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.

If you are applying for or have been awarded a scholarship / funding other than the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship that covers all tuition fees and you are therefore unable to make the deposit payment, you should upload a copy of your scholarship/funding application or award letter to your application.  To upload this evidence, log in to Applicant Self Service and click on the “Upload Documents” link.

If you are applying to a scholarship that is not open for applications yet and are therefore unable to upload a copy of your scholarship/funding application or award letter then you should contact us at http://www.gla.ac.uk/enquireonline.  If you do not upload this evidence or contact us by the deadline we cannot guarantee your admission to the programme and your offer may be withdrawn.

 

Yes. The University of Glasgow requires a deposit of 1000GBP from self-funding applicants to secure your place on this highly competitive programme.

DEPOSIT DEADLINES FOR ENTRY IN 2020:

If you submit an application by the end of May and you are made an offer, the deposit deadline is 30th June.
​If you apply from 1st June onwards, the deposit deadline  is 31st August.

No. Erasmus Mundus scholarship holders are not required to pay a deposit.
(We are aware that the wording on the standard offer letter from the University of Glasgow can be misleading on this point.)

No. Offers of entry to GLOCAL cannot be held open by the University of Glasgow. GLOCAL is a highly competitive EMJMD programme attracting many hundreds of applications every year. For this reason deferrals are not allowed. If you get an offer of entry and for whatever reason cannot start your studies that year, you will have to re-apply in full, for entry to the programme and for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, the following year.

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.