Applying to the School
Your application to study for an undergraduate degree at the GSA
is in two parts:
When the School receives your application form from UCAS, you
will be issued with an acknowledgement of your application and
directed to upload your images. You can do so as soon as you
receive your acknowledgement and no later than the deadline
communicated to you in the e-mail you receive.
Please read the information about the GSA, its schools and the
specialist departments carefully, including the guidelines on what
to include in the Supporting Visual Materials.
We expect that you have familiarised yourself with the learning,
teaching and research we offer at the GSA and that your
expectations align with the learning experience that we try to
provide in the specialists pathway and departments. If you
experience any problems during this process, please contact us by
email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We accept a wide range of UK and international qualifications
for admission. Below are our normal entry requirements, expressed
as the qualifications most commonly presented for admission, which
will be used as a baseline when determining equivalencies.
- 4 Highers at ABBB (one sitting) or AABB (two sittings).
Normally at least one of the Highers should be a modern language
other than English.
- 3 A Levels at ABB (one sitting) or AAA (two sittings), to
include a modern language other than English, AND GCSE English at
- 30 points overall in the International Baccalaureate Diploma,
including 5 in 3 subjects at Higher Level, normally including
English and Visual Arts or Design Technology. Students not
presenting English at grade 5 or above at HL will be required to
submit an IELTS or TOEFL.
Acredited Prior Learning
We recognise that our applicants come from a wide variety of
social, cultural and educational backgrounds and we are willing to
consider applications for admission from those who do not have the
published conventional qualifications for admission and/or who wish
to gain recognition for formal or informal study undertaken
English Language Requirement
We ask all our new students to show evidence of their ability in
English language before they are offered a place of study.
For UK students this is either Scottish Higher or GCSE.
International students are normally asked to provide an IELTS or
TOEFL certificate with a suitable score.Our current requirement for
product design programmes is IELTS 6.0 (no less than 5.5 in each
component) /TOEFL (ibt) 79 (no less than 20 in each component).