How to Apply

You can apply as

  • an Erasmus Mundus scholarship student - Deadline date - Friday 26th January 2024
  • Self-funded student - Deadline Home/RUK students: Friday 16 August 2024
  • Self-funded student - Deadline INTERNATIONAL: Friday 26 July 2024

All applications for the CLMCE programme (self-funding and Erasmus Mundus scholarships) must be submitted online to the University of Glasgow. We cannot accept applications any other way.

You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process. You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language.

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Individual Needs Support

Financial Support for Students with Individual Needs

CLMCE has received ERASMUS MUNDUS ‘individual needs’ funding from the EU to support successful applicants with long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments.

This is available to both EMJM scholarship students and EMJM self-/other-funded students. The funding total for the four CLMCE intakes (in 2024, 2025, 2026 and 2027) is 120,000 euro and students, who are within the ‘individual needs’ group, can apply for support funding of over 3,000 euro and under 60,000 euro. Funding may be used as a contribution towards adapting environments and/or technology, services, assistance by third persons, additional travel/transportation costs or technology.

Please note that apportioning these funds will be at the discretion of the University of Glasgow’s ‘Inclusion Team’ and may not cover the total amount of the costs for your request but will cover a substantial portion of the costs.

Please add a supplementary statement to your application stating if you are within this ‘individual needs’ group and describe what adaptations, services or travel/transportation support you require to enable you to study on CLMCE. You will also be required to submit a statement from a professional (consultant, doctor, psychiatrist, optician, audiologist, etc.) confirming your condition/needs.

Contribution to individual needs of disabled students

Contribution for individual needs are eligible if they fulfil the general eligibility [entry requirements] conditions set in the grant agreement. They will be used for enrolled disabled students, with or without scholarship, (e.g., long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments), such as those related to the acquisition of special items or services (e.g., assistance by third persons, adaptation of work environment, additional travel/transportation costs). The support to cover such individual needs of enrolled students, will take the form of the following special needs unit costs:






















Calculation of the unit cost contribution per student:

Enrolled students will declare what type of items/services are needed and their cost. The applicable unit cost will be identified as the rate corresponding to or immediately lower than the estimated expenses. This unit cost is a contribution and is not intended to fully cover the actual costs.

NB: costs below the lowest rate (i.e., less than EUR 3 000) will not be eligible for additional support and will have to be covered by the contribution to the institutional costs of the EMJM or by other funding sources of the beneficiary institutions.

Required documents

We strongly advise you to submit your complete application in advance of the deadline date and check that you have submitted all necessary documents by the deadline date. If your application is incomplete at the deadline it will not be accepted

As part of your online application, you will need to submit the following documents: 

  • Application Form (Scholarship) (if you're applying for an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship)
  • Application Form(Self Funding) (if you're applying as a self-funded student)
    A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • Two reference* letters on headed paper
  • Current CV
  • English Language Test Certificate (if your first language is not English) - Please note, evidence of your English Language ability (if your first language is not English) must be uploaded by the Scholarship application deadline. 
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport 
  • Two Reference Letters - must be uploaded at time of application. At least one must be an academic reference and, if appropriate, the other from the student’s most recent employer.

    Please note references must:
  • be dated within the last 2 years of the date of submission of your application.
  • be on headed paper, or have an official stamp
  • be signed (either digitally or by hand - Please note that a typed name is not sufficient)
  • If your referee prefers their reference to remain confidential, they can email the reference to, provided the email is from your referee’s professional email account and contains their full employee name and address.


  • We will not accept references sent from personal email addresses or via a third-party.
  • The University of Glasgow is unable to contact referees on applicants' behalf.
  • NOTE: The scholarship application form/personal statement form are Word documents. Once you have completed the form, please upload it to your application as a PDF. 
  • In order to be considered for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, you MUST submit ALL of the above documents, including English Language certificate, by the submission deadline on 26th January 2024. The only exception to this is final degree certificates and transcripts where an applicant is still currently studying.
  • You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process.
  • You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test. 
  • If you are completing the final year of your first degree, your application will be considered but any offer made will be Conditional until we receive your final degree.




Guidance notes for using the online application

These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately; they are also available within the help section of the online application form. 

If you experience any difficulties accessing the online application then you should visit the Application Troubleshooting/FAQs page.

  • Name and Date of birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport. Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.
  • Contact Details: Correspondence address. All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s). If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • Choice of course: Please select carefully the course you want to study. As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.
  • Proposed date of entry: Please state your preferred start date including the month and the year. Taught masters degrees tend to begin in September. Research degrees may start in any month.
  • Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent. Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.
  • English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).
  • Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course. Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.

Reference: Please provide two references. This should typically be academic references but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead. Please upload your references on letter headed paper to your application. We will not consider applications without these. Do not enter your referees’ names and contact details on the online application.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant arts and humanities (e.g. English language, literature, history, anthropology, library and information studies) or social science (e.g. education, sociology, politics) subject.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0. 
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission to this programme:

TOEFL (ibt, mybest or athome)

  • 79 with minimum R 13, L 12, S 18, W 21. 
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test, this includes TOEFL mybest.

PTE (Academic or Academic Online)

  • 59 with minimum 59 in all sub-tests.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE) and Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) 

  • 176 overall, no subtest less than 169
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Oxford English Language Level Test (ELLT) 

  • 7 overall
  • R&L: OIDI level no less than 6 with reading 21-24, Listening 15-17.  Writing and speaking OIDI level no less than 6 Trinity College: Integrated Skills in English II & III & IV: ISEII Distinction with distinction in all sub-tests

Glasgow International College English Language (and other foundation providers)

  • 65%.
  • Tests are accepted for academic year following sitting.

University of Glasgow Pre-sessional courses

  • Tests are accepted for 2 years following date of successful completion.

Alternatives to English Language qualification

  • Degree from majority-English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI including Canada if taught in English)
    • students must have studied for a minimum of 2 years at Undergraduate level, or 9 months at Master's level, and must have complete their degree in that majority-English speaking country and within the last 6 years
  • Undergraduate 2+2 degree from majority-English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI including Canada if taught in English)
    • students must have completed their final two years study in that majority-English speaking country and within the last 6 years


Please note this year we will not accept either IELTS Academic Online or Pearson PTE Academic Online tests. The first recommendation for students needing a home-based test should be TOEFL.

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept UKVI approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT) but we do not require a specific UKVI SELT for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:


Appeal Procedure

Appeal procedure

All candidates will receive an email with the scholarship committee’s decision in April. If you do not get a scholarship and want to appeal, you must do within 2 weeks (14 days) from the date the committee told you about the decision.

You may only appeal if the procedure of the CLMCE scholarship selection committee was defective or unfair.

You must email your appeal to The subject heading must be 'CLMCE scholarship appeal'. Your email must clearly explain why you are appealing the decision.

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