Study Abroad at the University of Glasgow

United Kingdom Scotland Glasgow

Choose to study at the University of Glasgow and you’ll walk in the footsteps of some of the world’s greatest influencers. Over the last five centuries, the university has fostered the talents of seven Nobel laureates, a U.K. Prime Minister and Scotland’s inaugural First Minister. Here, Albert Einstein has given lectures on the theory of relativity. What’s more, scientist Lord Kelvin, economist Adam Smith and television pioneer John Logie Baird all got their starts at UG, too. Beyond the green campus lies the city of Glasgow with its 20 museums and art galleries, countless unique vintage stores, cool cafés and stylish bars ready for you to explore.

Academic strength: Art, Design & Fashion, Business, Economics & Finance, Math
Rankings: Times Top 100
Languages requirement: English
GPA requirement: Strong academic performance

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

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24/7 Health & Safety Coverage

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In It For You

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We've Seen It All

For over 70 years we have curated world-class study abroad experiences

Official Associations

Over 300 of the world's best universities trust our study abroad expertise

Momoka Yamada
“The University of Glasgow is a university with a history of more than 500 years. During my breaks, I visit Edinburgh, Amsterdam, Paris, London, Liverpool and Manchester. It's easy to get around. I am proud that the building of the school building looks like a castle and I can go to this building every day.”
Momoka Yamada, Past SAF Student

The Ordinary Day in Glasgow

Studying, cooking, sleeping, and joking!

Chinese postgraduate student Quan shows us what a day in her life at UofG looks like – from breakfast through to some of her media management classes.

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

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