University of Glasgow

United Kingdom

Language of instruction


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

Ensure you search for the correct level of courses - see "Additional Academic Information" below for more detail.

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. 

Study areas taught in English

Aerospace engineering
Animal studies
Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical engineering
Biomedical science
Chemistry and biochemistry
Civil and structural engineering
Classical languages
Communication, digital media and PR
Computer engineering
Computer science
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Electrical engineering
English literature
Environmental engineering
Environmental studies
Film, TV and media
Geotechnical engineering
History and ancient history
Information technology
Innovation and entrepreneurship
International business
International relations
Materials engineering
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Mechatronic engineering
Peace and conflict studies
Political science
Public policy
Regional and town planning
Software engineering

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:

Course code numbering:

The University of Glasgow offers a four-year undergraduate degree programme: Level 1 (1xxx) = first year, Level 2 (2xxx) = second year etc. Exchange students can typically request courses from levels 1 – 4 in the subject of their Major.

Students are  restricted to levels 1 or 2 in subject areas in which they do not have pre-requisite knowledge.

Level 5 (5xxx) courses are postgraduate courses and are NOT available to visiting students

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.


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.


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

You must register your travel plans on the International SOS so that you can be contacted and supported in an emergency.

Exchange deadlines

May 31 for Semester 1 of the following year.

October 31 for Semester 2 of the following year.