‌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!

Undergraduate entry requirements

Irish Leaving Certificate

Grade H1 in at least three subjects including required subjects and Grade H2 in the remaining subjects for a total of at least six subjects

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


The University is dedicated to supporting our European students. From the 2021/22 academic year we will be offering highly qualified students from across the EU new scholarship opportunities.




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

To contact staff in our Glasgow office, please use the enquiry form.