Frequently Asked Questions

We are currently developing our FAQ section. In the meantime, you can find lots of information throughout the website and can contact us at socpol-glocal@glasgow.ac.uk.

Please see our How to Apply page and our Step-by-Step Application Guide. Please note that we cannot accept any applications by email, nor can we accept any application documents via email (with some exceptions in the case of references – please see FAQ below on this). All applications must be completed on the University of Glasgow’s online application portal.

There are two parts to how your application for GLOCAL is handled.

a. Your application for entry onto the programme is handled by the University of Glasgow’s Admissions office. The Admissions office will examine your application and decide whether to make an offer of entry to the programme.

b. Your application for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship is handled separately, by the GLOCAL Consortium partners. All applications which are deemed by the University of Glasgow’s Admissions Office to have met the requirements to be awarded a conditional or unconditional offer of entry to the programme are reviewed and scored by GLOCAL staff at University of Glasgow and at the Consortium partner universities, according to the published selection criteria. This is a very thorough process in which all applications are scored by two academic members of staff in a first round of reviews, followed by the top scoring applicants being reviewed by all seven GLOCAL partner institutions and discussed at a final scholarship selection meeting. This results in a ranked list, from which the Erasmus Mundus scholarships are awarded.

Please note that no scholarship application results will be released until the official results release date specified in the selection timeline here and we are unable to provide detailed feedback or ranking positions.

You make your application to both the programme and the Erasmus Mundus scholarship as one application through the University of Glasgow’s online application system. You do not have to make separate applications for the programme and the scholarship.

No, you do not need to make separate applications. You make your application to both the programme and the Erasmus Mundus scholarship as one application through the University of Glasgow’s online application system.

The GLOCAL programme is open to a large variety of academic backgrounds.

Acceptable Academic Backgrounds

You should read this information carefully before deciding to apply. It is then up to you to make the case in the Personal Statement section of the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship application form that your knowledge and experience fit with what we do.