevant details in the additional information section of your application form. Please note that documents will be produced within ten working days.


Bank Letters

International students may require a bank letter in order to open a bank account in the UK. For more information on opening a bank account please see the content available on the International Support Team and Welcome pages.

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.

Troubleshooting Self Service Issues
Our self service documents open in a new window or tab. If you are trying to generate your own documents and nothing happens, you may need to disable your pop-up blocker or allow pop-ups for University of Glasgow pages.

If you have disabled your pop-up blocker and you are still having issues generating your document you may need to clear your browser cache.

Bank Letter Requirements
Many banks are now accepting unstamped bank letters from the University of Glasgow, meaning that some students may be able to produce their own bank letter and avoid the need to request one from the Student Services Enquiry Team. So please check with the bank you are wanting to open an account with regarding their specific requirements before you submit a request.

Please note that we are only providing digital documents via the UofG Helpdesk at this time, we are not currently offering this service from the Fraser Building. Digital documents are unstamped.

Apply Online
Applications should be submitted on the UofG Helpdesk. Please note that documents will be produced within ten working days.


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 ultimately the student's 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.

Troubleshooting Self Service Issues
Our self service documents open in a new window or tab. If you are trying to generate your own documents and nothing happens, you may need to disable your pop-up blocker or allow pop-ups for University of Glasgow pages.

If you have disabled your pop-up blocker and you are still having issues generating your document you may need to clear your browser cache.

Stamped Copies and Additional Information
Please note that we are only providing digital documents via the UofG Helpdesk at this time, we are not currently offering this service from the Fraser Building. Digital documents are unstamped. Some embassies and consulates require certifying letters that contain additional information. If you require additional information on your visa letter you can apply for it online.

Apply Online
Applications should be submitted on the UofG Helpdesk. Please note that documents will be produced within ten working days.

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.


Certifying 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)

Please note that we are only providing digital documents at this time. 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 on the UofG Helpdesk. If you require us to send a copy of your certifying letter to another institution or an employer please note the relevant details in the additional information section of your application form. Please note that documents will be produced within 10 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.