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May 04th, 2021

University of the West of Scotland

UWS Scotland Feature
Semester Abroad
University of the West of Scotland
Paisley, United Kingdom
Study in Scotland with a vibrant and diverse academic community. The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is a large, modern, multi-campus university with its origins dating back to 1897. They have been recognized as being in the top 600 universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education 2020 and ranked in the world's top 150 universities under 50 years of age by the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2019. UWS provides career-relevant, high quality, inclusive higher education alongside innovative, internationally-recognized research--all within easy access to Scotland, the United Kingdom, and international travel.

The city of Paisley has a population a little small than the city of High Point and is situated seven miles away from Glasgow and about 50 miles west of Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Public transportation allows students to easily visit a wide range of shops and restaurants, as well as access the nearby airport and train stations. Two nearby international airports provide convenient travel to other locations in the United Kingdom and Europe.
Program Fees
Tuition & Academic Fees
Standard HPU rates to be paid to HPU.
UWS rates to be paid to UWS.
Meals are self-catered.
Health & Safety Plan
At the time of publishing, the rate is estimated at $325 per semester, to be paid to HPU.
Additional Expenses
Students will be responsible for all travel, immigration, and personal and other expenses.
University of the West of Scotland
Paisley, United Kingdom
Applications are due during the spring semester prior to the study abroad term.
Fall Semester Study Abroad:
- September through December
- Application Deadline: March 1

Spring Semester Study Abroad:
- January through May
- Application Deadline: May 1
2.75 GPA & Sophomore Status
Office of Global Education, Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Academic Information
Classes at UWS are called modules and most are valued at 20 UWS credits, which is equivalent to five US credits. A full semester load is valued at 60 UWS credits and is typically made up of three UWS modules, however, there are half modules offered at 10 UWS (three HPU credits).

To view the full list of courses available, please visit UWS' Module Catalog and select Applicant/Public to see the list of available modules. You can search for modules by campus (select Paisley) or by subject, making certain your courses are offed at the Paisley campus. Undergraduate students should look for Levels 7, 8, and 9 modules.

While students will be enrolling in 3 modules, they should choose at least 6 modules--at least 120 UWS credits--for approval.
Credits Information
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.