University of Glasgow

Glasgow
United Kingdom

Language of instruction

English

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world! Today, Glasgow is among the world’s Top 100 universities and has been named Scottish University of the Year.

Glasgow is the UK’s fourth-largest city and one of the world’s top student destinations. The city has loads to offer; a wealth of cultural attractions, impressive architecture, fantastic shopping and a year-round programme of world-class events.

Semester dates

UQ Semester Host Semester Dates
Semester 1 Semester 2 (Spring) January–May
Semester 2 Semester 1 (Autumn) September–December

Students wishing to study for a full-year must commence their exchange in UQ Semester 2.

View Glasgow's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Student testimonials

Full-time study load

60 credits at the University of Glasgow is equivalent to 8 UQ units.

Minimum academic requirements

You will need a minimum cumulative GPA of 5 to study at Glasgow.

Find courses

Search the Credit Precedent Database to find courses offered by your host university that have been previously approved for credit at UQ. The database should be used as a general guide only. 

Search Glasgow's course catalogue if courses do not appear in the database.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
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Aerospace engineering
Animal studies
Archaeology
Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Biotechnology
Chemistry and biochemistry
Chinese
Civil and structural engineering
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer engineering
Computer science
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
Electrical engineering
English
English literature
Environmental engineering
Environmental studies
Film, TV and media
Finance
French
Geotechnical engineering
German
History and ancient history
Information technology
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
International relations
Italian
Japanese
Law
Linguistics
Marketing
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Mechatronic engineering
Music
Peace and conflict studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Psychology
Public policy
Regional and town planning
Religion
Russian
Sociology
Software engineering
Spanish
Writing

Course restrictions

Nursing is not available to exchange students.

Additional academic information

The University of Glasgow has online resources to help navigate their academic policies:

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Accommodation

The University of Glasgow has a number of undergraduate residences. Provided that application procedures are complied with, exchange students will be guaranteed accommodation while studying at Glasgow.

Cost of living

In their cost-of-living guide, the University of Glasgow aims to give a good idea of average expenses students can expect to face while on exchange in Glasgow. 

Financial support

A range of funding for student exchange including scholarships, grants and loans are available to UQ students.  

Students studying at the University of Glasgow can apply for a scholarship through BUTEX. BUTEX offers a number of £500 scholarships to students studying on exchange at member institutions.

Insurance

Students approved to participate in the Student Exchange Program are automatically covered by UQ’s Travel Insurance for the country of their host university only.

For more information, read the Student Travel Insurance Policy Summary on UQ’s Travel Insurance web page (login required).

If you plan to travel outside of your host country, you should purchase additional insurance.

Non-EEA students who hold a visa of more than 6 months are required to pay a contribution to the cost of healthcare for the full duration of that visa. This is called the Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS) and is paid as part of the visa application process. Students studying for less than 6 months are not required to pay the IHS. 

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.

Organise your visa

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Glasgow provides visa and immigration information for incoming exchange students.

Contact the British High Commission for more visa information.

Travel risk levels

The University of Queensland cannot and does not allow students to travel to any country with a risk level of 3 (Reconsider your need to travel) or above, as assessed by the Australian Government.

If a country's risk level changes to 3 or above, Global Experience programs to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Register your travel plans

We recommend that you register your travel plans on the Smartraveller website so that the Australian Government can contact you or your family in an emergency.

Non-Australian citizens should register with their closest consulate.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.