‌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. Over 500 Irish students commence study at the University of Glasgow every year - one of our first known Irish graduates being 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!

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.

More details of entry requirements for prospective undergraduate students can be found at:


We will consider applications to Masters degrees from graduates holding a Bachelors Degree with Honours.  Applicants with a GPA of 3.0 or above, which equates to Upper Second Class Honours (2:i) or higher may be considered for postgraduate study. Some degrees require a minimum of a 2:ii - please check your chosen degree's webpage for more 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

National University of Ireland, Ireland (NUI Galway)

Available Subjects
  • Archaeology
  • Celtic and Gaelic

Information for incoming participants: Study Abroad and exchange at Glasgow

University of Dublin - Trinity College, Ireland

Available Subjects
  • Computing Science

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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