University of Glasgow

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities. Includes among its alumni, the father of economics Adam Smith, Scotland’s architect of devolution Donald Dewar and renowned physicist and engineer Lord Kelvin.



Founded in 1451, they are the fourth oldest university in the United Kingdom and have nearly 16000 undergraduates, 4000 postgraduates and 4000 adults in continuing education. They welcome students from over 80 countries.


The research-led approach is one of the reasons why a degree from the University of Glasgow is so prized, but the students also benefit from opportunities to study abroad, improve their employability, take part in work placements and explore a wide range of social activities. As a result, they welcome scholars from more than 100 countries around the world every year. The 2010 International Student Barometer ranks them 3rd in the UK, and 90% of their final year undergraduates report satisfaction with their experiences. Their students graduate equipped with the skills they need to compete in a global workplace, and with friendships and networks that last a lifetime.


They are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities, and were striving to change the world with the expertise. Their annual research contract income totals more than £116m, which puts us in the UKs top 10 earners for research. It also means that they can make important discoveries, whether thats finding a way to detect malaria in minutes, or contributing to the biggest particle physics experiment in the world: the Large Hadron Collider.


They know they cannot succeed alone, which is why they work with partners and friends in Glasgow, Scotland and beyond. Whether were sharing expertise on climate change and disease prevention in developing countries, or offering investment to kickstart new collaborations with growing companies in Scotland, the benefits of our ever-expanding network of friendships and partnerships are wide-ranging and reciprocal.

Short Courses

Humanities (4)
Medicine & Health (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (2)
Education & Training (2)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (2)
Business & Management (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)


Student services

The Student Services Enquiry TeamThe team located on Level 2 of the Fraser Building is your first step to Student Services at University of Glasgow.They are a comprehensive information service and they aim to assist you with the majority of your enquiries from a single location.

  • Appointments with Careers & International Student Support advisers
  • Certifying letters
  • Council Tax exemptions
  • Degree translations
  • References
  • Student ID cards
  • Student records
  • Transcripts (HEAR)
  • Tuition fees and other University payments
  • View our MyCampus "How to" guides

Housing services

As well as these teaching campuses the University has halls of residence in and around the North-West of the city, accommodating a total of approximately 3,500 students.These are the Murano Street halls in Maryhill; Wolfson halls on the Garscube Estate; Queen Margaret halls, in Kelvinside; Cairncross House and Kelvinhaugh Gate, in Yorkhill. In recent years, Dalrymple House and Horslethill halls in Dowanhill, Reith halls in North Kelvinside and the Maclay halls in Park Circus (near Kelvingrove Park), have closed and been sold, as the development value of such property increased.

Library services

The University Library, situated on Hillhead Street opposite the Main Building, is one of the oldest and largest libraries in Europe. Situated over 12 floors, it holds more than 2.5 million books and journals, as well as providing access to an extensive range of electronic resources including over 30,000 electronic journals.

ICT services

There are study spaces for more than 2,500 students, with over 800 computers, and wi-fi access is available throughout the building.

Student Life

Campus life

The University is currently spread over a number of different campuses. The main one is the Gilmorehill campus, in Hillhead. As well as this there is the Garscube Estate in Bearsden, housing the Veterinary School and much of the University's sports facilities, the Dental School in the city centre, and the Crichton campus in Dumfries, operated jointly by the University of Glasgow, the University of the West of Scotland and the Open University. The University has also established joint departments with the Glasgow School of Art and in naval architecture with the University of Strathclyde.

Sports facilities

The Stevenson Building on Gilmorehill, opened in 1961 and provides students with the use of a fitness suite, squash courts, sauna and six-lane 25m swimming pool. The University also has a large sports complex on the Garscube Estate, beside their Wolfson Halls and Vet School. This is a new facility, replacing the previous WesterlandsAnniesland area of the city, which was sold for housing. The university also has a boathouse situated at Glasgow Green on the River Clyde. It is out of here that the Glasgow University Boat Club trains.

Student clubs

The University offers many opportunities to get involved in student life. Join one of the two Student Unions, both offering endless hours of entertainment. Become a member of a club or society or start your own an ideal way to make new friends. Make a difference by standing for election in the Students Representative Council. You can even become a Student Ambassador and assist at Open Days and Campus Visits. These are just a few of the ways you can make your time at university as fulfilling and exciting as possible. Life at the University of Glasgow is more than just getting a degree.


  • Is ranked top in Scotland and third in the Russell Group in the National Student Survey 2015.
  • Is a founder member of Universitas 21, an international grouping of universities dedicated to setting worldwide standards for higher education.

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

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