University of Glasgow
Glasgow, , Scotland, United Kingdom
Overview

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%

University Statistics
Student satisfaction score
86.4%
Average graduate salary
20K
% of graduates in work or further study
85.0%
Location

 Gilmorehill Campus is located in the west end of Glasgow, 3 miles from the city centre. This is where you will find our grand main building and many of the University’s teaching and research facilities. Travel to Gilmorehill Campus Garscube Campus is 4 miles away from our main campus. Here you will find the School of Veterinary Medicine and 4 Research Institutes in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences as well as our outdoor sports facilities. Dumfries Campus is surrounded by 85 acres of parkland and gardens in the south west of Scotland, and home to our School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Student Guide

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.