‌The University of Glasgow has a long established relationship with Iceland and we have been welcoming students (both postgraduates and undergraduates) here for many decades. Further, as a long term Erasmus partner we also welcome many Icelandic students on a short term basis each year.

Our Icelandic graduates include influential members of industry, academics and health professional among many others.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

We welcome students to the University of Glasgow with a variety of different qualifications. Therefore we have a team of experts that will equate any of the qualifications you hold to our entry requirements. All you have to do, is let us know the type of qualification you have and the grade you hold in it.


Entry requirements for European applicants by college can be found at the links 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. Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or above may be considered for postgraduate study. This equates to scores of 6.0 – 7.24 or Second Class on the Icelandic Bachelors. If you are in doubt that your qualification meets our standards, the best advice is to apply and we can either offer you a place on our courses or suggest alternatives for you.

Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

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

Reykjavik University, Iceland (Háskólinn í Reykjavík)

Available Subjects
  • Law

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

University of Iceland, Iceland (Háskóli Íslands)

Available Subjects
  • Archaeology
  • Earth Science and Geology
  • Geography

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

Joey Kirk, International Recruitment Manager (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 3914

Mark Stansfield, Senior International Officer (based in Glasgow)  
+44 (0)141 330 5525

Cristina Prelle Ros De Souza, International Recruitment Coordinator (based in Glasgow)
+44 (0)141 330 1881

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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