INFORMATION FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS WISHING TO ENROL ON ACCESS COURSES
The University of Glasgow is committed to welcoming all applicants, regardless of their background. As part of this commitment, fee waivers will be offered each year to Access students who are seeking asylum.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Be seeking asylum in the UK.
- Live in or around Glasgow.
- Have been resident in Scotland for at least 1 year by the time the course starts in September 2024.
- Meet the English language requirements for Access, being capable of speaking, reading and writing in English at a level equivalent to IELTS overall score of 6.0, with no single element less than 5.5.
- Preference will be given to applicants who have achieved a National 5 English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualification at grade B or above.
Applications for our Access Fee Waiver scheme for academic year 2024/25 will open at 9am on Monday 4th March 2024 and will close at midnight on Sunday 17th of March 2024.
Before completing your application form please ensure that you have read the information on our Access webpages.
In particular, please ensure that you have a solid understanding of the following:
- Details of our Access subjects, so that you can decide if the course content is of interest to you.
- The day/time that each Access subject is timetabled, to ensure that you can commit to attending all classes at those times. You should also make sure that you are able to commit the time required for independent study on the Access subjects of your choice.
- Which two Access subjects will allow you to progress onto your intended UofG degree path, and the existing level of knowledge required to begin studying on Access (this is particularly relevant for those wishing to take Science subjects), to ensure you are embarking on a suitable pathway.
More information about University of Glasgow Access to Higher Education programme is available across these webpages.
We encourage you to familiarise yourself with what our Access course can offer and ask you to ensure that you have researched which degree programme you hope to progress onto after Access.
If you would like any further information or to ask any questions, you may wish to sign up to one of our Access Information Webinars, or please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team by emailing email@example.com.
For more information about the support available for refugee and asylum seeker students studying at the University of Glasgow, please visit our Widening Participation webpages.