The first Indian University of Glasgow students arrived in 1870 and the first graduate was Gopal Chandra Roy from Bengal, who qualified as a doctor in 1871. Dr Marbai Ardesir Vakil from Mumbai was our first female Asian graduate in 1897. During the first half of the twentieth century over 1000 Indian students came to the University of Glasgow to study many subjects, the most popular being medicine and engineering. Find out what our students have to say about preparing to study in Glasgow and life and study in Glasgow.
The Indian community is one of the largest and most established ethnic communities in Scotland with a population of around 10,500. Glasgow has an excellent mix of Indian restaurants, shops and cultural organisations and is home to the Scottish Academy of Asian Arts (SAAA) which provides training in dance, tabla, classical Indian singing, drama, visual arts and henna painting.
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Neharika Kataria, International Officer (India)
+91 0120 4222 643
Katy Scott, International Officer
+44 (0)141 330 3440
Caroline Boddie, Senior International Officer
+44 (0)141 330 2462
You can also contact us through one of our Representatives in India. Please note that the University of Glasgow does not work with sub-agents; if they are not listed on the University of Glasgow website, they are not our agents.
If you would like to speak to a current student about studying at the University and living in Glasgow then please use our Student Network service. This is a great way to get the inside information about what it's like to be a student at Glasgow.
Interested students are also welcome to get in touch with the Hindu Society, one of the over 150 clubs and socities that the University of Glasgow has to offer!
Factsheet for Applicants from India
You can find out more information specifically for students from India by downloading our India Factsheet in English or India Factsheet in Hindi.
Indian culture in Glasgow
Indian food stores and video rental in Glasgow
Scottish Indian Mahila Cultural Centre
The Hindu Temple of Scotland
Hindu Mandir, Glasgow
Bengali Performing Arts Glasgow
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Meet us in India
Rory McDiarmid and Neharika Kataria are visiting India in May. For details about this trip please email or call Neharika at the details above. You can find details of our future visits to India on our Travel Schedule.
Scholarships for Indian students
Please see our International scholarships pages for details of scholarships and bursaries you may be interested in applying for.
Please note due to the change in UKBA regulations requiring evidence of English language proficiency, we request all students obtain the appropriate IELTS or TOEFL level. For further information please click on the button above.
The University of Glasgow will consider students with Central Board (CISCE or CBSE) or Metro state board qualifications. The normal minimum requirement is 75% average including 75% in key subjects, although certain degree courses require a higher standard.
International A-Levels and IB are also accepted.
We will consider applications to Master degrees from graduates of Indian central, state or leading deemed and private universities. Ordinarily applicants must have achieved a minimum cumulative 1st division or better across all years of their studies and all applications are considered on a case by case basis.
Science & Engineering degrees: theory grades will be accorded greater significance and entry will be entirely at the discretion of the University of Glasgow. Applicants applying for January entry may be required to demonstrate greater understanding of certain areas of engineering on their academic record.
Partnerships with Indian Institutions
The University of Glasgow works closely with the University of Calcutta, IISER Pune, IIT Ropar, Navrachana University, and has links with the University of Delhi.
You can find useful information from Universities Scotland regarding important changes to immigration policies by downloading their Student visas leaflet.