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The University of the West Scotland (UWS)

Brief History and General Information On The University of The West Scotland

Founded in 1897, The University of the West Scotland was formerly known as the University of Paisley. UWS has multiple campuses located in the towns of Paisley, Blantyre, Dumfries, Ayr and London.

This British university is one of the largest modern universities in the United Kingdom. Students at The University of the West Scotland in North Cyprus get to enjoy the same high-quality, inclusive, and innovative up to date education.

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Entry Requirements

Academic requirements:

International applicants will need an equivalent qualification to those advertised on each degree in order to apply to The University of the West Scotland. Equivalences can be found using the UK National Recognition Information Centre

If you are an applicant from an EU country and would like to apply outside the Erasmus Programme agreement, please contact Blue Ocean for information about the relevant qualifications required. 

If you are an international applicant from a non-EU country, please download the Non-EU Entry Requirements document to view country-specific entry requirement information

English Language Requirements:

All international applicants are required to meet minimum English language standards, with the exception of:

  • Native speakers of English
  • Erasmus students (unless advised otherwise)
  • non-Erasmus students from EU partner institutions (your institution must provide confirmation of your English language ability in the absence of formal qualification)
Other qualifications

We are happy to consider other alternative combinations of qualifications and experience, including:

  • International Baccalaureate Diploma

Please refer to our post on general admission requirements for North Cyprus universities.

To learn more on North Cyprus, visit this post about North Cyprus. Also, find out why many international students choose North Cyprus.

Did you also know North Cyprus is Visa free for the majority of African countries?

The University of the West Scotland is delighted to offer a limited number of Global Scholarships, aimed at international (including EU/EEA) students who have achieved academic excellence in their undergraduate (bachelor’s) degree/diploma (or equivalent) studies.


  • The University of the West Scotland Global Scholarship is worth £1500.

Please note the following:

  • The scholarship should be applied for once you have an unconditional offer of study
  • The scholarship must be awarded prior to a CAS being issued
  • The scholarship is only available to students applying to study at one of our Scottish campuses
  • The scholarship is awarded as a single one-off payment for your chosen postgraduate degree studies
  • No scholarships will be awarded retrospectively.

If you have other questions please contact Blue Ocean via WhatsApp. We will help you in the preparation of all documents for admission and will assist in obtaining a scholarship for tuition where applicable.

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