University of Glasgow

Welcome to the University of Glasgow

Study at one of the UK’s oldest and most respected universities, in the world’s friendliest city. The University of Glasgow is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, and is ranked within the global top 1%, making it one of the most elite universities in Scotland, and the UK.

We offer progression routes to the University of Glasgow through Glasgow International College (GIC).

World Changers Welcome

Reasons to study at the University of Glasgow

A world top 1% university, ranked 63rd overall

QS World University Rankings 2016–17

Students from more than 140 countries worldwide

be part of a truly global community

Founded in 1451

Glasgow is the 4th oldest university in the English-speaking world

Top 5 in the UK for student experience

Lloyds Student Life Survey 2015

Guaranteed entry

when you pass your GIC course at the required level with good attendance

University of Glasgow Student Gabriela

Gabriela from Brazil

Master's degree in Business and Management at the University of Glasgow

The teachers ensure you have all the tools you need to achieve your goals. Studying here in Glasgow will help me to build a successful career in the future.

Glasgow International College Student Shwetha

Shwetha from India

Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Glasgow

I was very impressed by the library and IT services at the College and University. I was also very happy to discover different cultural and sport societies offered by the two Students’ Unions.

Why choose the University of Glasgow?

A prestigious past

As the 4th oldest university in the English-speaking world, the University of Glasgow has a long and proud academic history. Founded in 1451, the University played a key role in the Scottish Enlightenment in the 18th Century, and can count economist Adam Smith and engineer James Watt among its notable alumni.

The international experience

The University of Glasgow has a proven record of giving international students a fantastic education, and is ranked in the UK’s top 5 for student experience. Glasgow is a particularly welcoming city, named the world’s friendliest in a recent Rough Guides survey.

A beautiful campus

With its stunning Gothic architecture, the University of Glasgow looks like something straight from the pages of a fantasy book. However, the lovely campus also features the best in modern resources for students, with over £400 million invested in facilities since 2001.

Educational excellence

The University of Glasgow offers a generous range of subjects to choose from. Many are ranked in the UK’s top 10, including Accounting and Finance, Computer Science, Education, several types of Engineering, Law and Sports Science (Complete University Guide 2017). The University has links with over 4,500 businesses, helping to provide great opportunities for Glasgow graduates.

We are committed to being a truly international university, and our links with Glasgow International College are key in supporting this goal. We hope you will take the first steps towards joining us at Glasgow and becoming part of this wonderful institution, and we wish you every success in your degree with us.
University of Glasgow Vice Chancellor
Anton Muscatelli Principal and Vice-Chancellor

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