University of the West of Scotland

country rank  106
world rank  1918

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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 large town of Paisley (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Scotland. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton, London. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is a large (EduListing enrollment range: 10,000-14,999 students) coeducational 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 degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 122 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

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

University Location

Address High Street
Paisley (population range: 50,000-249,999)
PA1 2BE Scotland
United Kingdom
T +44 (141) 848 3000
F +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
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$
(3,700-5,500 Euro)
17,500-20,000 US$
(12,900-14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

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
+44 (141) 848 3698
0800 027 1000

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 10,000-14,999
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


Institutional Accreditation

Privy Council

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Scottish Universities Physics Alliance SUPA

Memberships and Affiliations

  • European University Association (EUA)
  • Million+
  • Universities UK

Academic Structure


Social Media

Online Courses

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