How To Apply

The International Master in Global Markets and Local Creativities (GLOCAL) welcomes applications from students all around the world. You can apply as:

  • an Erasmus Mundus scholarship-funded student

  • a self-funded student

Applications for both the programme and for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship competition for entry in September 2019 are now CLOSED. Applications for entry in September 2020 will open in October 2019.

Please note that a £1000 deposit will be required to secure a self-funded place on the programme. The deadline for this will be Wednesday 17th April 2019. This will not be required for candidates awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

Admissions and Scholarships:

Please check our Step-by-step Application Guide.

Programme: Application Procedure

Applicants must apply online and submit the necessary supporting documentation on the online application system.

Candidates can apply via the Online Application System here for pathway A and here for pathway B.

Scholarships: Application Form

If you decide to apply for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, you should specify your student category (depending on your nationality and residency):

  • Programme Country

  • Partner Country

Definition of Erasmus+ Programme and Partner Countries (PDF)

Please note that nationals of a Partner Country who have spent 12 months or more in any Programme country/countries in the last five years preceding the scholarship application deadline must apply as a Programme Country applicant.

As part of their online application to the programme, applicants should submit a Scholarship Application Form:

GLOCAL 2019 Scholarship Application Form

Further information on the Scholarship Selection Process can be found on our Erasmus Mundus Scholarships page.

The following documents are required (please, upload all required documents on the UoG online application system):

  • Degree certificate (and an official translation into English) NB: Students who have not yet completed their degree can also apply.  Please provide academic transcripts to date.  Offers of a place on the programme will be conditional pending receipt of the final degree result.  Applications will be considered for scholarship but any offer of a scholarship will also be conditional until the final degree result is confirmed. See ‘Note on conditional offers’ below.

  • Official academic transcript(s) (and an official translation into English), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained

  • Two supporting reference letters on headed paper. These should typically be academic references but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead.

  • English language proficiency (if your first language is not English) NB.  In cases where it is not possible to provide proof of language qualification at this stage, applications will still be accepted but any offer of a place on the programme or of a scholarship will be conditional until the test result is received.  See ‘Note on conditional offers’ below.

  • A copy of the photo page of your passport

  • CV 

  • Scholarship application form (which includes a personal statement)  OR

  • Separate personal statement (for self-funding applicants only)

Please note, in order to be considered for a scholarship for entry in September 2019, you MUST have submitted ALL of the above documents by 11 January 2019. If your application status is ‘holding for documents’ then you will NOT be considered for a scholarship unless you submit the required documents by 11 January 2019. The only exception to this is English language proficiency certificates, and final degree certificates and transcripts where an applicant is still currently studying.

Note: Conditional offers

An applicant who is completing the final year of his/her first degree or who has yet to provide the required evidence of proficiency in English will be considered for entry to the GLOCAL programme but will not receive an unconditional offer of a place on the programme until we have received his/her final degree and/or English language test results. In such cases you may be made a conditional offer on finishing your degree at the required grade and/or obtaining the required English language test results. This documentation must be submitted to the GLOCAL Consortium via the University of Glasgow before you can enrol on the GLOCAL programme.

Academic Requirements and Background:

  • UK: You should have a 2:1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification (for example, GPA 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject.

  • EU & International: You can check your country- specific GPA requirements here.

If you cannot find your country listed on our country-specific pages, please contact our Postgraduate Admissions team:

It is essential to meet the GPA requirements above in order to be accepted on the programme.

We accept applications from a variety of backgrounds within the social sciences, business majors, humanities and languages; however, a strong background in history, economics, political science, development studies, or business is preferred.  Other majors will be considered if the applicant also has courses, experience or some background in these fields. Those applying for Pathway B: Global Markets & Development (Glasgow, Barcelona, Göttingen) are required to have an academic background in the Social Sciences. If you feel unsure whether your degree is suitable, you can email the programme convener to discuss:

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5

  • no sub-test less than 6.0

  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90 overall with a minimum of 20 for reading, 19 for listening, 19 for speaking and 23 for writing

  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169

  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169

  • PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59

  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

What do I do if…

my language qualifications are below the requirements?

The University’s English for Academic Study Unit offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching.

my language qualifications are not listed here?

Please contact the Postgraduate Admissions team:

Applications for admission to the Programme and for the Erasmus Mundus scholarship competition are now CLOSED. The deadline for all applications was Friday 11th January 2019.

Applicants will be informed of the result of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship competition by Wednesday 3rd April 2019.

Please note that a £1000 deposit will be required to secure a self-funded place on the programme. The deadline for this will be Wednesday 17th April 2019. This will not be required for candidates awarded an Erasmus Mundus scholarship.

Classes will begin in September 2019 and you will be expected to attend induction events the previous week.

Supporting Personal Statement: 
If you are applying to the scholarship this is part of your Scholarship Application Form. Please be as precise as you can when writing your Supporting Personal Statement. Do not repeat yourself and do not exceed the word limit (1200 words). You should make sure that you address the following issues in your personal statement:

  • You should outline your motivation for choosing the GLOCAL programme (i.e. how it complements and develops your previous studies; how it relates to your potential future career path; how it relates to your personal and academic interests).
  • Explain why you think you are a good candidate for the programme given your previous studies and how they relate to the courses offered on the programme in both years.
  • If you have significant post-graduation work experience, please explain how those activities relate to the courses offered in the programme and why you are re-entering the academic world.
  • Briefly indicate what you might see as being the topic of your Masters thesis (this can change later).
  • You should highlight your participation in conferences, internships, non-governmental organisations, summer schools, and other socially sensitive or political activity; as well as any prizes/awards received even if these activities are not specially connected to the area of Global Markets & Local Creativities.

Please note that the data you provide in your application will be shared with the GLOCAL Consortium Partners as part of the Erasmus Mundus scholarship review process. Please see our Privacy Notice for details.

Please note that personal data will be sent to the Educational, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and may be used for the purposes of evaluating the programme, efficiently managing the project, and producing statistics. Data could be made available to the EACEA, the European Commission, the European External Action Service staff, as well as to other stakeholders of the Erasmus+ programme, such as Erasmus+ National Agencies, National Erasmus+ Offices and the Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association.

The EACEA Privacy Statement document can be found here.