‌The University of Glasgow has a strong history with Chile and has been welcoming Chilean students since the late 1800s. Tomás de la Barra Fontecilla from Chile was the first ever international student to obtain a PhD at the University was in 1924.

The University is delighted to currently have around 20 registered Chilean students. We also boast a strong link with Chile including a very popular student exchange programme with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Our International Student Support team offer various opportunities to mingle with other students hailing from Chile and dozens of other countries. Chilean students are also invited to join the University’s Hispanic Society.

Entry Requirements


The University of Glasgow will consider students who have gained the licencia de education media for entry into Glasgow International College. The licencia de education is only considered comparable to GCSE (grades A-C) on a subject-for-subject basis, with the exception of English language. Individual required marks will depend on the intended subject of study.

International Baccalaureate
Applications with 30-34 points will be considered for direct admission to most schools. Please note that there are certain exceptions.

Postgraduate Taught

We will consider applications to a Masters degree from graduates holding a Licenciatura/Licenciado. This qualification, when awarded after for years of study or more, is considered comparable to the British Bachelor degree standard. Applicants with an average between 5.7 and 7 (a GPA of 3.0 or above) may be considered for postgraduate study.


We have a partnership with Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) through Universitas 21.

Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

We welcome over 1500 students every year via the long-established Study Abroad and exchange programmes

Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC) (Pontifica Universidad Católica de Chile)

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Aerospace Engineering/Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business & Management
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Classics
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computing Science
  • Digital Media & Information Studies
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Film & TV
  • Geography
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Psychology
  • School of Interdisciplinary subjects Dumfries
  • Scottish Literature
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology & Religious Studies
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso, Chile (Universidad Católica de Valparaíso)

Available Subjects
  • MVLS (research)
  • Science and Engineering (research)

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

If you want to come to Glasgow for a year abroad and your country does not have an existing agreement please look at our incoming Study Abroad Programme options

Meet Us

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

Jo Power, International Recruitment Manager (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 8780

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

International Summer School

You can also apply to join our International Summer School. This is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university.  The summer school offers a variety of credit and non credit-bearing courses including Mathematics and Physics, Theatre and Performance and International Business. The International Summer School website details all courses on offer.

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 for most courses, but not all, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You should be a current student or a graduate of 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 3.0 (or equivalent)

Special circumstances may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Please refer to individual course descriptions for courses that vary from the standard criteria.


  • Applications for 2020 are currently open

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