We know that you might be worried about the coronavirus pandemic and how it will affect your future plans to study in Scotland. This is a constantly evolving situation, but we’re here for you during this difficult time. From questions around your application process to everything from scholarships and travel, we’ve put together a list of resources which should be of help to you.
Making sure you feel safe and welcome is incredibly importance to us. That's why all of our universities are making plans to keep you safe - with a range of new measures on their campuses designed specifically to protect your health and wellbeing.
The teaching you will receive will be of the standard you would expect from some of the best universities in the world. Campuses will be ready to deliver a first class student experience and our cities are prepared to ensure your time in Scotland is vibrant, welcoming and, most importantly, safe.
To find out how your university is working to make its campuses safe, visit their website. You can find links to all of Scotland's universities here.
In addition to the work our universities are doing, the Scottish Government is also taking every precaution to keep our citizens, visitors and students safe. They have published guidance for universities to minimise the risk of transmission of coronavirus on campus.
Applications & Language tests
If you're wondering about your university application the best place to go is to the UCAS site, which has a page dedicated to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
IELTS Language Tests
IELTS testing has been suspended in some countries due to the restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Their website has a dedicated coronavirus page which is constantly updated with the most accurate information.
Travel & Visas
The UK Government currently advises against all travel, unless the journey is essential. We strongly recommend that you check the dedicated UK Government website for updates on travel. As well as this, we would also suggest checking your own country’s guidance with regards to travel restrictions.
For the latest advice on securing your study visa, we recommend checking out the UK Government's dedicated website, which will have the most up to date information.
We are updating this list with information about different scholarships as it becomes available to us. If your scholarship is not listed below, the best place to check is always with the institution that you are applying for.
Scotland's Saltire Scholarships
The application deadline for Scotland Saltire Scholarships has been extended due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The application deadline is now midnight on 31 July 2020.
British Chevening Scholarships
If you've applied for - or are thinking of applying for - a British Chevening Scholarship, they have a series of pages dedicated to the pandemic, which is being updated as the situation progresses.
Term dates & other resources
Scotland’s universities are gearing up for a phased campus return for the next academic year as COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are gradually lifted. Each university makes the decision on term start dates and whether these are delayed. Please visit the universities' websites to find out more. Rest assured that Scottish universities are looking forward to welcoming you and, at this time of uncertainty, they're doing their best to ensure that activities start as timely as possible.
If you have other questions that we've not been able to help you with here, there are a few other great resources that might be worth checking out that include help and advice for prospective international students:
Universities UK International FAQs – please see tab for future international students