The University of Glasgow welcomes over 700 American students every year. University graduates can be found in Hollywood working as film producers, in New York's leading law firms and in many other towns and cities across the USA.

Glasgow: Scotland's friendliest city

You don't just have to take our word that Glasgow is a great place to visit. Rough Guides voted Glasgow as the world's friendliest city and it's consistently voted as the top place to shop in the UK, outside London. With a lively nightlife including 700 bars, pubs and nightclubs, thriving music scene with 130 gigs each week, and more than 90 parks and public gardens, Glasgow is a fantastic city to live and study in. Check out our video World Changers Welcome and People Make Glasgow website for further information!

North America guide

Check out our handy North America brochure‌ for details on how to apply, entry requirements and life at Glasgow.




Visit Us

If you'd like to visit our beautiful campus, there are two opportunities per week (on Tuesday and Thursday) for a guided tour of the University. Please fill out our registration form.

Entry requirements

Applicants with International Baccalaureate qualifications:
Applications with 36 points will be considered for direct admission to most schools. Please note that there are certain exceptions.

Applicants with a USA High School Diploma:
Applicants must also achieve:

  • SAT 1 score of 1800 (minimum Critical Reading 600, Mathematics 600 and Writing 600) or a minimum composite score of 27 in the ACT assessment; AND
  • A minimum of either 2 or 3 AP examinations in relevant subjects (eg. Science applicants must provide APs in Science subjects), with grades of 4 or above, or at least 2 SAT II subject tests in a relevant subject at 600 or above.

Professional courses will have higher entrance qualifications than stated above.

For more information in regard to our programmes and entry requirements, please download our USA Factsheet

Applicants with other qualifications:
Holders of an undergraduate associated degree at a two year community college in the USA will be considered for direct admission to the second year, or in rare cases, year three. Applicants wishing to transfer from a regular undergraduate four year bachelors degree programme in the USA will be considered for the most appropriate year at Glasgow, dependent on their completed credits and relevance in individual subjects.

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to the University of Glasgow, go to our admissions page.

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 Veterinary Medicine and Surgery leaflet and Information for North American applicants document.

Entry requirements

To be considered for direct admission to one of Glasgow's taught Masters degrees, applicants should hold a good undergraduate four year bachelor degree, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 from an accredited university or college in the USA. Applicants should also have high grades in relevant individual subjects.

If you would like to apply for a postgraduate research degree or a PhD, please visit our research opportunities page.

How to Apply

For information on how to apply to the University of Glasgow, go to our admissions page.


Please see our International scholarships pages for details of scholarships and bursaries you may be interested in applying for.

Federal Aid

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

Contact us

Danielle Houston, International Officer (based in USA)
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)

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

Amy VanSurksum, International Officer (based in USA)
Tel: 320 267 4116
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)

Rory McDiarmid, Senior International Officer (based in Glasgow)
Tel: +44 (0)141 330 3271

Meet us in the USA

You can find details of our future visits to the USA on our Travel Schedule.


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)
  • 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.