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University of Glasgow

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Last updated June, 2017

Academic Information

Course Information

University of Glasgow courses

Semester Dates

  • Academic Year: September - June
  • Semester One: September - December
  • Semester Two: January-June

University of Glasgow semester dates

Course Load and Minimum Unit Requirements

  • Minimum Course Load: 60 Credits per semester
  • Maximum Course Load: 60 Credits is recommended

It’s not usually possible for students to take more than 65 credits in a semester with 60 the optimum. However, Glasgow regularly permit 65s and will usually allow 70 if the student has written permission from their home university.

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Accommodation and the Cost of Living


Students may live in catered or self-catered residence halls or self-catered student houses. Residence halls offer single and double rooms; houses typically offer double rooms. Most housing is located within easy walking distance of the main campus.

University of Glasgow accommodation

Estimated Cost of Living

University of Glasgow cost of living

Student Visa and Insurance

Information on Student Visas and Insurance for students going on exchange can be found elsewhere on this website.

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Exchange Experiences 

The University, City and Region

The University

University of Glasgow. The University of Glasgow is one of the United Kingdom's oldest and most prestigious universities, with an international reputation for its research and teaching and an important role in the cultural and commercial life of the country.

With almost 15,500 undergraduate and 4,000 postgraduate students studying in nine faculties, it is one of the country's largest universities.

The University of Glasgow supports over 3,400 researchers. It has one of Europe's largest groupings of life scientists working in the Institute of Biomedical & Life Sciences and has one of the largest medical schools in Europe.

The University of Glasgow is the second oldest university in Scotland. The magnificent Main Building of the University, designed in the Gothic style by Sir George Gilbert Scott, is one of the city's best known landmarks. The University has been on the Gilmorehill site since 1871 when it moved from the city centre where it had been located since its foundation in 1451.

University of Glasgow

The City of Glasgow and Region

Glasgow is vibrant and friendly with abundant cultural and recreational facilities and offers a gateway to the Scottish Highlands. Within an hour's drive lie Loch Lomond and Rob Roy country; a little beyond lies some of the most beautiful and unspoiled countryside in Britain. Glasgow is sufficiently large (about 750,000 people) to provide a genuine metropolitan environment without being intimidating and over-crowded.

City of Glasgow

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Further Information

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