Programme applications for entry in September 2023 are now open.

The deadline for self-funded applications to all tracks except Track D is 26th July 2023 for EU/International students and 31st August 2023 for UK students. Erasmus Mundus Scholarship applications and applications to Track D closed on Sunday 8th January.

You can apply as an Erasmus Mundus Scholarship-funded student or as a self-funded student. You make your application to both the programme and the Erasmus Mundus scholarship as one application.

All applications must be submitted through the University of Glasgow’s online application system (click the button below). 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.

Prior to submitting an application, please familiarise yourself with our Programme Entry Requirements and Selection Criteria.


  • Scholarship application deadline: Sunday 8th January 2023
  • Self-funded application deadline for all applicants to Track D: Sunday 8th January 2023
  • Self-funded application deadline (EU/International students): 26th July 2023
  • Self-funded application deadline (UK students): 31st August 2023

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship application form (now CLOSED)

All applicants must indicate whether they are applying as a Programme or Partner country applicant, and must provide a personal statement (1200 words) stating why they wish to study GLOCAL. This should be provided in the Erasmus Mundus Scholarship Application form which is embedded in the online application process.

Erasmus Mundus Scholarship application form – 2023 entry (please note that Scholarship Applications for 2023 close on 8th January 2023)

Programme/Partner countries

Definition of Erasmus+ Programme and Partner Countries (PDF)

  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Programme countries count as Programme country students and should apply as a Programme country applicant.
  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner countries and who are not residents nor have carried out their main activity (studies, training or work) for more than a total of 12 months over the last five years in a Programme country/countries are considered as Partner country students. The five year reference period for this 12 month rule is calculated backwards from the submission deadline (i.e. the 5 year period from 6th January 2018 to 8th January 2023). Apply as a Partner country applicant.
  • Students whose nationality is one of the Erasmus+ Partner countries who do NOT fulfil the Partner country criteria defined above (12 month rule) count as Programme country students and should apply using the Programme country application form.
  • Example: an Albanian student who lived in Germany for 13 months, 3 years before 8th January 2023 should apply as a Programme country student; a Mexican student who has been living in Spain for 11 months at 8th January 2023 (and never before in the 5 year period) should apply as a Partner country student.

GLOCAL has 7 study tracks to choose from

  • You MUST specify your choice of study track on application.
  • You can only apply for 1 study track.

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

All applications must have the following:

  • Degree certificate (and an official translation into English). If a candidate has already completed a second degree/masters, they must still upload evidence of their first degree/bachelors when making their application. Students who have not yet completed their degree can also apply. Applicants must 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.

    • References must be dated within 24 months from the date of submission of the application
    • They must be on institutional headed paper or with an official stamp. If neither are available a reference can be submitted directly to from the referee’s institutional email address. References will not be accepted from a personal email address.
    • References must be signed with an electronic or wet-ink signature. A typed name is not sufficient
    • At least one of the two references should be an academic reference. One may be a professional reference where it is not possible to obtain two academic references.
  • English language proficiency. 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. For further information on English language proficiency requirements and exceptions, please refer to the section ‘English Language Entry Requirements’ here.

  • A scan of the photo page of your passport.

Please note, in order to be considered for a scholarship for entry in September 2023, you MUST have submitted ALL of the above documents by 8th January 2023. If your application status is ‘holding for documents’ then you will NOT be considered for a scholarship unless you submit the required documents by 8th January 2023. The only exception to this is English language proficiency certificates, final degree certificates and transcripts where an applicant is still currently studying.

Note on Conditional offers:

If you are completing the final year of your first degree or you have yet to provide the required evidence of proficiency in English, your application for entry will be considered but you will not receive an Unconditional offer of a place on the programme until we have received your 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.

You will not be able to enrol on the GLOCAL programme until all required documents have been received and you have accepted an Unconditional offer.  

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 obtained significant work experience since graduating, please explain how those activities relate to the courses offered in the programme and why you are re-entering academia.
  • 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 specifically 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.

Candidates who do not secure a place on the programme and who wish to appeal the decision of the scholarship selection committee must email PG Admissions in the first instance, at If you have already contacted PG Admissions and remain unsatisfied, please see the European Commission’s student complaint form here