‌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


The University will consider students who have gained high scores in their Senior High School exams 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 studied GCE A Levels.


We will consider applications to Masters degrees from graduates of national quality Chinese universities with a GPA of 3.2 or above or an average score of 80% and above. Grades in relevant subjects will be accorded greater significance and entry will be entirely at the discretion of the University of Glasgow.

We can accept top-up honours degrees with the final year at a UK or other university but we normally require 60% or equivalent (2.1) standard in all courses in the final year of the degree. 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, otherwise it will delay the processing of your application.





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)

Meet Us

Meet our team in China

Jun 11 - Jun 18 2018

  • Location: Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Wuhan, Guangzhou, Chengdu
  • Event: Pre-departure Events
  • Contact: Mhairi Macfarlane


Amber Education Services Ltd

1901, CITIC Building, No. 19 Jianwai St., Chaoyang Dist., Beijing, P.R.China, 100004
Amber also has offices in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dalian, Wuhan, Wanchai and Mongkok


AmEdu Service Ltd.

Huangpu District, Middle Xizang Road n.336, Plaza 336

+86 021 6289 8123-87726

AOJI Enrolment Centre of International Education Ltd

2F, Interchina Commercial Building, NO.33 Deng Shi Kou Street, Dong Cheng District, Beijing - 100006
AOJI also has offices in Nanjing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Hefei, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Nanning, Kunming, Wenzhou, Qingdao, Dalian, Shenyang, Changchun, Harbin, Tianjin, Zhengzhou, Jinan, Taiyuan, Xi’an, Changsha, Wuhan, Nanchang
Chengdu, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Urumqi, Hohhot.

+861 065 229 780

Beijing New Oriental Vision

Floor 7, No.6 Haidian Central Street, Haidian District, Beijing, 100080
New Oriental also has offices in Shanghai, Nanjing, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Guangzhou, Zhengzhou, Xi’an, Tianjin, Changsha, Dalian, Qingdao, Chongqing, Shenyang, Jinan, Harbin, Changchun, Hefei, Shijiazhuang, Fuzhou, Kunming, Suzhou,
Shenzhen, Xiamen, Ningbo, Nanning, Lanzhou, Wuxi, Nanchang, Tangshan, Urumqi.


EIC Group

Room 705,Block A, Jianwai SOHO,39 East 3rd-Ring Rd, Chaoyang District
Beijing, 100022
EIC also has offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Wuhan, Changsha, Nanjing, Jinan, Qingdao, Xiamen, Dalian, Shenyang, Chongqing, Xi’an, Zhengzhou, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Chengdu, Zhuhai, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Shantou.

+86 (010) 5878 1637

Golden Arrow

Kunshan Huaqiao Greenland Road Building 3, Lane 231
KunShan, 215332
Golden Arrow also has offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Harbin, Guangzhou, Wuhan, Nanjing, Quzhou, Changchun, Shenyang, Changsha, Dalian, Nanchang, Zhengzhou, Yuncheng, Foshan, Nan Gang, Changsha, Xining and Xi’an.

+86 (21) 3920 6156(21) 6359 5353

Hope Study Abroad Service

Room 1607, Guangli Mansion, No.136 Qingchun Road
Hangzhou - 310003
Hope also has offices in Shanghai, Ningbo, Nanjing, Jinan.


IDP Education

Room 2610-2617, level 26, block A, Cyber Tower, No 2 Zhonggyancun South St, Haidian District
Beijing (IDP also have offices in Chengdu, Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai & Wuhan)


iHorizon (aka UKER, 51 offer)

Building E Creative Park, No. 2577 Longhua Road, Xuhui District

Index Education Services China Head Office

Room 1707 Enterprise Square, NO.228 Meiyuan Road, Zhabei District
Index also has offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Chengdu, Wuhan, Zhengzhou, Qingdao, Xuzhou, Changchun
+86(0)21 32231070 +86(0)21 32231071

JJL Overseas Education

5th Floor, Mi Yang Tower, Yong An Dong Li, Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing,100022
JJL also has offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Tianjin, Shenyang, Jinan, Qingdao, Zhengzhou, Shijiazhuang, Dalian, Wuhan, Xi’an, Nanjing, Taiyuan, Tangshan, Changsha, Shenzhen, Kunming, Hefei, Suzhou, Harbin, Changchun, Hushi, Lanzhou, Xiamen,
Nanchang, Jilin, Yantai, Hangzhou, Chengdu, Handan, Wuxi, Ningbo, Guizhou, Xuzhou, Foshan, Nanning.

Power Academy

Room 2108, Block A, East Building, No.1 Shuguang Xili A, Chaoyang District
Power Academy also has offices in Shanghai & Chengdu



5th Floor, Area A, Dragon Century Plaza, 1 Hangda Road, Hangzhou - 310007
Shinyway also has offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu, Nanjing, Wuhan, Tianjin, Chongqing, Xi’an, Hefei, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Suzhou, Nanchang, Taiyuan, Zhengzhou, Qingdao, Dalian, Changchun, Harbin, Shenyang,
Jinan, Changsha, Xiamen, Fuzhou.
+86 (571) 8790 1122

UKEC China

Rooms 18-22, 10F Tower B, International Academic Centre of Sichuan University, No 65 North Kehua Road, Wuhou District,
Chengdu, 610000
UKEC also has offices in Beijing, Chongqing, Shenyang, Wuhan, Xi’an, Xiamen.
+86 (028) 61333945

UKuni Edtech Ltd

29 Threadneedle Street,
+44 (0)203 856 8180


11th Floor, Hesheng Jiaye Plaza, 32 Zhongguancun Avenue, Haidian District
Beijing - 100086
Wiseway also has offices in Shanghai, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Wuhan, Chengdu, Jinan, Zhengzhou, Chongqing, Taiyuan, Xi’an, Urumqi, Nanning, Qingdao, Wenzhen.

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

Mhairi Macfarlane, Senior International Officer (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 7020

Jian Li, International Officer (based in China)
+86 10 85251111 ext. 324

Claire Grant, International Recruitment Coordinator (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 8764

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 2018 are currently open

Find out more by visiting the International Summer School website