‌We love the Irish and the Irish love Scotland, so much so that more students come to the University of Glasgow from Ireland than any other EU country outside of the UK. One of our first known Irish graduates was Gulielmus Gray, who graduated in Arts in 1695. Many (not all, some decide to stay) graduates return home to enjoy careers as teachers, engineers, researchers, IT consultants, health professionals and veterinary surgeons, amongst others.

With so much in common, it is hardly surprising that so many come to the land that has more world-class universities per head of population than anywhere else! Our shared passions for music, dancing, beer and whisky, together with an appreciation of storytelling and our amazing scenery probably all have something to do with it!

Undergraduate entry requirements

Irish Leaving Certificate

Our typical requirement is Irish Leaving Certificate with minimum grades of H2, H2, H3, H3, H3, H3 (equivalent to ABB at A-Level) up to H1, H1, H1, H2, H2, H2 (equivalent to A*AA) with a minimum of H2 in any required subjects. See individual programme pages for details of any additional requirements (such as interview, portfolio, aptitude tests etc.)

Please note: Only Higher (honours) Level subjects will be considered. 

A-levels and International Baccalaureate Diploma

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

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

We will consider applications to Masters degrees from graduates holding a Bachelor's Degree with Honours.  Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or above, which equates to Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) or higher may be considered for postgraduate study. Some degrees require a minimum of a 2:2

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

Fee status for Irish nationals

Irish nationals: Fee status and funding eligibility 

Eligible for Home fee status

  • If you are ordinarily resident in Scotland and meet the residency conditions of three years in the UK, EU, EEA or Switzerland. This applies whether or not you were living in the UK on 31 December 2020.

Eligible for Rest of UK fee status (including tuition fee loan from SAAS)

  • If you are not ordinarily resident in Scotland, but you meet the three-year residency conditions of residing elsewhere within the Common Travel Area of the UK and RoI.

Settled status: Irish nationals are not required to apply for settled or presettled status.

Decisions concerning fee status are made according to University policy by our admissions team at the point of application assessment. See out Fee Status wepbages for further information.


We have a partnership with University College Dublin (UCD) through Universitas 21.

Study Abroad and Exchange opportunities at Glasgow

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

University of Dublin - Trinity College, Ireland

Available Subjects
  • Celtic and Gaelic

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:

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