Clearing 2019 >

Due to the studio-based nature of our programmes, we have a maximum number of students we can admit each year.  Of these, the number of places available for students from Scotland and the EU, is set by the Scottish Funding Council. A small number of these places remain available in the programmes listed below for suitably qualified and eligible applicants.

Scottish Vacancies
The Glasgow School of Art is committed to supporting and encouraging talented individuals to study with us, regardless of their background and economic circumstances.

As part of this commitment to ensuring widening access to Scottish students who live in an SIMD20* area, GSA programmes remain OPEN to applicants whose home addresses are within these areas. 

*SIMD20 is defined as the 20% most deprived areas in Scotland based on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.

On receipt of your application Registry will check that your postcode is within an SIMD20 area. You can check this yourself on the Scottish Government’s website

We currently have no vacancies for Scottish applicants who do not live in an SIMD20 area.

EU Vacancies
We currently have no vacancies for applicants who are nationals of the EU.

RUK Vacancies
To be eligible to apply for an RUK vacancy, you will normally be a UK national, ordinarily resident in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

International Vacancies
To be eligible to apply for an international vacancy, you will normally be a national from a country outside of the EU.

Clearing Vacancies (as at 9 August 2019)

All programmes listed below are open to Scottish SIMD20 only, RUK and International applicants. 

BArch - Architecture - K100

BA (Hons) Communication Design – W213
Applications for Year 1 Communication Design places are now closed.
Applications from suitably qualified candidates for Year 2 Advanced Entry remain open. 

BA (Hons) Fashion Design - W230 

BA (Hons) Interaction Design - W280

BA (Hons) Interior Design – W250

BA (Hons) Silversmithing and Jewellery – W721

BA (Hons) Textile Design - W231 

BA (Hons) Fine Art – Painting and Printmaking – W120

BA (Hons) Fine Art – Photography – W640

BA (Hons) Fine Art – Sculpture and Environmental Art – W130

BDes/MEDes Product Design – HW72

BSc (Hons) Immersive Systems – 3D Modelling – W617

BSc (Hons) Immersive Systems – Games & Virtual Reality – G450

BDes (Hons) Sound for the Moving Image – PW33

Cert HE International Foundation – WW12 (International applicants only)

How to Apply through Clearing
Please complete the Clearing Application Form and return it by email to 

To allow us to direct your application to the appropriate programme team, please insert the programme title that you are interested in as the email subject/title. 

Please remember to include with your clearing application, the following documents (scanned copies will be acceptable): 

  • A copy of your academic qualifications 
  • A copy of your English Language qualification (only if English is not your first language, i.e. IELTS qualification)
  • 15 images of your own work which will form your portfolio submission. Images should be no larger than 200kb per file - sample portfolios (see admissions guide pdfs)

Following receipt of your complete clearing application, if you are eligible to be considered, it will be passed to the relevant member of Academic Staff for a full assessment.  We will then confirm to you whether or not we are able to offer you a place to study this September 2019. 

Please contact / +44(0)141 353 4512