General Information

All applications for the EUROSUD programme must be submitted online to the University of Glasgow. We cannot accept applications any other way.

You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process. You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test. For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, check Frequently Asked Questions.

Required documents

Students who are in their final year may still apply. You do not need to have your final degree certificate or English proficiency test results at the time of submitting your application. Please submit your official transcripts to date.
Any offer will be conditional until you submit your final degree/English proficiency certificate at the required level. We advise these are uploaded to the (application portal) by June for time to receive an unconditional offer and apply for a visa (if required).
You will not be able to enrol on the EUROSUD programme until all required documents have been received and you have accepted an Unconditional offer.

As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:

  • Degree Certificate - (and an official translation)
  • Official academic transcript(s) - (an official translation) showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Two supporting reference* letters on official headed paper
  • CV
  • EUROSUD Application form This has a section for Personal Statement.  It is important to explain - by reference to your background, current interests and future plans, why the EUROSUD programme in general and the suggested pathway in particular is appropriate for you. (When you have completed the form, please save it as a PDF before submitting it to us.)
  • Evidence of your English Language Proficiency (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport 
*References must be:
  • Dated, within 24 months from the date of submission of the application
  • On institutional headed paper or with an official stamp. If neither are available a reference can be submitted directly to erasmusreferences@glasgow.ac.uk from the referee’s institutional email address. References will not be accepted from a personal email address.
  • Signed, with an electronic or wet-ink signature. A typed name is not sufficient
  • References should typically be academic references but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead

Unofficial references will not be accepted. If your referee prefers their reference to remain confidential, they can email the reference to erasmusreferences@glasgow.ac.uk adding programme title and the applicant’s name in the subject line provided the email is from your referee’s professional email account and contains their full employee name and address. We will not accept references sent from personal email addresses or via a third-party.

Guidance notes for using online application

These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately; they are also available within the help section of the online application form.

If you experience any difficulties accessing the online application then you should visit the Application Troubleshooting/FAQs page.

  • Name and Date of birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport. Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.
  • Contact Details: Correspondence address. All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s). If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • Choice of course: Please select carefully the course you want to study. As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.
  • Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent. Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.
  • English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).
  • Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course. Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or non-UK equivalent in any subject (for example, GPA 3.0 or above). An interest in politics, international affairs, geography, history, classics, law, languages, economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, cultural and media studies would be beneficial.

EU & International: You can check your country-specific requirements on our country information pages.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University of Glasgow 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:

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; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading:  20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing:    23
  • 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 (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in EnglishISEII 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: