University Of Glasgow Admissions

University Of Glasgow Admissions

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If you’re seeking full-time study you must apply through the Universities & Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

  • tel 0371 468 0468,
  • tel: +44 330 3330 230 if you live outside the UK.

When do I apply?

UCAS closing dates for entry in 2017

  • 15 October 2016: if including Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or applyingto Oxford or Cambridge
  • 15 January 2017: all other UK/EU applicants
  • 30 June 2017: international (non-EU) students.

What are the entry requirements?

Entry requirements are featured on each programme page: Degree programmes A‑Z.

General information about requirements are available at: Entry requirements.

Adjusted offers

We want to help talented applicants from all backgrounds study at Glasgow so you may receive an offer with lower academic entry requirements conditional upon completion of one of our pre-entry programmes.

See Access Glasgow for more information.

UCAS tariff points

The University does not frame its offers in terms of UCAS tariff points.

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What do I need to know?

You will need to know the UCAS code for the subject or subject-combination that you wish to apply to. These are all listed in Degree programmes A‑Z.

How soon will I receive a decision?

We will usually respond before the end of March 2017. If your qualifications meet our requirements and we believe you could benefit from study at Glasgow, you will receive an unconditional offer.

If you haven’t yet gained the necessary passes for entry to your chosen subject(s), we may look at the qualifications you are taking when you apply and make you a conditional offer.

Will I be interviewed?

An interview is part of the selection process for some degree programmes. See individual entries for details. You may also be interviewed if you’re applying for entry into year 2 in any subject.

Is deferred entry available?

In Dentistry and Veterinary Medicine we are unable to consider applications for deferred entry. In other cases deferring may be possible but it’s not granted automatically.

Entry Requirements

Scottish Highers

The SQA Higher Entry Requirements for each subject can be found on that subject page in the degree programme A-Z.

Please see our 2017 Undergraduate Admissions Policy (SQA Highers) [PDF] relating to applications to degrees in Accountancy, Arts, Education, Engineering, Sciences and Social Sciences.

Standard and Minimum Entry Requirements

  • The Standard Academic Entry Requirements represent the grades normally needed for an offer to be made (subject to success in any interview and/or other admissions test that is required for that subject).
  • For some degree programmes, offers may be made below the standard SQA Higher entry requirements. The Minimum Academic Entry Requirements indicate the minimum grades that must be achieved for an offer to be considered.
  • All Highers must have been attained at one sitting of the examination

Advanced Highers

  • The majority of subjects do not require Advanced Highers but check the degree programme A to Z for the subject(s) you are interested in.
  • Where attainment at Advanced Higher is included in offer conditions, a B grade will be regarded as equivalent to an A grade at Higher, and a C grade the equivalent of a B grade at Higher.
  • Double-counting of Advanced Highers and Highers to meet entry requirements is allowed for Accountancy  & Finance and all Arts, Engineering, Science and Social Sciences subjects, and may be accepted for other subjects – check with the relevant admissions contact.

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Subject specific requirements

  • All subject specific requirements at Higher and at Standard/National 5 for each degree programme can be found on that subject page in the degree programme A-Z.

In addition to attaining any subject specific grades, ALL of our degree programmes require applicants to have a broad range of qualifications and as such applicants must ensure that their portfolio of qualifications meet the following criteria:

  1.  Where subjects contain a high proportion of common material (such as Biology and Human Biology) these will not normally be counted (recognised) as two distinct subjects;
  2. For applicants to be admitted after S5 their Higher Grades can only include ONE subject from the General Field of Studysubjects listed below.
  3.  For applicants to be admitted after S6 their Higher Grades can only include TWO subjects from the General Field of Studysubjects listed below.