The University requires a deposit to be paid by International applicants in receipt of an offer to specific postgraduate taught programmes and who require a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) from the University in order that they can apply for a student visa. This is required where the programme is competitive and the deposit is required in order to demonstrate your commitment to attend the programme should you meet all the conditions of your offer.

The list below shows the programmes that require a deposit and if you are made an offer for any of the programmes below the University will write to you and request a deposit with information on how to pay your deposit and the deadline for making the deposit payment. Please note that if you are unable to pay a deposit because you are planning to fund your studies through an official financial sponsor then you should upload a copy of your scholarship application or award letter to your application by the deadline date.

Further information can be found on the 'Deposits' section of the Frequently Asked Questions.

Terms and conditions of the deposit

The following guidelines will apply in determining whether a deposit will be refunded. Where the deposit is refunded, a 25% handling fee will be deducted.

Deposits WILL be refunded to applicants under the following circumstances:

  1. Where the University is unable to offer you a place.
  2. Where the applicant has personal circumstances such as illness, bereavement or other family situations that has prevented them coming to the UK. Medical or other proof may be requested.
  3. Applicant can prove that they have applied for a visa to attend the University of Glasgow, but the VISA has been refused. The applicant must have shown ‘real intent' to study at the University of Glasgow but has been unable to obtain their visa.
  4. Applicant does not meet his / her conditions of offer: this may be academic or language test requirements. Satisfactory evidence must be uploaded to the student’s applicant self-service to prove that they have not met the conditions of their offer (note that applicants who do not meet the language condition of their offer must show reasonable attempt to meet this, i.e. they must provide a language test which was taken after the date that the deposit was paid).

Deposits WILL NOT be refunded to applicants under the following circumstances:

  1. Applicant has decided to defer – in this situation the University will retain the deposit and credit it against the applicant’s account for securing their place for the following year of entry.

Timeframe for requesting a refund

Refund requests must be made within 30 days of the programme start date stated on your offer letter. 

Requests made after this date will be subject to discretion.

Timeframe for receiving a refund

If you paid by credit or with debit card, then refunds can be made to the card that the deposit was paid from within 2 weeks.

If you paid via bank transfer, then refunds can take 4-6 weeks once processed by the Accounts Receivable Team.

How to pay your deposit 

Deposit payments can be made through your Applicant Self Service account.

  1. Log into your Application and select the Applicant Self Service button. 
  2. Select the Applications tile. If you have multiple offers, choose the programme for which you wish to make your deposit payment.
  3. Select the 'Accept or Decline' button to accept your offer. Once accepted, you will see the 'Make a Payment' button.
  4. Select the ‘Make a Payment’ button and you will be taken to the 'Make a Payment' screen.
  5. On the 'Make a Payment' screen you will see the name of the programme(s) you have an offer for.
  6. Enter the amount you wish to pay towards your deposit in the ‘Payment Amount’ column. Payment of the full amount is required to secure your offer of a place.
  7. Select 'Next' and then 'Continue to make my payment' and complete your credit/debit card details.

What to do once you have paid your deposit

  • Once the payment has been made you can click on the "View Payment" link to view and print a receipt under the "Posted Cashier Payment" section.
  • You will be able to confirm that the offer has been secured via Applicant Self Service.

Please note: if you are applying to, or have been awarded, a scholarship from your home country or an external funder that covers all tuition fees and you are therefore unable to make the deposit payment, you should upload a copy of your scholarship application or award letter to your application by the deadline date. If you are applying to a scholarship that is not open for applications yet and are therefore unable to upload a copy of your scholarship application or award letter then you should upload your written confirmation that you intend to fund your studies via external scholarship. If you do not upload evidence/confirmation of application by the deadline we cannot guarantee your admission to the programme and your offer may be withdrawn. To upload this evidence you should log in to Applicant Self Service and follow the "Upload Documents" link.