University of the West of Scotland

University Location:

Paisley, Renfrewshire, UK

University Type:

Public University

Year Established:


Basic Overview:

The University of the West of Scotland was formed in 2007 after the merger of the University of Paisley with Bell College, Hamilton. Before the formation of this university, there is a huge chain of history. This university inherits the legacy of a number of great universities, colleges, and schools such as Paisley School of Art, University of Paisley, Bell College of Technology, Craigie College of Education, Dumfries, Galloway College of Nursing.

Located in Scotland, this university comprises four campuses which are located in the towns- Paisley, Lanarkshire, Dumfries, and Ayr. This university also has a campus in London, England. Each campus of this university is equivalent in terms of infrastructure and studying environment. Situated 10 minutes to Ayr town center, the Ayr campus has all the essential facilities such as lecture rooms and classrooms, studios, laboratories, library, and gymnasium. The Paisley campus is located a few miles away from Central Glasgow and provides numerous facilities including midwifery teaching areas and skills labs. The Lanarkshire campus is situated in the Hamilton International Technology Park and has all the requisite facilities such as gym, health and fitness facilities, auditorium, executive boardroom, conference space, executive lounge, nursing and midwifery laboratories, library and computing facilities. The Dumfries campus is situated over an area of 85 acres and operates across five ancient buildings. It comprises four UWS academic schools and provides all the basic facilities such as classrooms, lecture rooms, library, computing facilities, and catering facilities. The campus in London is currently in the process of getting relocated.

University at a glance

Total International Students:


Size of Campus in acres:


UG/PG Course Ratio:

1 : 1.18

No. of Campuses:


Yearly Hostel & Meals Expense:

INR 3.7 Lakh

International Students Website:

World University Ranking – QS 2021

No Ranking Available

This will close in 0 seconds

This will close in 0 seconds