Coronavirus: information for PGT offer holders and prospective students
As we prepare for the next academic year, we are monitoring government guidance on COVID-19. We will update this page as information becomes available.
Teaching in 2021/22
Our aim is to provide students with the on-campus experience that we value so much.
- From September, we intend to offer a blended approach. We hope to deliver a mix of online and in-person teaching. We will increase on-campus activities as it becomes safe to do so.
- Our world-class resources will also be open for students to access. This includes our Library, social spaces and our sports facilities.
Colleges and academic teams will share more information about individual programmes soon.
COVID-19 protection measures
The health, safety, and wellbeing of our community is our priority.
To make sure that our campuses remain COVID-secure:
- Enhanced cleaning and physical distancing measures are in place in all buildings
- We have our own COVID testing centre on the main campus. This offers regular testing for students and staff.
Travelling to the UK
If you have a visa for the UK then you are classed as a temporary resident so can enter the UK. However you will need to comply with the Red, Amber, Green regulations.
Managed Quarantine Support
We are delighted to announce that the University will cover quarantine costs of £1,750 for students resident in countries on the UKVI red list, who are joining Team UofG from this September.
The University will cover the quarantine costs for you if you are joining us in September 2021 and:
- made your application to the University before 15 June
- are domiciled in a country which remains on UK red list following publication on 15 June, and
- are required to undertake a period of quarantine in a quarantine hotel, in line with UK government guidelines.
Students will also be required to follow all relevant UKVI guidelines and regulations relating to quarantine and testing.
- For more information: Quarantine Support for International Students
Travelling from an Amber List country
If you have been in an amber country or territory in the 10 days before you arrive you must:
- take a COVID-19 test
- book and pay for day 2 and day 8 COVID-19 travel tests – to be taken after arrival
- complete a passenger locator form.
For more information please visit the Scottish Government Website.
On arrival in the UK you must:
- isolate for 10 days in wherever your student accommodation is
- take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8.
We are pleased to confirm that students arriving from amber list countries and staying in may be able to arrive at their residence up to 10 days prior to the contract start date of the 10 September at no additional accommodation cost.
Details of these arrangements are being finalised, and we will continue to update you as soon as we have more information. In the meantime, if you have any questions relating to UofG accommodation, please contact our Accommodation Services Team on email@example.com
If you live in an amber list country, it’s important to plan your journey to Glasgow carefully. If you transit through a red list country, then it’s likely you will be eligible for quarantine measures in an official hotel and the cost of £1,750. Therefore, please bear this in mind when planning air travel and keep an eye on the green, amber and red regulations.
Vaccinations for students
The Scottish Government’s 18-29 Registration Service closed on 11 June. Vaccination appointments will start from mid-June.
If you didn’t register via the online registration portal, your local NHS Board will send out an appointment to you via the post. You should make sure that your address details registered at your GP surgery are up to date so that you aren’t missed.
There is more info on the Scottish Government webpages.
The Scottish Government has announced that international students are included in the national coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme for the coming academic year (2021/22). There will be more details about this released in due course.
International students living in the UK and registered with a General Practitioner (GP) can access healthcare. This includes access to COVID-19 vaccinations.
When students arrive in the UK, they should register with a local GP surgery as soon as possible.
Applications, registration, enrolment and documents
The academic year will commence on 13 September 2021, during which time you will be expected to participate in relevant academic inductions. Teaching officially starts on 20 September 2021. We expect students to join us on campus where physically possible. However, should you be unable to arrive for the start of the academic year, it will be possible to begin your studies online for many of our degree programmes, before transitioning to on-campus study when it is safe and feasible to do so.
If your programme does require you to be at the University by a certain date in order to complete mandatory on-campus learning requirements, you will be notified directly. Further information regarding the arrangements for individual programmes will be shared by the Colleges and programme academic teams in the coming weeks.
All documents uploaded via applicant self-service are currently being reviewed within 5 working days.
We will begin or start CAS issue for the September 2021 intake from the 22 June 2021. You can find further details on CAS on our dedicated CAS page.
If you wish to defer, you should submit your requests via Applicant Self Service before 25 July 2021. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. You will receive a response within 28 working days.
Please note: you will be considered for deferral to the next intake date, this may be within the same academic year.
To be eligible for deferral:
- You must have accepted a conditional or unconditional offer for a Postgraduate taught degree
- You must have paid any relevant deposits to secure your place.
November 2021 and January 2022
There are no additional November or January intakes planned at the moment. Should this position change, we will inform all prospective students, applicants and offer holders. Postgraduate programmes which usually have a January intake will continue to do so.