The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university. Founded in 1451, University has huge number of students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. There are many International students as well at Glasgow University coming from more than 120 countries. For its first nine years, the fledgling university was based at Glasgow Cathedral. In 1460, the University moved to High Street, where, over the next 400 years, it continued to expand both in its scope and size. In 1870, University moved to its current familiar west end location at Gilmore hill, then a Greenfield site enclosed by a large loop of the River Kelvin. The University of Glasgow’s international reputation for research and teaching makes it a rewarding place for study.
The University has three main campuses. Gilmore hill, the main campus with its distinctive outline silhouetted on the city’s skyline, is in the cosmopolitan West End of Glasgow, just three miles away from the vibrant city centre and connected by subway and frequent buses. The second campus, Garscube, houses the Vet School and outdoor sports facilities and is just four miles further out of the city. The University’s Dumfries campus is located on the outskirts of Dumfries, in South West Scotland. Most of the University’s departments are to be found on the Gilmore hill campus, centred on Sir George Gilbert Scott’s main building and home to over 100 listed buildings reflecting a vast range of styles.
University of Glasgow offers an exceptional breadth of undergraduate student choice across the physical and life sciences, the social sciences and the humanities, together with a rapidly-expanding range of postgraduate courses. The teaching quality has been independently rated as among the top ten in the UK and medical and veterinary schools are consistently rated amongst the very best in the UK. As one of the world’s top 100 Universities, the University of Glasgow combines tradition with academic excellence. Many courses are offered with various combinations with the time and flexibility for students in the following departments:
- Arts & Humanities
- Biomedical & Life Sciences
- Information & Mathematical Sciences
- Law, Business & Social Sciences
- Physical Sciences
- Veterinary Medicine
The University currently accepts all Higher/Advanced Higher and A-levels in fulfillment of the general entry requirements. For Undergraduate courses students needs to have A-levels or any equivalent course to qualify for the bachelor’s course. For Postgraduate course Students needs to have completed bachelor’s degree in the required disciplines to do their masters. Each department may have different requirements for admissions which students needs to the check before applying. International students need to appear for IELTS/TOEFL to prove the English proficiency.
There are various scholarships options for students at University of Glasgow. Some scholarships are offered for undergraduate level some for postgraduate levels. Few scholarships are for International students as well depending on the course they select. Once student gets their admission in Glasgow University they should look for satisfying the eligibility criteria for Scholarship and accordingly send their applications for the same.
The University of Glasgow has a number of undergraduate residences. The University recognizes that as an international student, finding the right place to live is particularly important. To make the most of your time studying with the University and living in the exciting city and to feel comfortable the University has team of people to help students. This dedicated member of staff help students with all accommodation related issues. There are many options available for students to choose for accommodation. All the details regarding the housing options are available on the University site. Since the demand for on campus accommodation is high it is important that students book their accommodation well in advance.
Glasgow University Library, built on twelve levels in 1968, is beside the Hunterian Art Gallery on Hillhead Street. With over 2 million books and journals, the Library covers many subjects ranging from Anatomy to Soviet Studies. Special Collections in the library has an unrivalled collection of manuscripts and printed works. From the upper levels of the building, the views over the city of Glasgow and the Campsie hills and beyond are impressive.
Glasgow is a wonderful place to explore, to try something new, develop your skills and get a world class education.