Coronavirus: information for international students

Rachel Sandison: our Vice Principal for External Relations

China

‌Did you know that the first Chinese student to study at the University of Glasgow arrived in 1886? We now have over 1500 students from China studying with us and links with institutions across China.

You’ll feel at home in Glasgow with a wealth of Chinese restaurants, supermarkets and traditional medicine stores in the city. Our Confucius Centre was established with Nankai University on a foundation of long-standing research collaborations between the two universities, including social sciences, arts and business, and in particular through the Scottish Centre for China Research. They run a number of Chinese cultural events throughout the year, including at Spring Festival, and in 2016 won the Confucius Institute of the Year Award. We also have a Chinese Students Society and an English & Chinese Club on campus – two of 150 different clubs and societies on offer.

You can now also study for a University of Glasgow degree at our partner institutions in China. Glasgow offers BEng degrees in Electronic & Electrical Engineering at University of Electronic Science & Technology China in Chengdu, and Master degrees in Urban Studies, International Relations, Environmental Management and Translation Studies at our Joint Graduate School with Nankai University in Tianjin.

Entry Requirements

Undergraduate

The University will consider students who have gained good scores in the Gaokao exam for direct entry into first year. Students who have taken a recognised foundation or access programme or equivalent will also be considered, as well as those students who have taken international qualifications such as the IB diploma, GCE A Levels, AP and SATs.

Postgraduate

We will consider applications to Masters degrees from graduates of national quality Chinese universities with the approximate entry guidelines given below. In addition to the minimum GPA requirements in a relevant degree, some programmes have core module requirements and academic performance in relevant subjects will be accorded greater significance and entry will be entirely at the discretion of the University of Glasgow. The requirements for each programme can be found at https://www.gla.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught

We can only accept top-up honours degrees with the final year at a UK or other university if the first 3 years were taught at an institution accepted for admission by the University of Glasgow.  Please note that we will require for you to upload to your application, details of all modules that you will complete in your final year of studies in order to process your application and make a decision for admission. We strongly encourage you to provide these details at the time of submitting your application, to avoid delays in processing your application.

Grades given below are the minimum entry requirements considered and do not guarantee an offer. 

Band

Numbers of Universities

ASBS degrees

Non-ASBS degrees

University Category

A1

40

75%

75%

All 985 universities + the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

A2

60

80%

80%

Partly 211 + top 100 universities that are neither 211 or 985

B

100

Minimum 82%, Standard 85%

80%

Partly 211 + other universities that meet the requirements.

C

130

No

80%

Mainly 200-300 universities

D

101

No

85%

Mainly 300-400 universities


Partnerships

The University works closely with the following recruitment partners.

  • Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT)
  • Central China Normal University (CCNU)
  • Chinese University of Political Science and Law (CUPL)
  • East China University of Political Science and Law (ECUPL)
  • Nankai University (NKU)
  • Northwestern Polytechnic University (NPU)
  • Northwestern University of Politics and Law (NWUPL)
  • South China University of Technology (SCUT)
  • Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE)
  • Sun Yat-sen University (SYS)
  • Tianjin University (TJU)
  • Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (TUFE)
  • University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)
  • Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (ZUEL)

Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

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

CCNU Central Normal University/Huazhong Normal University)

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Aerospace Engineering/Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business & Management
  • Celtic and Gaelic
  • Central & East European Studies
  • 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
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Italian
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Portuguese
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Psychology
  • School of Interdisciplinary subjects Dumfries
  • Scottish Literature
  • Slavonic Languages
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology & Religious Studies
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Chongqing University, China

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Aerospace Engineering/Sciences
  • Archaeology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Business & Management
  • Celtic and Gaelic
  • Central & East European Studies
  • 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
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • History
  • History of Art
  • Italian
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Politics
  • Portuguese
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Psychology
  • School of Interdisciplinary subjects Dumfries
  • Scottish Literature
  • Slavonic Languages
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Studies
  • Theology & Religious Studies
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

ECUPL (East China University of Politics & Law)

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business & Management
  • Central & East European Studies
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

ECUST (East China University of Science & Technology)

Available Subjects
  • Aerospace Engineering/Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computing Science
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering
  • Geography
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Product Design Engineering
  • Statistics

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

JUFE (Jiangxi University of Finance & Economics), China

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business & Management
  • Central & East European Studies
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Nankai University, China

Available Subjects
  • Social Sciences (research)

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

NUDT (National University of Defence and Technology), China

Available Subjects
  • Aerospace Engineering/Sciences
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Product Design Engineering

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Shanghai University, China

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business & Management
  • Central & East European Studies
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

SWUFE (South Western University of Finance & Economics), China

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business & Management
  • Economics

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Tianjin University, China

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business & Management
  • Central & East European Studies
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

TUFE (Tianjin University of Finance & Economics), China

Available Subjects
  • Accounting & Finance
  • Business & Management
  • Central & East European Studies
  • Economic & Social History
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Law
  • Politics
  • Sociology
  • Urban Studies/Public & Social Policy

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

UESTC (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China)

Available Subjects
  • Electronics/Electrical Engineering

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus, China (宁波诺丁汉大学)

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

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

Xi'an Jiatong University, China

Available Subjects
  • Physics

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

Students who choose to be counselled by an agency should expect the following standards of service:

  • Representatives will support students throughout the application process, providing advice and assistance in the preparation/submission of documents. It is, however, the applicant who must remain ultimately responsible for their account and the management of communications.
  • Representatives will have full access to student data contained within the application form and may manage a student application by discussing all aspects of the application with the University of Glasgow.
  • Representatives should be honest and accurate in communicating information about the University to the student and vice versa. At no time should representatives disseminate false or misleading information to the student or to the University.
  • Representatives will conduct themselves with fairness and integrity at all times and are subject to a rigorous selection and ongoing training process by the University of Glasgow.
  • Representatives are paid by the University for their services and will not pass on charges to prospective students.

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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

Mhairi Macfarlane, Senior International Officer (based in Glasgow)
mhairi.macfarlane@glasgow.ac.uk
+44 (0)141 330 7020

Jian Li, Project Manager East Asia (based in China)
 jian.li.2@glasgow.ac.uk
+86 10 8525 1111 Ext.322

Xinjing Yin, International Officer (based in China)
xinjing.yin@glasgow.ac.uk
+86 10 8525 1111 Ext.362

Adri Hortobagyi, International Recruitment Coordinator (based in Glasgow)
adrienn.hortobagyi@glasgow.ac.uk
+44 (0)141 330 8764


International Summer School

INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 2020 - CANCELLED

With the impact globally from the ongoing spread of COVID-19, to protect the health and safety of staff and students we have taken the decision to cancel the 2020 International Summer School.

We fully intend to offer a variety of International Summer School programmes in summer 2021. Our summer 2021 programmes will be advertised from September 2020 so please keep an eye open for further information.  

Our International Summer School is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university.  

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

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