Can you give me information about providing references for the application?
Do I need to send you my original references?
No, clear scanned copies of your references on headed paper are acceptable and you can upload these yourself when you are making your application online. If your referees prefer to send references directly to us then they can do so by email (see ‘Can my referees email their reference?’ below). If your referees would prefer to post references then this is also possible (though email is preferred) and you should ask them to post the reference letters, on headed paper, to the address below. Your referees should state your name, your application number and the course you are applying for on the reference letter.
PGT Admissions, Recruitment and International Office
71 Southpark Avenue
University of Glasgow
Can you contact my referees yourself to ask for references?
No, that is not possible. It is your responsibility to request the references in the first instance and make sure they understand what we require from them. We will occasionally contact your referees to obtain further information on your performance.
Can my referees email their references?
Yes, your referees can email a scanned copy of their letter to us, provided it is on headed paper. We will also accept a reference by email provided the email is from your referee’s professional email account and contains their full employee name and address. They should send it to the email@example.com. Referees should state your name, your application number and the course you are applying for.
Please be advised that in order to submit your application you will still need to upload some kind of document to the “Supporting Documents” section where it states Reference 1 and Reference 2 (these are required and must be included). You can upload a document explaining that reference will be sent via email to bypass this this section.
Remember Two supporting reference letters on official headed paper. These should typically be academic references but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead. References should be dated within the last 12 months, written on official letter headed paper and include the referees signature or official stamp. Unofficial references will not be accepted. If your referee prefers their reference to remain confidential, they can email the reference to firstname.lastname@example.org provided the email is from your referee’s professional email account and contains their full employee name and address. We will not accept references sent from personal email addresses or via a third-party.
You can then upload these to your online application through Applicant Self-Service.
Your references should include details of your academic/working performance.
Date: April 2, 2018 11:19 am