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University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

At over 550 years old, the University of Glasgow in Scotland is one of the UK’s oldest and most respected universities.

Why choose the University of Glasgow? 

Top 10 in the UK 

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024

Top 80 in the world 

QS World University Rankings 2024

Russell Group member  

Prestigious group of UK research universities 

The University of Glasgow is a top university for many subjects, so you can find a degree that suits your goals and interests. 

Ready to find a degree at the University of Glasgow? 


in the UK for Sports Science

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024  

in the UK for Anatomy and Physiology 

(Joint) Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024


Guardian University Guide 2024 

in the UK for Civil Engineering 

Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024 

Take a closer look at the University of Glasgow

Here’s why our students love Glasgow 

Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city. Its lively atmosphere and friendly locals will make you feel at home from the moment you arrive. 

Exterior of Glasgow University Main building

Glasgow is a place for future world-changers.  

Innovative thinking that will bring about progress is encouraged here. 

Let’s choose your route to the University of Glasgow 

If you want to study at the University of Glasgow but don’t yet meet the entry requirements, then you can take a degree preparation course at our on-campus International College in Glasgow and progress to the University.


On campus

Glasgow International College

  • On-campus degree preparation courses 
  • Live and study in Glasgow from day one 
  • Guaranteed entry to a University of Glasgow degree* 

*When you pass your degree preparation course at the required level with good attendance. 

Life on campus

The main Gilmorehill campus is in the West End of the city, giving you a campus-style environment within a major urban hub. 

Glasgow is an ancient university that has moved with the times: state-of-the-art facilities and leading research make it a top choice. 

Nearly 35,000

students from more than 140 countries 

Silver award

Teaching Excellence Framework 2023 

4th oldest

university in the English-speaking world 

£1 billion 

recently invested in cutting-edge facilities

Top 20

most targeted UK university by graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2023) 

Top 10

most affordable destination in the UK (Numbeo Cost of Living Index 2024)

Download useful information 

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  • University of Glasgow brochure 
  • Degree preparation course information 
  • University of Glasgow flyer 

Any other questions

Where is Glasgow? 

Glasgow is located in the west of Scotland, a country in the north of the UK. It’s a thriving city with friendly people and lots to enjoy, from live music to shopping. It’s also an ideal spot for exploring the rest of Scotland and its stunning nature and rich history.

What can I do in Glasgow? 

With over 250 clubs and societies at the University, it’s easy to find groups of people that share your interests, whether that’s K-Pop or vegan food! The city itself is a fun place to get to know, with its quirky vintage shops, independent cafés, street art, world-class museums, shops and music venues.

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Explore Glasgow’s street art

Is Scotland a good place to live for international students? 

Scotland is a fantastic place for international students because the people are so welcoming. Lots of international students choose to come to Scotland for its excellent universities and end up falling in love with the country’s natural beauty and the fun lifestyle it offers.