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    University of Glasgow, Glasgow

    Glasgow, Scotland | Estd in 2023 | Government University

    THE Rank : 87 | QS Rank : 76

    Updated onDec 13, 2023 06:25 AM IST
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    About University of Glasgow

    The University of Glasgow was established in 1451 and is located in the city of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. The university is a member of the highly regarded Russell Group of premier UK research universities and a world top 100 university. It is the fourth-oldest institution in the English-speaking world and one of four ancient universities in Scotland.

    The University of Glasgow acceptance rate is 30% which shows that out of every 100 applicants, approximately 30 of them are accepted into the university. Admission is selective and students with high GPA, reference letters, personal statement and English proficiency scores in IELTS, TOEFL, CAE have more chances of being accepted to the university. 

    The University of Glasgow has around 35,525 applications, including 15,200+ international students from over 140 countries. The university has a global community of over 219,000 alumni. Candidates looking for the undergraduate admission to the University of Glasgow can apply through UCAS application form by January 31, 2024. 

    The University of Glasgow offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate courses to study in the UK for students applying from all over the world. Dental Surgery, Engineering, Business, Accountancy, Nursing, and MBBS are among the well-known courses. For interested students, the institution also offers a variety of short courses, online courses, and part-time courses.

    The University of Glasgow is also a founding member of Universities 21, an international group of universities devoted to improving global higher education standards. Their graduates are highly sought after both in the UK and around the world. Within six months of graduation, 95.9% of students were employed or enrolled in additional education.

    The University of Glasgow in ranked in the top public universities in the UK and the world. Adam Smith, economist and philosopher, William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, physicist and engineer, James Clerk Maxwell, physicist and mathematician, Alexander Fleming, bacteriologist and penicillin discoverer, and many more are among the university's popular alumni. 

    Read more: Benefits of studying in UK 

    University of Glasgow Highlights

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    Year of Establishment2023
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    OwnershipPublic/Government
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    Number Of Students36840
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    Campus Size543 acres
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    Faculty Count9581
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    Fee Range10.71 L - ₹54.24 L/yr
    Bachelors vs Masters
    Gender Ratio
    Male: 40%Female: 60%
    Male: 40%Female: 60%

    University of Glasgow Ranking and Stats

    The University of Glasgow has been named the Scottish University of the Year by the Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024. The university is ranked 87th by the Times Higher Education, 2024 Rankings. According to QS 2024 World University Rankings, the University of Glasgow is ranked 76th in the world. The university is also ranked 74th in the world by the U.S. News & World Report 2023 and 101-150th in the ARWU 2023. 

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    Parametric Score and Ranking 2024

    Overall Score68.2
    University rank87
    Parameter Ranking
    Citations
    96.8
    Industry Outcome
    69.7
    International Outlook
    96.1
    Research
    51.8
    Teaching
    48.1

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    University of Glasgow Courses

    The University of Glasgow offers over 77 undergraduate and 636+ postgraduate degrees across its four colleges: Arts, Medical, Veterinary, and Life Sciences, Science and Engineering, and Social Sciences. Dental Surgery, Engineering, Business, Accountancy, Nursing, and MBBS are a few popular courses at the University of Glasgow. 

    The Arts, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Education, Engineering, Information and Mathematical Science, Law, Business and Social Science, Medicine, Physical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, and a Science Support Unit are among the faculties of the University of Glasgow.

    Accreditations
    EFMD Quality Improvement System (EQUIS)
    Association of MBAs (AMBA)
    Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB)
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    LevelDoctoral
    MajorArts
    Duration36 Months
    Fees25.66 L/yr
    LevelDoctoral
    MajorTheology
    Duration36 Months
    Fees25.66 L/yr
    LevelPG
    MajorTheology
    Duration12 Months
    Fees25.66 L/yr
    LevelDoctoral
    MajorArts
    Duration36 Months
    Fees25.66 L/yr
    LevelDoctoral
    MajorBiology
    Duration36 Months
    Fees30.68 L/yr
    LevelPG
    MajorMechanical
    Duration60 Months
    Fees28.34 L/yr

    University of Glasgow Fees

    CoursesDurationInternational StudentLocal Student
    M.Sc.(224 courses)1 year-5 years₹10.71 L - ₹47.48 L/yr₹4.66 L - ₹47.48 L/yr
    Ph.D(92 courses)3 years₹23.86 L - ₹30.68 L/yr₹4.66 L/yr
    M.Phil.(38 courses)1 year-3 years₹23.86 L - ₹28.34 L/yr₹4.66 L - ₹15.73 L/yr
    B.Sc.(Hons)(35 courses)4 years₹23.86 L - ₹28.34 L/yr₹23.86 L - ₹28.34 L/yr
    M.A.(23 courses)1 year-5 years₹22.46 L - ₹28.34 L/yr₹10.20 L - ₹28.34 L/yr

    University of Glasgow Cost Of Living

    Tuition fees at the University of Glasgow vary based on your nationality, programme of study, and start date of your chosen courses. The Scottish government regulates undergraduate tuition fees, which are presently fixed at £9,250 per year. Postgraduate tuition rates range from £4,500 to £26,200 per year, depending on the programme. 

    International students pay greater tuition fee than native students. Undergraduate tuition fees ranges between £14,630 and £28,800 per year, while postgraduate tuition fee is between £15,700 and £37,500 each year. Students can learn more by visiting the official website of the University of Glasgow, gla.ac.uk.  

    Is it expensive to study at the University of Glasgow?

    The cost of living in Glasgow is generally considered affordable compared to other major UK cities like London. The cost of living in the UK will depend on an individual’s lifestyle and needs. Overall, studying at the University of Glasgow can be expensive, and students need to keep a budget of £950-£1200 to cover the expenses of rent, food, travel and other utilities. A detailed breakdown of the living expenses at the University of Glasgow is mentioned below:

    University of Glasgow living expenses

    Expense list

    Costs per month

    Housing 

    £350-£500

    Food and groceries

    £150-£200

    Transportation 

    £80 - £150

    Books and supplies

    £500 - £700

    Other expenses

    £200 - £300

    Know more about the student loans for UK.

    University of Glasgow Admission and Application

    University of Glasgow acceptance rate is approximately 30%, which shows that the university is highly selective and not many students are admitted to the university every year. Applicants looking for undergraduate admission to the University of Glasgow are required to apply online by filling out the UCAS application form available on the official website. A step-by-step procedure is mentioned below.

    Undergraduate programs

    Students applying full-time can apply via UCAS or via the link for the ‘common app’ present on the site.

    • Visit the university website -gla.ac.uk.
    • Click on the study option present on the main homepage, then on the ‘undergraduate study’ option, and finally on “How to apply” under the undergraduate study.

    Via UCAS

    • Browse courses before selecting a subject in the degree finder.
    • Register and open a new application and enter all the essential details.
    • Choose the preferred study mode and the start date, and attach the required documents.
    • Verify before submitting the application.

    Via ‘common app’

    • Create an account, sign in, and browse the preferred course.
    • Start an application, enter all the necessary information, and attach the required documents
    • And click on apply, and before applying, check out the scholarships and visa procedure.

    Postgraduate programmes

    Students can apply directly to the university on the respective course pages.

    • Go to the university website- gla.ac.uk.
    • Log in, browse the courses, and choose a preferred course.
    • Finalize the mode of teaching-taught or research and either online or offline.
    • Click on Apply to start a new application and enter all the necessary information also attach the required documents.
    • Before submitting, check the visa procedure and scholarships available based on the country.

    Documents required for the University of Glasgow
    The candidates need to submit a specified set of documents to be considered for the University of Glasgow admission. Additionally, the students must verify the documentation that must be submitted before turning them in.

    • Scanned copies of degree transcripts and certificates in the colour of the original document
    • One reference or letter of recommendation on the headed paper (applicants to Doctorate in Education must provide two references)
    • A copy of the UK student visa
    • Copy of the passport (photo page) 
    • An attractive statement of purpose 
    • Attach copies of educational certificates and English language level evidence and scores of the tests (IELTS or TOEFL)
    • Copies of the financial documents are a must.
    • Certified translations must be provided if the original documents are not in English.

    What is the application fee of the University of Glasgow? All undergraduate students are required to pay £27.50 for the UCAS application form. The University requires an application fee of £25 per application to be paid by all UK and International & EU applicants who are applying for a postgraduate taught degree in the Adam Smith Business School. The application fee for the Master of Business Administration (MBA)is £50. 

    University of Glasgow application deadline

    Students have to apply through UCAS for undergraduate degrees, and can apply by January 31, 2024 through the official website of UCAS. 

    University of Glasgow application dates

    Application type

    Last day to submit the application

    UCAS Application 

    January 31, 2024

    International application 

    June 30, 2024

    University of Glasgow Scholarship

    The University of Glasgow awards numerous types of scholarships to students from a variety of backgrounds and fields of study. These scholarships are often awarded on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, specialised majors, or a variety of other criteria. To apply for scholarships at the University of Glasgow, candidates must complete the online application form. The deadline for applications is usually in February or March

    Some of the undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships offered to Indian students at the University of Glasgow include the Sanctuary Scholarships, Undergraduate Excellence Scholarship, University of Glasgow – BUiD Scholarship, Alexander Ogilvie Postgraduate Scholarship in Scottish History, ASBS Global Challenges Scholarship. ASBS India scholarship, Global Glasgow Scholarship, India Merit Award. Students at the University of Glasgow are also offered Alumni Discount, Faculty and College Scholarships, and other External Scholarships. 

    Read more about Scholarships in the UK

    University of Glasgow Eligibility

    Candidates from India applying to the University of Glasgow must meet the following eligibility criteria:

    • Students must have a minimum average of 75% in relevant subjects from a recognised Central Board (CISCE or CBSE) or Metro state board qualifications.

    • Applicants for postgraduate degrees must have a minimum cumulative 1st division or better throughout all years of their master's degrees from graduates of Indian central, state, or premier public and private institutions. 

    • Theory grades will be given more weight in Science and Engineering degrees, and entrance will be solely at the discretion of the University of Glasgow.  

    • Regarding their academic background, applicants for January entrance may be asked to demonstrate deeper proficiency in some areas of engineering.

    English language requirements 

    If English is not their first language, international candidates seeking admission to the University of Glasgow must satisfy the English language requirements for their chosen subject. To meet these requirements, candidates can take a variety of English language tests, such as the IELTS, CPE, TOEFL, or PTE. All tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of the date of commencement. A detailed table for required scores is mentioned below.

    University of Glasgow English requirements

    English exam 

    Required scores

    IELTS

    6.5 with no subtest under 6.0.

    TOEFL

    90 with minimum reading - 20, listening - 19, speaking - 19, writing - 23.

    PTE

    60 with minimum 59 in all subtests.

    Glasgow International College English Language

    65%

    Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) / Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE)

    176 overall, no subtest less than 169

    The Home Office has stated that the University can use these exams to verify an assessment of English language proficiency for visa applications to degree level courses for students from other countries. 

    University of Glasgow Campus Facilities

    Hostel

    Boys Hostel

    Accommodation facilities for the students are available at the University of Glasgow. The accommodation is available on and off-campus and has laundry facilities, 24/7 security, catered or self-catered accommodation in UK, high-speed internet, and more.

    The different types of accommodation available to students are either self-catered or catered accommodation for UG students around £100.00 to £200.00

    • Cairncross House
    • Kelvinhaugh Gate
    • Kelvinhaugh Street
    • Murano Street Student Village
    • Queen Margaret Residences
    • Student Apartments
    • Winton Drive
    • Kelvin Court (Unite)
    • Thurso Street (Unite)
    • Firhill Court (Homes for Students)

    Catered residence £170.00 to £200.00

    • Wolfson Hall

    Self-catered accommodation for PG students around £100.00 to £280.00

    • Kelvinhaugh Street
    • Lister House
    • Maclay Residences
    • Winton Drive
    • Thurso Street (Unite)

    Dumfries Campus accommodation for UG and PG is around £150.00 to £200.00

    • Dumfries Hall
    • Brooke House
    • Laurieknowe Hall

    Girls Hostel

    The University has a girls' hostel facility which provides good hostel accommodation for the students. Staff across the university continue to work together to try to reduce the challenges arising from the citywide accommodation shortage. Please also start your own planning and preparations as soon as you can.  Our priority is your safety, health, and well-being and in preparation for the 2023/24 academic year, the university is working hard to secure additional beds in existing student accommodation, as well as creating additional short-term capacity where it can. We will keep both new and existing students informed over the coming months, supporting your planning and preparations for next year. 

    Study Amenities

    Library

    The University of Glasgow Library is a 12-story building, one of the oldest and most significant libraries in Europe. The library is designed in a way that it can accommodate more than 8,000 students. The building contains more than 1.5 million books, 50,000 e-journals, and many important historical archives and special collections.

    The library facilities provided to students are

    • Borrowing Books
    • Wi-Fi and printing
    • Referencing
    • UofG helpdesk to help with research and more
    • Special collections and past exam papers at ‘MyGlasgow’

    Laboratories

    The Glasgow Laboratory for Advanced Detector Development (GLADD) is an electronic device fabrication and test facility housed in a Class 10,000 clean room. It features a suite of state-of-the-art equipment including an ultrasonic fine-pitch wire bonder for fabricating interconnects in electronic devices and a probe station for investigating the functionality of improved sensor designs. GLADD staff have extensive experience in building silicon strip detector systems and have played a key role in several major international particle detection projects, including the novel semiconductor tracker and pixel detector technology used in ATLAS upgrades at CERN and in applications for medical imaging and airport security.

    Amenities and Clubs

    Alumni Associations

    The University has a good networking for the alumni association. At Glasgow, we are proud of our alumni community of almost 275,000 graduates stretching across the globe. The University of Glasgow experience connects us all and creates a world-changing, vibrant, and generous network. Our connection is lifelong and we hope that you continue to stay in touch and benefit from the many opportunities being part of our community brings, including through events, networking, and volunteering.

    Sports

    Sports

    The University of Glasgow invests in the lives of its students and provides over 50 University of Glasgow Sports Association-affiliated sports clubs, like kendo, lacrosse, shinty, Shorinji Kempo, Muay Thai Boxing, Potholing (Caving), and more.

    The University of Glasgow has many sports services like personal trainers, rehabilitation, and physiotherapy at Hampden Sports Clinic and partners with Michael Jamieson Swim Academy to provide good facilities for its students. The university also offers fitness classes which include Beats, BoxHIIT, Circuit30, flow, kettlebells, and more.

    Swimming Pool

    The university has a Swimming pool Facility for Students and Staff.

    Gym

    The University has Gym Facility for Students and Staff.

    Transportation

    Transport Facility

    The transport is accessible for students and they can travel using public transport like buses, trains, or subway, park, and ride, walking or cycling.

    Students wishing to travel via bus can use First Bus Journey Planner (app) to plan their journey or can travel via McGill's Buses - Gilmorehill to QEU Hospital, Bus Travel between Garscube, Gilmorehill, and Tay House to go about in Glasgow. The students can pay for the bus fare by using contactless payment cards. The students can even commute using the subway and issue a pass to reduce the travel fare by one-third.

    Infrastructure

    Cafeteria

    There are many food and drink spots available throughout the University of Glasgow campus for students coming from all over the world. These facilities include

    • Treehouse Café
    • Tinderbox Café
    • Starbucks
    • The Gilchrist Post Graduate Club
    • The Barn
    • St Andrews Building Refresh & Refuel
    • Cafe Rutherford (Dumfries campus)

    A variety of food from freshly ground Arabica coffee to breakfast, lunch of pancakes, salads, pasta, or burger. The University of Glasgow campus life is therefore made easier for students.

    University of Glasgow International Office Details

    The University of Glasgow is a highly ranked university with a strong reputation for excellence. It is an excellent option for those seeking a world-class education and want to study in the United Kingdom. Every year, the University of Glasgow admits over 35,525 applications, including 15,200+ international students from over 140 countries. 

    The University of Glasgow also has a dedicated International Student Support staff to assist students along their journey. To improve the entire student experience, the institution also assists students with Visas and Immigration. All international students can reach the University of Glasgow using the following information:

    Website: gla.ac.uk

    Address: University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Contact: +44 (0) 141 330 2000

    Is it hard to get into the University of Glasgow?

    Yes, admission to the University of Glasgow is extremely competitive, with a relatively low acceptance rate. The University of Glasgow acceptance rate is approximately 30% which means that out of every 100 applicants, only 30 of them are accepted into the university. Glasgow is a highly-ranked university, and candidates must submit a strong application with high academic excellence and reference letters to be considered for admission. 

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    FAQ's

    Tuition fees at the University of Glasgow vary based on your nationality, programme of study, and start date of your chosen courses. Tuition fees at the University of Glasgow are regulated by the Scottish government and overseas students have a higher fee than the domestic students. For international students, undergraduate tuition fees ranges between £14,630 and £28,800 per year, while postgraduate tuition fee is between £15,700 and £37,500 each year.

    Yes, the University of Glasgow is constantly ranked among the best universities in the UK and the world. It provides an excellent educational experience, wide-ranging study choices, and outstanding career opportunities. The university has been ranked 74th globally in the U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities 2023, 76th by QS World University Rankings 2024 and 87th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024.

    Yes, Glasgow is a bit expensive for students, but compared to other major cities like London, Glasgow is generally considered an affordable city in the UK. All students are required to keep a budget of £950-£1200 per month to cover living expenses at the university. The cost of living in Glasgow includes housing, food, transport, books, and other utilities. 

    Yes, admission to the University of Glasgow is competitive. The university, however, does not release any official data on this, but according to unofficial sources, the University of Glasgow acceptance rate is only 30%, indicating that the university is highly selective and students with a strong application have a better chance of being accepted. 

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