A warm welcome
The University of Glasgow is dedicated to creating a welcoming environment for the diverse student community at Dumfries Campus. We want to make your experience with us as fulfilling and enjoyable as possible, and that’s why we provide strong support systems and specialist staff committed to the needs of international students.
Whatever stage you are at in your studies, you will always find someone on hand to provide you with guidance and advice.
An adviser just for you
From the moment you arrive, our International Student Adviser will be on hand to oversee and support your progress by helping you to decide on your curriculum choices. And she can help in other ways: she’ll be your first point of contact should you have any difficulties, even before you reach Scotland, whether these are related to your studies or are personal in nature.
English language and entry requirements
We accept international qualifications from around the world. If your first language is not English you will need to show competence in English prior to admission to the University. The normal requirement is at least 6.5 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System) or the following scores in TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) : 237 (Computer Based, with an Essay Rating of at least 4.5) or 92 (iBT - Internet Based Test) also Cambridge Advanced (B minimum) and Cambridge Proficiency (C minimum) are accepted. If you have studied in the medium of English in a country where English is not widely spoken you will be asked to provide evidence of satisfactory proficiency level in English for the purposes of studying at a UK university.
If you are an undergraduate studying under the Erasmus scheme you can take a short (6-week) course in English as a Foreign Language. Postgraduate students are offered a 20-week course in English for Academic Purposes. The main emphasis of both courses is on developing the speaking and writing skills that are needed for academic work at university in the UK. Classes take place on one afternoon a week.
It is important that you arrange funding for both your tuition fees and living costs prior to arriving in the UK. You should contact the British Council office nearest you and government agencies in your home country as a first stop for funding advice. In some instances loans given by your own country’s Department of Education or by banks in your own country can be used to fund studies overseas.
You can pay your fees on entry, or if you prefer, it is possible to make payments in three equal instalments. To make it easy for you to plan your finances, the fees are not subject to interest increases if you choose to pay by instalment.
Opportunities for work
As an international student studying full-time, you will be entitled to work for up to 20 hours a week during the academic session, provided that it does not state otherwise in the UK visa you have received. This must not, however, be relied upon as a means by which to fund your studies.
Stay in Scotland after you graduate
Stay a little longer. If you come from outside of Europe and wish to work in Scotland once you have graduated, the Fresh Talent: Working in Scotland Scheme allows you to be employed in Scotland for two years after completing your studies. For more information visit: http://www.scotlandistheplace.com/