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.

Applications & Language tests

UCAS Applications

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.

Find out more at UCAS.com

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.

Find out more at ielts.org


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.

Find out more about Saltire Scholarships

British Chevening Scholarships

If you've applied for, or are thinking of applying for, a British Chevening Scholarships, they have a series of pages dedicated to their scholarships, which is being updated as the situation progresses.

Find out more at chevening.org

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. 

Find out more at gov.uk

Term dates & other resources

At the moment, term start dates for 2020/21 academic year are being kept under review and we will post an update as soon as we have one. 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

UKCISA: info for international students

Study UK: British Council