University of the West of Scotland

country rank  114
world rank  1905

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University Overview

Established in 1897, University of the West of Scotland is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the small city of Paisley (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Scotland. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton, London. Officially recognized/chartered by the Privy Council, University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational UK higher education institution. University of the West of Scotland (UWS) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 122 years old UK higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. UWS also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym UWS
Founded 1897
Motto Accingere in Ardua
To achieve through hard work

University Location

Address High Street
Paisley
PA1 2BE Scotland
United Kingdom
Tel +44 (141) 848 3000
Fax +44 (141) 848 0812
Other locations Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton, London

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
International
students
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office Paisley Campus
Paisley PA1 2BE
(141) 848 3698
0800 027 1000

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 15,000-19,999
Academic Staff 600-699
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Trimesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to University of the West of Scotland's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Privy Council


Year of first Accreditation

1992


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • MillionPlus
  • Universities UK

Academic Structure


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Online Courses

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