How to apply

You can apply as

  • an Erasmus Mundus scholarship student
  • a self-funded student

All applications for the TourDC 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. For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, check Frequently Asked Questions.

Please note: TourDC mobility Study Track options, for Partner Country** Scholarship students, may experience some restrictions in relation to mobility periods outside the Programme Country* group, pending the outcome of the EU - UK EXIT negotiations.

* Programme Country group = EU countries, Iceland, Norway, FYR Macedonia, Lichtenstein, Turkey, Serbia

** Partner Country group = rest of the world



UPDATE - Admissions for September 2021

Applications for September 2021

Please note that our Online Application is currently being updated to allow September 2021 to be selected as the entry date. In the meantime, you can apply for September 2021 entry for this programme by selecting ‘September 2020’ in the ‘Entry Date’ option and your application will be regarded as an application for September 2021 entry. All applications for this programme received from 1 October 2020 onwards will be considered for September 2021 entry.

Required documents

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 *
  • CV
  • 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)
  • Scholarship Application form 

* Two written references are required with at least one from an academic the Applicant has studied with. Please upload your references - these must be on letter headed paper. We will not consider applications without these. 

** For scholarship applicants only - confirmation of IELTS 6.5 (with no subset less than 6) or equivalent (if English is not a student's first language or s/he did not study her/his undergraduate degree in an English speaking country, as recognised by the UK Home Office) must be submitted by the scholarship application deadline.  An application for a scholarship place will not be considered without this. 

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.


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

Applications will only be considered for scholarship funding if they are submitted by Friday, 8 January 2021 with all the required documents. The only exception to this is final degree certificates and transcripts where an applicant is still currently studying. 

Entry requirements

Undergraduates with a minimum 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent (e.g. a Grade Point Average of 75%)  in the following subject areas; social sciences or humanities, or management & business.

Note: Students with Postgraduate Degrees will not be accepted for Scholarship places, however can apply for a self-funded place on this programme.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University of Glasgow 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 EnglishISEII 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.

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:

For Scholarship Applicants only - confirmation of IELTS 6.5 (with no subset less than 6.0) or equivalent (if English is not a Student’s first language or s/he did not study her/his undergraduate degree in an English speaking country, as recognised by the UK Home Office) must be submitted by the Scholarship application deadline.  Scholarship applications will not be considered without this.


Applications for this programme (September 2021 intake) including Erasmus Mundus scholarships will open on 1 October 2020.

Scholarship applications close on Friday 8 January 2021.

Thereafter programme applications will remain open for self-funded students until the deadlines below:-

  • International applications (non-EU): 30 June 2021
  • EU applications:  31 July 2021

Programme offers will be made on a rolling basis.

Applications will only be considered for a scholarship place on this programme if they are submitted by Friday 8 January 2021, and all required documentation has been submitted.  This includes confirmation of IELTS 6.5 (with no subset less than 6.0) or equivalent as required and the fully completed Scholarship Application Form.