Study Abroad at the University of Glasgow

  • University of Glasgow is consistently ranked among the UK's top universities.

  • Study abroad at University of Glasgow offers students a green campus setting in the posh West End of Glasgow.

  • Special opportunities exist for Pre-Med majors.

  • Students have an exclusive opportunity to combine studies at University of Glasgow with introductory art courses at the renowned Glasgow School of Art.

  • Students will experience a world-class academic program in a city that is trendy, vibrant and energetic.


The second oldest university in Scotland, with close to 17,000 students, Glasgow enjoys one of the largest biology departments in the UK, has a large English department with superb offerings in Scottish Literature and Scottish Studies and excels in Medieval History. Courses in Theater, Film and Television, Theology, Physics and Engineering are very popular with students as well as the diverse offerings in law. In fact, there are several law courses designed specifically for North American students who would like a pre-law concentration.

Glasgow offers a very popular class, "Exploring Scottish Culture," aimed largely at visiting students to give them an academic appreciation of their study abroad experience in the culture.

Special Opportunities for Pre-Med Majors
American undergraduates intending to apply to medical school will find an array of subjects at University of Glasgow designed for pre-med majors. Courses including organic and inorganic chemistry, neuroscience, physiology, immunology and microbiology are available, as well as a unique option in Functional Anatomy for Pre-Med/Pre-Health Students. More information is available by visiting this page.

CreditsContact a Past Participant

Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit:

  • Fall semester: 15 credits.
  • Spring semester: 15 credits.
  • Academic year: 30 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.0 or better on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 20
  • Spring semester: October 15
  • Academic year: April 20