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Last updated December, 2018

Academic Information

Course Information

  • University of Glasgow courses
  • Level 1 and 2 classes are lower level classes that require no/little previous experience.
  • Level 3 and 4 classes are upper level classes. Often student must have a Major in the subject area to be admitted to level 3 and 4.
  • Classes will not be finalised until students arrive in Glasgow. Flexibility is important.
  • Semester 1 only students are not permitted to take level 3 and 4 Computing Science, Maths or Stats classes.
  • Ensure you select courses where you will be sitting an exam while on campus. Some courses in the September to December semester at Glasgow will have exams the following May.

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/maximum Course Load: 60 Credits per semester is recommended

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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

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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