‌The University of Glasgow welcomes over 700 American students every year. University graduates can be found across the US working in their fields – from New York practicing law at Sony Music Entertainment to Seattle as a software engineer for Microsoft. Our US alumni go on to utilise their Glasgow education and time abroad to succeed in their careers.

While on campus, American students can join clubs and societies found at US institutions such as a cappella and American football to those found only in Scotland - including not one but two whisky societies (at the Glasgow University Union and Queen Maragret Union). The University of Glasgow offers a diverse environment for Americans who are ready to explore a different culture and build the knowledge and relationships for successful careers.

In 2015, the University joined the Common Application so students can now apply via Common App or UCAS for undergraduate programmes and directly to the university for postgraduate programmes.

Entry Requirements

General Undergraduate entry requirements:

US curriculum

  • Method 1
    • SAT: 1800 (600+ in each section) / Redesigned SAT: 1280 or ACT: 27
    • 2 AP examinations (in relevant subjects): 4+ or 2 SAT subject tests (in relevant subjects): 600+
  • Method 2
    • 3 AP examinations (in relevant subjects): 4+ or 3 SAT subject tests (in relevant subjects): 600+
  • School codes
    • ACT: 5315
    • College Board / SAT: 0923

College credits may be an alternative route of admission. Transcripts of current/former study can be assessed for admission on a case-by-case basis.

International curriculum

  • IB: 36 points with specific subjects at standard or higher level
  • A-Levels: ABB-AAA
  • Foundation Programme: Glasgow International College


General Postgraduate Entry Requirements:

US curriculum

  • Bachelor’s degree (GPA: 3.0+) from an accredited university or college in a relevant subject

International curriculum

  • Normally a 2.1 or 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject


How to Apply

The University of Glasgow is on the Common Application as well as the UK UCAS application.  Most academics programmes can be applied to through the Common Application except for Dentistry, Education, Law, Medicine, Nursing and Veterinary Medicine, and for programmes jointly delivered with the Glasgow School of Art and Christie's Education. If you are interested in these programmes, please use UCAS to apply.

Postgraduate taught:
Postgraduate research:

Study Abroad at Glasgow

If you are interested in studying at Glasgow as part of a Study Abroad or Exchange programme, please see our Study Abroad pages.

Federal aid

The University of Glasgow is one of few UK universities to offer a dedicated Federal Aid Support Officer.

FAFSA code: G08383

Veterinary Medicine and Surgery

The University of Glasgow has approved status from the American Veterinary Medical Association, meaning that the final qualification received by Veterinary Medicine students is equivalent to a DVM obtained from a veterinary school in North America. Furthermore, the University of Glasgow’s BVMS programme is also accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (UK accrediting body) and the European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education, meaning our graduates from schools carrying this combination of accreditations can work as a veterinary surgeon throughout the world!

Fee Pass

The University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine is working with several US universities on an innovative programme whereby selected students will complete their final year of their animal science degree at the University of Glasgow.  During their time at Glasgow, students will be enrolled in the first year of the University’s Veterinary Medicine programme while earning credits toward their degree at their home institution.  Upon successful completion of the year abroad and graduation from their US university,  students will be guaranteed entry into year 2 of the University of Glasgow’s BVMS programme. For more information, download our Vet Fee Pass brochure.

Universities with agreements for University of Glasgow Vet FEEPASS are as follows:

  • California Polytechnic State University, at San Luis Obispo
  • Purdue University
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Illinois
  • University of Vermont

You can find further information about Veterinary Medicine and Surgery by downloading our BVMS Leaflet 2015-16 leaflet and Vet School North American Info 2016 document.


The University of Glasgow has many partners and contacts all across America for research links, study abroad programmes and exchanges.  Our exchange partners include:

  • Boston College
  • Miami University (Ohio)
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Radford University (Virginia)
  • State University of New York at Albany
  • University of Alabama
  • University of California
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Miami (Florida)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Virginia
  • University of St.Thomas
  • Universtiy of Massachusetts at Amherst

Glasgow welcomes many students through the centres of Study Abroad run by Arcadia and Butler Universities. As well as this, Glasgow receives more than 100 study abroad students from universities and colleges all across America. Students benefitting from a University of Glasgow education have come from institutions such as American University, Smith, Cornell, Brown, Sarah Lawrence, SUNY, Chapman, University of Denver, Dartmouth, Duke, Beloit, University of Wisconsin (La Crosse, Eau Claire and Stout campuses), Lewis & Clark and Georgetown.

Meet Us

Meet our team in USA

Sep 20 - Sep 22 2017

Sep 20 - Sep 22 2017

  • Location: San Francisco, San Jose, CA
  • Event: School visits, college fairs
  • Contact: Leann Schmitz

Sep 23 2017

Sep 25 - Sep 28 2017

Sep 25 - Sep 30 2017

  • Location: Colorado
  • Event: School visits, college fairs
  • Contact: Leann Schmitz

Oct 01 2017

  • Location: Albuquerque, NM
  • Event: RMACAC fair
  • Contact: Leann Schmitz

Oct 02 - Oct 03 2017

Oct 04 - Oct 10 2017

  • Location: Houston, College Station, Austin TX
  • Event: School visits
  • Contact: Danielle Houston

Oct 05 2017

  • Location: Salt Lake City
  • Event: Study Abroad visit
  • Contact: Leann Schmitz

Oct 09 2017

  • Location: Palo Alto, CA
  • Event: Palo Alto college fair
  • Contact: Leann Schmitz

Oct 10 - Oct 11 2017

  • Location: Southern California
  • Event: School visits, college fairs, study abroad visits
  • Contact: Leann Schmitz

Oct 11 - Oct 15 2017

Oct 18 2017

Oct 19 - Oct 20 2017

  • Location: Washington DC & Northern Virginia
  • Event: School visits
  • Contact: Danielle Houston

Oct 23 - Oct 25 2017

Oct 23 - Oct 27 2017

  • Location: Hawaii
  • Event: NACAC fair, Maui Island Fair, school visits
  • Contact: Leann Schmitz

Oct 26 - Nov 01 2017

  • Location: Washington, DC & Baltimore, MD
  • Event: School visits
  • Contact: Danielle Houston

Oct 27 - Oct 28 2017

  • Location: Seattle, Tacoma, WA
  • Event: NACAC fair
  • Contact: Leann Schmitz

Nov 04 - Nov 08 2017

  • Location: Denver, CO
  • Event: NAFSA regional conference
  • Contact: Leann Schmitz

Nov 05 2017

Nov 08 2017

Nov 12 - Nov 17 2017

  • Location: Philadelphia & Pittsburgh, PA
  • Event: School visits
  • Contact: Danielle Houston

Apr 23 - Apr 30 2018

  • Location: New York, NY
  • Event: School visits and exhibitions
  • Contact: Joey Kirk


University of Glasgow - Danielle Houston

International Officer (US-based)
United States of America

University of Glasgow - Leann Schmitz

International Officer (US-based)
United States of America

We would be happy to welcome you to our historic main campus in the heart of Glasgow, where we host open days and campus tours for you to experience our University in person. For more information, go to:

Contact Us

Joey Kirk, International Recruitment Manager (based in Glasgow)
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 3914
Joey's Calendly

Danielle Houston, International Officer (based in Florida)
Tel: 321 276 8337
Southeast & Central (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C., West Virginia)
Danielle's Calendly

Leann Schmitz, International Officer (based in Colorado)
Tel: 303 963 6814
West (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
Leann's Calendly

US International Officer (currently vacant)
For all queries from the Northeast & Midwest, please contact

Nick Bruce, International Recruitment Coordinator (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 7757

International Summer School (ISS)

Our credit-bearing International Summer School is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university.

We have a wide range of courses on offer, from Mathematics and Physics to Creative Writing and International Business.

Summer study allows you to:

  • Explore a particular topic in more depth
  • Experience teaching from world-class academic staff
  • Supplement your studies and gain international experience and credits at a world-class university

To attend the International Summer School you must meet the following criteria:

  • You should be a current student enrolled at an international higher education institution
  • If your first language is not English, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent)
  • You should have a GPA of at least 2.8 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Special circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that you should also refer to individual course descriptions as some courses may ask for additional requirements.


High School Counsellor Tour 2018

Scotland Counselor Tour

Scotland Counselor Tour 2018 for High School Counselors

4-9 March 2018

Host Universities:

  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Stirling

The Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow, and Stirling invite high school counselors to join us for the Scotland Counselor Tour 2018. This is a unique opportunity to visit 3 Scottish campuses and tour facilities, meet with staff and students, and find out more about the Scottish higher education system. The itinerary also includes a day of social activities to allow counselors to explore some of Scotland.

The program includes transportation between the universities, 5 nights’ accommodation (Sunday-Thursday), optional Friday night accommodation, some meals, and the day excursion. Unfortunately the universities are unable to assist with flight expenses but participants will be transported back to Glasgow at the conclusion of the tour.

Scotland Counselor Tour 2018 Itinerary:

  • Sunday, 4 March: Arrival in Glasgow
  • Monday, 5 March: University of Glasgow campus visit
  • Tuesday, 6 March: University of Stirling campus visit
  • Wednesday, 7 March: Experience Scotland day excursion
  • Thursday, 8 March: University of Aberdeen campus visit
  • Friday, 9 March: University of Aberdeen campus visit & bus transfer back to Glasgow, counselors depart or can opt for accommodation in Glasgow.

To register interest, please complete the Application Form by October 15. Selected participants will then be notified in early November.

For questions, please contact us at