Applications for GLOCAL 2022-2024 intake are now OPEN

We invite all the candidates to submit their applications for the GLOCAL 2022-2024 intake.

Application timetable:

Stage: Date:
Deadline for Scholarship Applications Friday 7th January 2022
Deadline for Self-funded Applications (track D) – for Home/EU & International non-EU applicants Friday 7th January 2022
Deadline for Self-funded Applications (all other tracks) - for Home/EU applicants Monday 25th July 2022
Deadline for Self-funded Applications (all other tracks) - for International non-EU applicants Wednesday 31st August 2022
Applicants Informed of Consortium's Preliminary Decisions regarding Scholarship offers Early April 2022
EACEA Confirmation received and communicated to successful applicants May-June 2022
GLOCAL Starting Dates Mid-September 2022

We invite you to familiarise yourself with the information about GLOCAL programme, an overview on 7 study tracks as well as student testimonials.

Our website has also been updated to reflect the latest entry requirements, selection criteria and application guidance.

If you have any further questions, please check out our Frequently Asked Questions section. You can also consult the University of Glasgow Postgraduate Taught Admissions Policy.

If you have questions regarding the online application system or University of Glasgow admissions criteria, please get in touch with the Postgraduate Admissions team at . For GLOCAL programme related inquiries, contact us at

Statement for new students

We're very much looking forward to welcoming you to the University of Glasgow. We know you may have questions about what teaching will look like. While we cannot currently confirm what our final teaching plan will exactly look like, we can confirm that we are adopting a blended approach to our teaching delivery. All large lectures and some tutorials or seminars will be delivered online but it is our intention to support an increasing amount of on-campus small group teaching across the semester. A significant amount of work is being undertaken to ensure that this planned on-campus small group teaching can take place from the beginning of the academic year, subject to Covid-19 restrictions easing. As a school we are not planning to run any of our programmes as online only. We will also be providing on-campus experience events for all students in our school across the year. In the meantime, please know that the University will continue to work closely with the Government regarding teaching and will inform students about the final arrangements for the new academic year as soon as it can. The health and safety of our students is our number one priority. Please check our Covid FAQs for the latest updates.


Got an offer? Wondering about deposits?

Please note, if you have received an offer of entry to GLOCAL (Conditional or Unconditional), you do NOT need to pay a deposit at this stage.

If you are awarded an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, there is no deposit to pay. The awarding of the Scholarship is your guarantee of a place on the programme.

The outcome of scholarship applications will be communicated to all applicants via email in April 2023

Unsuccessful scholarship applicants who wish to be considered as self funders are required to pay a deposit to secure a place on the programme by 5th May 2023.

Any applicant applying for a self-funded place from 5th April onwards will be given a four-week rolling deadline for payment of their deposit.

See here for deposit terms and conditions.

Language requirements for Autumn 2021 entry

Language requirements for Autumn 2021 entry are still being reviewed and confirmed, in consideration of the current global circumstances. However, we recommend that you upload whatever language test you have just now and submit your application as soon as you can.

You don’t need to have your final degree certificate or English test results at the time of submitting your application – these can be uploaded later. 
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.

Please note: whilst Duolingo tests may still be permitted for 2021 entry for some courses at the University of Glasgow, the requirements will likely be increased and may not apply for all courses.

Please keep an eye on the COVID-19 FAQ page to get updates on language requirements for Autumn 2021 entry when they are confirmed.

Kyoto University

Kyoto University now a full degree awarding partner in the GLOCAL Consortium


We are pleased to announce that the government of Japan has now approved Kyoto University as a full degree-awarding partner of the GLOCAL Consortium.

Students on study track D of the GLOCAL Programme can expect to receive a jointly conferred International Master in Global Markets, Local Creativities from the University of Glasgow, Universitat de Barcelona and Kyoto University.

Kyoto University

poised and ready

Applications open 1st October 2020 for entry in 2021

Applications for entry to GLOCAL in September 2021 open on Thursday October 1st 2020.  
So start preparing your applications and your 1200-word Personal Statement to apply for the Erasmus Mundus GLOCAL Scholarship!

How to apply

Application deadlines

Scholarships: If you are applying for the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship,  the application deadline for all study tracks is Friday 8 January 2021.

Self-funded students:

All study tracks

  • International applications (non-EU): 23 July 2021
  • Home / EU applications: 27 August 2021

Programme offers will be made on a rolling basis.


Applicants who are self-funding their study will be required to pay a £1,000 deposit to secure a place on this highly competitive programme.

All details on how to apply, (including hints and tips on writing an effective Personal Statement for your Erasmus Mundus Scholarship application) can be found on our website – see the How to Apply section and the Scholarships, Fees and Funding section.

We look forward to receiving more top-quality applications for the 7 study tracks this year!

poised and ready

University of Glasgow Alumni Discount!

In response to the current unprecedented economic climate, the University  of Glasgow is offering a 20% discount on all Postgraduate Research and full Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to its alumni, commencing study in Academic session 2020/21. This includes University of Glasgow graduates and those who have completed a Study Abroad programme or the Erasmus Programme at the University of Glasgow. The discount applies to all full-time, part-time and online programmes and includes the 'Global Markets, Local Creativities' (GLOCAL) IntM.
This discount can be awarded alongside other University scholarships.

To be eligible, students must be self funded and:

  • Have graduated from the University of Glasgow OR
  • Completed a Junior Year Abroad, Exchange programme or International Summer School at the University of Glasgow
  • Be enrolled on a full Postgraduate Taught Masters or PhD programme at the University of Glasgow full time or part-time (Professional development programmes such as CPD, PGDE, PGD, PGC and Diploma in Legal Practice are not eligible)
  • Be enrolled on a Postgraduate Research Course at the University of Glasgow full time or part-time.

Full details on the University of Glasgow website here

Lockdown 2020 Essay/Blog competition

Following discussions at the regular Town Hall meetings that have been taking place every Friday throughout the lockdown period, current GLOCAL students and alumni were invited to write an essay (max. 2000 words) or blog (max. 800 words) about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the glocalized world.

Although it was called a competition, the intention behind it was to foster collaboration, with the aims of making the GLOCAL community stronger in these difficult times and using the creative power and insight of our students.

The essay winner was Lina Ruiz of the 3rd cohort and the blog winner was Davi Lemos of the 2nd cohort.

You can read their winning entries in the Blog section.

Applications reopening & extension to deadlines

Due to the general difficulties occasioned by the COVID-19 public health crisis, we have re-opened applications to those study tracks that had previously closed, and are leaving open those that were due to close.

This applies to Study Tracks A, B, C, E, F,G. Study track D will remain closed to new applicants for now but may re-open at some point in the coming weeks.


Apply here: How to apply


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS - PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU DON'T YET HAVE YOUR FINAL DEGREE CERTIFICATE OR ENGLISH TEST AT THE REQUIRED GRADES, YOU CAN STILL SUBMIT AN APPLICATION. If  you get an offer, it will be conditional on us receiving your final degree certificate and English test results at the required grade.



In response to queries about the future of the GLOCAL programme and the University of Glasgow’s participation in the programme in light of Brexit:

21 February 2020

"We would like to assure students and applicants that their current or future participation in GLOCAL will not be impacted by Brexit. The programme will continue to run until the end of its current funding period in 2025 and we anticipate that it will continue beyond then.

The Withdrawal Agreement foresees that the UK will continue to participate in the current 2014-2020 EU programmes, including Erasmus+, as if the UK was an EU Member State until the closure of the programmes. This means that UK beneficiaries can continue to take part in grants awarded under the current MFF until their end date, even if it is after 2020. 

This means that the GLOCAL programme will continue to run in its current form until at least the 2023-2025 intake.  

As a UK-based institution, the University of Glasgow will fully participate in Erasmus+ until further notice.

We will keep all students and applicants up to date with information as it becomes available."