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University of Glasgow

Check whether the University of Glasgow is right for you as an international student.

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Glasgow, UK
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Study abroad at the University of Glasgow

Glasgow International College (GIC) offers degree preparation courses in partnership with the University of Glasgow. The College enables international students who don’t meet all program requirements to study for a foundation certificate or pre-master’s program before starting at the University. The College is integrated into the University’s main campus, giving students an idea of what to expect when they transition to a degree.

GIC allows you to experience student life in Glasgow, a vibrant and exciting city in Scotland. Your program will be based on the University’s campus, and you have access to student accommodation in the city alongside other international students.

Why study at the University of Glasgow?

  • Top 15 in the UK

    According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2020

  • Student satisfaction

    Fourth in the UK according to Guardian University Guide, 2020

Life as an international student

The student services team at Glasgow International College will make sure you feel welcome on your arrival to Glasgow and can support you throughout your studies.

During welcome week, you will be shown around the University facilities, and meet the staff who you will be in contact with during your time at the university. You’ll be guided through practical steps such as opening a bank account and registering with a doctor.

There are regular social opportunities organized for you such as sports tournaments, trips to UK cities, treasure hunts, creative writing, and arts and crafts workshops.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
    • Museum
  • Fitness Centre
    • Spin Studio
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Dance Studio
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
    • Treatment Rooms
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Individual Praying Rooms
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools
    • No. of Badminton Courts
    • No. of Squash Courts 2
    • No. of Tennis Courts 3
    • No. of Basketball Courts
    • No. of Athletics Track
    • No. of volleyball courts
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Transport
    • Bike Rental
    • Car Rental
    • Campus parking
    • Airport Shuttle Service
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants 3
    • Cafe’s 2
  • Sports Facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf American Football Pitches 1
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 6
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Travel Vaccinations
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 200
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program

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Fees and funding

  • IELTS 6.0 (at least 5.5 in all skills)

    2 terms, £20,690

  • IELTS 5.5 (at least 5.5 in all skills)

    2.5 terms or 3 terms, £23,100

  • IELTS 5.0 (at least 5.0 in all skills)

    3.5 terms, £26,950

  • IELTS 5.0 (at least 4.5 in all skills)

    4 terms, £28,700


University of Glasgow

Glasgow G12 8QQ, United Kingdom

The university has three main campuses:

  • Gilmorehill Campus is located in the west end of Glasgow, 3 miles from the city center. This is where you will find our grand main building and many of the University’s teaching and research facilities.

  • Garscube Campus is 4 miles away from our main campus. Here you will find the School of Veterinary Medicine and 4 Research Institutes in the College of Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences as well as our outdoor sports facilities.

  • Dumfries Campus is surrounded by 85 acres of parkland and gardens in the southwest of Scotland, and home to our School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

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Visa requirements for the University of Glasgow

Many international students will require a visa to study in the UK, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

UK student visa requirements