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How many gap years does the University of Glasgow accept before undergraduate degree?
Original post by textured-balcony
How many gap years does the University of Glasgow accept before undergraduate degree?

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Original post by textured-balcony
How many gap years does the University of Glasgow accept before undergraduate degree?
Hi there,

From my experience I know quite a few people who took 1 or two years out of education before starting their undergraduate who were perfectly fine!

From the university admissions policy on our website, they advise that qualifications are considered 'out of date' after 7 years:

'The University requires applicants to have participated in study and have obtained certified study within an appropriate period of time prior to being admitted to an academic programme.
This appropriate period of time is considered to be within 7 years and qualifications not obtained within the last 7 years before study may be considered to be out of date.
The University reserves the right to apply this policy depending on the availability of places for the degree programme the applicant is applying to.
All applications are considered on a case by case basis to ensure you are prepared for a successful transition into university study.'

If you've already applied and are looking to defer by a year the guidance is as follows:

'We are unable to consider applications for deferred entry for Dentistry, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine programmes.
In other subjects, you can apply via UCAS for a deferred place up to the UCAS deadline for equal consideration (31 January 2024) and if successful for an offer, this will be deferred.
If you wish to defer your offer after you submit your UCAS application, this will be considered individually, up to 16 August 2024 and only if you have an Unconditional Firm place on an undergraduate programme at the University of Glasgow.'

To get more specific advice regarding your admissions circumstances, I would recommend submitting an enquiry to our Admissions Enquiry Team on the website:
University of Glasgow - Study - Enquire

Hope this helps! ☺️

Elise, 1st Year
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
Original post by UofG Student Rep
Hi there,
From my experience I know quite a few people who took 1 or two years out of education before starting their undergraduate who were perfectly fine!
From the university admissions policy on our website, they advise that qualifications are considered 'out of date' after 7 years:
'The University requires applicants to have participated in study and have obtained certified study within an appropriate period of time prior to being admitted to an academic programme.
This appropriate period of time is considered to be within 7 years and qualifications not obtained within the last 7 years before study may be considered to be out of date.
The University reserves the right to apply this policy depending on the availability of places for the degree programme the applicant is applying to.
All applications are considered on a case by case basis to ensure you are prepared for a successful transition into university study.'
If you've already applied and are looking to defer by a year the guidance is as follows:
'We are unable to consider applications for deferred entry for Dentistry, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine programmes.
In other subjects, you can apply via UCAS for a deferred place up to the UCAS deadline for equal consideration (31 January 2024) and if successful for an offer, this will be deferred.
If you wish to defer your offer after you submit your UCAS application, this will be considered individually, up to 16 August 2024 and only if you have an Unconditional Firm place on an undergraduate programme at the University of Glasgow.'
To get more specific advice regarding your admissions circumstances, I would recommend submitting an enquiry to our Admissions Enquiry Team on the website:
University of Glasgow - Study - Enquire
Hope this helps! ☺️
Elise, 1st Year
BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Thank you very much, I missed my scholarship and conditional offer because I did not get the required IELTS score but now I have 2 gap years, 7.5 IELTS score and relevant moocs. I was afraid of rejection because of the 2 year gap, but I will try again, thank you again.
Original post by textured-balcony
How many gap years does the University of Glasgow accept before undergraduate degree?
Hello, Im doing CS In the uni and i did take 2 years off before starting, and let me tell you, it was the best decision for me.

I grew up so much in these 2 years and entering uni at 20, with a more mature view on life has made it easier to find a balance and enjoy my subjects even more since Ive spent a good chunk of time in my gap years reading about what im interested in and learning things just for pleasure and curiosity. I did well in high-school and got a fully funded scholarship for my degree and after working so damn hard in high school and going from grades driven mindset I needed to find inner peace and regain my curiosity and childlike love for knowledge.

I found it so much easier not to get so caught up with the workload, and do insanely well, getting straight As without striving to get As, because youre actually so focused on what youre learning, you lose track of time solving your equations, you have so much fun finding things out. And in my gap years Ive met so so so many people so have good resources for when i needed advice on things, and im more self aware and content, and just ready to give learning my all for the sake of learning.

I really do recommend taking a gap year if that was an option for you, in a sea of students who care about partying and getting drunk, or the students who have very toxic study habits and study nonstop for grades without actually understanding the material because they’re so focused on grades, im there just living my life, finding joy in the small things, and focusing on my growth and self development.

Its an eye opening experience, go for it, and youll still be so young, but more mature in a way.

And travel if thats an option for you, spend time with yourself and learn how to adult, talk to strangers, i once was sitting next to a lady in the airport and i was reading a book about quantum computing and she smiled at me and started telling me that she’s a software developer for apple and started showing me what she is doing and i got her contacts, i met a nuclear scientist, i had so many conversations with phd graduates and professors who have gone through what im about to go through and asked them so much about what they wish they knew, and generally for life lessons.

Taking the gap years was shocking for my friends and they all questioned me about not wanting to graduate early, but im not here to “get it done as soon as possible” im here to make the most out of it and savour every minute that passes by.
Original post by Anonymous
Hello, Im doing CS In the uni and i did take 2 years off before starting, and let me tell you, it was the best decision for me.
I grew up so much in these 2 years and entering uni at 20, with a more mature view on life has made it easier to find a balance and enjoy my subjects even more since Ive spent a good chunk of time in my gap years reading about what im interested in and learning things just for pleasure and curiosity. I did well in high-school and got a fully funded scholarship for my degree and after working so damn hard in high school and going from grades driven mindset I needed to find inner peace and regain my curiosity and childlike love for knowledge.
I found it so much easier not to get so caught up with the workload, and do insanely well, getting straight As without striving to get As, because youre actually so focused on what youre learning, you lose track of time solving your equations, you have so much fun finding things out. And in my gap years Ive met so so so many people so have good resources for when i needed advice on things, and im more self aware and content, and just ready to give learning my all for the sake of learning.
I really do recommend taking a gap year if that was an option for you, in a sea of students who care about partying and getting drunk, or the students who have very toxic study habits and study nonstop for grades without actually understanding the material because they’re so focused on grades, im there just living my life, finding joy in the small things, and focusing on my growth and self development.
Its an eye opening experience, go for it, and youll still be so young, but more mature in a way.
And travel if thats an option for you, spend time with yourself and learn how to adult, talk to strangers, i once was sitting next to a lady in the airport and i was reading a book about quantum computing and she smiled at me and started telling me that she’s a software developer for apple and started showing me what she is doing and i got her contacts, i met a nuclear scientist, i had so many conversations with phd graduates and professors who have gone through what im about to go through and asked them so much about what they wish they knew, and generally for life lessons.
Taking the gap years was shocking for my friends and they all questioned me about not wanting to graduate early, but im not here to “get it done as soon as possible” im here to make the most out of it and savour every minute that passes by.

Thank you for your answer. Are you studying at the University of Glasgow?
Original post by textured-balcony
Thank you for your answer. Are you studying at the University of Glasgow?

yes i am, if I you wanted to know anything don’t hesitate
Original post by Anonymous
yes i am, if I you wanted to know anything don’t hesitate
I missed my scholarship andconditional offer because I did not get the required IELTSscore but now I have 2 gap years, 7.5 IELTS score and relevant moocs. I was afraid of rejection because of the 2 gap years i feel better now thank you

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