university-of-glasgow-sFounded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the second oldest university in Scotland and the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. Today they are a broad-based, research-intensive institution with a global reach. The University offers a wide range of academic programs, and it’s the only one covering all areas. In nearly six centuries, Glasgow University has produced many well-known figures, including Adam Smith, Kelvin, James Watt and the creator of the electromagnetic theory, Maxwell.

Ranking: Times: 22; Guardian: 21; Financial Times: 21


Glasgow is one of the world’s top universities, which means they can offer you a world-class degree, including a fantastic range of subjects in: Arts, Biomedical, Life Science, Information Science, Mathematics, Physics, Medicine, Social Sciences, Engineering, Law, Finance, Veterinary Science and Education Sciences. The University of Glasgow is one of Britain’s largest research bases. In the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise, 43 research projects were awarded a national and international level of excellence, 23 research projects received 5 points for outstanding achievements, the other four projects obtained the highest 5 * rating. These outstanding research projects included Psychology, Russian and Eastern European Studies, English, English Literature, Scottish Literature as well as some sports-related topics.

English Language Centre

The University’s Language Centre offers a range of pre-sessional courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK’s professional association for academic English teaching. The minimum English language requirement is IELTS 4.

Professional Courses

Art, Theology, Education, Law and Finance, Medicine (including Dentistry and Nursing), Engineering, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences and Veterinary Science.


Excellent teaching subjects include: Chemistry, Computer Studies, Geography, Geology, Physics, Philosophy, Sociology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Organic Biology, English, French Studies, Medicine, Veterinary Science, European languages (German, Spanish, Italian, Slovenian language and literature), Psychology and Social Policy.


Tuition: £7,230 per year.
Accommodation: £400 per month; £6,500 per year.

Entry Requirements

Admission Time: October (Accounting and Finance have a mid-September deadline).
Data: 87% success rate, with an average grant of £273 (application deadline: 31 January / Medicine, Science, 28 February / Arts, Theology, Veterinary Science, 31 March / Engineering, Law, Financial Research, Social Sciences).

Basic Language Requirements

Minimum IELTS score (teaching graduate students): 6.5 / sections 6.0.
Minimum IELTS score (research and graduate students): 7.0 / sections 6.0.
Minimum TOEFL score (teaching graduate students): 570.
Minimum TOEFL score (research and graduate students): 625.

Enrolment three times a year: September, January and May (Pathways to undergraduate and postgraduate courses).