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University of Glasgow

About University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow is known for its extraordinary teaching and research for over 566 years. Being a member of the prestigious Russell group of UK research universities, the University of Glasgow takes pride in its past achievements and current research. Glasgow is ranked in the world top 100 universities and is the Scottish University of the year 2018 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide).

Some of the notable Glasgow University alumni include Adam Smith (the father of economics), Lord Kelvin (popular physicist and engineer), Nicola Sturgeon (First Minister of Scotland) and Edwin Morgan (Scottish poet).

Students studying at Glasgow can explore a host of opportunities, cultural attractions and world-class events, both at the University and across the vibrant city. The University is home to nearly 26,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, from over 140 countries world-wide, with 600 courses on offer.

The international student support team at the University takes good care of students assisting them with orientation programmes, academic enquiries, life in the UK and the payment of tuition fees. Throughout their studies, students can also access support from the ‘Careers Service’, including a dedicated internship hub offering 350+ internships each academic year. With 95.9% of graduates either being in employment or further study a year after leaving the University of Glasgow, students can feel confident that their degree will leave them well prepared for making the jump into the world of work.

The city of Glasgow adds to the charm of studying at the University with plenty of picturesque places to visit, from the ‘clockwork orange’ (subway system), sport grounds, retail and entertainment centres, 90 parks and public gardens, to world-class museums with works by Dali and Monet. Students studying at the University of Glasgow follow the footsteps of those who have been inspirational since the inception of the University in 1451. 

University of Glasgow Ranking

  • #101-150 Universities Rankings - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2022
  • #81 World University Ranking - QS 2023
  • #82 University Ranking - THE (Times Higher Education) 2023
  • #23 University Ranking (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2023
  • #11 University Rankings - The Guardian 2023
  • #74 Global Universities - US News & World Report 2023

University of Glasgow Course Rankings

University of Glasgow Business Courses

  • #55 Master in Finance - FT (Financial Times) 2020
  • #96 Master in Management - FT (Financial Times) 2018
  • #101-150 Accounting & Finance - QS 2020
  • #151-200 Global MBA - QS 2021
  • #101-125 PG Business and Economics - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #1 Accounting & Finance Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #10 Business & Management Studies (UK) - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #2 Accounting & Finance Rankings - The Guardian 2021
  • #39 Business, Management & Marketing - The Guardian 2021

University of Glasgow Engineering Courses

  • #188 Engineering and Technology - QS 2020
  • #251-300 PG Engineering and Technology - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #2 Civil Engineering Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #6 Electrical & Electronic Engineering - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #5 Mechanical Engineering Ranking - The Complete University Guide 2021
  • #25 Mechanical Engineering - The Guardian 2021
  • #36 Electronic & Electrical Engineering - The Guardian 2021
  • #11 Civil Engineering - The Guardian 2021

University of Glasgow Computers Courses

  • #251-300 PG Computers - THE (Times Higher Education) 2021
  • #8 Computer Science - The Complete University Guide 2021

University of Glasgow Colleges

Glasgow has four colleges, each bringing together the research and teaching expertise of a number of schools and institutes. Every college has a graduate school.

The College of Arts

The College of Arts has been at the forefront of delivering world-leading teaching, learning and research in the arts and humanities since the university’s inception. Glasgow is in the world’s top 70 universities for arts and humanities (2019 QS Faculty World Rankings).

The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

Established in 2010, the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences consists of globally-recognised academic experts and modern facilities, aiming to improve the health of all beings around the world. The college has a reputation for excellent research led teaching, and it works hard to prepare students for a range of careers in the professional world.

The College of Science and Engineering

Its world-leading research and the impact it makes to the global economy make the College of Science and Engineering an exciting and stimulating environment to study in. The college’s research spans seven academic disciplines and ranges from fundamental discovery to tackling grand societal challenges and developing new technologies.

The College of Social Sciences

The college enjoys an international reputation and makes a major contribution to the university of Glasgow as a broad-based, research-intensive university. It leads the university’s ambitions to expand international recruitment for taught postgraduate programmes. The college includes the Adam Smith Business School which holds triple accreditation, making it part of an elite group of less than 1% of the world’s business schools.

University Of Glasgow Tuition Fees

Courses Duration Tuition Fees
Engineering (3 Courses) 4 year GBP 17650
Science (5 Courses) 1 Year - 4 Year GBP 17650 - GBP 24540

University Of Glasgow Entry Requirements

Courses Exam
Engineering IELTS , PTE , TOEFL
Information Technology (IT) IELTS , TOEFL
Management IELTS , PTE

University of Glasgow Application Process

With an acceptance rate of approximately 43.6% in recent years, the institute is a moderately selective institute for studying in the country. International students are advised to be cautious with every document and the scores they send. 

Application Portal: 

  • Undergraduate: Online via the UCAS website
  • Postgraduate: University's online application system
  • Foundation and Pre-Masters applications: the pathway portal.

Application Fee: UCAS application fee of 20 -30 GBP for undergraduates and no fee for postgraduate

Entry requirements:

  • Undergraduate: Standard XII examinations or Central Board/State Board examinations with a score of 75% to 85%
  • Postgraduate: A bachelor’s degree with a grade point of 2:2 or above or equivalent in a related discipline
  • Supporting Documents- 
    • Completed application form
    • Proof of your previous degree(s)
    • Degree transcripts.
    • One or Two Academic references
    • Statement of purpose
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)/ Resume
    • English Language certificate (if applicable)

University of Glasgow English Proficiency Test Scores

All international applicants must submit test results from the IELTS, TOEFL, and other English language proficiency exams to the University of Glasgow in order to be considered for admission. Any test scores from the list below may be submitted by students.

Test Name Minimum Score Required*
PTE Academic 60
CAE/ CPE 176
Duolingo English Test 115

University of Glasgow Highlights

University Type Public
Campus Setting Urban
No. of Campuses 3, Gilmorehill, Dumfries, Garscube Campus
Residence Halls 11
Work-Study Available (20 hrs/week)
Graduate Employability Rate ~95.9%
Research Funding Available 179 million GBP
No. of International Student Over 11,000 from 120 countries
No. of Research and Teaching Staff 3400
No. of Study Abroad and Exchange Partners 420

University of Glasgow Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance will also include any additional costs a foreign student may have, such as living expenses while studying in the UK in addition to tuition fees.

University of Glasgow Fees

Tuition fees for some of the popular programs are as follows:

Program/Level of Education Annual Tuition Fees (GBP)
Science, Engineering, Nursing, Medicine 21,920
Dental Surgery 45,170
All other bachelor degrees 16,970
MS Data Science 23,500
Masters in International Business 21,900

Cost of Living at University of Glasgow

Other costs involved include rent or on-campus accommodation fees, expenses on books and material, and other lifestyle choices

Type of Expense Cost (GBP/year)
On-Campus Accommodation 5121-12,680
Books and Stationery 400
Travel 300
Entertainment 1440

Know more about Studying in UK

Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average) MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452
Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK £850 to £1,050 a month
Entrance Exams in UK TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590
Work and Study in UK Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.
Post Study Work Permit in UK 2 Year after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in UK £348
Student Visa in UK Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.
Intakes in UK There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.
Top Job Sectors in UK IT Engineering, Product Design, Mobile Development, Designers, Logistics, etc.
Economy in UK Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal

University of Glasgow Average Tuition Fee Per Year


£ 17,810


£ 21,210

Costs per year

Overall cost of living

£ 12,580

Campus accommodation

£ 4,993

Please note that fees will vary. Always check the exact cost of the program and bear in mind likely additional expenses.