How to apply for an Arts Degree at Glasgow (USA applicants)

Choose your programme

Find the degree you want to apply for:

Undergraduate Arts & Humanities degrees A-Z

Check the entry requirements

Specific requirements for students from the USA are explained below.

Please note: every application is reviewed independently. We will accept a mixture of qualifications to make an offer.

Music applications

You’ll need to audition to be accepted onto our Music [BMus] degree.

Complete your application

Apply either through the Common App or UCAS (using UCAS code: G28*).

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If your application’s successful, we’ll send you more information on accommodation, life in Glasgow and next steps. 

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The final deadline for your application is 30 June 2018.

Contact details

If you have any questions or problems with your application contact the Student Recruitment team.

Entry requirements for students from the USA

Applicants with International Baccalaureate qualifications

Applicants with 34-36 points on the full diploma will be considered for direct admission to the College of Arts.

Applicants with a USA High School Diploma

Method 1

You need :

  • a cumulative 3.0 GPA 
  • a SAT score of 1800 (minimum 600 in each section) or redesigned SAT score of 1280 or ACT score of 27
  • 2 AP examinations (in relevant subjects) 4 or 2 SAT subject tests (in relevant subjects): 600+

Method 2

You need:

  • 3 AP examinations (in relevant subjects): 4+
  • or 3 SAT subject tests (in relevant subjects): 600+

Applicants from a four-year institution or community college

You need:

  • at least one year of full-time college credits
  • a 3.0 cumulative GPA.