How to apply
You can apply as
- an Erasmus Mundus scholarship student
- a self-funded student.
All applications for the IMAESC programme 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 test.
As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:
- 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
- IMAESC Scholarship Application form
- Evidence of your English Language ability (if your first language is not English)*
- A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)
*References 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.
*Please note, evidence of your English Language ability (if your language is not English) must be uploaded by the Scholarship application deadline of 1700 hours UK time, 14th January 2022.
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.
If you decide to apply for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, you should specify your student category (Programme or Partner Country) on the scholarship application form. For further details, see Scholarships
Applications will only be considered for scholarship funding if they are submitted by 1700 hours UK time Friday 14th January 2022 with all the required documents. Please note that if you wish to be considered for a scholarship, you will be required to submit proof of English language proficiency by 1700 hours UK time Friday 14th January 2022. The only exception to this are final degree certificates and transcripts where an applicant is still currently studying. Final degree certificates and transcripts will be required by 1700 hours UK time 1st July 2022.
Self-funded students may be made a conditional offer pending receipt of an English language test. They will be required to submit the relevant documentation by 1700 hours UK time 1st July 2022.
*Programme Country group = EU countries, Iceland, Norway, FYR Macedonia, Lichtenstein, Turkey, Serbia
*Partner Country group = rest of the world
2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in a relevant Arts, Humanities or Social Sciences 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)
- overall score 6.5
- no sub-test less than 6.0
- or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
- ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
- Reading: 20
- Listening: 19
- Speaking: 19
- Writing: 23
- CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
- PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
- Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests
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 an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
Applications for this programme and Erasmus Mundus scholarships will open on 14 September 2021. Scholarship applications close at 1700 hours UK time Friday 14 January 2022. Thereafter programme applications will remain open for self-funded students until the deadlines below.
- International applications (non-EU): 25 July 2022
- UK and EU application 31 August 2022
Programme offers will be made on a rolling basis.
Applications will only be considered for scholarship funding if they are submitted by 1700 hours UK time Friday 14 January 2022, complete with all required documents.
Please note that this includes a suitable English Language Test if required.
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