A warm welcome
Our diverse University community is something we are very proud of at Glasgow, providing a rich cultural, social and educational mix which appeals to students and staff from all over the world. By choosing to study here you will join students from over 100 different countries. Have a look at your country to find out when our International Officers will be visiting you.
Please visit Orientation & arrival for details of the International Orientation programme.
For international students who have the academic qualifications but not the English language skills, the University Language Centre prepares your English for academic study and supports you during your degree at Glasgow.
Our partner, Glasgow International College offers preparation courses to international students who wish to study with us but do not meet our academic entry requirements. The college is located on our university campus, and offers preparatory programmes at two study levels in a broad range of subject areas:
The city of Glasgow has a reputation throughout the world as a friendly and welcoming place with a vibrant cultural life. Glasgow was recently voted the UK's number one destination in TripAdvisor's Travellers' Choice Awards and has been described by Lonely Planet (2011) as possessing "a warmth and energy that leaves every visitor impressed". We hope that you will take the time to find out for yourself and look forward to welcoming you to the University of Glasgow.
Find out what our current students think about studying at Glasgow by viewing our student profile videos.
Important Visa Information. If you wish to make an application for a Tier 4 (General) Student Visa from inside or outside the UK on or after 22nd February 2010, you must obtain a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS). This is a unique online reference number issued to you by the University as your Tier 4 Licenced Sponsor. You cannot use a Visa Letter on or after this date or your application will be rejected. If you have already been issued with a Visa Letter and will not be using it by 21st February, please contact the College or School which issued you with your visa letter to arrange for a CAS to be issued. You can find more information about Applying for a student visa before you leave home and Extending your student visa in the UK under the new arrangements on our International Student Support webpages.
Glasgow International College
Glasgow, G11 6NU
Tel: +44 (0) 141 330 8667
The Language Centre, EFL Unit
Hetherington Building, Bute Gardens
University of Glasgow, G12 8RS
Tel: +44 (0) 141 330 6521