The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest
university in the English-speaking world, founded in 1451. Based in Scotland’s
largest city, the University of Glasgow is one of the world’s top 100
universities and currently has 26,000 students from over 120 different
countries enrolled. Glasgow is also a member of the prestigious Russell Group
of UK research universities.
Throughout its history, Glasgow has created six
Nobel laureates, one Prime Minister, Scotland's inaugural First Minister, and
the country's first female medical graduates. 96% of the University of Glasgow's
research-active staff are in areas that have been independently assessed as
producing research of international importance.
The University of Glasgow’s main campus is
located in the cosmopolitan West End of Glasgow, just three miles from the city
centre. Glasgow is Scotland's largest city and the world's friendliest (Rough
Guides 2019) and was recently ranked in the top 10 "Best Cities in the
World in 2019" by Time Out. With a wealth of cultural attractions,
stunning architecture, abundant parks and green spaces, fantastic shopping and
a year-round programme of world-class events and festivals, Glasgow is firmly
established as one of Europe's most vibrant cities.
International Students: 19.7%
Nearly 30,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from over 140 countries worldwide study at the University each year. Headcount figures for the academic year 2019-20. Over 1500 students take part every year in our long-established and exchange programmes.
The Student Counselling and Advisory Service
forms one part of the student support network and is available to register
students of the University of Glasgow.
The Welcome Team will meet international
students as they arrive at Glasgow Airport and direct them to the free
transportation and their new student home. International Student Support also
runs an orientation programme before the beginning of term to help
international students settle in. Pre-sessional English lessons are also
available for incoming international students.