Research-based university

The University of Glasgow dates from the middle of the fifteenth century. Modelled on the University of Bologna, Glasgow was, and has remained, a University in the great European tradition.

Today, the University of Glasgow is one of the UK’s leading universities with an international reputation for its research and teaching. With almost 16,000 undergraduate and 4,000 postgraduate students, and 5,700 staff members, it is one of the country’s largest universities.

Research-led varsity

The University of Glasgow is a research-led university that is recognised internationally for its groundbreaking work. The world-class research base includes pioneering work in the fields of medicine, engineering, ethics, physics, and astronomy. The University is also leading the way in ultramodern disciplines like bioelectronics, cell signalling, nanotechnology, and optoelectronics.

Departments and faculties

Most of the University’s 100 departments are to be found on the Gilmorehill campus. The Veterinary School is located three miles away at the Garscube Campus, which is also home to the new outdoor sports facilities. The University’s Crichton Campus is located on the outskirts of Dumfries, in South-west Scotland. The University is a member of the Russell Group of major research-led universities and a founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting world-wide standards for higher education. Undergraduate faculties include Arts, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education, Engineering, Information and Mathematical Sciences, Law, Business and Social Sciences, Medicine (including Dentistry and Nursing), Physical Sciences and Veterinary Medicine.

Fees and funding

It is essential that you arrange funding for both your tuition fees and living costs prior to arriving in the UK. Students should contact the British Council and governmental agencies in their country as a first stop for funding advice. Postgraduate students should also visit the postgraduate section of the website.

Study and work

International students studying for longer than six months are eligible to work for up to 20 hours per week during term time provided their passport does not state otherwise, the employment meets certain conditions and it doesn’t affect their studies.


The University guarantees accommodation to all international stude-nts provided their application is rece-ived by August 31 in year of entry.