University of Glasgow Academic Program

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About the Program

Study at the historic and internationally recognized University of Glasgow and follow in the footsteps of world-renowned scholars, from Nobel laureates and writers to political heavyweights and scientists. Founded in 1451, the university remains at the heart of the city’s rich artistic and cultural heritage, committed to cultivating preeminent pioneers who tackle pressing global challenges head on while making discoveries that change the world.

Study at one of the top 100 universities in the world

Enrich your university experience by joining or forming a club or society

For music fans, food aficionados, or museum lovers, Glasgow has it all

The University of Glasgow is one of Scotland’s iconic ancient universities

Program Advisor

Saffy Winter
Your Student Counselor is your study abroad ambassador and supporter. They join your application journey when you’ve confirmed you’re interested in studying abroad. At this point, they guide you through each stage of the application, notify you of the documents you need, let you know when your admission results are in, and walk you through the next steps, including class enrollment and organizing pre-arrival tests.
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At a Glance

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Academic Strengths:
Biological & Physical Sciences, Business, Economics & Finance, Engineering, Health & Pre-Med
University-owned flat
Visa Required:
60 UK credits

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About the University

University of Glasgow

By studying at the university, you follow in the footsteps of world-renowned scholars, from scientist Lord Kelvin to the pioneer of television, John Logie Baird. Over the last five centuries, the University of Glasgow has fostered seven Nobel laureates, a UK prime minister, and Scotland’s inaugural First Minister. Professor Albert Einstein lectured here in 1933 on the Modern Theory of Relativity, and Scotland’s first female medical graduates completed their degrees at the university in 1894. 

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is at the heart of the city’s rich artistic and cultural heritage. Today, the university continues to cultivate world-changing scholars and pioneers tackling global challenges and making new discoveries.

Learn more at University of Glasgow's official website


University of Glasgow's Academic Approach

University of Glasgow’s has an impressive range of courses and majors to choose from. As well, the university is renowned for its outstanding Arts, Business and Mathematics departments.

It welcomes over 1,500 students every year on study abroad and exchange programs, creating memorable experiences and offering learning pathways for you to gain credit to transfer to your home degree program while studying alongside degree-seeking students.


As a SAF Scholar, you enroll in courses online at a designated date and time provided prior to your arrival.

Some courses and departments have competitive and limited access, so you cannot enroll in the following courses until you arrive:

  • 5000+ level courses
  • Courses in medicine, vet medicine, education, architecture,
  • Engineering
  • Level 1 and 2 are not available to visiting students
  • Some engineering degree programs only offer 40/50 credits in one semester, unfortunately you cannot choose from another discipline and will need to take credits in another school
  • As a visiting student, you should follow the School of Engineering course selection guide and only take courses associated with one single engineering degree, and all at the same level (i.e. all ENG3xxx or ENG4xxx from one program such as civil engineering). Please ensure you carefully select your discipline and level at point of application – changes of discipline after arrival are not possible
  • You may request a mix of ENG4xxx and ENG5xxx courses in a single discipline although there may be timetabling difficulties (this is an exception to the standard rule that level 5 classes are not available)
  • STEM – math, statistics, and computer science are only for full year students
  • Business – generally no restrictions. Management courses are very popular and often oversubscribed. Do try to avoid mixing levels in business school courses. If you do not request business school courses on your original application, you would be added to a waiting list when in Glasgow and would not be guaranteed a place on a business school course
  • Economics does have some specific academic requirements: Entry requirements for Honors courses (level 4): You must have previously completed courses in introductory and intermediate micro and macro economics plus some maths/stats. You cannot mix levels in this subject, so only select classes from one level

Course & Departmental Restrictions

  • If you’re a semester 1 only student, you are not permitted to take level 3 and 4 computing science, maths or statistics courses due to course structure
  • English literature is only available to English majors


Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Application Requirements

When applying to study abroad, you must meet the entry requirements set by the host university—and SAF is here to set you up for success.

The requirements outlined in this section include the language proficiency scores you may need to demonstrate your language skills, a guide to the GPA range and other academic prerequisites required by your host university, and a list of documentation and other application materials you will need to finalize your application. You may need to supply additional information throughout the process, and you will be alerted through your emails and SAF Student Portal if this is the case for you.
  • Language Proficiency
  • Academics & GPA
  • Application Documents & Materials

Language Test Score Requirements

To prove your language proficiency, you can use any of the following:

  • IELTS: 6.0 *Minimum sub-score 5.5. *The university reviews IELTS Indicator Test scores
  • PTE: 46 *Minimum sub-score 36
  • TOEFL iBT: 80 (20 in speaking, 18 in reading, and 17 in listening and speaking) *Home Edition and MyBest scores accepted *Duolingo not accepted 

Learn More About Language Requirements

Program Dates

When studying abroad, you will want to consider the time of year and how long you are away. Most programs follow the host university's academic calendar.

The dates shown below are general estimates, and as you get closer to the start of the term, you will get more detailed information from SAF. If you have any questions, your Student Counsellor and Program Specialist are always here to support you and point you to the correct information.

Fall 2022

Program dates:
Mid September - Mid December
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Fall 2022 + Spring 2023

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Mid September - Late May
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Spring 2023

Program dates:
Mid January - Late May
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Housing Information


Off-campus apartment

The SAF student program fee covers a modern single room with a shared bathroom and kitchen in the popular Murano Street Student Village, 20 minutes from class. Plug in your laptop and study in the well-designed Student Zone or challenge your newfound friends to table tennis in the welcoming Distraction Zone.

The SAF program fee includes break-stay housing, but not early arrival accommodation.

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Why Glasgow

Scotland’s biggest city and one of Britain’s most culturally eclectic metropolises, Glasgow is alive with cafés, bars, restaurants, vintage boutiques, and cultural attractions. Its 90 parks and gardens are perfect for summer picnics, and on chillier days, the foodie quarter in Finnieston is popular.

Learn more about Glasgow

Student Health & Safety

We champion health, safety, and security. As part of IES Abroad, the largest study abroad organization in the United States, we have set the standard for health and safety in study abroad for decades. We plan for the ‘what if’, so you can get on with the experience of a lifetime.
International Health Insurance

International health insurance included in the cost of your program

24/7 Emergency Phone Support

Total coverage to support you while traveling and in your new city

Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information prepared based on your destination

Health In Your Language

Highly trained multilingual staff to connect you to healthcare providers

Secure Housing

Quality, safe, secure housing within close proximity to your classes

Dedicated Expertise

Protection by a Dean of Students Office advocating for your interests


On Arrival

Your SAF pre-departure process will arm you with all the information you need for a smooth arrival to your new campus, city, and country.

To Housing

Your SAF program will include a safe transfer from your arrival airport to your new study abroad housing. We'll even provide you with top tips to make the most of your new city!

Home Sweet Home

Your SAF Program Specialist will coordinate with you to ensure you have arrived safely and settled into your new secure housing.

Keeping You Safe

As you settle in, you will learn about the SAF emergency alert system, our 24/7 phone support, and any safety concerns relevant to you.

Get Social

Your new university and SAF will arrange social and cultural events so that you can meet other study abroad and local students. Make the most of your adventure!

Advising and Support

The process of studying abroad could quickly feel overwhelming, but we have been doing this for decades and do everything we can to support you through it. 

Many SAF staff are alumni and have walked this path. They have real-life experience to draw on as they advise and support you through every step of our comprehensive services. They’re in your corner, taking care of all the details and explaining what you need to do next.

Take the first step in your study abroad journey by scheduling a consultation with your closest Student Counselor. You can discuss your for-credit academic courses and language programs and explore internships, research programs, and study tours. When you know what you want to do, we guide you through the pre-program steps, help you arrange your visa and transport, and finalize your accommodation or digital experience.

Get To Know Our Application Process

From academics to visa requirements, our structured process helps you choose the right program and university for your goals. Complete a strong application, and prepare for success abroad.

Personalize Your Study Abroad Plan With Your SAF Counselor

Each student has unique academic goals for a study abroad experience. As you think about studying abroad, your SAF Counselor will help you plan for success and support you every step of the way.

Commonly Asked Questions About Studying Abroad

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Why Travel With SAF?

Studying abroad is an unforgettable experience, one that stays with you in your career, your contacts, your future. It can define you. At any of our prestigious university partners, you can build personalized for-credit programs that can last up to a whole year.

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