‌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!

Entry Requirements

We welcome students from over 140 countries, equating your local qualification(s) to an equivalent of our entry requirements. If you still have queries after reviewing, please refer to 'Contact Us' below.


International Baccalaureate

A minimum of 34 points is required to be considered for an offer. Actual offers will specify subjects and grades to be attained at Higher Level.


We will consider applications to Masters degrees from graduates holding a Bachelors Degree or a Kandidaatti.  Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 in the Bachelors degree and 4 out of 5 in the Kandidaatti or above may be considered for postgraduate study.

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
  • 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

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

For undergraduate enquiries from European Union (EU) students regarding:

Study Abroad:
Accountancy, Arts, Engineering, Sciences, Social Sciences:
Veterinary Medicine:
Primary Education, Technological Education, Religious & Philosophical Education:

For all postgraduate enquiries from European Union (EU) students, please email:

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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