USA

USA

Banner image featuring international students in the Gilchrist postgraduate club

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 GUU and QMU). 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: 1200 (600+ in each section)  or ACT: 27
    AND
    • 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

International curricula

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

http://www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/degrees/entryrequirements

 

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.

Undergraduate: http://www.gla.ac.uk/undergraduate/howtoapply
Postgraduate taught: http://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply
Postgraduate research: http://www.gla.ac.uk/research/opportunities/howtoapplyforaresearchdegree


Federal aid

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

FAFSA code: G08383


Scholarships

Undergraduate

Alasdair Cameron Scholarship

Description: The Alasdair Cameron Scholarship exists to support the creation of a piece of performance by a recent graduate or senior student of Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow. 

Level of study: Undergraduate - Postgraduate Taught

Value: £500

Deadline: 12 Noon on Wednesday 18 May 2016

Faster Route International Excellence Scholarships

Description: Our School aims to attract academically talented students from around the world to study on any of our undergraduate faster route programmes. Guaranteed faster route international excellence scholarships of £5,000 per annum are available to international candidates accepted onto one of our faster route programmes in Computing Science, Software Engineering or Informatics. Separate application for this scholarship is not required. Excludes applicants who articulate through Glasgow International College.

Level of study: Undergraduate

Value: £5,000

Deadline: n/a


Postgraduate

Adam Smith Business School Excellence Awards 

Description: The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School have introduced a limited number of scholarships, available to international students applying for certain postgraduate taught programmes (MSc), new to the University, commencing in September 2016.

Level of study: Postgraduate Taught

Value: 26 x £5,000

Deadline: N/A

Alasdair Cameron Scholarship

Description: The Alasdair Cameron Scholarship exists to support the creation of a piece of performance by a recent graduate or senior student of Theatre Studies at the University of Glasgow. 

Level of study: Undergraduate - Postgraduate Taught

Value: £500

Deadline: 12 Noon on Wednesday 18 May 2016

Arts Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and Humanities European Research Area (HERA) Scholarship ‘Reputation, Risk and Moral Hazard in Sovereign Debt Markets’

Description: Available to study a PhD in the College of Social Sciences under the supervision of Professor Catherine Schenk.

Level of study: Postgraduate Research

Value: Full fee waiver, RCUK level stipend per annum and annual £750 Research Training Support Grant (RTSG).

Deadline: 29th June 2016

College of Social Sciences Scholarship 2016

Description: Available to study a PhD in the College of Social Sciences

Level of study: Postgraduate Research

Value: Full fee waiver, RCUK level stipend per annum and annual £750/450 FT/PT Research Training Support Grant (RTSG).

Deadline: 5pm 1st February 2016

Erasmus Mundus Adult Education for Social Change Scholarships

Description: The EMJMD student scholarship includes a contribution to the student participation costs, a contribution to student travel and installation costs and a monthly subsistence allowance for the entire duration of the EMJMD study programme. The IM in Adult Education for Social Change aims to equip individuals with relevant skills to address social and economic inequality. Globally, societies are encountering increased social and economic polarisation. While global elites are becoming wealthier, the majority of the world experiences poverty, lack of access to education, displacement due to war and environmental degradation, and labour market exploitation.

Level of study: Postgraduate Taught

Value: Variable. See the ERASMUS MUNDUS website for details.

Deadline: 3 February 2016

Josef Fronek MPhil (Research) Scholarships in Czech Studies 2016-17

Description: The purpose of the Josef Fronek MPhil (Research) Scholarships in Czech Studies is to foster international understanding of the political and social culture of contemporary Czech Republic. The School of Modern Languages and Cultures is pleased to offer two Josef Fronek MPhil Research Scholarships in Czech Studies to applicants of any nationality. The awards are for one year only (2016-17), starting 1st October 2016.

Level of study: Postgraduate Research

Value: £3,000

Deadline: 31st May 2016

Urban Transformation in China PhD Scholarship

Description: This PhD scholarship is linked to the ESRC and NSFC (Natural Science Foundation of China) jointly funded research project on Urban Transformation in China: The Re-Making of Chinese Urban Neighbourhoods: Socio-Spatial Transformation and Access to Public Services. The successful candidate will join a group of 16 academic urban researchers from University of Glasgow and Nankai University in Tianjin China. The successful candidate is expected to work on a topic related to spatial and social changes in Chinese cities

Level of study: Postgraduate Research

Value: The scholarship will run for a maximum of 3 years full-time commencing on 11th January 2016 or as soon as possible after this date and will provide: • an annual maintenance grant at the RCUK rate (2015/16 = £14057) • fees at the standard Home/EU or International rate • a research training support grant (RTSG) of £750 per annum

Deadline:  22nd November 2015 Applications will be ranked by a selection panel and applicants will be notified of the outcome of their scholarship application by 1st December 2015. All scholarship awards are subject to candidates successfully securing admission to a PhD programme within the College of Social Sciences.Successful scholarship applicants will be invited to apply for admission to the relevant PhD programme after they are selected for funding.

ESRC Pathway Studentships

Description: The Scottish Graduate School of Social Science offers on behalf of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) accredited doctoral training in 24 broad social science academic disciplines called "pathways". Full details of these areas of research can be found on our ESRC funding webpage

Level of study: Postgraduate Research

Value: The value of the award is based on residency eligibility criteria and the Pathway applied for: Fees only award – tuition fees + annual £750 research training support grant (RTSG) Full award – stipend at RCUK rates (estimated to be in the region of £14254 for 2016/17) + tuition fees + annual £750 research training support grant (RTSG) Economics only (Pathway competition) - stipend at RCUK rates (estimated to be in the region of £17254 for 2016/17) + tuition fees + annual £750 research training support grant (RTSG) AQM Award - stipend at RCUK rates (estimated to be in the region of £17254 for 2016/17) + tuition fees + annual £1000 research training support grant (RTSG)

Deadline: 12 noon, Friday 15 January 2016 You are advised to submit your initial application well in advance of the deadline to allow the Pathway representation sufficient time to review your initial enquiry and for you to gather the necessary documentation used to support your application.   

Masters Business School Scholarships (Home/EU)

Description: The University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School have introduced a limited number of scholarships, available for certain postgraduate taught programmes (MSc),commencing in September 2016. A total of 8 scholarships are available across the following programmes:

Level of study: Postgraduate Taught

Value: Full fee waiver

Deadline: n/a


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.


Partnerships

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

Representatives

University of Glasgow - Amy VanSurksum

International Officer (US-based)
St Cloud
Minnesota
United States of America
320-267-4116
Amy.Vansurksum@glasgow.ac.uk

University of Glasgow - Danielle Houston

International Officer (US-based)
Lakeland
Florida
United States of America
321-276-8337
Danielle.Houston@glasgow.ac.uk

University of Glasgow - Leann Schmitz

International Officer (US-based)
Lakewood
Colorado
United States of America
303-963-6814
Leann.Schmitz@glasgow.ac.uk

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: http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/visit/.


Contact Us

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

Leann Schmitz, International Officer (based in Colorado)
Tel: 303 963 6814
leann.schmitz@glasgow.ac.uk
West (Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)

Amy VanSurksum, International Officer (based in Minnesota)
Tel: 320 267 4116
amy.vansurksum@glasgow.ac.uk
Northeast & Midwest (Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin)

Joey Kirk, International Recruitment Manager (based in Glasgow)
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 3914
joey.kirk@glasgow.ac.uk

Jill Inkster, International Recruitment Coordinator (based in Glasgow)
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 7369
jill.inkster@glasgow.ac.uk