‌We love the Finns and Finns love Scotland, with over 170 Finnish students commencing study at the University of Glasgow every year, many of whom join our Nordic Society. Our first known Finnish student was John Arne Henricson, who attended the University for one year in 1888, to study Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Since then, graduates have returned home as engineers, lawyers and researchers, amongst many other things. With our shared belief in education, it is hardly surprising that so many come to the land that has more world-class universities per head of population than anywhere else!

Find out more about student life at a world top 100 university in one of the world’s best student cities - we even share your love of mobile gaming, coffee and a good sauna!

Undergraduate entry requirements


The normal minimum requirement is four subjects overall with a 6 in at least two subjects (including required subjects) and a 5 in at least one other. Certain degree programmes require a higher standard.

A-levels and International Baccalaureate Diploma

See the Undergraduate degree programmes for specfic A-levels and International Baccalaureate Diploma entry requirements.

American Curriculum

Students applying with American qualifications (SAT/ACT/AP) should refer to the USA country page

European Baccalaureate

The normal minimum entry requirement is 77% overall with at least 7.5 in three subjects including required subjects. Certain degree programmes require a higher standard.

For information about admission to Dentistry, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine or Nursing

View our Undergraduate degree programmes

Postgraduate taught entry requirements

Holders of a Kandidaatti or a Bachelor’s degree from a recognised Finnish university will be considered with the following grade equivalencies:

  • 2:1 - 4/5 (Very Good)
  • 2:2 - 3/5 (Good)

View our Postgraduate taught degree programmes to find out more about our postgraduate taught entry requirements


Prospective Student Information Sessions

The University of Glasgow is pleased to invite all prospective students to online information sessions which will be dedicated to answering your questions about joining #TeamUofG.

The team will give a presentation covering the application process, entry requirements and student life. There will be time at the end of the presentation for you to ask questions.

Click the relevant link below to book your place.

Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

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

Åbo Akademi University, Finland (Åbo Akademi)

Available Subjects
  • Economics
  • English Language

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

University of Helsinki, Finland (Helsingin Yliopisto)

Available Subjects
  • Education
  • English Language
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Politics and International Relations
  • School of Interdisciplinary subjects Dumfries
  • Sociology

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

University of Tampere, Finland (Tampereen Yliopisto)

Available Subjects
  • Life Sciences

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

University of Turku, Finland (Turun Yliopisto)

Available Subjects
  • Central & East European Studies
  • Music

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.



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

To contact staff in our Glasgow office, please email

International Summer School


Our International Summer School is an excellent introduction to studying at a world renowned university.  Applications for the 2021 summer school are now open (applications close on 20 April 2021).

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

Find out more