Frequently Asked Questions

You can find a list of our most frequently-asked questions here (opens as pdf – some of this is specific only to 2020 entry which was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic), and below.
You can also find lots of information throughout the website and can contact us at


The University of Glasgow Admissions office decides only on your academic qualifications. It doesn’t assess your scholarship application – this is done by the 7 GLOCAL Consortium partner universities.

If you receive an offer of entry from the Admissions office, your scholarship application will then be passed to the GLOCAL office for consideration. After a rigorous selection process (see Selection Procedure and Timetable) throughout the spring, involving all the Consortium partners, announcements on the scholarships are usually made in early April.

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After your application is submitted, it is reviewed by the University of Glasgow Admissions team, who assess it against the entry requirements. At this stage, GLOCAL consortium has no access to students applications and is unable to advise on issues regarding references, entry requirements, academic requirements, documents or other application errors. Therefore, please get in touch directly with the Postgraduate Admissions team at

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No, there is not.

The GLOCAL programme is dedicated to equality in all its activities.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and seek to create a learning environment that is free from discrimination and unfair treatment.  We fully engage with and subscribe to the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion principles and policies of the University of Glasgow, which can be found here.

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No, you are not required to provide any hard copies of application documents to the University of Glasgow. All applications are made online and all supporting documents must be uploaded to your online application. Please note that we do not accept any applications or supporting documents via email.

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You must provide any documents which are a condition of any conditional offer you hold. All documents must be uploaded to your online application. Please note that we do not accept any applications or supporting documents via email.

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We must receive these before we can pay your advance payment, which is paid in early August before you start classes in September.

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The newly expanded 7-track GLOCAL attracted a record number of applications in 2020, from applicants of varied backgrounds in countries all over the world.

Below are the undergraduate degrees of the 2020 Erasmus Mundus Scholarship winners.

Bachelor in International Relations, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
BA Management and Business Administration, LCC International University, Lithuania
BA Political Science, St Petersburg State University, Russia
BA International Relations, University of Erfurt, Germany
BSc Politics and Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, Pakistan
Bachelor in Social Communications, Anhanguera University – Uniderp, Brazil
BSc Banking and Finance, University of Calabar, Nigeria
BA International Relations, Turan University, Kazakhstan
BA Philosophy, University of Delhi, India
Bachelor in International Relations, Universidad Tecnológica Centroamericana (Unitec), Honduras
Bachelor of Arts, Westminster College, USA
BA Political Studies, The American University of Beirut, Lebanon
BA Business Administration, National University of Sciences & Technology, Pakistan
BSc Business and Management, University of London, UK
BA Humanities, Azim Premji University, India
Bachelor in Economics, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Bachelor in History, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation, Russia
BSc in Business, Lebanese American University, Lebanon
BA International Studies, Macalester College, USA
BA Corporate Management & Economics, Zeppelin University, Germany
BA Anthropology, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
BSc Economics and Management, Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
Bachelor in Oriental and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia


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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. All applications and all supporting documents must be submitted via the University of Glasgow’s online application portal.

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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.

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

The academic background requirements vary across study tracks. Please refer to our website for further information. Please also refer to the following document: 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.

Please note we cannot give individual advice on which study track you should choose.

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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.

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