University of Glasgow

Glasgow
United Kingdom

Language of instruction

English

   Limited places available. Unlikely to be available as a second or third preference.

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 SemesterHost SemesterDates
Semester 1Semester 2 (Spring)January–May
Semester 2Semester 1 (Autumn)September–December

View Glasgow's academic calendar.

Guides and additional information

Glasgow has online resources to help get the most out of your exchange:

Campuses

University of Glasgow has 2 campuses open to exchange. Students cannot choose courses across the two campuses.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Student testimonials

  • B Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering
    Semester 2, 2019
    I believe it will now be far easier for me to pursue employment and postgraduate degrees in Europe which is a future goal of mine.
  • B Science
    Semester 2, 2019
    My exchange was an extremely fun time where I developed important life skills.
  • B Arts/Laws
    Semester 1, 2019
    It was an exchange experience as spirited and interesting and full of fun and surprises as Glasgow itself!

Full-time study load

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

Host university requirements

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

Study Options
Not applicable to this university. You can choose courses from any of the faculties which are open to exchange students, however, there are numerous course restrictions outlined below. 

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

Exchange Students attending in Semester 1 only are not permitted to take level 3 and 4 Computing Science, Maths or Statistics courses.

Note: Host university eligibility criteria are at the discretion of the host and may change without notice.  

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. 
You must still check the host university course catalogue to see if courses from the Credit Precedent Database are still on offer and in the correct semester of your exchange.

Study areas taught in English

Undergraduate
Anthropology
Art history
Biological sciences
Biomedical science
Chemistry and biochemistry
Chinese
Classical languages
Computer science
Drama
Earth and Geographical Sciences
Economics
Electrical engineering
English
English literature
Film, TV and media
Finance
French
German
History and ancient history
Italian
Law
Leadership and Management
Mathematics and statistics
Mechanical engineering
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political science
Psychology
Public policy
Religion
Russian
Sociology
Spanish
Structural engineering

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)

Accommodation

The University of Glasgow has a number of undergraduate residences. As of November 2022, due to a housing shortage in Glasgow and increased requests for campus accommodation, Glasgow residence accommodation is not guaranteed.

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. 

The Which? Student Budget Calculator is also a useful tool to help you create a budget and manage your finances while studying in the UK.

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 a Semester-based Exchange 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

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (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, experiences to that country are suspended until the risk level improves.

Find out the risk level and travel advice, and sign up to receive updates for your host country on the Smartraveller website.

Exchange deadlines

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 1:
Open: 24 April (for Semester 1 of the following year)
Close: 31 May (for Semester 1 of the following year)

Application for Exchange in UQ Semester 2:
Open: 18 October (for Semester 2 of the following year)
Close: 23 November (for Semester 2 of the following year)